: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
On 4 October 1965, Major Anjaparavand Thimaiah Ganapathy was commanding a company of a battalion of the Sikh Light Infantry. The battalion was ordered to clear a point on the Kalidhar feature in J&K which, notwithstanding the cease-fire, had been encroached upon by Pakistani forces.
Major Ganapathy led his company in the face of stiff enemy opposition from entrenched positions supported by heavy artillery, mortar and Browning machine gun fire. Though his company strength was reduced to fifty per cent due to heavy casualties, he succeeded in dislodging the enemy from key positions and the preliminary objective of the battalion was achieved. In spite of heavy enemy shelling, Browning machine gun fire and small arms fire, he moved about fearlessly to encourage his men to achieve the objective.
In this action Major Ganapathy displayed courage, initiative and devotion to duty of a high order.