Family of PVC Joginder Singh arrives in Tawang

The family members of Shahid Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh, arrives in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang to pay their tribute and respect to the brave martyr who single-handedly fought against Chinese men at Bum La in Tawang.

Subedar Joginder Singh was posthumously awarded with India’s highest military gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra. Singh joined the British Indian Army in 1936, and served in the 1st battalion of the Sikh Regiment. 

During the 1962 Indo-China War, he commanded a platoon of 23 men, at the Bum La Pass in the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) present day Arunachal Pradesh. Though heavily outnumbered, he led his troops against the Chinese assault and defended his post until he was wounded and captured. Singh succumbed to his injuries while in Chinese custody. However, the Chinese army as a mark of respect returned the mortal remains of the brave martyr to his wife.