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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: Capt Chandra Kant, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971

Captain Chandra Kant was attached to an infantry brigade operating in the Shakargarh Sector. On 10 December 1971, during an engagement with the enemy, the infantry company suffered some casualties. Captain Chandra Kant was detailed to evacuate the casualties speedily. Though the area was under intense shelling, Captain Chandra Kant, with complete disregard for his safety, reached the casualties and after giving them first aid, brought them back and thus saved their lives. He was again detailed on 14 December to evacuate casualties. He completed the assigned task with great speed.

Throughout, Captain Chandra Kant displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

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