13 June, 2021

‘We’re Proud Of The Bihar Regiment’

'China has always been wary of the Bihar Regiment, whose soldiers had taken them on valiantly at Nathu-la in the past,' says Anil Kumar, a retired Army man. His brother Sunil Kumar was killed during the Galwan clash in 2020

‘We’re Proud Of The Bihar Regiment’

Havildar Sunil Kumar, 36, of 16 Bihar Regiment had come down from the Galwan valley’s upper reaches three months before the clashes with Chinese soldiers last year. The advance unit had left for Sikandarabad and he was supposed to join them with the rest of the rear unit. He was also looking forward to returning home on leave soon. “He had booked his train ticket to Patna and we were all looking forward to his ret­urn when the Chinese incursion happened,” says Anil Kumar, Sunil’s elder brother, who was with the Bihar regiment’s 3rd battalion bef­ore he retired. “My brother was sent back to the valley’s upper reaches because of his experience there. In my 18 years with the army, I had never heard of a bloody clash of this kind, though skirmishes and physical duels did happen.”

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