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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 Brahma Nand, VrC

Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

5 December 1971, Risaldar Brahma Nand, commanding a troop of a squadron of cavalry, was guarding the Mandiala crossing in the Chhamb Sector. His troop was heavily attacked by enemy armour and infantry, but he held onto his position foiling all attempts of the enemy to capture the crossing before our own troops had crossed over safely. In the encounter, he destroyed five enemy tanks.  

In this action, Risaldar Brahma Nand displayed commendable initiative, courage and determination of a high order.

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