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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: Gdsm Dambar Bahadur Chhetri, VrC

Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965

On 6 September 1965, when his company was attaching a strongly held enemy position in the Lahore Sector, Guardsman Dambar Bahadur Chhetri was seriously wounded in the chest by enemy medium machine gun fire. Despite his wounds, he rushed forward in the face of intensive enemy mortar and MMG fire, which again wounded him seriously. He was hit a third time by enemy automatic fire in the left shoulder and hand, but he staggered onto the objective and firing his weapon, inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. After the final assault and capture of the objective, he dropped dead.

Guardsman Dambar Bahadur Chhetri displayed exemplary courage and determination.

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