Subedar Ratan Singh, The 1971 Ind-Pak War Hero Who Inspired 'Border', Passes Away

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    The 92-year-old will be laid to rest today in his ancestral village.

    He was immortalised on the silver screen by Puneet Issar in the 1997 film Border.

    During the war in 1971, just 80 Indian soldiers posted in Rajasthan's Longenwala fought off the Pakistani army battalion of 45 tanks and more than two thousand soldiers.

    Even though in the movie many Indian soldiers including Singh's character is killed in the operation, according to available public records only two soldiers from the battalion led by Brigadier (then Major) Kuldip Singh Chandpuri died that night.

    Recognising his bravery, Singh was awarded the Vir Chakra by then President VV Giri.

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