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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 (Hony Capt) Chander Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965

Naik Chander Singh was section commander in a battalion attack on 21 September 1965 on an important feature in the Tithwal Sector. Naik Chander Singh's platoon was pinned down about 30 yards from the forward-defended localities. It cost his section one man killed and four wounded. The greatest volume of fire was being brought down by an enemy light machine gun mounted in a bunker.

With only two men left in his section Naik Chander Singh crawled forward from the right flank to within 10 yards of the enemy bunker. He rushed forward and threw a hand grenade into the enemy bunker killing its two inmates. He seized the light machine gun and pushed it out of the bunker and at the same time shouted to his platoon to advance. While doing so, he received a bullet in the chest and was wounded seriously. Even then he continued to encourage the men of his platoon. The two men of his section tried to help him but he refused aid and requested them to join the platoon. Naik Chander Singh's disregard for his own safety and his courageous action were a source of inspiration to his platoon.

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