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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: Col Ashok Kumar, VrC

Gazette Notification: No.35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988

Captain Ashok Kumar Chauhan was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. While patrolling his area of responsibility, the officer observed a suspicious looking mob in a nearby cemetery. He immediately rushed towards them, but came under heavy automatic fire from a building located near the cemetery. Without caring for his safety, he crawled under the fire and attacked the militants' position. Two grenades were hurled at him resulting in a splinter injury to his right thigh. Although bleeding profusely, he climbed on to the roof. Seeing three men attempting to escape, he jumped after them. After a long chase he fired and injured one of them. The patrol recovered sizeable quantity of arms including bombs.

In this daring action, Captain Ashok Kumar Chauhan showed presence of mind and valour of a high order.

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