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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: Nk Bahadur Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 21 Oct 1962

On the night of21 October 1962, a company of Kumaon Regiment was holding the forward defended localities on McMahon Ridge in the Kibithoo area in NEFA. Naik Bahadur Singh was commanding a section in the forward most post of the company The Chinese forces, who were superior in numbers and were supported by medium machine guns and heavy mortar, attacked Naik Bahadur Singh's platoon. Naik Bahadur Singh and his men fought tenaciously and beat back the enemy attack inflicting heavy casualties. Shortly after this the enemy put in a second attack, during which the number one of his light machine gun section was killed. 

Thereafter Naik Bahadur Singh personally manned the gun and held on to his section position resolutely His section suffered heavy casualties, but under his leadership a handful of men held onto the position until he was killed by enemy fire. 

Naik Bahadur Singh exhibited exemplary courage and resolute devotion to duty.

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