Ludhiana, September 12, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The 4 Horse regiment on Sunday remembered the heroes of the Battle of Phillora and conducted a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial of late Major Bhupinder Singh outside Rose Garden.
Adjudant Captain Siddharth Singh from 4 Horse led a small contingent and paid tributes to Major Bhupinder Singh who was posthumously bestowed with the Maha Vir Chakra.
A two-minute silence was also observed to pay homage to the martyr.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Battle of Phillora was one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pak 1965 war.
Major Bhupinder Singh led his squadron boldly in this war from September 11 to 19 and fought valiantly and also destroyed many tanks of the enemy in Phillora and Sodreke.
On September 19, his tank was badly hit and caught fire. Major Bhupinder Singh was evacuated and shifted to the military hospital Delhi where he succumbed to his injuries on October 3, 1965.