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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: H. C. Hari Singh, VrC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

On 14 December 1971, Shri Hari Singh, Head Constable of a company, was ordered to occupy the screen position ahead of an enemy post in the Rajasthan Sector. After he occupied the position, 50 to 60 Pakistani Rangers and irregulars supported by medium machine guns launched an attack. Undeterred by the heavy volume of fire Shri Hari Singh encouraged his men to hold their ground and kept the enemy at bay till reinforcements arrived. But the enemy put increased pressure on the post, thereby making it difficult to reinforce the screen position. Despite heavy shelling and the increasing pressure of the enemy, Shri Hari Singh put up stiff resistance and held on to his position. 

In this action, Shri Hari Singh displayed gallantry and leadership of a high order.

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