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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

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: Sub Bishan Singh, MVC, Sardar Bahadur OBI, MC


Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1947

Citation:
On 12 December 1947 at Uri, a battalion of Sikh Regiment was out on a patrol. At about 1340 hours the battalion bumped the enemy in strength and a fierce hand-to-hand fight took place. During the withdrawal, Subedar Bishan Singh was second in charge of a company, which was holding the last layback position. A fierce hand-to-hand fight again took place. Subedar Bishan Singh with what was left of his small company organised a counter-attack. Although wounded in the right arm, he personally led his company, bayoneted two of the enemy with his own hands. Another wave of enemy attacked and Subedar Bishan Singh was wounded for a second time, but with utter contempt for his life this brave officer led his men on, cheering and encouraging. He killed another couple ofthe enemy with his bayonet. This so demoralised the enemy that they fled in all directions. Subedar Bishan Singh was then chasing the fleeing enemy, shouting cries of "Sat Sri Akal". It was then that this brave VCO paid the highest price for his outstanding gallantry. He was killed by a bullet in the chest.

As act of cool courage, inspiring leadership and dogged determination against heavy odds, this outstanding example would find few to surpass it. This gallant action fought by this brave officer to death enabled the battalion to evacuate all its casualties to safety and gave the enemy a bloody wound to lick.



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