Chushul Warrior Brigade celebrated its golden jubilee recently. The brigade has the honour of being commanded by two Army Chiefs, Gen (Retd) TN Raina and Gen (Retd) KV Krishna Rao. The brigade also has the distinction of being the single point of contact with the Chinese for the entire Western Tibet region in accordance with the Border Peace and Tranquility Agreement, 1993.
During the Chinese aggression in 1962, the brigade distinguished itself with conspicuous bravery. It was in Chushul that Maj Dhan Singh Thapa and his Gurkhas gave a gallant account of their courage and bravery and it was at Rezang La where Maj Shaitan Singh and 114 ranks of 13 Kumaon Regiment fought till last-man-last-round. Both Maj Dhan Singh Thapa and Maj Shaitan Singh were awarded Param Vir Chakra for exhibiting supreme courage, leadership and exemplary devotion to duty.
The golden jubilee celebrations included a wreath-laying at all memorials, institution of Golden Jubilee Trophy, a special sainik sammelan and barakhana. Maj Gen (Retd) Shamsher Singh, who had commanded this brigade in late 1970s and Mr Narpat Singh, son of Late Maj Shaitan Singh also took part in the celebrations.
input : Maj Deepak Singh Thakur