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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

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.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: L/Nk Gobardhan Adhikari, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971

On 15 December 1971, a company of Gorkha Rifles was mopping up the enemy in an area in the Eastern Sector. Lance Naik Gobardhan Adhikari commanding a section was given the task of driving out the enemy from some built-up-area. While advancing, his section came under fire of a medium machine gun from a window. In utter disregard for his personal safety, he crawled under the fire of the machine gun right up to the window and lobbed a grenade inside which damaged the gun and killed its crew. At this stage, he was fired upon by an enemy machine gun from across the road. He charged the gun and in the process received burst in his face as a result of which he died.

In this action, Lance Naik Adhikari displayed gallantry of a high order.

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