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Havildar Sarup Singh

In 1962, during the Indo China war, th 14 Jammu Kashmir Militia was deployed in the Ladakh sector. Havildar Sarup Singhwas the second in command at the post at Bhujang. The Chinese armed with automatic weapons and mortar mounted a massive attack on th night of 19th October. The few Indian Defenders of this post found themselves ill-equipped to resist this furious Chinese onslaught. The Chinese came inwaves and seemed unstoppable but inspired by the Havildar, the Indians fought gallantaly inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. The Havildar was finally overpowered and killed. For his act of courage and and supreme gallantary Havildar Swaroop Singh was posthumously honoured with the Mahavir Chakra. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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