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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: Col Amrik Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971

Major Amrik Singh was commanding a company in a battalion of Sikh Regiment in the Rajasthan Sector. After attacking and capturing an enemy screen position on the night of 10 December 1971, he volunteered to lead the assault on another position. The objective was held by a company of Pakistani regulars, well fortified and protected by a minefield 600 metres deep. Major Amrik Singh led the assault and under his inspiring leadership his company charged through the minefield and captured the objective after fierce hand-to-hand fighting. During the assault, Major Amrik Singh was seriously wounded but continued to direct his men and repulsed the enemy's counter-attack.

In this action, Major Amrik Singh displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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