Brigadier Sant Singh, MVC(Bar)
In November 1965, i.e. after the ceasefire with Pakistan, Brig Sant Singh, then a Lt Col commanding a battalion of the Sikh Light infantry, drove out Pakistanis, who had encroached on our territory, after a bitter hand-to-hand fight. This gallantry earned him the MVC. Then in 1971, as a senior commander in the eastern theatre, he carried out a rapid advance in the face of stiff enemy opposition, thus capturing Mymensingh and Madhopur. His conspicuous gallantry and inspiring leadership were recognised by the grant of the Bar to his MVC.