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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 Yog Raj Palta, VrC

Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1962

Lieutenant Yog Raj Palta was in command of a rifle company in forward area in NEFA. On the night of 15 November 1962, the Chinese attacked his company in large numbers. To inspire his men, Lieutenant Palta went forward and moved from bunker to bunker despite enemy fire. His presence boosted the morale of his men who fought gallantly and repulsed repeated enemy attacks during the night. Early next morning the Chinese attacked his position again. Lieutenant Palta was badly wounded. In spite of his wounds he kept cheering his men until he succumbed to his injuries. Lieutenant Palta's complete disregard for his personal safety and selfless devotion to duty inspired the men under his command to repulse repeated Chinese attacks. 

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