The 115 infantry division was deployed in the Lahore area during the 1965 war. Major General Mohinder Singh assumed command of the division on the 15th of September. Commissioned in the army in 1940,The Major General was already a decorated soldier. He had been awarded the Military Cross for bravery during the Second World War. As head of the Infantry division, one of the first responsibilities he was entrusted with the capture of lchhogil Canal.
Major General Singh planned the operation well. As the assault commenced, disregarding the risk to his own life, he moved from one formation to the other, exhorting and inspiring his men to their best.His zeal, determination and leadership infused his men with a new spirit. The bridge successfully captured lchhogil Canal and dograj. For his able leadership and sound operational planning, he was decorated with the Mahavir Chakra