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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: Dy Comdt Inderjit Singh Uppal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1971

Shri Inderjit Singh Uppal of Border Security Force was commanding two companies deployed in an area in the Eastern Sector. After an enemy position was captured, one of the companies came under heavy fire from an enemy machine gun and was pinned down. In complete disregard of his safety, Shri Uppal took one medium machine gun group and directed his fire towards the enemy machine gun. In the process, he was hit by a bullet as a result of which he died.

Throughout, Shri lnderjit Singh Uppal displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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