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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: Sub Gian Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Nov 1948

Lance Naik Gian Singh was the Bren-gunner of the forward section of his platoon. On 25 November 1948, the section was advancing to capture a hill feature. The enemy position was very close and the axis of advance was only over a ridge. There was deep fall on either side of the ridge. 

Lance Naik Gian Singh, at great personal risk, jumped forward in the face of heavy enemy fire and took a position opposite an enemy LMG post. He fired with all the speed and silenced the enemy LMG. As a result the column could advance and charge the enemy. His remarkable courage was an inspiration to all.

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