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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: ACM Hrushikesh Moolgavkar, MVC, PVSM (retd)

Gazette Notification: 59 Pres/51,1.12.51
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1951

As the local commander of the Air Force during operations in Kashmir, Wing Commander H. Moolgavkar did outstanding service on the ground and in the air. He personally led and directed bombing attack on the well defended Skardu, Uri, Zojila Pass and Saadabad sector. The Uri sector, in particular, presented severe restrictions upon all operational flying in that area. Wing Commander Moolgavkar evolved a plan of attacking Uri guns and carried out this attack in a Tempest aircraft, exposing himself not only to the fire of anti-aircraft guns but also coming dangerously near the "compressibility zone' due to heavy load of bombs at a high altitude.

Wing Commander Moolgavkar gave effective support to the Army during operations in Kashmir, displaying a high sense of duty, coordination and planning. This officer by his offensive spirit and leadership inspired his squadron commanders and pilots with great confidence.

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PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
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Army : 1249
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