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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: Sub Brijendra Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971

Subedar Brijendra Singh was the second in command of a company of a battalion of Jat Regiment, which was assigned the task of recapturing a village in the Western Sector. This village was held in strength by the enemy and was dominated by their positions on a bund. After the capture of the objective, the company commander ordered Subedar Brijendra Singh to take a small party and silence an enemy medium machine gun which was firing from a bunker near by and inflicting casualties on our troops.

Subedar Brijendra Singh led his party of three men and charged the machine gun bunker. In the process, he and his two comrades were seriously wounded by machine gun fire. Undeterred, he moved up to the bunker and succeeded in lobbing a grenade and silencing the gun. This enabled his company to secure a portion of the bund. 

In this action Subedar Brijendra Singh displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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