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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: Sub (Hony Capt) Chandraket Prasad Yadav, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 14 Jan 1972

During the operations against Pakistan in December 71, Lance Naik Chandraket PrasadYadav was the commander of a rocket launcher detachment of a battalion of Bihar Regiment which was deployed in the Eastern Sector. At about 1215 hours on 16 December an enemy convoy consisting of approximately 10 lorries loaded with ammunition and escorted by medium machine guns mounted on vehicles and two Chaffee tanks tried to breakthrough the roadblock established by the battalion. One of the enemy tanks engaged a company and the battalion headquarters. Lance Naik Yadav took upon himself the task of destroying the tank which was causing casualties to our troops. He closed in and destroyed it with his rocket launcher.

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