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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: L/Nk Ghulam Mohd Khan, VrC

Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999

On 07 June 1999, Lance Naik Ghulam Mohd Khan of 12 Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry was Rocket Launcher Number 1 of Alfa Company which was tasked to capture Point 5203 in the Kargil Sector, a feature strongly held by the enemy during "Operation Vijay ". 

Lance Naik Ghulam Mohd Khan infiltrated with the column during the night after a treacherous climb lasting nine-hour and occupied a position behind the enemy retaining complete surprise. The column was waiting to assault the enemy at 0430 hours when Lance Naik Ghulam Mohd Khan spotted approximately twenty enemy soldiers advancing towards his team. Without wasting any time he warned his comrades and fired his rocket launcher killing three enemy soldiers.

While Lance Naik Ghulam Mohd Khan was in the process of reloading the rocket launcher, the enemy brought intense automatic fire killing eight of his comrades, Undeterred Lance Naik Ghulam Mohd Khan continued to fire at the enemy till he also sustained multiple bullet injures. He succumbed to his injuries later.

Lance Naik Ghulam Mohd Khan displayed exceptional valour and gallantry in the face of the enemy and made the supreme sacrifice.

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