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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

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: Hony Capt Ganga Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971

On 14 December 1971, Sepoy Ganga Singh was the light machine gunner with a company of the Kumaon Regiment, which was assigned the task of assaulting Maynamati Cantonment in the Eastern Sector. The company was pinned down due to heavy machine gun and artillery fire.

With complete disregard for his safety, Sepoy Ganga Singh crawled to the enemy machine gun bunker. Forcing his light machine gun through the loophole of the bunker, he opened fire killing the enemy inside. Moving from bunker to bunker, he cleared three of them. Thereafter he crawled forward and reached three of our casualties and despite heavy enemy machine gun fire and shelling evacuated them to safety.

In this action, Sepoy Ganga Singh displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

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