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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: Sep Avtar Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971

On the night of 10 December 1971, Sepoy Avtar Singh of a battalion of Punjab Regiment was with a force attacking the right shoulder of Nangi Tekri in the Jammu and Kashmir Sector. This was a well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy. During the attack, the assaulting troops were subjected to intense artillery and medium machine gun fire as a result of which Sepoy Avtar Singh lost one of his legs. Undaunted, he crawled up to a medium machine gun post in a bid to destroy it and while hurling himself at the gun was hit by a burst of automatic fire as a result of which he died. In this action, Sepoy Avtar Singh displayed gallantry and determination of a high order.

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