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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 Arjun Singh Narula, VrC

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 12 Aug 1965

On 12 August 1965, Captain Arjun Singh Narula led a company of his battalion to Kalidhar in Jammu and Kashmir, to assist a company of JAK Rifles and to prevent infiltrators from approaching Balwinder Suspension Bridge, the only link with the rest of the theatre. He arrived in the evening and launched an attack the same night and cleared two points held by the enemy. On the morning of 14 August, a patrol was ambushed by the enemy. Captain Narula rushed a platoon and himself followed with the other two platoons. Although the company was short of ammunition, especially for 2-inch mortar and light machine guns, Captain Narula launched an attack killing 20 infiltrators. That evening and the next night Captain Narula's positions were heavily shelled but he held on.

By 16 August his men were so exhausted that they could hardly move. Although exhausted himself also, he collected a section of volunteers and reached the J & K Rifles picquets where he managed to get some water for his men. This action encouraged his men and they continued to repulse enemy attacks up to 19Augustwhen the battalion joined them.

Throughout this operation, Captain Narula displayed outstanding leadership, courage and endurance.

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