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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Rfn Dhonkal Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 30 Apr 1948

On 30 April 1948, in order to reach the objective Point 8370 South of Uri, Rifleman. Dhonkal Singh's platoon had to make its way along a narrow ridge covered with pinewood. As it came within 30 yards of an enemy 'sangar', the enemy opened fire with LMG. Rifleman Dhonkal Singh, the leading Scout, was wounded in the left shoulder. He crawled forward to the flank of the enemy and when within a few yards of the post he destroyed it with a grenade killing three enemy soldiers. The rest of the enemy withdrew. While charging the enemy he was badly hit by a grenade in his chest and face. In spite of his severe wounds he went forward and hurled the second grenade at the fleeing enemy, killing two more, including one commander. As his section reached the objective, Rifleman Dhonkal Singh, suffering from many wounds and drenched in blood, fell unconscious and died.

By his act of outstanding bravery and determination his company captured its objective without any other loss of life.

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