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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: Brig Joginder Singh Jaswal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

Second Lieutenant Joginder Singh Jaswal was commander of a screen position of his battalion in the Western Sector. The position was subjected to heavy and accurate shelling and attacked by the enemy during the night of 3 December 1971. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he moved from one post to another to inspire his men. He brought heavy volume of fire on the enemy and repulsed the attack. The enemy again attacked the position twice and on both occasions the attacks were repulsed due to the leadership and courage displayed by him. On 5 December, he led a patrol to silence an enemy medium machine gun. In the process, he was hit by a medium machine gun burst in the neck. In spite of the wound, he brought back a wounded Naik who was with him. Throughout, Second Lieutenant Jaswal displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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