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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: Lt Col Girdhari Singh, VrC, MC

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

From December 1947 to March 1948, Lieutenant Colonel Girdhari Singh was commanding a unit at Chhamb, which was in an isolated position and situated very close to the Pakistan border. The enemy made all out efforts to capture this position, but Lieutenant Colonel Girdhari Singh, in spite of inadequate defence stores and supporting arms, gave the enemy hard knocks every time they tried to be aggressive

On the night of26 February 1948, this officer personally led two company patrols as far forward as Chor Dhakki. The enemy, owing to the boldness of this action, was completely surprised and left behind 30 dead and a good number of horses and mules. This success would not have been possible but for this officer's personal bravery when in close contact with the enemy and his coolness under fire.

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