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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: Asst Comdt Ram Krishna Wadhwa, MVC

Gazette Notification: 21 Pres/72,12.2.72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1972

The border Security Force picquet at Raja Mohtam near Mamdot on the western front had been occupied by the enemy on 5 December 1971. Shri R.K. Wadhwa, Assist. Commandant was assigned the task of recapturing it. He led his troops gallantly through heavily mined area and under intense and accurate fire.

His courage and personal example inspired his men to close in with the enemy and capture the objective. Later when he was counter-attacked, he showed exemplary courage and utter disregard for his personal safety in going from trench to trench encouraging his men in repulsing the enemy. However, while moving under heavy fire, he was mortally wounded by enemy shelling and succumbed to his injuries.

In this action Assistant Commandant Ram Krishna Wadhwa displayed exemplary courage, leadership and indomitable spirit and devotion to duty of a very high order.

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