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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: Maj Adarsh Kumar Kochhar, VrC

Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1965

On 16 September 1965, Major Adarsh Kumar Kochhar was battery commander affiliated to a task force, which was ordered to capture Jassoran, Butur Deograndi and Tekri to establish a roadblock behind enemy positions in Chawinda. His skilful fire plan enabled the task force to capture Jassoran. During the action the officer commanding of a Gorkha Rifles battalion was mortally wounded. Disregarding his own safety, Major Kochhar rushed into the enemy artillery barrage to evacuate the officer. Thereafter guiding the remnants of the battalion, he succeeded in capturing Butur Deograndi. Subsequently, several counterattacks of the enemy were beaten back and the enemy's attempts to encircle our task force were failed by Major Kochhar's skilful use of his own artillery concentrations. When his column was ordered to withdraw, he brought back many casualties to safety disregarding enemy fire.

Throughout, Major Kochhar displayed courage and leadership of a high order.

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