June 20, 2023

Kaman Bridge at LAC -Tribute to Col Kaman Singh Pathania , MVC 's bravery - Garhwal Rifles

Pride of Indora ,Distt Kangra
His valour saved Kashmir for India in 1947-48 ..

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It a matter of great pride of us that Col Kaman Singh Pathania 's two sons , Kamaljeet Singh Pathania and his elder brother Col Daljeet Singh Pathania , are alumni of our Punjab Public School , Nabha .
Further , Pathanias belong to Indora / Kandrori - Distt Kangra- HP.
( I. too, have a house in Indora and my PPS senior ,Kamaljeet Pathania Sir is a dear friend )
Col Kaman Singh Pathania , MVC 's citation
Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Lt Col Kaman Singh, MVC
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948
On 18 May 1948, during the Kashmir operations, the third Battalion of Royal Garhwal Rifles less one company was given the task of securing the Trahgam ridge. Lieutenant Colonel Kaman Singh himself conducted this attack against very heavy resistance. He went up to his forward platoons and led the attack personally, encouraging and cheering his men. Again on 17 June, his battalion less two companies was given the task of carrying out a raid on a strongly held position on the Buni ridge beyond Tithwal. In spite of heavy enemy fire, the attack, although uphill, was carried out with such dash and speed that the enemy fled in utter consternation leaving behind many dead and wounded. But the enemy having rallied put in three successive counter-attacks with large numbers. All these attacks were repulsed by the company with heavy losses to the enemy, including one Lieutenant Colonel killed.
Throughout the operation Lieutenant Colonel Kaman Singh's handling of his battalion was tactically very sound and his leadership and personal example of courage and determination were of a very high order.


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