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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 (Hony Capt) Sukhdev Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971

Lance Havildar Sukhdev Singh was the commander of a section of Dogra Regiment, which was ordered to attackwell-fortified enemy position in the Eastern Sector. During the assault, an enemy heavy machine gun opened up from a flank. Unmindful of his safety, Lance Havildar Sukhdev Singh crawled up to the heavy machine gun and silenced it with a grenade. Thereafter, he charged two neighbouring enemy trenches and bayoneted the enemy personnel. This action contributed in no small measure to the capture of the objective by the battalion.

In this action, Lance Havildar Sukhdev Singh displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

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