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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: Lt Col Bhagwan Dutt Dogra, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 1Pres/61,1-1-64
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962

On October 1962, after heavy bombardment at dawn, Chinese forces attacked the left flank of the position held by a Gorkha Rifles battalion in the Tsangdhar area in NEFA. 2nd Lieutenant B.D. Dogra's Platoon was on this flank, guarding a track leading to his company position. His platoon came under intense fire and was attacked by no less than 200 Chinese soldiers. Though heavily outnumbered, 2nd Lieutenant Dogra's men held their ground and broke the initial assault, 2nd Lieutenant Dogra himself moved from bunker to bunker, infusing confidence in his men, and continued to do so even when wounded in the face and bleeding profusely. Observing at the light machine gun of the section had stopped firing, 2nd Lieutenant Dogra in complete disregard for his personal safety ran through the hail of enemy fire, put the gun into action, and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Afterwards he gave covering fire for the withdrawal of his men till his machine gun was destroyed and he was captured.

Throughout this action, 2nd Lieutenant Dogra displayed courage and leadership of a high order and selfless devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Army.

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