Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, MVC, Indian Army

Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, MVC


Major K.S. Chandpuri was commanding a company of a battalion of Punjab Regiment occupying a defended locality in Laungnewala in the Rajasthan Sector. On 5th December 1971, in the early hours of the morning, the enemy launched a massive attack on this locality with infantry and tanks.

Major Chandpuri exhibited dynamic leadership in holding his command intact and steadfast. Showing exceptional courage and determination, he inspired his men moving from bunker to bunker encouraging them in beating back the enemy till reinforcements arrived.

In this heroic defence, he inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and forced them to retreat leaving behind twelve tanks. In this action, Major Chandpuri displayed conspicuous gallantry and leadership.