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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.

 

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Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Lt Col Balbir Singh Poonia, VrC


Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 24 Dec 1971

Citation:
A battalion of Rajputana Rifles was given the task of capturing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. Immediately after the objective was captured, the enemy launched a fierce counter-attack, supported by heavy artillery and mortar fire, in which the commanding officer was injured and the battery commander killed. At this stage Major Balbir Singh Poonia took charge of the situation and charged the advancing enemy, disorganizing his assault and restored the situation.

In this action, Major Poonia displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.


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Stats

Medals
PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
Branches
Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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