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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: Hav Baliram Vithal Salvi, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Apr 1948

During the attack on Rajouri on 14 April 1948, Havildar Baliram Vithal Salvi was in charge of a medium machine gun detachment supporting 1 Kumaon. The attacking troops were held up by intense fire from the enemy on the objective. Havildar Salvi pushed up a big stone at a suitable place and setting his gun behind it produced effective fire, which helped the attackers to capture the objective. The next day the position came under increased fire. Havildar Salvi was shot in the head but held on. He refused to be evacuated until his task was achieved.

In this action, Havildar Salvi displayed remarkable skill at arms and total disregard for his own safety.

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