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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: Sub Tika Bahadur Thapa, MVC

Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/66,30-9-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 30 Sep 1965

Subedar Tika Bahadur Thapa was the senior JCO of a company of a battalion of Gorkha Rifles which was detailed to clear certain objectives in the Jammu & Kashmir area, which had been encroached upon by the Pakistani forces after the cease-fire. After the objectives were cleared, the enemy made a counter-attack on his company. Subedar Thapa, with two of his men, charged the enemy and stopped further advance. During the encounter, when the communications with the artillery failed, he himself brought a mortar from another position and fired it single-handed. Suddenly he was hit by a bullet. Despite the severe wound, he kept on directing the fire and thus foiled further moves by the enemy, but soon succumbed to his injuries.

Subedar Tika Bahadur Thapa displayed exemplary courage and leadership in the best traditions of the Army. 

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