Remembering "MAHARAJA JAIPUR" - Late 'SAWAI' BRIGADIER BHAWANI SINGH (10 Para,MahaVeer Chakra) on his 8th death anniversary, A king who earned his Para wings, an officer who took 1 rupee as a salary during his entire military career,an officer who led the 10 Para to capture Chachro in Sindh (Virwah and Nagarparker thereafter), 80kms deep inside the Pakistani territory in the 1971 war,an officer who rose to the rank of Brigadier after his retirement (One of the few officers to be promoted post retirement),
Remembering BRIGADIER BHAWANI SINGH SAWAI - the last titular #Maharaja
of Jaipur. A brave soldier, an Officer and a Gentleman, who could have chosen a luxurious lifestyle, instead he become a #Commando
and fought in the Indo Pak war, earning second highest military decoration - MVC.
Brig Bhawani upheld the finest traditions of the Indian Army and the House of the Kachawas. Like his father who served the Army as Lt General, he was keen to join the #IndianArmy
too and was commissioned into 3 Cavalry in 1954 and later served in the President`s Bodyguard for eight years. In 1963, he was posted to Headquarters 50 Independent Parachute Brigade. He volunteered to carry out a parachute drop at a height of 20,000 feet without oxygen. Later he was adjutant of the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun for a few years. In 1970, he helped train Mukti Bahini before the commencement of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
During the 1971 Indo Pak War, (then) Col Bhawani Singh led the boys from 10 PARA SF in an 80 kms deep penetration raid at #Chachro
in Sind, Pak. For four days and nights, he led relentless attacks on enemy posts creating panic and confusion forcing the enemy to retreat, leaving behind large number of prisoners and equipment.
In 1972, he took voluntary retirement for personal reasons after the demise of his father. However, his heart continued to beat for his commandos and Indian Army.
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