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Accession & Homage: Veterans paying Homage to Brigadier Rajinder Singh

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Jammu: Veterans are paying Homage to Brigadier Rajinder Singh, Mahavir Chakra(posthumous), the Saviour of Kashmir, Recipient of the First Gallantry Award of independent India, at 11 AM on 26 October, the Accession Day, made possible by him with 100 Dogra soldiers of J &K State Forces, at Brigadier Rajinder Singh Memorial Chowk near Secretariat Jammu.

Due to Covid Pandemic, it has been decided to remember him by lighting Diyas/candles at 7 pm on Monday at home. It was on this night of 26 and 27 Oct, at 2 AM in 1947, that he was ambushed near Rampur Buniyar on Uri front after the Accession had been signed by Maharaja Hari Singh and accepted, and his entire J&K State Forces taken over by the Indian Army, that he decided to be the Last Man as ordered by his Ruler Maharaja Hari Singh which actually saved the State.

Brigadier Rajinder Singh

Within 6 hours of his martyrdom on 27 October 1947, the Indian Army started landing at Srinagar Airport which is also celebrated as Infantry Day, again made possible due to the Dogras’ gallant action which held the raiders at Garhi long enough to blow the Uri Bridge which saved the State.

If any soldier of India deserves Bharat Ratna, it is Brigadier Rajinder Singh. Time has come for the Dogras to speak up. – Gen Goverdhan Jamwal. President J&,K Ex-services League.

Updated Monday 26 October 6 pm: Army veterans and prominent citizens paid homage to Brigadier Rajinder Singh at a special function in Jammu to mark the signing of the Instrument of Accession by Maharaja Hari Singh, ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, on 26 October 1947. By executing this document under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh agreed to accede to the Dominion of India.

Gen Goverdhan Jamwal

Army veteran pays tributes to Gen Zorawar Singh – the brave warrior who gave India the strategic depth across the Himalayas

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General Zorawar Singh

Jammu: Congratulating Gen YK Joshi, Army Commander Northern Command, Veteran General Goverdhan Singh Jamwal, 92, the last General of the Maharaja Hari Singh’s State Forces of Gen Zorawar Singh, now the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles that had founded the unique Dogra State under Maharaja Gulab Singh said “you have seen Jammu Dogras have never been given their due and their History Distorted that is what is now Distory”.

Brigadier Rajinder Singh

General Jamwal strongly feels that Brig Rajinder Singh is the worst sufferer of this Distory. He was denied PVC. It was all due to Sheikh Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru who were against Maharaja Hari Singh and the Dogras, primarily the Dogra State Forces, of which Brig Rajinder singh was the Chief.

Prime Minister in Ladakh

Gen Jamwal said in a message to the Army Commander that it was a great day to see him with the Prime Minister in the land conquered by the Dogras. It was Gen Zorawar Singh, who gave the country the strategic depth in Ladakh and Baltistan across the Himalayas.

It was a historic Day which will be remembered by the Nation and the Army for long time and what a credit to the soldiers at the highest battlefield of the world.

Now remembering the Heroes of 1962 and the Galwan warriors we pay tribute to them and to Gen Zorawar Singh whose remains lie at Toyo across the borders.

We are in the most tumultuous period of history. The first Quarter of the 21st century will decide whether we will retrieve what we have lost in the last millennium and the next few years are vital. To my mind die is cast. And there is no choice – General Goverdhan Singh Jamwal

Saviour of Kashmir: The gripping story of valour and accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India

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New Delhi: “Saviour of Kashmir” is the story of the gallant Officer who fought to the “Last man-Last Bullet” thus saving Kashmir from the unscruplus British and dishonest Pakistanis.

It is the untold story of the British planned invasion of Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan Army personnel disguised as civilians assisting the Tribals called Kabailis and Raiders in 1947, says Kunwar Kanveshwar Pratap Singh Jamwal, who is known among his friends as Bobbie Jamwal. He is a proud Dogra from Jammu, who can boast of a rich legacy of bravery and valour that runs in his family.

It was one of its kind of battles fought on uneven grounds and how the combine of British and Pakistani attack of over 6000 trained and well armed troops was foiled by a Die-Hard 100 Dogras of the Jammu and Kashmir State Forces under the Brave Brig Rajinder Singh Jamwal, which enabled the then ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, to accede the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India, Bobbie points out opening a much forgotten chapter of modern Indian History.

Bobbie said: “the great martyr, Brig Rajinder Singh, who led his troops from the front and gave the supreme sacrifice for the nation was the first recipient of Maha Vir Chakra in independent India. He was awarded the honor posthumously by the then Army Chief Field Marshall K.M. Carriappa.”

Lalit Shastri, the Editor-in-Chief of Newsroom24x7.com , is of the view that the Dogras of the Jammu and Kashmir forces and especially the valour demonstrated by Brig Rajinder Singh should be scripted in letters of gold. Their contribution to the accession of J&K to India should be included as a full chapter in the prescribed text books for schools across the nation, he went on to assert adding modern Indian History writers cannot be allowed to ignore this crucial narrative.