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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 Col Inder Bal Singh Bawa, MVC

Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 02 Apr 1988

Deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the operation of the Indian Peace Keeping Force, Lieutenant Colonel Inder Bal Singh Bawa landed with his battalion at Palai on 11 October, 1987, and went immediately into battle with the task of clearing the Axis Vasavilan-Urgmpurai-Jaffna Fort. The militants desperately contested the advance from strong fortified positions. The officer contained, bypassed and reduced each position, inflicting heavy casualties on the militants. He personally led his command and was a sustained inspiration to his men.

The battalion was again detailed to extricate 13 Sikh Light Infantry and 10 Para Commando teams from the Kondavil North area. Lieutenant Colonel Bawa again led his battalion through heavily fortified territory, linked up with the above force, and successfully extricated them on 13 October 1987. In this effort, a militant suicide squad sprayed him with a hail of bullets. He died fighting gallantly.

Lieutenant Colonel Inder Bal Singh Bawa displayed conspicuous bravery andvital leadership in the face of frenzied militants.

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