Lt Gen. Harbaksh Singh

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Lt General Harbaksh Singh (1913 – 1999) was a senior Indian Army officer who played a key role during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan ( 1970), Padma Bhushan (1965) and Vir Chakra.

He was the General-Officer-Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Army Command from 1964 to 1969. He successfully led western command against the Pakistan Army along the entire border and displayed outstanding leadership. Captain Amarinder Singh of Patiala served him as his ADC.

Ram Sarup Joon writes

Ram Sarup Joon[1] writes that ....Lt. Gen. Harbaksh Singh Vr. C. Padma Vibhushan, was born in Sangrur in 1913 and got commission in 1935. He took active part in the Second World War and was seriously wounded in Malaya in 1942.

During 1965 conflict he was responsible for all operations against Pakistan as GOC-in-C Western Command. It was his drive and strategic ability which made the Indian army knock out the pride of Pakistan Army.


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