Lt Col Satish Chandra Joshi, Vr.C(Bar)
Lt Col Satish Chandra Joshi won his first VrC on 14th June 1948 while serving with Central India Horse as a Subaltran. The Bar came to him 17 years later while commanding the same unit in 1965. As a commanding officer, he made every possible effort to find a detour around the enemy mines which were obstructing his advance. Driving a jeep himself, he reconnaitered a passage through the mine field on to the ichhogil canal bank, thus inspiring his men to give excellent support to the infantry. However, in the completion of its mission, the brave soldier from Almora District was himself killed when his jeep blew up on a mine.