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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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Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: 2nd Lt. Bachittar Singh, VrC


Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Jun 1965

Citation:
5 on June 1965, Naik Bachittar Singh, who was the commander of the leading Section of a Guards battalion, led his Section to capture a Pakistani post in the Kargil Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. When his platoon was about 100 yards from the objective, it was held up by enemy light machine gun and medium machine gun fire. With great courage Naik Bachittar Singh charged towards the enemy. He was wounded by enemy fire but undeterred, he crawled towards the enemy post, threw grenades into it and kept firing till the enemy retreated and vacated the post. The retreating enemy continued firing. Naik Bachittar Singh returned the fire and killed two of them before he was hit in the head and killed. By his act ofbravery he had cleared the enemy post completely and the feature was captured without any further enemy opposition.

The courage and initiative displayed by Naik Bachittar Singh in the action were in the best traditions of the Indian Army.


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MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
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Army : 1249
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CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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