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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Sub Ajit Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 125 Pres/65,17-9-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965


On 6 September 1965, during the attack on Burki in Pakistan, Subedar Ajit Singh was given the task of destroying a gun emplacement that was holding up the attack. In complete disregard of his safety, he charged the emplacement single-handed, and though wounded in the chest by a burst of medium machine gun fire, he pressed home the attack and destroyed the post by lobbing a grenade through a loophole in the emplacement. This gallant act not only removed the menace of the machine gun post but also inspired his comrades to destroy the enemy position. Subedar Ajit Singh subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

In this action, Subedar Ajit Singh displayed supreme courage and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

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