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1971 war veteran Col Panjab Singh passes away

Date: 26 May 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Col Panjab Singh, Vir Chakra awardee and a decorated veteran of the 1971, war passed away in Haryana due to post-COVID complications. He was 79.
  • Col. Singh was commissioned into the 6th Batallion of the Sikh Regiment on December16, 1967. He went on to command the Battalion from October 12, 1986 to July 29, 1990.
  • In the 1971 war, during Operation Cactus Lilly, the 6th Sikh occupied 13 kms of front on the heights above Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir covering two strategic points, the loss of which would have directly threatened Poonch.