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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: Dy Comdt Joginder Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 30 Dec 1971

Shri Joginder Singh, Deputy Commandant, was in charge of a post of the Border Security Force in the Rajasthan Sector. On 17 December 1971, he was assigned the task of organising fire support for the units taking up defensive positions west of wirawah. After reconnaissance, as his party was returning to Virawah, the enemy opened up from close range with heavy machine gun and mortar fire. He immediately jumped out of his vehicle and marshalling his small party, assaulted the enemy.

Though hit by a machine gun burst, he led the troops, fighting hand-to-hand till he succumbed to his injuries. In this action, Shri Joginder Singh displayed commendable courage, determination and leadership.

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