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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: Maj Bhagat Singh, VrC


Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965

Citation:
Major Bhagat Singh led a platoon patrol deep into enemy territory in an area opposite Ring pain in Jammu and Kashmir on the night of 14 September 1965. After an arduous march over extremely difficult terrain, the patrol came between two enemy posts. He cut the enemy's telephone communications with the adjoining posts, deployed one section against one of the enemy posts to stop enemy reinforcements and attacked the other enemy post with two sections. The enemy was holding this post with one platoon and one medium machine gun. Major Bhagat Singh took his two sections on either side of the enemy post within ten to fifteen yards of the enemy bunkers when the enemy opened fire. Major Bhagat Singh himself shot two of the three enemy soldiers, threw a number of hand grenades and moved freely around the enemy position, without any regard for his personal safety in spite of heavy enemy medium machine gun fire. The firing continued for approximately half an hour and during the exchange of fire Major Bhagat Singh was grievously wounded. As day-light approached and the platoon was subjected to heavy mortar and medium machine gun fire from adjoining enemy picquets, Major Bhagat Singh ordered the withdrawal of the patrol. Due to his wounds and loss of blood, he felt weak and ordered the patrol back to its prearranged rendezvous, saying that he would follow them. However, he was unable to proceed any further, was surrounded by the enemy and died as he was being taken prisoner.

Major Bhagat Singh, not only inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy but also sacrificed his life to save the patrol from further casualties. The courage, determination and unquenchable fighting displayed by Major Bhagat Singh were in the best tradition of the 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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