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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: Sub Bahadur Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 1999

On 11 June 1999, Subedar Bahadur Singh was tasked to neutralise one of the enemy positions at an altitude of approximately 17,400 feet in Jammu and Kashmir during 'Operation Rakshak' in the Kargil Sector. Subedar Bahadur Singh accompanied by two other ranks advancing in a terrain totally devoid of any natural cover stealthily outflanked the enemy from the North and gained proximity to the enemy The move was ultimately detected by the enemy and heavy automatic fire was directed at Subedar Bahadur Singh's party. Although the enemy was well entrenched in a dominating position, Subedar Bahadur Singh fearlessly fired back, killing two enemy soldiers on the spot.

Fierce firefight ensued and Subedar Bahadur Singh sustained a bullet injury. He refused to be evacuated and continued to fire back at the enemy till he succumbed to a bullet injury on his head.

Despite extremely hostile terrain, heavy enemy automatic fire and extreme cold climatic conditions, Subedar Bahadur Singh displayed exemplary determination by climbing the rugged top unnoticed and killing two enemy soldiers and made the supreme sacrifice for the Nation. 

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