Ek Hum Foundation salutes Paramveer Chakra recipient Dhan Singh Thapa on his Birth Anniversary. He demonstrated bravery in 1962 Indo-China War.

Ek Hum Foundation salutes Paramveer Chakra recipient Dhan Singh Thapa

Ek Hum Foundation salutes Paramveer Chakra recipient Dhan Singh Thapa on his Birth Anniversary. He demonstrated bravery in 1962 Indo-China War.

Major Dhan Singh Thapa was in command of a forward post in Ladakh. On 20 October it was attacked by the Chinese in overwhelming strength after being subjected to intensive artillery and mortar bombardment. Under his gallant command, the greatly outnumbered post repulsed the attack, inflicting heavy casualties on the aggressors. The enemy attacked again in greater numbers after heavy shelling by artillery and mortar fire. Under the leadership of Major Thapa, his men repulsed this attack also with heavy losses to the enemy. The Chinese attacked for the third time, now with tanks to support the infantry. The post had already suffered large numbers of casualties in the earlier two attacks. Though considerably reduced in number it held out to the last. When it was finally overrun by overwhelming numbers of the enemy, Major Thapa got out of his trench and killed several of the enemy in hand-to-hand fighting before he was finally overpowered by Chinese soldiers. Major Thapa’s cool courage, conspicuous fighting qualities and leadership were in the highest traditions of our Army.

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