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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: Capt Chander Narain Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965

On 5 August 1965, Captain C.N. Singh was detailed to search for five Pakistani soldiers who were reported to have been in Poonch area, in the vicinity of a Brigade HO. While so doing, the patrol party encountered heavy Pakistani light machine gun, mortar and grenade fire from a higher position and one of our other ranks was killed in this action. Undeterred by heavy enemy fire Capt. Singh took a flanking position and silenced the enemy light machine guns. Gauging the numerical enemy superiority, he took the bold decision to launch a night attack. In complete disregard for his personal safety, he led a charge with a handful of men to within 50 yards of the enemy position, in the face of heavy grenade bursts and mortar fire. He pressed home a second charge, but was killed by a light machine gun burst within 10 yards of the enemy post. In this action, six enemy soldiers were killed, many more wounded, and the enemy left behind considerable quantities of arms, ammunition and equipment. Throughout this operation, Captain C.N. Singh displayed conspicuous bravery and sacrifice in the best traditions of the Indian Army.

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