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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 Umed Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971

Naik Umed Singh was in charge of the mortar section at a picquet in the Western Sector. On 6 December 1971, the picquet was attacked by enemy in strength supported by intense mortar and automatic fire. Naik Umed Singh moved from one mortar position to another to inspire his men and ensure continuous fire on the targets. During this period an enemy shell burst near him and he was seriously wounded. He refused to be evacuated and stayed in the mortar position, till the enemy attack was repulsed and their mortars silenced. He succumbed to his injuries soon after his evacuation.

In this action, Naik Umed Singh displayed determination and leadership of a high order.

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