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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: Lt Col Bhikham Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 09 Sep 1965

Captain (then Lieutenant) Bhikham Singh was commanding a company of Punjab Regiment in the Lahore Sector. The battalion was rushed into this sector on 9 September 1965 after our troops had been forced to fall back. His company was detailed to move forward in daylight and secure a new position to halt the enemy advance.

When it was found that the enemy had not been very active, the company was ordered to move forward to occupy a defensive position at Kakkar in one of the areas from where our troops had to fall back and which the enemy failed to reoccupy. Captain Singh performed this operation with great speed and skill and got the new position ready during the night despite the enemy shelling.

Throughout the action, Captain Bhikham Singh displayed bravery and leadership of a high order.

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