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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: Maj Gen Harish Chandra Pathak, MVC, AVSM (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971

Colonel Harish Chandra Pathak's battalion was given the task of capturing Pak Fatehpur, a well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy. During the attack, the enemy brought down intense and accurate artillery and small arms fire on the assaulting troops inflicting heavy casualties. Lieutenant Colonel Pathak with complete disregard for his personal safety and displaying rare courage moved forward and led the charge and captured the objective after a fierce hand-to-hand fight. The enemy launched two fierce counter attacks. Lieutenant Colonel Pathak's men beat back the enemy attack, inflicting heavy casualties.   

In this action, Lieutenant Colonel H.C. Pathak displayed conspicuous gallantry, exemplary leadership and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Army.

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