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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: Sub Sita Ram Patil, VrC

Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988

Subedar Sita Ram Patil was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. On the night of20 October 1987, his platoon occupied a defensive position in a built-up area, where the militants were armed with rockets. Throughout the next day, the platoon was subjected to heavy and accurate fire by the militants. But inspired by the platoon commander's outstanding courage and leadership, they held their ground and kept the militants at bay. Every attack was repulsed. During such an attack, this Junior Commissioned Officer was hit directly and died.

Subedar Sita Ram Patil displayed extreme devotion and conspicuous bravery in the best traditions of the Army.

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