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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 Ravinder Nath Gupta, VrC

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

Captain Ravinder Nath Gupta was one of the subtask force commanders for breaching a minefield to make vehicle lanes in an area in the Western Sector. This area was continuously under enemy artillery and mortar fire and information regarding the depth of the minefield was wanting. As time was very short, Captain Ravinder Nath Gupta volunteered to lead a small party on foot on a wide outflanking move to assess the other edge of the minefield.

By this method, the party was able to get this vital information within an hour. Subsequently, when the enemy attacked, he personally guided the tanks through the cleared minefield. While doing so, he was hit by an enemy artillery shell and killed.

In this action, Captain Gupta displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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