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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: Hony Capt Bhagwan Singh Rana, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Feb 1948

Major Bhagwan Singh was the commander of a mountain battery on Naushera front of the Jammu area. This battery had taken part in every battle that had been fought in Naushera. On 1st February 1948, he volunteered to be the Forward Observation Officer with one of the leading battalions. This battalion met stiff opposition from the enemy. The attack was nearly coming to a halt when this officer's sheer determination and outstanding courage turned the tables. Exposing himself to enemy mortar shells falling all around him, he continued directing the fire of his guns and thus was instrumental in silencing two enemy machine guns, which were obstructing the advance of our troops.

Major Bhagwan Singh's outstanding leadership and cool courage was great inspiration to the troops and greatly contributed to the capture of the objective. 

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