Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) – 1962 Martyr Stopped the Chinese Army and Saved Arunachal Pradesh
Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat Maha Vir Chakra (P) – Jaswantgarh, Arunachal Pradesh
Weeks before the ceasefire was called for between the two countries, Jaswant Singh Rawat’s battalion, The Garhwal Rifles, was engaged in an intense battle with the Chinese army at Nauranang. Soon though, the battalion was called back, citing lack of resources and manpower.
“But Rawat, a true-blue soldier, decided to stay back and fight. Jaswant Singh set up tactical weapons at three different spots and fired them constantly for three days to keep the Chinese forces at bay”
Real heroes should be treated close to gods as they protect the people like a shield, without caring about their own life. When we talk about real-life heroes who sacrifice their lives, brave sergeants from Indian Army come to our mind. Quite often, their impeccable strategies and pyrotechnics pull off the heist for the nation.
They sweat it out, round the clock, on border from the fire and they cope with severe difficulties and obstacles in a bid to maintain the status quo loud and proud. Day by day, the respect towards the Indian Army is increasing and it is prudent to say that they are the ‘visible gods’. Especially post the magnificent Surgical Strike & the fabulous work in Kashmir.
The story of Jaswant Singh Rawat:
Jaswant Singh Rawat is a gallant Rifleman. During his times, he would outsmart any ally he faced in a battle. He was trained physically, mentally so well that he had grown from strength to strength to his lofty standards of fierce personality. He worked with valour and an iron fist. Even army soldiers of other countries used to admire his unmatched bravery.
Rifleman Jaswant Singh is highly regarded as the hero of Indo-China War of 1962. It was the last stage of the war in November 1962, his company faced a major setback owing to an acute shortage of resources. But, Jaswant Singh Rawat still remained loyal to his nation and did not fall back even at this stage.