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- Genghis Khan (1162-1227)

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.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Maj Gen Hardev Singh Kler, MVC, AVSM (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 1971

Brigadier Hardev Singh Kler was commanding a mountain brigade on the Eastern Front during the operation against Pakistan. He led the advance from Jamalpur up to Turag River. During all the action in this advance, Brigadier Kler was personally present with the leading troops and directed the operations with complete disregard for his life. By personally going into the thick of the battle, he provided great inspiration to his troops who had laid siege behind enemy positions south of Jamalpur. He inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and captured 379 prisoners as well as large quantities of weapons and ammunition.

Throughout these operations, Brigadier Kler displayed outstanding courage, inspiring leadership and complete disregard of personal safety in the face of the enemy in keeping with the best traditions of the Army.

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