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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.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Maj Gen Sushil Kumar Mathur, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 65 Pres/65,8-7-65
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 15 Apr 1965

Major S.K. Mathur was in command of an air operation flight during the operations against Pakistani intruders in the Kutch area. He personally flew 45 operational sorties.

On 15 April 1965, Major Mathur effectively engaged a convoy of intruders in the Kanjarkot area and destroyed three vehicles and damaged others. Again on 30 April, he directed artillery fire towards the intruders in the Biar Bet area and compelled them to withdraw in haste. In this action, a field ammunition dump and three vehicles belonging to the intruders were damaged.

Throughout the operations, Major S.K. Mathur displayed great courage, technical skill and leadership in the best traditions of the army.

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