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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
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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: Rfn Jashwant Singh Rawat, MVC

Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/63, 22-7-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 17 Nov 1962

On 17 November 1962, a battalion of Garhwal Rifles was occupying a defensive position near the Nuranang bridge in NEFA. Rifleman Jashwant Singh Rawat's company was subjected to a series ofattacks by the Chinese force. The enemy managed to bring forward a medium machine gun very close to one of our platoons and weakened its defences. Rifleman Jashwant Singh and two other men volunteered to go and destroy the enemy MMG position. They crawled forward and within 10 to 15 yards of the gun, Rifleman Jashwant Singh and the other riflemen hurled grenades on it, killing two Chinese and badly wounding the other. Rifleman Rawat then snatched the MMG and started to return to his position. The enemy opened automatic fire from close range. Rifleman Jashwant Singh was hit on the head and died on the spot, still holding the MMG in his hand.

The exceptional courage and initiative shown by Rifleman J.S. Rawat in the face of intense enemy fire were in the best traditions of our Army.

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