Hari Singh (soldier)

Hari Singh (Soldier)

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Hari Singh AVSM (October 24, 1922 - March 14, 2003) was a Brigadier in the Indian Army who played a significant role in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. He was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India for rendering distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Early life

Hari Singh was born in 1922 in the village of Galathani and was educated at Bhupal Nobles School, Udaipur. He joined the army in 1941 and went to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in February, 1942.

Military life

He was commissioned on October 1942. He proceeded to the Middle East in 1944 and was stationed in Iran (then known as Persia), Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon. In 1946, he went to England for higher military training, returning to India later that year.

In 1948, he was selected as an instructor at the Indian Military Academy. After serving there for two years, he was appointed A.D.C General-Officer-Commanding 19th Infantry Division in Srinagar, Kashmir.

After completing there, Singh joined the 18th Cavalry in 1951. He was selected as an instructor at Armoured Corps Training School, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra). He served in that capacity until 1957.

In 1959, he was posted to 62 Infantry Brigade Headquarters. He took part in an operation against China at Sela Pass in 1962. He took over command of 18th Cavalry in 1962 and commanded the regiment during 1965 operations against Pakistan, in the Sialkot sector. He was awarded a Mention-in-Despatch for gallantry during...
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