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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: Lt Ved Prakash Trehan, MVC

Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/63, 22-7-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 29 Dec 1962

On 29 December 1962, Lieutenant Ved Prakash Trehan was in command of a special patrol prior to an attack by the fourth battalion of Rajputana Rifles on an enemy position at a road junction in Congo.

Lieutenant Trehan pushed forward with his patrol through dense jungle and reached about 100 yards from the enemy trenches, where he came under intense machine gun and rifle fire. Trying to manoeuvre to the right flank, the patrol came under heavy enemy fire from that direction also. Realising that the patrol was being surrounded, he charged the enemy positions with great determination and silenced them. He thus extricated his patrol and fulfilled the task assigned to him, but was mortally wounded and killed in action.

The supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Ved Prakash Trehan were in the best traditions of the army.

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