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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: Rfn Dalip Singh Thapa, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971

Rifleman Dalip Singh Thapa of a battalion of the Gorkha Rifles was manning a light machine gun on the east bank of Munnawar Tawi in the Western Sector. On the night of 8 December 1971, the enemy attacked his company position under cover of intense artillery fire. Rifleman Dalip Singh Thapa opened up fire with his light machine gun inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. His trench was destroyed and he himself was severely wounded by a direct hit by an enemy shell, but undeterred he crawled out of his trench and continued manning the gun till he succumbed to his injuries. In this action, Rifleman Dalip Singh Thapa displayed gallantry of a high order.

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