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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: Lt Col Amrinder Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 12 Jun 1999

Major Amrinder Singh Kasana was Battery Commander for attack on Tololing feature in the Drass Sector during "Operation Vijay". The officer however, volunteered to be the Battery Commander till the fall of point 5140. He thus took part in four consecutive attacks along with 2 Rajputana Rifles, 18 Grenadiers and 13 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles culminating in the capture of Tololing feature, Hump, Rocky Knob and Point 5140.

During these operation, Major Kasana displayed exceptional valour and dedication to duty and very effectively directed artillery fire thereby causing heavy enemy casualties and degradation of the objectives. With a nerve of steel and utter disregard to his personal safety, Major Kasana himself entered the minefield and succeeded in retrieving infantry mine casualties at Tololing feature on the night of 12th/l3thJune 1999, thus saving many lives and limbs of his comrades.

His act of exceptional courage boosted the morale of infantry soldiers going into the assault. The degradation of enemy defences by accurate and effective - artillery fire facilitated the capture of Tololing feature, Hump, Rocky Knob and Point 5140 on the nights of i 12th/l3th June, 13th/l4th June, l6th/17th June and 19th/20th June respectively.

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