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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: Col Bikal Kishan Das Badgel, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971

Major Bikal lshan Das Badge1 was company commander in a battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles on 8 December 1971 during the attack on an enemy post in an area in the Eastern Sector. Undeterred by heavy and accurate small arms fire and shelling, Major Badge1 encouraged his men and charged the enemy position. This determined attack completely unnerved the enemy who, though superior in numbers, was defeated and suffered heavy casualties. During the assault Major Badge1 was wounded but, unmindful of his injuries, he pressed home the attack and captured the objective.

In this action, Major Badgel displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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