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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.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Maj Alok Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Apr 1991

Captain Alok Singh, Company Commander, 12 JAT, along with his company organised ambushes in Anantar Puliyan Kulam and Pariya Puyarasan Kulam in Sri Lanka as a part of interdiction planned on 8 and 9 September, 1989. An encounter with the militants on 9 September, 1989, resulted in the capture of an important area leader and finance member of the militant organisation, the killing of 22 militants and infliction of injuries to 27 cadres, without any loss to Indian troops. He displayed great courage and aggressive leadership in placement, redeployment and re-grouping of his troops during the encounter. Unmindful of his personal safety, Captain Alok Singh moved from one section to another guiding his troops in the face of grave danger. In this process, his LMG group became the main target of the militants. To cover the re deployment of the LMG group, he stepped out in open and shot dead four militants, at point-blank range, who had advanced to overpower the group. Inspired by this gallant action of their leader, the troops fought back resolutely and inflicted heavy casualties on the militants. 

Captain Alok Singh, thus, displayed conspicuous courage, tactful leadership and valour in the face of the militants.

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