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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: Maj Asa Ram Tyagi, MVC

Gazette Notification: 127 Pres/65,16-10-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965

On the night of 21 September 1965, Major Asa Ram Tyagi personally led the leading platoon of a company of a Jat Battalion to capture an enemy position in Dograi village in Pakistan, which was defended by a troop of tanks, covering pillboxes and recoilless guns. While assaulting the enemy position, Major Tyagi was hit by two bullets in the right shoulder. In spite of his injury, he pressed on against the enemy tanks, personally destroyed the crew with grenades and captured two tanks intact. In this process he was again hit by three more bullets, but still continued to lead his company till he fell unconscious.

He was subsequently evacuated to a military hospital where he died. Greatly inspired by his conspicuous bravery, his men captured the objective. 

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