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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: Capt Sanjeev Singh Jamwal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Jun 1999

As part of "Operation Vijay” on 20 June 1999 at 0415 hours, Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal was tasked to recapture point 5140 in the Drass Sector, an important feature dominating the Srinagar-Leh road which had been forcibly taken over and held by enemy intruders. The young officer approached the feature from the west along with his column and reached within assaulting distance of the enemy defence, maintaining total surprise. After reorganizing the entire company and visualizing no other option he motivated his men to attack the feature

Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal, leading from the front along with his buddy, physically assaulted the first enemy sangar. This took the enemy by total surprise and forced them into a hand-to-hand fight, resulting panic amongst them. After successfully clearing the first sangar, Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal further attacked the second sangar causing further attrition on the enemy.

In this act of valour Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal along with his column left six enemy dead and led to the recapturing of the important feature. Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal exhibited raw courage and true professionalism in the face of the enemy.

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