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Outnumbered but Undaunted

Period : 1962 Chinese Attack

Sepoy Kanshi Ram was manning a post in the Tsengjong area NEFA in the 1962 war. When the Chinese attacked this posting October, 1962, he was guarding it with a light machine gun. There were 500 Chinese soldiers ranged against him, but Kanshi Ram fought on determinedly, killing several of them.

The Chinese attacked a second time, with heavy mortar support and Kanshi Ram though wounded, fought on bravely. Refusing to surrender he hurled a grenade at the advancing Chinese killing four of them. He was wounded a second time but was able to grab a loaded automatic riffle from the enemy. It was the first enemy weapon captured by the Regiment.

Sepoy Kanshi Ram was awarded the MAHAVIR Chakra in 1962.


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