Major D P Singh – The Blade Runner

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On 15th July 99, during the Kargil War, while being deployed in Munawar Tawi area, Major Devender Pal Singh, a young army officer, came under enemy mortar firing and suffered heavy injuries. He was bleeding so profusely, that when he was evacuated to the hospital he was declared dead on arrival by the Medical Specialist. Luck favoured Maj D P Singh and he was eventually revived from his deathbed. However, this was not without the officer having lost his right leg. It took Major D P Singh ten full years to regain his ability back.
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The Battles of Tololing and Point 4875

Battle of tololing

By the first week of May 99, it had become clear to the Indian Army that Pakistani intruders were occupying a number of important Indian heights in the Dras, Kargil and Batalik Sectors. In the Dras sector, well entrenched enemy soldiers were directing precise artillery fire onto the Srinagar-Leh highway from Tololing. Due to the domination of the feature, it was vital to capture this Complex at the earliest, both to prevent interdiction of the highway and also to act as a launch pad for further operations. On 20 May, 18 GRENADIERS was tasked to recapture Tololing.
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