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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Sep Sivadanu Bhaskaran Nair, VrC

Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 24 Sep 1965

Sepoy Sivadanu Bhaskaran Nair was with a company of Madras Regiment which was assigned the task of clearing the enemy who had infiltrated into an area near the Ichhogil Canal. When his company came under accurate small arms fire from well sited enemy bunkers, Sepoy Nair rushed forward, threw three hand grenades and silenced three enemy LMGs. When he was about to approach the fourth enemy bunker, he was hit by a burst of LMG fire and killed.

Sepoy Nair displayed commendable courage and initiative.

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