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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: Maj Gen Ashwani Kumar Dewan, AVSM, VrC

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/63, 26-1-63
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962

On 18 November 1962, the Chinese forces attacked Gurung Hill in the Chushul area in overwhelming strength after heavy and concentrated artillery and mortar fire.

Captain A.K. Dewan, who was supporting the defending infantry, moved his tanks forward at considerable risk, himself remaining in an open jeep to have better visibility and mobility. In complete disregard of his own safety, he conducted and controlled the supporting fire of his tank troop and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. With his accurate fire, he also provided cover for some of the infantry to withdraw from the forward defences.

Captain Dewan displayed courage ad devotion to duty of a high order.

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