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What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Gp Capt Arun Kanti Mukherjee, VrC, VM

Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971

During the hostilities with Pakistan, Wing Commander Arun Kanti Mukherjee was commanding a tactical flying unit. He undertook a number of operational sorties and attacked heavily defended enemy airbases. Due to his sound planning, all the tasks allotted to his unit were accomplished in an exemplary manner. His unit carried out deep penetration sorties at night in the face of heavy enemy defences. The unit did valuable work in keeping the enemy force harassed at night. Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Mukherjee displayed gallantry, leadership and professional skill of a high order. 

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