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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 Nafe Singh Dalal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 24 Apr 1972

Assistant Commandant Nafe Singh Dalal was commanding a company of Border Security Force in the Western Sector. He led a platoon entrusted with the task of preventing any intrusion by the enemy into our territory. The leading section of the patrol came under heavy automatic and small arms fire. Shri Dalal took a light machine gun himself, moved forward and engaged the enemy medium machine gun which was directly firing on the patrol. He silenced the enemy gun, but was hit by an MMG burst fired from the other direction. He was seriously injured and bleeding profusely but undaunted he kept the enemy engaged with his light machine gun fire till his men withdrew to an alternative position where he succumbed to his injuries. 

In this action, Assistant Commandant Dalal displayed gallantry and leadership of a high order.

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