On the night of 11 December 1971, movement of our tanks across the minefield in an area in the Shakargarh Sector was disrupted due to one getting bogged in the nullah running across the minefield. An enemy counter-attack was imminent. It was, therefore, necessary to open the mine lane immediately. Naib Subedar Dorai Swami at once took over this task. Undeterred by the intense and accurate enemy fire on his party, he moved from man to man giving instructions to them. Ultimately, the traffic was restored, enabling the forward movement of tanks and other elements.
In this action, Naib Subedar Dorai Swami displayed commendable courage, initiative and leadership.