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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: Nk Gokal Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 25 Pres/68, 26-1-68
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1967

On 13 September 1967, Sepoy Gokal Singh was a member of a detachment of recoilless gun, which had been given the task of destroying the Chinese bunkers on South Shoulder at Nathu Lal Despite intense shelling by artillery and mortars on his position, Sepoy Gokal Singh engaged and destroyed six Chinese bunkers. While engaging the first bunker, he was wounded in the left eye, right hand and thigh, which were bleeding profusely. Undaunted, he continued to engage the Chinese bunkers from different positions. He refused to be evacuated till he fell unconscious. 

In this action, Sepoy Gokal Singh displayed exemplary courage and determination.

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