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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: Lt Col Somesh Kapoor, VrC

Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 22 Aug 1965

Major Somesh Kapoor, company commander of a battalion of Sikh Regiment, was ordered to capture two Pakistani posts in the Poonch Sector. On 24 August 1965, Major Kapoor decided that he must attack the next post immediately. When he was about 50 yards from the objective, the enemy opened fire. Major Kapoor boldly charged through the enemy's forward position and assaulted the depth locality. The speed and momentum of the assault was so great that it broke the enemy's resistance and the post was captured in 30 minutes. Eight enemy soldiers were killed, six were taken prisoner and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was captured.

Major Kapoor's leadership and devotion to duty were a source of inspiration to his men and were in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

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