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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: Lt Col Anjaparavand Thimaiah Ganapathy, VrC

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 04 Oct 1965

On 4 October 1965, Major Anjaparavand Thimaiah Ganapathy was commanding a company of a battalion of the Sikh Light Infantry. The battalion was ordered to clear a point on the Kalidhar feature in J&K which, notwithstanding the cease-fire, had been encroached upon by Pakistani forces.

Major Ganapathy led his company in the face of stiff enemy opposition from entrenched positions supported by heavy artillery, mortar and Browning machine gun fire. Though his company strength was reduced to fifty per cent due to heavy casualties, he succeeded in dislodging the enemy from key positions and the preliminary objective of the battalion was achieved. In spite of heavy enemy shelling, Browning machine gun fire and small arms fire, he moved about fearlessly to encourage his men to achieve the objective.

In this action Major Ganapathy displayed courage, initiative and devotion to duty of a high order.

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