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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: Sep Dewan Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 03 Nov 1947

On 3 November 1947, at Srinagar in Kashmir during an action against the tribesmen at Badgam, Sepoy Dewan Singh was No. 1 Bren gunner of a platoon. The tribesmen were advancing overwhelming numbers and the odds were such that the platoon commander was ordered to withdraw. The enemy by now had reached very near. On seeing this, Sepoy Dewan Singh picked up his Bren gun and commenced firing from his hip with great accuracy and speed. He was responsible for inflicting at least 15 casualties on the enemy, thereby allowing the other personnel of his platoon to withdraw. While firing at the enemy he was severely wounded In the shoulder but Sepoy Dewan Slngh would not leave his Bren gun till he himself was killed This Sepoy incomplete disregard of his own life and through his example of determined and heroic offensive action, undoubtedly saved not only his section but the whole of remaining platoon from being completely over-run

His courage, gallantry and devotion to duty are examples to other soldiers.

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