Remembering Subedar Joginder Singh, the hero of the 1962 Sino-Indian War...!

NewsDesk    23-Oct-2021
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On October 20, 1962, three regiments of the Chinese Army attacked Indian position at Namka Chu on the MacMahon line . Despite being on the lower ground, the Indian troops offered stiff resistance to the Chinese. The Chinese then turned their attention towards the strategically-important town of Tawang in North East Frontier Agency (now Arunachal Pradesh). In the wee hours of October 23, 1962, the Chinese army launched a heavy offensive on the Bum La axis, hoping to break through to Tawang. In the Sino-India war of 1962, Subedar Joginder Singh was commanding officer of Bum La pass in the then North East Frontier Agency . While Chinese troops outnumbered Indian platoon, Singh fought stoutly and was taken as a prisoner of war by the Chinese army. While in Chinese captivity, he refuses to take treatment from Chinese despite the fact that he was injured. Today , Pema Khandu Tweeted," My sincere homage to #ParamVirChakra Subedar Joginder Singh Ji on his punyatithi. He fought ferociously against the overwhelming enemy forces in 1962 war, leading his small unit of men at Tawang sector.The nation will always remember his supreme sacrifice and bravery" . On 2020, Arunachal Government dedicated a War Memorial to Subedar Joginder Singh, who was decorated with Param Vir Chakra, the highest award for gallantry during the 1962 Sino-India War, was inaugurated at Bum La in Arunachal Pradesh. Subedar Joginder Singh belonged to 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment.