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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.

 

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Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Sub Kanshi Ram, MVC (retd)


Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/63, 22-7-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 10 Oct 1962

Citation:
On 10 October 1962, the post of Tsengjong in NEFA was attacked by approximately 500 Chinese. Disregarding the heavy enemy fire, Sepoy Kanshi Ram covered the right approach to this post with his light machine gun and inflicted heavy casualties on the Chinese. He was himself seriously wounded. Though profusely bleeding he refused to be evacuated. The post was once again attacked by another wave of Chinese troops, this time with greater intensity of mortar fire. Despite his injury, Sepoy Kanshi Ram brought his gun into action. The enemy waves kept on advancing and closing in on the post. A Chinese officer along with four other ranks approached close to Sepoy Kanshi Ram and shouted to his men in the trench to surrender.

Sepoy Kansi Ram shouted back at them to surrender. By this time, his ammunition was nearly finished, but he hurled a grenade and killed the enemy officer and three other ranks. In the meantime, other Chinese soldiers closed in on him and one of them tried to snatch away his light machine gun, while another fired an automatic rifle at him wounding him again. Despite his injuries, he held onto his gun and pushed the Chinese so skillfully that they fell down. Sepoy Kanshi Ram then grabbed a loaded automatic rifle from the enemy and came back to his platoon with this rifle, as well as his own light machine gun. This was the first Chinese weapon captured by 7Infantry Brigade.

In this action, Sepoy Kanshi Ram displayed indomitable courage, initiative and resourcefulness of a high order.



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MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
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Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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