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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.

 

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Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Maj Harpal Singh Grewal, VrC


Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971

Citation:
Major Harpal Singh Grewal, officer commanding of a company of Bihar Regiment in the Eastern Sector, was given the task of liquidating a well-fortified enemy post, which was held in strength and supported by medium machine guns. During the assault, his company came under heavy small arms and machine gun fire, but this officer by his personal example inspired his men to press home the attack. While leading the attack, Major Grewal was wounded by a burst from a machine gun. He, however, continued to lead the charge and liquidated the post. After the capture of the objective he succumbed to his injuries.

In this action, Major Grewal displayed gallantry and leadership of a high order.



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Medals
PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
Branches
Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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