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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.

 

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Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Lt Col Sonam Wangchuk, MVC


Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 1999

Citation:
On 30 May 1999, Major Sonam Wangchukwas leading a column of Indus Wing, Ladakh Scouts as a part ofon going operations in Op VIJAY in the Batalik Sector. The column was tasked to occupy Ridge Line on the Line of Control in the glaciated area at a height of about 55 metres. This was essential so as to pre-empt its occupation by the enemy and any subsequent infiltration.

While moving towards the Line of Control, the enemy ambushed the column by firing from a vantage position. In the process, one NCO of Ladakh Scout was killed. Major Sonam Wangchuk held his column together and in a daring counter ambush, led a raid on the enemy position from a flank, lulling two enemy soldiers. The officer also recovered one heavy machine gun and one Universal machine gun, ammunition, controlled stores and three dead bodies of the enemy personnel.

Thereafter, the officer took stock of all forces along the Chorbatla axis in the Batalik Sector and cleared the axis up to the Line of Control of all the enemy intrusions at a great risk of his life.

Major Sonam Wangchuk displayed exceptional bravery and gallantry of the highest order in the presence of enemy fire and in extreme climatic conditions in the glaciated area.



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MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
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Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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