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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: Capt Suman Dasgupta, VrC

Gazette Notification: 113 Pres/98,26-1-99
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1999

During Operation 'MEGHDOOT' in Siachen Glacier, Captain Suman Dasgupta was commanding a post at an altitude of 20,500 feet. On 06 June 1998, at around 1930 hours as he was observing the enemy post from a sentry bunker, he noticed some suspicious movement by the enemy at a post about 1500 metres away. On closer observation he could make out that enemy was moving towards the ground position line, probably to attack his own post. He mounted the Medium Machine Gun and opened fire on the enemy and killed two soldiers on the spot. He immediately alerted his post. The enemy opened up heavy artillery and automatic guns burst on the post in retaliation. The enemy also resorted to firing 82mm Mortar Bombs. During heavy enemy Mortar fire, he engaged enemy at Three-Pimple Post. During firing he was hit by enemy Mortar splinters. Captain Suman Dasgupta regardless of personal safety even after being injured continued firing on the enemy post and ensuring that the enemy could make no headway.

He later succumbed to his injuries. Captain Suman Dasgupta displayed conspicuous gallantry, courage, initiative and valour in the face of the enemy and soldierly devotion to duty.

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