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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: Maj Baldev Raj Bhola, VrC

Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971

Major Baldev Raj Bhola, who was commanding a company of a battalion of Dogra Regiment, was ordered to assault a well fortified enemy position in the Eastern Sector.

During the advance, the company came under heavy and effective fire of enemy artillery and heavy machine gun. Under the inspiring leadership of Major Bhola, the company continued advancing against heavy odds. Major Bhola got injured but continued undeterred. As he neared the objective heavy machine gun fire made it impossible for the company to advance any further. By quick appreciation Major Bhola decided to silence it. He rushed to the machine gun post, lobbed two grenades and silenced it. In the process he was hit by enemy fire as a result of hich he died. 

In this action, Major Baldev Rai Bhola displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of  high order.

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