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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 Som Dutt Sharma, VrC


Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971

Citation:
Major Som Dutt Sharma was commanding a raiding party during an attack in an area in the Rajasthan sector. When deep inside enemy territory, he saw an enemy vehicle column. With utter disregard for his safety and showing commendable presence of mind and courage, he laid an ambush to trap the enemy. This resulted in nineteen enemy soldiers being killed and one junior commissioned officer and eighteen other ranks being taken prisoner. A large quantity of arms, ammunition and equipment was also captured. In this action, Major Sharma 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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