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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: Hony Sub Anant Ram, VrC

Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962

Company Havildar Major Anant Ram was in command of a post in Ladakh on a peak more than 18,000 feet high. On 20 October 1962, the Chinese started an attack on this post. CHM Anant Ram had only 12 men under his command. The Chinese shelled the post for 45 minutes and destroyed all the bunkers. Two of the twelve men of the post were killed. Nearly 300 Chinese then closed in on the post but every man stuck to his position. Under CHM Anant Ram's leadership, the men fought tenaciously and inflicted more than 100 casualties on the enemy but the Chinese cut off and surrounded the post. 

With great skill and courage CHM Anant Ram extricated the remaining eight of his men down a sheer precipice and though suffering from frostbite ultimately managed to report to a post at Daulet Beg Oldi.

CHM Anant Ram displayed courage, devotion to duty and leadership of a high order in the best traditions of the Army.

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