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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: Nk Baji Ram Thapa, VrC

Gazette Notification: 3 Pres/64, 1-1-64
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 24 Oct 1962

Rifleman Bajiram Thapa was with his platoon in a post in NEFA, which the Chinese attacked in overwhelming numbers on 24 October 1962. Rifleman Thapa, who was covering the main track, shot dead two advancing enemy soldiers. Even when a burst of enemy fire wounded him in the left hand, he continued firing and killed yet another enemy soldier. By this time the enemy had got very close and Rifleman Thapa was wounded again.

His platoon had to withdraw without him. Wounded and without food, water and adequate clothing, he remained behind the enemy lines for three days before he succeeded in rejoining his platoon.

In this action, Rifleman Bajiram Thapa displayed courage, determination and resourcefulness of a high order.

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