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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: Col Chandel Pal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971

2nd Lieutenant Chander Pal, a troop leader, was given the task of assaulting a well fortified position in the Eastern Sector. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he put his tank right in the front and charged through the minefield. When 20 yards short of the bunker complex, his tank was hit by a recoilless gun as a result of which he was seriously injured. Undeterred he got down from the tank and rushed on to the bunker, on the top of which he collapsed. In this action, 2nd Lieutenant Chander Pal displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order. 

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