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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.

 

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Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Awardee: Nk Jadunath Singh, PVC


Gazette Notification: 16 Pres/50,11-12.50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948

Citation:

At No.2picquet on Tain Dhar on 6 February 1948, Naik Jadunath Singh was in command of a forward sections post, which bore the full brunt of the enemy attack. This little post was garrisoned by nine men against overwhelming odds. The enemy launched his attack in successive waves and with great ferocity to overcome this post. the first wave swept up to the post in a ferocious attack. Displaying great valour the superb qualities of leadership, Naik Jadunath Singh so used the small force at his disposal that the enemy retired in utter confusion.

Four of his men were wounded but Naik Jadunath Singh again showed his qualities of good leadership by reorganizing the battered force under him for meeting another onslaught. His coolness and courage were of such an order that the men rallied and were ready fo the second attack, which came with greater determination, and in larger numbers than the preceding one. Though hopelessly outnumbered, this post, under the gallant leadership of Naik Jadunath Singh, resisted. All were wounded and nNaik Jadunath Singh, though wounded in the right arm, personally took over the Bren-gun from the wounded gunner. The enemy was right on the wall on the post, but Naik Jadunath Singh once again showed outstanding ability and valour of the highest order in action. By his complete disregard for his personal safety, and example of coolness and courage, he encouraged his men to fight. His fire was so devastating that what looked like encouraged his men to fight. His fire was so devastating that what looked like impending defeat was turned into victory and the enemy retired in chaos leaving dead and wounded littered on the ground. With this act of supreme heroism and outstanding example of leadership and determination Naik Jadunath Singh saved the post from the second assault.

But this time all men of the post were casualties. The enemy put in his third and final attack in undiminished numbers and determined to capture this post. Naik Jadunath Singh, now wounded, prepared literally single handed to give battle for the third time and with great courage and determination he came out of the sanghar and firing his sten gun made a most magnificent single handed charge on the advancing enemy, who, completely taken by surprise, fled in disorder.

Naik Jadunath Singh, however, met his gallant death in his third and last charge by two bullets hitting him in the head and chest. Thus charging single handed at the advancing enemy, this Non-Commissioned Officer performed the highest act of gallantry and supreme sacrifice and by so doing he saved his section-nay his whole picquet-from being over-run by the enemy at the most critical stage in the battle for the defence of Naushera.



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