Unsung Hero: The Inspiring Journey of Major Kuldip Singh
Major Kuldip Singh is majorly known for the leadership that he demonstrated during the famous battle of Longewala. With his 120 soldiers, he fought the bravest battle against the Pakistani army of about 2000-3000, belonging to the 51st Infantry Brigade backed up by the 22nd Armored Regiment.
The small group maintained the post till the Indian air force could come to their assistance and destroy the enemy. It was an impossible task but made possible by some of the greatest Indian heroes. Major Kuldip Singh was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for this.
Major Kuldip Singh, born on 22 November 1940, is a retired military officer in the Indian army who still breathes at the pink of his health. The government of India is awarding Kuldip Singh the Maha Vir Chakra award, and he has won many other recognition in the country for his bravery, courage, and dedication towards the country’s land.
Baby Kuldip was born in Montgomery of the Punjab region of undivided India. He belongs to the Gurjar family. The family background talks about the bravery and courage one should have and be dedicated to the family and the homeland. He is also an active member of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and cleared the NSS exams when he passed from his college, government-aided, in Hoshiyarpur in 1962.
Kuldip Singh served in the 1965 war in the western area, and after the war, he even did serve in the United Nations Emergency Force in Gaza in Egypt for almost a year. He was almost trained when he reached the age of 25 and liked how he was serving his motherland and his fellow mates. After teaching and training, he also took the opportunity to train and instruct as a tutor at the prestigious Infantry School, Mhow (MP), where elite-class families sent their children to get instructions and combat training.
He tried his best to make up his mind, build his body, and inspire his men. He moved from bunker to bunker and encouraged each and every one to fight back against the enemies, win them over and stay strong until the reinforcements arrived. They tried inflicting heavy casualties and also did force the enemy to retreat and force them to leave behind twelve tanks. And for the same bravery, conspicuous gallantry and leadership he did show, he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra Award by the Indian Army and the government of India.
Sunny Deol’s character in the film “Border” was inspired by this amazing man, and he remains the real hero behind the Reel hero.
And for the best part, he retired from the Indian Army with the post of Brigadier and has been respected for the work he has been giving to his country land and his fellow mates.
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