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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: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971

On 15 December 1971, a battalion of Sikh Light Infantry was ordered to capture the, enemy defence position at Parbat Ali in the Rajasthan Sector. During the attack, the assaulting troops came under heavy artillery and medium machine gun fire and suffered casualties. Second Lieutenant Bahadur Singh noticed an enemy medium machine gun firing from a bunker on a flank. Realising the importance of silencing this gun he, with complete disregard for his personal safety, led a charge on this post and silenced the gun. In the process he was hit by a burst of medium machine gun fire and died soon after reaching the objective. 

In this action, Second Lieutenant Bahadur Singh displayed courage and leadership of a high order.

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