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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: Sub (Hony Capt) ABA Kiratkude, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 29 Jun 1948

On 23 June 1948, the enemy attacked the MMG picquet of Lance Naik A B A Kiratkude with browning machine guns and 3" mortars. But the brave NCO broke the enemy attack by continuously firing from his MMG. The enemy even suffered eleven casualties. Again on 29 June 1948, the enemy tried to attack a subsidiary picquet but Lance Naik Kiratkude repulsed the attack by putting up a fight against all odds. When his gun stopped for changing the lock, he immediately moved to another bunker and in the process was wounded by the enemy firing. Though bleeding, he refused to go back to safety and kept firing from his gun.

Throughout the engagement with the enemy, Lance Naik A B A Kiratkude displayed high skill at his weapon and showed dogged determination, courage and devotion of duty to the highest order.

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