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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: Nb Sub Cherian Wangdus, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 23 Dec 1971

Naib Subedar Cherin Wangdus of Ladakh Scouts who was commanding a platoon of the company was assigned the task of capturing enemy held posts in the Western Sector. On 10 December 1971, when due to heavy enemy medium machine gun and mortar fire his company's advance was held up, he along with two other personnel of his platoon assaulted the medium machine gun bunker, killed the entire crew and captured the medium machine gun.

In this action, Naib Subedar Cherian Wangdus displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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