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1. Awards: Post Independence

 

Ser No

Name of Awards

Total Awarded

1.  AC 06
2. PVSM 07
3. MVC 11
4. KC 13
5. UYSM 06
6.  AVSM 13
7. VrC 61
8. SC 53
9. YSM 10
10. SM 246
11. VSM 28
12. M - IN - D 265
13. COAS CC 458
14. VCOAS CC 06
15. GOC - in - C CC 266

 2. List of Col of the Regt

Ser No

Rank

Name

From

To

01

Maj Gen

K Bhagwati Singh

Apr 1955

Nov 1967

02

Lt Gen

I S Gill,PVSM,MC

Nov 1967

Nov 1977

03

Maj Gen

SC Sinha,,PVSM

Nov 1977

Nov 1983

04

Lt Gen

M Thomas,PVSM,AVSM,VSM

Nov 1983

Apr 1985

05

Lt Gen

VK Nayar,PVSM,SM

Apr 1985

Oct 1989

06

Maj Gen

J N Goel

Oct 1989

Apr 1991

07

Maj Gen

P R Limaye, AVSM

Apr 1991

Apr 1994

08

Maj Gen

SS Patil, UYSM,AVSM

May 1994

Dec 1995

09

Maj Gen

Hoshiar Singh, YSM

Jan 1996

Dec 2001

10

Lt Gen

Nirbhay Sharma, PVSM,AVSM,VSM

Jan 2002

Oct 2006

11

Lt Gen

H S Liddar, UYSM,YSM,VSM

Nov 2006

Aug 2008

12

Lt Gen

PC Katoch,UYSM,AVSM,SC

Aug 2008

Till dt

3. List of Centre Commandants

Ser No

Rank

Name

From

To

01

Col

B C Chauhan

Jul 1963

Dec 1964

02

Lt Col

DHJ Gear

Dec 1964

Aug 1965

03

Col

GA Wright, VrC

Aug 1965

Dec 1967

04

Lt Col

RMK Currion

Dec 1967

Jun 1968

05

Col

AS Dhillon

Jun 1968

Sep 1972

06

Col

SW Scudder

Sep 1972

Apr 1976

07

Col

JS Pental

Apr 1976

Jul 1981

08

Col

Sudarshan Singh

Jul 1981

Mar 1982

09

Brig

Sudarshan Singh

May 1982

Dec 1982

10

Lt col

RY Tugnait (Offg)

Dec 1982

Mar 1983

11

Col

PC Atre

Mar 1983

Oct 1984

12

Brig

R P Limaye

Oct 1984

Nov 1987

13

Col

N S Rathore (Offg)

Nov 1987

Feb 1988

14

Brig

I J Kumar

Feb 1988

Apr 1989

15

Brig

R Loganathan,UYSM

Jun 1989

Nov 1991

16

Col

P K Gangadharan

Nov 1991

Jan 1994

17

Col

R Singh

Feb 1994

Oct 1996

18

Col

K R Naair

Oct 1996

Jul 1998

19

Col

K Mohinder Singh,SM

Jul 1998

Oct 1998

20

Brig

Onkar Singh,VSM

Sep 1998

Aug 2000

21

Brig

AK Verma

Sep 2000

May2002

22

Brig

HS Chhina

Jul 2002

Dec 2004

23

Brig

VK Sharma,SM

Jan 2005

Dec 2005

24

Brig

Deepak Sinha

Dec 2005

Aug 2008

25

Brig

B S Sambyal, SM

Aug 2008

Till dt

Adventure, Games and Sports

4.     Mountaineering. The Regt has produced a large number of distinguished mountaineers. Some of them are: -

  • Brig Mulk Raj, Pushkar Chand
  • Col Balwant Sandhu, SV Yadav
  • Maj SBP Singh, KI Kumar, Jai Bahuguna

5.     The Regt also has the unique distinction of holding highest number of offrs who have scaled Mt Everest namely:-

         Lt Col Avtar Singh Cheema.
         Lt Col S S Shekhawat, SC, VSM
         Captain Abhijit Singh, SM

6.     Rescue at Timber Trail. On 14 and 15 Oct 1992 the rescue at Timber Trail of 10 hapless tourists who were left dangling in a cable car, 1500 feet above the ravines in Himachal was another feather in the cap for the regiment. Major I.J. Crasto, the hero of ‘Timber Trail Rescue’, was awarded the Kirti Chakra, besides two Shaurya Chakra to other team members from 1 PARA (SF) incl the CO Col P C Bhardwaj. See pictures on Appx ‘B’

7.     Airborne Africa. Maj A S Ranade and Captain T.R. Krishnadas and his team from 10 PARA (SF) won an international endurance and tactical competition held in Botswana (8-11 Jul 2002)—"EXERCISE AIRBORNE AFRICA 2002" – where 28 teams from 12 nations, including the US, UK, France and South Africa competed. In 2004 yet another team of 10 PARA (SF) under Lt Bheemiah come out Runners Ups in this event in South Africa.

