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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: L/Nk Chand Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 23 May 1948

On 23 May 1948, Lance Naik Chand Singh was in command of the leading section of a platoon patrol at Machhoi. His platoon came under heavy and accurate MMG and automatic fire, killing and wounding half of his section straightaway. He collected the LMG and 2-inch mortar bombs (to be used as grenades) from his killed comrades with a view to reorganising his section and containing the enemy to prevent him from taking away our casualties. 

From about 1200 hours to about 1730 hours, when reinforcements arrived, he so directed the fire of his party that the enemy, in spite of continuous and frantic efforts, was unable to move. The enemy concentrated all his efforts on this NCO's little hideout causing two casualties to his party of five. But he held on. At 1730 hours when an attack was put in by his coy on the enemy-occupied hill feature, he got out of his hideout with his party and joined the battle, silencing an enemy sniper post. This superb gallant action of Naik Chand Singh was largely responsible for saving nine of his comrades and the whole of his platoon equipment. In an all-day battle, he displayed the highest soldierly qualities of leadership, personal bravery and selfless devotion to duty.

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