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Monday, 28 December 2020

1971 war veteran felicitated

Our Correspondent

Abohar, December 27

Subedar Brijendra Singh (retired), Vir Chakra awardee, popularly known as Subedar Baba, was felicitated on Sunday at his residence in Kumher village in Rajasthan to acknowledge his contributions during the 1971 war in Fazilka.

Subedar Baba of the 4 Jat Regiment of the Army is remembered as a gallant hero of the 1971 Indian-Pakistan war. He was involved in the Battle of Beriwala Bridge, fought in the Fazilka area. Subedar Baba was the second-in-command of the Delta Company of the regiment.

As part of the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’, Brigadier Vaydeesh Mahajan accompanied the ‘Victory Flame’ from Bharatpur to the residence of Subedar Baba.

At 94, Subedar Baba is full of life and is a source of motivation for the people of his area. He still continues to do social service and has inspired many people of his area to join the armed forces. For his valour and leadership, he was awarded the Vir Chakra in 1972.

from The Tribune

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