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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 Gurdial Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962

On 20 October 1962, the Chinese attacked bridge 4 position in NEFA and, over running a company of our forces advanced on the battalion headquarters from all sides. Major Gurdial Singh, who was second in command, rushed out of the battalion headquarters bunker, rallied the survivors and personally led a charge on the advancing enemy He inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and thus gained time for some of the survivors to be extricated from an untenable position. Major Gurdial Singh's courage and devotion to duty in the face of the enemy were in the best traditions of our Army.

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