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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.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Maj Abdul Rafey Khan, VrC

Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 17 Sep 1965

On 17 September 1965, Major Abdul Rafey Khan was commanding a battalion of Garhwal Rifles, which had captured Butur Deograndi village to the west 01 Chawinda and taken up a defensive position on the near side of the village. The enemy made a strong counter-attack with tanks. Major Khan personally directed the fighting and his battalion repulsed the attack with heavy losses to the enemy. In the evening, when his battalion was ordered to withdraw, Major Khan remained in position along with the regimental medical officer and personally carried and evacuated the casualties. While doing so he was hit by an enemy shell and killed.

In this action, Major Abdul Rafey Khan displayed exemplary courage and devotion to duty and made the supreme sacrifice of his life.

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