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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 Amar Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 19 Pres 62, 26-1-62
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1961

On 13 September 1961, a company of Dogra Regiment attacked enemy positions in the post and telegraph office in the heart of Elizabethville (Congo). No. 1 Section, to which Sepoy Amar Singh belonged, was given the task of clearing the tactically important corridor in front of the main entrance. While nearing the corridor, the section came under enemy fire and was forced to take over. Meanwhile Sepoy Amar Singh, located the gendarmerie machine-gun responsible for holding up the assault. He crawled forward to a dominating position and opened fire with his light machine gun and killed the gendarmerie machine gunner, thereby saving the lives of his comrades. He then crawled still further forward and with accurate fire supported the assault. While doing so he was wounded seriously by an LMG burst.

Despite the severe injury he kept on firing at the enemy until his section captured the corridor. During the operation Sepoy Amar Singh, who was then young in years and service, showed courage and devotion to duty of a high order. 

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