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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 Devinder Singh, VrC

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

Captain Devinder Singh who was commanding a company of Rajput Regiment, was assigned the task of raiding enemy machine gun positions in the Eastern Sector. As the leading platoon reached the forward bunkers, the enemy brought down a heavy volume of small arms fire. With complete disregard for his safety, Captain Devinder Singh himself led this platoon in a charge and engaged the enemy in a hand-to-hand fight. Inspired by his example, the platoon succeeded in clearing the machine gun nests.

Though wounded in his right thigh, he continued to direct the operation till the mission was completed. In this action, Captain Devinder Singh displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order. 

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