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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Rfn Chagan Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971

While clearing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector, Rifleman Chagan Singh's platoon came under intense shelling and heavy small arms fire. When about twenty-five yards short of the enemy position, he spotted an enemy 106-mm recoilless gun inside a bunker. Although wounded, he crawled up to the bunker. In the process, he received another light machine gun burst but he destroyed the enemy bunker with hand grenades before succumbing to his injuries.

In this action, Rifleman Chagan Singh exhibited gallantry and determination of a high order.

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