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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
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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 Capt Balam Ram, VrC

Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 10 Sep 1965

10 September 1965, a battalion of Punjab Regiment was ordered to capture an enemy position in the Lahore Sector in Pakistan, which was heavily defended and had a number of concrete pillboxes. As Sepoy Balam Ram's platoon was forming up for the attack, it came under very heavy and accurate automatic and rifle fire from one of the enemy positions. Moving through heavy enemy fire in utter disregard of his personal safety, Sepoy Balam Ram charged the enemy weapon pit, firing from the hip. On coming close to the pillbox, one of his comrades threw a grenade into it. Thereafter he stormed the concrete weapon pit, killed all the occupants and captured a light machine gun, automatic rifle and sten gun. 

This heroic deed of Sepoy Balam Ram was a source of great inspiration to his platoon, which soon overwhelmed the enemy position and secured its objective.

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