Awards

Till the last breath Lt.Col Tarapore

Period : 1965 Indo Pak War

On the 11th of September 1965, L.t. Col Tarapore commanding the 17 Horse Regiment was assigned the task of delivering the armored thrust in the attack on Phillora.

As he advanced he was set upon the enemy , but he continued his advance and attacked Phillora, supported by an infantry division. He was wounded and the enemy kept up it's continuous shelling, but he refused evacuation.

On 14th September, his regiment moved forward capturing Wazirwali and two other posts. His tank was hit but he led the attack on Chawindas well. His regiment destroyed 60 enemy tanks, losing only 9 of their own. As the battle of Chawinda ended , L.t. Col Tarapore succumbed to his wounds.

His undiminished valour till the very end of 6 day battle won L.t. Tarapore the Param Vir Chakra ,posthumously.

 

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The Battle of Tithwal Lance Naik Karam Singh
Havildar Major Piru Singh
The Last Charge Subedar Joginder Singh
Inspiring Leadership Major Shaitan Singh
Major Dhan Singh Thapa
Gunning for the Enemy Havaldar Abdul Hamid
Till the last breath Lt.Col Tarapore
A Solo Effort Lance Naik Ekka

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Param Vir Chakra
Ashoka Chakra
Maha Vir Chakra
Kirti Chakra
Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Vir Chakra
Shaurya Chakra
President's Police and Fire Services Medal for Gallantry
Sena Medal