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1971 India-Pakistan war hero Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri dies at 78

Chandigarh | ByIndo Asian News Service
Nov 17, 2018 03:41 PM IST

Chandpuri, who was an Army Major during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, had held his post through the night in the famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack by advancing Pakistani Patton tanks.

Decorated war veteran Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri died in a private hospital in Mohali near Chandigarh on Saturday, family sources said. He was 78.

File photo of Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpur who died on Saturday on November 17.(Ravi kumar/Hindustan Times)
File photo of Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpur who died on Saturday on November 17.(Ravi kumar/Hindustan Times)

Chandpuri, who was an Army Major during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, had held his post through the night in the famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack by advancing Pakistani Patton tanks.

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He was decorated with the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) for the heroic stand-off against the tanks and forcing the enemy to retreat.

The feat of Brig Chandpuri and his men was later featured in Bollywood blockbuster movie “Border” which was released in 1997.

His role was played by actor Sunny Deol.

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