Jaswant Singh Rawat: The one who saved Arunachal Pradesh single-hadedly from Chinese

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Jaswant Singh Rawat inspiring story
Jaswant Singh Rawat inspiring story

India has produced many war heroes whose valor can inspire generations. Here is the story of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, PVC, whose valor is celebrated even by the enemies. He is considered a hero in the Silo-India War in the year 1962. He was just 21 years old when he breathed his last. Yes, Jaswant Singh has shown what it truly means to be a hero. Many wouldn’t believe what he has done for the country. He single-handedly fought for the war for not just one day but three days.

It was November 1962 and was the last phase of the war. Due to a lack of resources, his company was asked to fall back by the chief. But, Jaswant Singh remained at the post. When the Chinese Army try to invade the village in Arunachal Pradesh, Jaswant Singh with the help of local girls Sela and Nura, set up weapons at three different posts and fired them non-stop for three days.

Jaswant Singh Rawat inspiring story
Jaswant Singh Rawat inspiring story

Chinese Army held the invasion thinking that a large contingent was still at the camp and firing them. Chinese were frustrated as time passes by and captured the man who supplied food to Jaswant Singh and came to know the actual truth. While Sela was captured, Nura died due to a grenade burst. The Chinese Army surrounded Jaswant Singh’s post. Realizing the situation, Jaswant Singh shot himself.

Chinese Army was frustrated that they couldn’t kill Jaswant Singh who took away the lives of 300 Chinese. So, they cut off his head and took it away with them. After the war was completed, The Chinese Commander-in-chief returned his head along with a brass bust made of the soldier which is set up at the site of the battle. He was posthumously awarded Maha Vir Chakra for his exemplary bravery. Jaswant Singh Rawat still inspires the Jawans.