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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: Brig Udai Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971

Colonel Udai Singh was in charge of a force consisting of three companies of the Ladakh Scouts and a section each of mortars and medium machine guns, which had been, assigned the task of capturing the area from Chalunka to Turtok in the Kargil sector. The task involved movement on man pack and animal transport mostly by night in sub-zero temperatures at an altitude up to 18,000 feet through unreconnoitered area. Colonel Udai Singh completely outmanoeuvred the enemy, followed him and pressed home the attack against well-entrenched positions till Turlokand a considerable area beyond were captured. 

Throughout this period Colonel Udai Singh was in the forefront sharing the discomfort and danger with his troops. By his presence and cool courage he inspired his force to attack and capture a series of formidable posts after bitter fighting and often at the point of bayonet. Throughout the 10-day operations, Colonel Udai Singh displayed conspicuous gallantry, outstanding leadership, cool courage in the face of the enemy and also professional skill ofa high order in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army.

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