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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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 Noel Gregory O'Connor, VrC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Jan 1972

Lieutenant Colonel N. G. O'Connor, commanding a battalion of Border Security Force, was given the task of capturing a well fortified enemy post during the operations in the Eastern Sector. He planned and executed the operations with competence and was in the forefront during the attack encouraging his men to engage the enemy and capture the objective. He personally directed the artillery fire. Under his inspiring leadership, the objective was captured and the enemy was compelled to retreat, leaving behind casualties and large quantities of arms and ammunition.

Lieutenant Colonel O'Connor displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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