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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 Annavi Krishnaswamy Ramaswamy, MVC

Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/53,25-7-53
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 16 Jan 1948

On 16 January 1948, Major A.K. Ramaswamy, whilst in command of company of a para battalion at Naushera, was ordered to reinforce the forward company which was under enemy fire. He helped relieve the pressure of enemy fire. After the rest of the battalion had safely withdrawn, it was the turn of Major Ramaswamy's company to withdraw. The route of withdrawal was covered by heavy enemy firc. While crossing the most exposed part of the ground, a sepoy got wounded and was left behind. Major Ramaswamy, without any regard for his personal safety, ran back to evacuate the wounded sepoy.

The wounded sepoy gallantly warned this officer not to come to his aid and thus expose himself to enemy fire. But undaunted, the officer went to his aid and managed single-handed to bring back the wounded soldier 15 yards under a hail of enemy fire when he himself was mortally wounded and died while being evacuated to the regimental aid post. 

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