Brig Mohindar Lal Whig, MVC, Indian Army

Brig Mohindar Lal Whig, MVC

During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Brigadier Mohindar Lal Whig was the commander of an infantry brigade group in the Kargil Sector on the Western Front. His brigade was assigned the task of capturing the complex of well-fortified enemy posts overlooking Kargil and to advance to Olthing Thang.

Brigadier Whig planned the operation with professional competence and skill. In spite of the altitude being over 12,000 feet and the temperature twenty degrees below zero, he led his troops with determination and cool courage inspired his men to brave the enemy shelling and small arms fire. He captured 36 enemy posts within a short period of ten days, inflicting heavy losses on the enemy and capturing large quantities of arms and ammunition.

During this operation Brig Whig displayed conspicuous gallantry and outstanding leadership in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army.