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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: Col Ajit Singh, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 22 Oct 1962


With the overwhelming Chinese build-up opposite Hotspring and our post at Nulla Junction having fallen to them, Major Ajit Singh was asked to fall back to Tsogsalu to organise a more coordinated defence there. He, however, asked that he and his men be given an opportunity to fight and retake the post at Nulla Junction. This was agreed to and the Nulla Junction was reoccupied by his men. The Hotspring Post was also thus defended and continued under our control. It was only when he was subsequently ordered to withdraw from these posts in view of the continued heavy enemy build-up opposite Hotspring and reports of enemy infiltration into Marsmikla that Major Ajit Singh withdrew to take up defensive positions in the rear.

Major Ajit Singh displayed great courage and leadership during these operations.

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