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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: Hav Abdul Rahiman Kunju, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 07 Jan 1948

On 7 January 1948 near Samba in Jammu & Kashmir, Naik Abdul Rahiman Kunju was commanding a patrol. While advancing with his patrol, he saw a party of enemy coming towards him. The patrol and the enemy immediately took cover and commenced firing on each other. Naik Abdul Rahiman rook one section to the flankwith the object of closing with the enemy but maneuver was observed by them. They brought rapid fire to bear in his direction. Quickly assessing the situation, Naik Abdul Rahiman single-handed charged the enemy and lulled all six of them. m i l e he was trying to pick up enemy weapons, about 200 raiders tried to cut off his patrol. He successfully withdrew his patrol to a more favourable position and engaged the enemy, keeping them pinned till reinforcements came to assist the patrol. 

Throughout, this action, Naik Abdul Rahiman Kunju showed courage and set an example of leadership and devotion to duty in the very finest traditions of the service.

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