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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: Nb Sub Gian Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 23 May 1972

Naib Subedar Gian Singh was on a patrol in the Amritsar Sector. The enemy opened up with heavy automatic and small arms fire. In utter disregard of his personal safety, he rushed forward and started returning the fire from behind the cover of a raised bund. He kept changing his position stealthily and continued to engage the enemy with great determination, grit and presence of mind in spite of being surrounded from three sides by the enemy. He drew maximum enemy fire on himself which enabled the rest of the patrol to take cover and deal with the situation. In this gallant act, he was hit by an enemy MMG burst, but he continued to engage the enemy till the last and later succumbed to his injuries.

In this action, Naib Subedar Gian Singh displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order

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