November 18, 2018

Our Tribute to Brig Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri MVC

ndia 's Lawrence of Arabia
Mahavir Chakra Citataion
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Citation: Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was commanding a company of the Punjab Regiment occupying a defended locality in the Rajasthan Sector. On 5th December 1971, in the early hours of the morning the enemy launched a massive attack on this locality with infantry and tanks. Major Chandpuri exhibited dynamic leadership in holding his command intact and steadfast.
Showing exceptional courage and determination, he inspired his men moving from bunker to bunker, encouraging them in beating back the enemy till reinforcements arrived. In this heroic defence, he inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and forced them to retreat leaving behind twelve tanks.
In this action, Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri displayed conspicuous gallantry, inspiring leadership and exceptional devotion to duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Army.
 " MEN WHO BRING US VICTORY ON THE BATTLE GROUND ARE PRIZED OVER ALL OTHER MEN "- Favourite dialogue from the epic movie " Lawrence of Arabia " It is said by Arab Chief Faisal about Lawrence after Lawrence captures the strategic port of Aqaba from the vastly outnumbered Ottoman Turkish troops,


God Bless the Bravery of the entire 23 rd Battalion of Punjab Regiment

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