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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: Hav Girdhari Lal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 16 May 1965

On 16 May, 1965, in the Kargil Sector in J & K our troops were ordered to capture a dominating feature held by the enemy forces in depth, from where they were bringing down accurate 3 inch mortar, light machine gun and small arms fire on the leading troops. Without regard for danger, Havildar Girdhari Lal, who was in the leading section, kept encouraging his men to advance. When one of the light machine gunner fell under heavy fire, he picked up the gun and charged the enemy bunker and killed its occupants, but was himself killed in doing so.

In this action, Havildar Girdhari Lal displayed exemplary bravery and devotion to duty, in the best traditions of the Army

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