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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: Asst Comdt Chandan Singh Chandel, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971

On 10 December 1971, Shri Chandan Singh Chandel, who was commanding a company of the Border Security Force, led an attack on a strongly fortified enemy post in the Kutch Sector. The enemy was supported by mortars, machine guns and antitank weapons. During the assault, his company was pinned down by heavy concentrated fire from the enemy position. With utter disregard for his own safety, and moving from one position to another, he encouraged his men and exhorted them to press forward with the assault. He led the charge and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy in hand-to-hand fighting. The success at this objective was mainly due to his inspiring leadership and personal example.

In this action, Shri Chandan Singh Chandel displayed exemplary courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

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