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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: L/Nk Dal Bahadur Pun, VrC

Gazette Notification: 10 Pres/52, 26-1-52
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Nov 1948

On 8 November 1948, Lance Naik Dal Bahadur Pun was section commander of a platoon which was ordered to capture an enemy-held feature where from heavy tire was obstructing the advance of battalion. Lance Naik Dal Bahadur Pun crept within ten yards of the enemy when he was fired at. Ignoring the enemy fire, he rushed to the post. While approaching the enemy position, he noticed one of the enemy soldiers taking a grenade out of his pocket. Lance Naik Dal Bahadur Pun jumped on him, snatched the grenade and killed him with his khukri. This timely and gallant action not only saved the lives of his section but also inspired them to kill the remainder of the enemy with khukris.

Throughout this action, Lance Naik Dal Bahadur Pun displayed great courage and determination and set an example of bravery to his comrades.

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