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Indian China war 1962 hero jaswant singh rawat who killed Alone 300 Chinese Army men


Jaswant Singh Rawat (19 August 1941 – 17 November 1962) was an Indian rifleman soldier of 4 Garhwal Rifles, Uttarakhand who won the Maha Vir Chakra posthumously at the Battle of Nuranang in the present day Arunachal Pradesh during the 1962 India-China war. He was born on 19 August, 1941 to Shri Guman Singh Rawat, at village Baryun, Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. His family now lives in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
The exemplary bravery shown by Jaswant Rawat was honored by building a memorial at the post where he fought the Chinese army. The post which he held against the Chinese Army was named as Jaswant Garh. Another honor bestowed upon him is that he continues in the service even after death, he has been awarded promotions as if he is still serving the Nation.
Local people around Tawang area believe that he has become a saint and his spirit protects the area.
The Indian army keeps at least half-a-dozen personnel here to take care of Rawat as if he is alive. He is served bed tea at 4.30 am, breakfast at 9 am and dinner at 7pm.