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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: Hav Bhag Singh, VrC


Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 64, 26-1-64
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 19 Nov 1962

Citation:
On 19 November 1962, a battalion of Dogra Regiment was ordered to lay anti-personnel mines in front of its defensive position in J&K in view of an imminent Chinese attack. The mines had been airdropped and were known to have become unduly sensitive. Despite the risk, Havildar Bhag Singh volunteered for this task and in sub-zero temperature, while a snow storm was ringing, took out a party and started laying the mines, himself undertaking the most difficult and dangerous task of arming the mines. He had armed about 200 mines when one exploded, blowing off his feet, hands and nose and blinding him in one eye. Havildar Bhag Singh survived till the following day and even while lying grievously wounded his only concern was the completion of his duty and the well-being of the younger men of his platoon. 

In this action, Havildar Bhag Singh displayed exemplary courage and devotion to duty of the highest order.


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Medals
PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
Branches
Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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