Col. Panjab Singh, 1971 War Hero Passes away due to covid Complications

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We have lost so many Indians in this Covid Pandemic. This is very heartbreaking news that a war hero left us due to an invisible enemy. Our brave Col. Panjab Singh has died due to the Covid-19 Complications in Chandimandir’s command hospital on Monday, four days after losing his son to the pandemic. He is a hero in the 1971 war with Pakistan which is also known as the Bangladesh liberation war or operation Cactus Lilly.

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Some Important Facts About Col. Panjab Singh

Col. Panjab Singh born on February 15, 1942, Col. Singh was commissioned into the 6th Batallion of the Sikh Regiment in December16, 1967. He went on to command the Battalion from October 12, 1986, to July 29, 1990.

Col. Panjab Singh had taken part in the 1971 War and he earned the title ‘Hero of Poonch’ because of his intelligence and war tactics.

1971 war hero Col Panjab Singh succumbs to coronavirus | Chandigarh News -  Times of India
Col. Panjab Singh ”Poonch Hero”

During Operation Cactus Lilly of the 1971 War, the 6 Sikh Battalion occupied 13 km of frontage on the heights above Poonch, covering two strategic points, the loss of which would have directly threatened Poonch.

On 3 December 1971, Pakistani forces attacked the position with more than a battalion,  supported by artillery and mortar fire.

The next 72 hours was a classical defensive battle fought by the fierce soldiers of 6 Sikh under the command of Singh. He defeated the Pakistan army and won the 1971 war. The enemy had shouted charge many times during the night but did not carry out an assault. Poonch was captured by the Indian Army and the major role played by Col. Panjab Singh.

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