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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: Cmde Suresh Kumar Sabhlok, VrC

Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 23 Dec 1971

Commander Suresh Kumar Sabhlok was the commanding officer of a naval unit, which tookpart in the second naval attack on Karachi. On the night of 8 December 1971, he was assigned the task of destroying an enemy patrol craft in the approaches to Karachi. Despite the proximity of enemy shore batteries and the danger from enemy aircraft, Commander Sabhlok led his ship into attack and sank the enemy patrol craft. On completion of his mission, he rejoined his task force and attacked enemy ships and installations of Karachi.

Throughout, Commander Sabhlok displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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