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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

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: Col Gopal Krishan Trivedy, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971

On 10th December 1971, Major Gopal Krishan Trivedi was commanding a company of Grenadiers during their attack in the Shakargarh Sector. This was a well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy and covered by an 800 yards deep minefield. During the attack, the assaulting troops came under heavy and accurate shelling. Undeterred, Major Trivedi led his men and charged through the minefield and captured the objective after bitter hand-to-hand fighting. On 3 1 December 1971, the enemy launched a counter-attack in strength. Major Trivedi inspired his men by his presence and moving from trench to trench exhorted his men to hold ground and beat back the enemy attack. Throughout this action, Major Trivedi displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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