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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Capt Ramesh Chandra Bakhshi, VrC

Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965

On 6 September 1965, Captain Ramesh Chandra Bakhshi, who was a company commander in a battalion of a Gorkha Regiment, was ordered to secure by 0400 hours an enemy post on the border in the Lahore Sector in Pakistan. He managed to infiltrate his company stealthily opposite his objective by 0355 hours and launched a fierce attack on the enemy. The post had been alerted and reinforced, but was captured after severe hand-to-hand fighting in which Captain Bakhshi sacrificed his life. 

In this action he was at the forefront of his company and displayed indomitable courage, dash and determination in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. 

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