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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: L/Hav Dil Bahadur Chettri, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971


Rifleman Dil Bahadur Chettri was in a battalion of Gorkha Rifles, which was given the task of clearing the enemy from Atgram on the Eastern Front. This was a well-fortified position and was held in strength by the enemy. During the assault, the enemy brought down sustained and accurate fire from medium machine guns inflicting heavy casualties. Rifleman Chettri, realising the importance of silencing the machine gun, in complete disregard of his personal safety, fought fearlessly, charging from bunker, killing eight enemy troops with his khukri and physically capturing the medium machine gun. His determination and cool courage was a source of inspiration to all ranks in his company and led to the capture of the objective. In this action, Rifleman Dil Bahadur Chettri displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Army. 

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