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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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Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Col Vijay Kumar Bakshi, MVC


Gazette Notification: 32Pres/89,30.3.89
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 29 Mar 1989

Citation:

On 2 March 1989, Colonel Vijay Kumar Bakshi led a company group of 618 Gorkha Rifles on a search-and destroy mission. The company encountered a militants' camp in the area of Nayaroo Lagoon in the Wani Sector (Sri Lanka). This contact, which started as an exchange of fire involving firing by the militants from multiple directions, turned into aprolonged engagement, lasting over twenty-four hours. During the action, Colonel Bakshi personally led his troops and, despite being injured, refused to breakcontactwith the militants and continued to press forward. Through his personal example, Colonel Bakshi ensured continued pressure on the militants, which resulted in inflicting heavy damage and casualties on them. Finally, he received a bullet injury and died. Throughout the operation, Colonel Vijay Kumar Bakshi displayed conspicuous courage, determination and valiant combat leadership.



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