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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 Col Raj Singh, VrC, SM

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971

Lieutenant Colonel Raj Singh, in command of a force, was ordered to capture certain enemy position in the Eastern Sector. During the assault, two of the rifle companies were pinned down. Despite intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Colonel Raj Singh quickly organised a force of another company and led the assault from a different direction, capturing the objective and inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Subsequently he was ordered to clear the enemy pockets in an area. He skillfully organised outflanking move around enemy held areas and captured them, thereby clearing the areas swiftly. 

Throughout these operations, Lieutenant Colonel Raj Singh displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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