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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: Hav Yaswant Singh, VrC, SM

Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971

Lance Havildar Yaswant Singh of the Parachute Regiment (Commandos) was ordered to raid an enemy stronghold in Jammu and Kashmir held by a special service group of Pakistan Army. He approached the enemy, overpowered them arid destroyed the stronghold, killing eight Pakistani commandos.

In the execution of this mission, Lance Havildar Yaswant Singh displayed gallantry, leadership and determination of a high order,

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