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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Capt Kapil Singh Thapa, MVC

Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/66,30-9-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965

On the night of21 September 1965, during the battle of Dograi, Captain Kapil Singh Thapa was given the task of capturing the northwestern edge of Dograi village. He personally led his men through a minefield and assaulted the enemy position. He engaged the enemy with grenades and bayonets and captured the objective but was himself killed in the encounter.

Captain Kapil Singh Thapa displayed conspicuous gallantry and determination in the best traditions of the Army.

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