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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 Bhupinder Kumar Vaid, VrC

Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965

On 8 September 1965,2nd Lieutenant Bhupinder Kumar Vaid was performing the duties of observation post officer with a regiment operating in the Sialkot Sector. The OP tank was moving along with other elements ofthe regiment when a fierce tank-to-tank battle started. 2nd Lieutenant Vaid's tank received a direct hit, as a result of which he was injured and his technical assistant killed. His tank was hit again, causing disruption in communication. Disregarding his injury, he left the tank crawled about 300 yards and mounted a nearby tank from where he engaged a number of enemy localities, inflicting heavy casualties on them and thus enabling his troops to regroup for the operations.

The courage and devotion to duty displayed by 2nd Lieutenant Vaid were of a high order and in the best traditions of the Army.

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