8.     Rapid Fire Pistol. JC-412707X Nb Sub Ram Kishan of 1 PARA (SF) won Gold Medal in Rapid Fire pistol 25 MM (Team Pair) at Melbourne (Australia) in Commonwealth Shooting Championship in March 2005. The Junior Commissioned Officer has also represented India in World Cup at South Korea.

9.     Kashmir to Kannyakumari Para Motor Expedition. The expedition was launched from Natha Top, on Oct 05 under the leadership of Col MS Sandhu (now Brig). After covering a dist appox 3500 Km the expedition eliminated at Kannyakumari on Dec 05. Due to its unique nature the expedition features in Limca Book of Records. See pictures on Appx ‘C’

Padmashree & Arjuna Awards

10. Capt (later Lt Col) Avtar Singh Cheema, SM, VSM of 7 PARA was a recipient of Padmashree & Arjuna Award for his achievements in the field of Mountaineering. He was the first Indian to scale Mount Everest on 20 May 1965. See pictures on Appx ‘E’

11. The Generals/Lt Generals

  • Lt Gen Sagat Singh -Corps Cdr
  • Lt Gen Chandra Shekhar, PVSM, AVSM, ADC -VCOAS
  • Lt Gen J S Arora, PVSM -Army Cdr
  • Lt Gen J S Gill, PVSM,MC -Army Cdr
  • Lt Gen R S Dayal, PVSM,MVC -Army Cdr
  • Lt Gen P C Katoch, UYSM,AYSM,SC -Corps Cdr
  • Lt Gen P C Bhardwaj,AVSM,VrC,SC,VSM -Army Cdr
  • Lt Gen M L Tuli, PVSM -VCOAS
  • Lt Gen V K Nayar,PVSMSM,VSM -Army Cdr
  • Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma,PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM -Corps Cdr & MGO
  • Gen T N Raina, MVC -COAS
  • Lt Gen T S Oberoi AVSM, VrC -Army Cdr
  • Gen Mathew Thomas, PVSM,AVSM,VSM
  • Lt Gen Krishan Pal, PVSM,AVSM,VSM* -Corps Cdr & QMG
  • Lt Gen T S Pathak, AVSM, VSM* -Corps Cdr
  • Lt Gen H S Lidder, UYSM,YSM,VSM -CISC

12. Governors/Lieutenant Governors

  • Lieutenant General TS Oberoi, PVSM, VrC (Retd)   - Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Lieutenant General RS Dayal, PVSM, MVC (Retd)   - Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Lieutenant General VK Nayar, PVSM, SM (Retd)    - Manipur
  • Lieutenant General K M Seth,PVSM,AVSM            - Tripura & Chhattisgarh


 13. List of Award Winners ; Ashok Chakra

Ser No

Rank

Name

Dt of award

Remarks

01

Capt

AS Jasrotia, SM (Posthumous)

26 Jan 1996

 

02

Maj

Sudhir Kumar, SM* (Posthumous)

26 Jan 2000

 

03

Ptr

Sanjog Chhetri

15 Aug 2003

 

04

Capt

Harshaan R

26 Jan 2008

 

05

Hav

Gajendra Singh

26 Jan 2009

51 SAG

06

Hav

Baahadur Singh Bohra

26 Jan 2009

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14. LIST OF AWARD WINNER - MVC

Ser No

Rank

Name

Dt of award

Remarks

01

Ptr

Man Singh (Posthumous)

25 Jan 1948

 

02

Maj

SMS Brar (Posthumous)

08 Feb 1948

 

03

Lt Col

Dharam Singh

08 Nov 1948

 

04

Lt Col

H S Virk

1950

 

05

Maj

Satypal Chopra (Postthumous)

1950

 

06

Maj

A K Ramaswamy (Posthumous)

1955

 

07

Maj

R S Dayal

26 Aug 1965

 

08

Lt Col

Bhawani Singh

1971

 

09

Lt Col

K S Pannu

1972

 

10

Maj

V K Berry

26 Jan 1972

 

11

Brig

Mohd Usman

1948

 


15. List of Award Winners - KC


Ser No

Rank

Name

Dt of award

Remarks

01

Sub

M S Yadav (Posthumous)

26 Jan 1985

 

02

NK

Jagpal Singh

26 Jan 1985

 

03

NK

Yeshwant Maruti Bansode

26 Jan 1990

 

04

Maj

I J Crasto

26 Jan 1992

 

05

Lt Col

S K Razdan

1996

 

06

Nb Sub

Badri Lal Lunawat

1994

 

07

Capt

R Subramanian (Posthumous)

26 Jan 2000

 

08

Nb Sub

Ishwar Singh

15 Aug 2000

 

09.

Capt

Sajjan Singh Malik (Posthumous)

15 Feb 2005

 

10.

Maj

Manish Hiraji Pitambare (Posthumous)

26 Jan 2007

 

11.

Capt

SC Punia

2007

 

12.

Lt Col

Saurabh Singh Shekhawat

26 Jan 2009

 

13.

Sub

Indra Bahadur, Pun

26 Jan 2009

 

14.

Capt

Zala Ajit Kumar A

26 Jan 2009

 
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