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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Hav Bane Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 26 Nov 1971

Lance Havildar Bane Singh was a section commander in a battalion of Rajput Regiment. His company was assigned the task of clearing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. During the attack, the enemy brought down sustained and accurate fire from his automatic weapons and when the assault was only 15 yards from the objective, subjected it to a heavy grenade attack. Lance Havildar Bane Singh rushed towards an enemy light machine gun, which was inflicting heavy casualties and though himself seriously wounded, snatched the light machine gun through the loophole of the bunker, thereby ensuring success of the objective. In this action, Lance Havildar Bane Singh displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

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