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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: Brig Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971

Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik was the battery commander with an infantry battalion which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. As the battalion was forming up for the attack, the enemy brought down accurate artillery fire and opened up with heavy machine guns from close range inflicting heavy casualties on our troops.

Undeterred and unmindful of his own safety, Captain Naik moved forward to a vantage point, located two heavy machine gun posts and brought down effective artillery fire on the enemy, thus enabling the assaulting troops to capture the objective.

In this action, Captain Naik displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order. 

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