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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: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Bir Bahadur Pun, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971

Havildar Bir Bahadur Pun was in a company of 1 GR who were given the task of capturing village Chandpur, east of Darsana, on the Eastern Front, on 4 December 1971. The assaulting troops came under heavy enemy artillery and small arms fire resulting in heavy casualties to our troops. On seeing a heavy machine gun post of the enemy, which was responsible for causing most of the casualties to his men, he rushed towards it through a nullah, crawled about 100 yards under heavy enemy fire, closed on to the bunker, lobbed two grenades and silenced the post. This act so inspired and motivated his men that the objective was taken within minutes. In this action, Havildar B.B. Pun displayed conspicuous bravery, outstanding devotion to duty and complete disregard for his personal safety in the face of the enemy in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army.

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