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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 Gian Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 34 Pres 57, 15-8-57
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Nov 1948

On 25 November 1948, Lance Naik Gian Singh was in the foremost section of a column which was advancing on a hill feature in Poonch. Advance towards the enemy position lay over a narrow ridge with a deep fall on either side and there was an enemy light machine gun which covered this route. For the column to move forward it was imperative that this gun should be put out of action. Lance Naik Gain Singh, who was the Bren gunner of the forward section, with complete disregard for his personal safety, jumped forward and took a position right in front of the enemy gun despite the shower of bullets, and with lightning speed he opened fire silencing the enemy.

This spontaneous act of great courage enabled the column to pierce the enemy's defences. Lance Naik Gian Singh displayed gallantry of a high order this action. 

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