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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: 2nd Lt. Ashok Kumar Nanchahal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971

Second Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Nanchahal was a platoon commander in Rajput Regiment during an attack on the enemy positions at Chhina Bidi Chand in the Khalra area in the Western Sector. During the assault, his platoon came under intense shelling and heavy automatic fire but he enthused his men to press home the attack. At this juncture he noticed two enemy machine guns firing from bunkers and inflicting heavy casualties on our troops. With utter disregard for his personal safety, he charged the machine gun post single-handed and lobbed a grenade through the loophole killing the enemy and silencing the guns. However, he was seriously injured and succumbed to his injuries. His valour inspired his men who charged and captured the objective inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.

In this action, Second Lieutenant Nanchahal displayed gallantry and leadership of a high order.

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