Lt Gen Kuldip Singh Brar, Vr.C, Indian Army

Lt Gen Kuldip Singh Brar, Vr.C


During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Lt Col Kuldip Singh Brar was commanding a battalion of Maratha Light Infantry during the operations on the Eastern Front. His battalion was in the lead from 4 to 16 December and took a major part in the liberation of Jamalpur.

During the attack on Jamalpur on the night of 10th December, Lt Col Brar inspired his men to capture the objective. In the subsequent counter-attacks, he moved from one company locality to another, unmindful of his personal safety, encouraging his men to stand fast and beat back the enemy attacks. The enemy attacked six times but all these attacks were repulsed with heavy losses to the enemy in men and equipment.

Throughout this action, Lt Col Brar displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.