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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: Rear Adm Sourirajullu Ramsagar, AVSM, VrC, NM

Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December-1971, Lieutenant Commander Sourirajulu Ramsagar was the pilot of one of the Indian naval aircraft, which carried out strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. On 5 December, he sighted an enemy gun boat in the Pusur River and, despite heavy anti-aircraft fire, destroyed it 

On 11 December, during another strike mission, he destroyed an enemy gunboat and two barges in the Tatulia River. Despite heavy anti-aircraft fire, he continued his attack and destroyed a tug and two barges.

Throughout, Lieutenant Commander Ramsagar displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill of a high order.

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