RIP, Brigadier Chandpuri, the hero of LongewallaIt is an unbelievable incident. Nobody can believe this incident. But it did happen. Only 120 soldiers of a Rifle Company of 23 Punjab beat back 2000 Paki Infantrymen and an entire Tank Regiment. This unbelievable incident was scripted by Major (later Brigadier) Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri at Longewalla of Rajasthan sector in 1971. The force ratio was 2:47 in favor of Pakistanis. He was awarded Maha Vir Chakra after the war. This great hero rose to the rank of Brigadier in the Indian Army.
This gallant but extremely soft-spoken retired Officer has left the world today. My respectful salute to this great soldier of India.
[P.S.: Before talking about the film 'Border' in the discussion, the Members may kindly remember that Border film gave an inaccurate description of this grand battle. 23 Punjab lost only two soldiers (yes, only two) in that Battle. An Indian anti-tank gun was also destroyed. But the film depicted that many Indian soldiers died.]