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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: 2nd Lt. Gopalkrishna Venkatesa Prasanna Rao, MVC

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

2nd Lieutenant G.VP Rao was in command of a company in the Khinzemane Sector of NEFA. On 20 October 1962, his defended locality was shelled,' and heavily assaulted by an enemy infantry battalion supported by mortars. Although greatly outnumbered, his company withstood repeated enemy attacks. No withdrawal was possible because the enemy mortars had destroyed the bridge over the unfordable Nyamjungchu. In spite of being cut off, 2nd Lieutenant G.VP Rao continued to fight gallantly. He personally manned a light machine gun and continued to hold the position at the cost of his life in keeping with the highest traditions of the service, thus setting a high example of leadership and courage.

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