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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 Balbir Chand Chopra, VrC

Gazette Notification: 27 Pres 63,26-1-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 14 Nov 1962

Captain Balbir Chand Chopra established a forward aid post immediately behind the leading companies near the forward observation post position of a Kumaon battalion when the unit launched a counter-attack against the Chinese in NEFA on 14 November 1962. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Captain Chopra remained at the forward post and continued to treat casualties as they kept coming in. At night he remained at this post when the Chinese launched a fierce counter attack. Even though they advanced close to his position and he was in danger from small arms fire and grenades, he continued to attend to the steady stream of casualties. Captain Chopra moved back only when his position was almost over-run.

He set an outstanding example of courage and devotion to duty.

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