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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: Inspector Chanan Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Apr 1972

Naik Chanan Singh was commanding a section of the Border Security Force in a screen position in the Western Sector during the conflict with Pakistan. On 3 and 4 December 1971, the enemy launched seven attacks against this position in overwhelming strength, supported by heavy artillery fire. In the first attack, he came out of his bunker in utter disregard for his safety and fired on the enemy at point blank range, inflicting heavy casualties. His action inspired his men who fought courageously and repulsed the attack. Subsequently, the enemy launched six further attacks on the post and subjected it to intense shelling but under the inspiring leadership of Naik Chanan Singh all the attacks were repulsed.

Throughout, Naik Chanan Singh displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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