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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: Nk Brij Mohan Singh, VrC


Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 2000

Citation:
Naik Brij Mohan Singh was the squad Commander of "Charlie" team 9 PARA (Special Forces) which was asked to capture an objective called "Sando Top" in Mashkoh sub Sector of Kargil in Jammu & Kashmir on the night June 30101 July 1999. The 30-member team was tasked to capture 5250 metre high objective and progress towards main Pakistani logistic base. Using his excellent mountaineering and battle craft skills, Naik Brij Mohan Singh launched cliff assault on near vertical Sando Top. By 0530 hours on 01 Jul1999 the squad gained a foothold on a saddle close to Sando Top but the following elements were threatened due to enemy's sustained effective fire.

Realising the gravity of the situation and displaying outstanding leadership qualities and initiative, Naik Brij Mohan Singh led his squad in a suicidal mission to save his comrades by assaulting the verticals snow covered slopes of Sando Top. In this assault under heavy barrage of enemy automatic fire, Naik Brij Mohan Singh personally led from the front and with total disregard to his personal safety charged the enemy position on top. The enemy was shocked by the ferocity displayed by Naik Brij Mohan Singh who lobbed hand grenades and followed it up by physically charging at them. In the process of clearing the enemy position, he suffered grievous injuries.

Unmindful of his grivious injuries and in the highest military tradition Naik Brij Mohan Singh again charged the enemy soldiers and killed two of them in a hand-to-hand combat with his commando knife. The entire operation resulted in the elimination of five enemy soldiers and also saving the lives of his comrades. 

During the entire operation, Naik Brij Mohan Singh displayed outstanding leadership, conspicuous gallantry and raw physical courage with total disregard to his personal safety.


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