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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: Maj Daljit Singh Narang, MVC

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Jan 1972

Major Daljit Singh Narang was commanding a squadron of cavalry which was attacked by two enemy battalions, supported by a squadron of Chaffee tanks. He skillfully and boldly manoeuvred his squadron despite heavy enemy fire and engaged and destroyed the enemy tanks. With utter disregard for his personal safety and undeterred by heavy enemy fire, he directed the fire of his squadron standing on the turret of his tank. When one of the tanks of his squadron was hit, he immediately, at immense risk to himself rushed to assist its crew in pulling out. His courage and fearlessness so inspired his command that they successfully decimated the enemy squadron of Chaffee tanks and stemmed the enemy advance. Major Narang was killed atop his tank by machine gun fire while leading his squadron. 

Throughout this action, Major D.S. Narang displayed outstanding leadership and determination. His conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice is in the highest tradition of the Army.

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