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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 Nb Sub Amar Singh Bisht, VrC

Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jul 1948

On the night of 14 July 1948, PA/Havildar Amar Singh was commanding the leading platoon of his company, which was ordered to attack an enemy feature. He led his platoon in pitch darkness over the thickly wooded steep hill, which was covered with mines and booby traps. In spite of the casualties due to bursting mines and heavy enemy fire, he kept perfect control over his men and continued the advance. Finally, he charged the enemy position through a gap in the minefield made by our leading scouts with such great dash and determination that the enemy could not withstand the onslaught and ran in confusion, leaving behind a number of dead, arms and ammunition.

Immediately after the feature was captured, the enemy launched two counter-attacks. PA/Havildar Bisht, who was not holding the right flank with his platoon, kept on cheering his men by going from post to post despite heavy enemy 3-inch mortar and small arms fire until the counter-attacks were beaten off with heavy losses to the enemy. In this action PA/Havildar Bisht showed gallantry and leadership of a high order.

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