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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: L/Nk Drig Pal Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971

Lance Naik D.P. Singh was commanding a section of a battalion of Rajput Regiment during an attack on an enemy post on the Western Front. Even after the capture of the objective by the battalion, two enemy medium machine guns in pillboxes were still interfering with the reorganisation and inflicting casualties on our troops. Realising the importance of silencing these guns, Lance Naik D.P. Singh took two other ranks with him and with utter disregard for his life and safety crawled up to the first bunker and silenced the medium machine gun by lobbing a grenade. He then started crawling to the next bunker but in the process received a burst from the machine gun on his left shoulder. Although bleeding profusely, he crawled to within six feet of the second bunker and was about to lob a grenade when he received a second burst of automatic fire in his chest killing him on the spot. His daring act, however, forced the enemy to abandon the second bunker, leaving behind the machine gun and a large quantity of ammunition.

In this action, Lance Naik D.P Singh displayed outstanding courage and determination and made the supreme sacrifice in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army.

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