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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: L/Nk Bhadra Bahadur Thapa, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Sep 1948

On 27 September 1948, Rifleman Bhadra Bahadur Thapa was the Bren gunner of No. 1 section of a patrol sent to Bhed area to intercept the enemy. The patrol was suddenly subjected to enemy heavy automatic close range fire from three directions.

After the first attack was repulsed, Rifleman. Thapa realised that his section commander had been surrounded by the enemy. He immediately reorganised his section and counter-attacked the enemy, killing two of them. In spite of heavy enemy fire, Rifleman. Bhadra Bahadur went on firing at the enemy to cover the final withdrawal of the patrol. When he was sure that all men of his patrol had withdrawn to safety, he crawled out of his post through intense enemy fire, thus displaying courage and devotion to duty of a very high order.

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