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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: Brig Amarjeet Singh Brar, VrC

Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Colonel Amarjeet Singh Brar, who was commanding a battalion of Rajputana Rifles, was given the task of capturing an important enemy position in the Eastern Sector. Against heavy odds the attack was successfully carried out and the position held against fierce enemy counter-attacks. On 6 December, the battalion surprised the enemy and drew out all their troops, enabling the neighbouring formation to occupy that position without firing a single round. Again, on 9 December, the battalion captured the formidable Mynamati defences and held on against fierce enemy counter-attacks supported by tanks.

Throughout, Lieutenant Colonel Brar displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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