Indian Express 13th September 2017
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that it is forgotten that in this sector which saw action there was a 162 Field Regiment commanded by Lt. Col. Harinderpal Singh Bajwa. His accurate and incessant artillery barrages into the Chinese (PLA) positions gave the Chinese something to think about. Their casualties and goose pimples will live on for their generations to remember and think about. The regiment consisted of hardened Tamils. Lt. Col. Harinderpal Singh Bajwa was mentioned in dispatches. Before the IPKF went into Sri Lanka Lt. Col. Bajwa having known, worked and commanded Tamil soldiers predicted that the IPKF would not last long against the Sri Lankan Tamils and true enough the IPKF had to withdraw with a bloody nose. Even the late Rajiv Gandhi on a visit to Sri Lanka, during the posting of the IPKF, escaped with his life by the skin of his teeth. Do not ever under estimate the courage and dare devilry of a Tamil soldier.
Simranjit Singh Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org)