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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
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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: CHM Yashvir Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999

On 12/13 June 1999 during 'Operation Vijay', Company Havildar Major Yashvir Singh of Charlie Company of 2 Rajputana Rifles was tasked to organize evacuation of casualties during the company assault on Tololing Top in the Drass sector. The company had captured Tololing top and in the ensuing firefight the company had already lost the Company Commander and the Platoon Commander. The Troops on Tololing Top were in the danger of being isolated by the enemy.

Seeing the grave situation of own troops on Top and the lurking danger to the accomplishment of task, Company Havildar Major Yashvir Singh mustered all spare men around him and rushed to the Top. On reaching the Top he immediately joined up with the remnants of Number One section and assumed command.

On realising that the danger to Tololing Top was because of an uncleared enemy sangar, he collected all the hand grenades and proceeded to the sangar despite heavy enemy fire. On closing in, he started lobbing grenades inside the loopholes but in the process was fired at by the enemy at point blank range. After having lobbed eighteen grenades, he was able to silence the bunker.

However, in the heroic action he sustained innumerable bullet injuries and succumbed due to the resultant profuse bleeding. Company Havildar Major Yashvir Singh displayed exemplary valour in the face of enemy and made the supreme sacrifice for the nation.

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