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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 Gen Kashmiri Lal Rattan, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971

Lieutenant Colonel K.L. Rattan was commanding a battalion of the Sikh Regiment at Poonch. His battalion was assigned the task of holding a feature, which was the key to our defences in this sector. From 3 to 6 December 1971, the enemy launched a series of fierce attacks in strength against the defended area. On each of these occasions, he positioned himself in the most threatened locality and unmindful of the heavy enemy shelling and small arms fire, moved from bunker to bunker encouraging and inspiring his men to beat back the enemy attacks inflicting heavy losses.

Throughout this action, Lieutenant Colonel K.L. Rattan displayed conspicuous bravery and exemplary leadership.

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