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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: Nk Bhupal Singh Pundhir, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Jun 1948

On 18 May 1948 two companies of 3 Royal Garhwal Rifles were ordered to attack and capture the Trahgam Ridge in J&K. During the attack, a Bren gunner in Rifleman Bhupal Singh's section was killed. Realising the danger to his platoon, he crawled forward and took over the Bren and kept on firing till the task was completed.

On 17 June, 3 Royal Garhwal Rifles was ordered to carry out a reconnaissance in force on Musargutte Ridge. Rifleman Bhupal Singh was with the leading company when the enemy counter-attacked in large number. Rifleman Bhupal Singh, on his own initiative, took up position with another rifleman on the right flank, from which side the enemy was approaching his position. He killed four enemy and thus checked the threat to his platoon.

When another flank was threatened, he volunteered to wait up for the enemy. During the withdrawal he carried all alone a badly wounded rifleman for about three miles under heavy enemy fire.

The courage, devotion to duty and comradeship displayed by this young rifleman were of an outstanding order. 

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