Brig Raj Mohan Vohra, MVC, Indian Army

Brig Raj Mohan Vohra, MVC

During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Lt Col Raj Mohan Vohra was commanding 4 Horse in the Shakargarh Sector of the western front.

His regiment spearheaded the advance capturing in its wake Bhairo Nath. Thakurdwara, Bari Lagwal, Chamrola, Darman, Chakra and Dehlra. Each of these positions was fortified with tanks, missiles and minefields. With complete disregard for his personal safety Lt Col Vohra moved well forward and provided inspiring leadership to the regiment.

During the battle of Basantar river, his regiment, inspired by his personal example and courage, stood fast against repeated attacks by the enemy armour and destroyed 27 enemy tanks with minimal casualties to the unit.

Throughout the operations, Lt Col Vohra displayed conspicuous gallantry and inspiring leadership in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army.