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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 Jintu Gogoi, VrC

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 30 Jun 1999

On the night of 29/30 June 1999 during "Operation Vijay", Captain Jintu Gogoi wad tasked to evict the enemy from ridge line Kala Pathar near the Line of control in general area of Juber Hill complex in Batalik sub-sector.

With utter disregard to his personal safety, he led the troops in the face of heavy enemy fire and reached the top by first light. However, he was immediately surrounded by the enemy and was asked to surrender. As he had no chance to protect himself, he chose the honorable way of fighting with valour and dignity. He opened fire on the enemy killing two enemy soldiers before making the supreme sacrifice. Before this action, lie made sure that his group had taken cover for safety.

Captain Jintu Gogoi displayed most conspicuous act of bravery, unparalleled devotion to duty and leadership of most exceptional order in the face of the enemy in the most inhospitable terrain, and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest tradition of the Indian Army. 

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