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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: Nk Bal Bahadur Mall, VrC

Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50, 21-6-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948

On the night of 17 May 1948,319 Gorkha Rifles was ordered to capture a hill feature in the vicinity of Poonch. But before this could be done, it was necessary to occupy the pimple situated half way up the hill. The platoon commanded by Naik Bal Bahadur Mall led the attack. The enemy opened up with automatics, small arms and grenades. He rushed ahead of his section and charged an enemy machine gun post and killed one of the gunners with his khukri. When trying to wrest the gun from the enemy, he received a burst of automatic fire from another position and was killed instantaneously.

Due to his courage and gallantry he was not only responsible for the capture of the feature, but also paved the way for greater victories.

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