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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.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Nk Chain Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/63, 22-7-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 10 Oct 1962

Naik Chain Singh was in a platoon position at Tsengjong in NEFA in October 1962. Approximately 500 Chinese concentrated in the vicinity of this post and started shelling it with guns and mortars. Although greatly outnumbered and with a limited quantity of ammunition, Naik Chain Singh and his men inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy The Chinese then launched a more determined assault on this post from all sides; but Naik Chain Singh and his men held on and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy When he had nearly run out of ammunition, he was ordered to withdraw his section. Ordering his rifle group to withdraw, he took over the light machine gun to give covering fire to the rest of his section. He was hit by a burst of enemy machine gun fire. Although seriously wounded, he kept on manning the light machine gun to facilitate the withdrawal of his section. He was again hit by an enemy machine gun burst in the head and killed on the spot.

It was due to the exceptional courage and leadership of Naik Chain Singh that his section could inflict heavy casualties on the Attacking Chinese troops and withdraw. His supreme sacrifice was in the best traditions of our Army.

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