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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.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Lt Gen Joginder Singh Bakshi, MVC, VSM (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971


Brigadier Joginder Singh Bakshi was commanding a mountain brigade during the operations against Pakistan on the Eastern Front. Between 7 and 16 December 1971, the brigade under his leadership launched a series of successful attacks and captured a number of well-prepared enemy localities, culminating in the capture of Bogra. Brigadier Bakshi displayed professional competence of a high order and by his daring execution outwitted the opposing forces breaking their resistance and capturing large number of men and equipment including the commander of 205 Brigade of the Pakistan Army.  

Throughout the operation, Brigadier Bakshi displayed conspicuous gallantry, determination and skill.

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