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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: Lt Gen Har Krishen Sibal, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/65,11-11-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965

From 6 to 22 September 1965, Major General Har Krishen Sibal, General Officer Commanding of an infantry division, was in charge of troops operating against Pakistan along the Khalra axis. Their task as to advance into Pakistan up to the Ichhogil Canal and to inflict maximum attrition on the enemy Under his command the troops carried out this task successfully Crossing the Hudiara drain, they cleared the fortified village of Burki, after fighting from house to house and assaulting concrete emplacements sited along the east bank were repulsed and the east bank of the canal was cleared of the enemy 

These operations were conducted personally by Major General Sibal who remained close to the frontline in utter disregard of his personal safety. By his presence among his troops he continued to inspire them to a better effort and contributed materially to the success achieved by our forces in the closely fought engagements. 

The courage, leadership and devotion to duty displayed by Major General Sibal were in the best traditions of the Indian Army.

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