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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: Nk Darshan Singh, MVC

Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1965

On the night of 2 November 1965, Naik Darshan Singh was commanding the leading section of a company of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, which was ordered to clear a heavily defended bunker in the Mendhar Sector in J&K where Pakistani forces had sited a Browning machine gun. His approach lay over a most difficult and steep terrain, which was extensively mined, and completely dominated by small arms fire. As he led his men in a charge on the enemy, his left leg was blown off by a mine but he continued crawling forward and exhorting his men to carry on with the charge. Whilst cutting wire obstacles, another mine exploded wounding him severely. Unmindful of his wounds, he dragged himself forward to an enemy bunker and threw a grenade into it. Encouraged by his action, the few remaining men of his section charged and silenced the enemy Browning. By this time, his entire section had become casualties, but the men had cleared the way for the success of their company in the operations.

Naik Darshan Singh died shouting to the follow-up echelon to come by the route, which had been cleared of mines by the charge of his section. He made the supreme sacrifice of his life for the success of his company and displayed courage and devotion to duty of the highest order in the finest traditions of the Army.

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