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Brig Umesh Singh Bawa, VrC, SM

Brig Umesh Singh Bawa, VrC, SM was commissioned in 17th battalion the Jat regiment in Jun 1978. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College. He commanded 17 Jat during the Kargil war and was awarded Vir Chakra during the operations. His unit was tasked to capture Pimple Complex, part of point 4875 in Mashkoh valley. He has served in various staff and command appointments in the Army. He has been an instructor in Infantry School, Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School and Indian Military Academy. He retired from service on 31 Dec 2013. He is a Ph.D. in Read More...

MASHKOH

Books by Brig Umesh Singh Bawa, VrC, SM

MASHKOH: Kargil as I saw it”, is a gripping first-hand authentic account of war stories of the ‘Mashkoh Warriors’ by the author, who commanded the unit in war and was awarded Vir Chakra for his gallant actions in the Mashkoh Valley in 1999. 

The book captures the tales of bravery, humour, emotions, tragic losses and hard-won victories in extremely challenging high-altitude terrain of Kargil, where many believed that the mission was impo

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