Armed Forces Heroes

Lt. Col. Brahmanand Avasthy - 1962 War Martyr

Editor's note: We want to to remember the soldiers of India's Armed Forces. We invite their family members, friends, colleagues and others who knew them to send us their recollections about their family members. There will be a separate page for each person. Please send all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an ongoing effort, and information will be added as it becomes available.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Brahmanand Avasthy

Name: Brahmanand Avasthy
Service:Army
Unit/Corps: 4 Rajput
Rank: Lieutanant Colonel
Service Nunber: IC-1070 
Born: 24 April year not available
Commissioned: not available
Recorded date of death: 21 November 1962

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The Martyrs of the 1962 War

Editor's note: This is an effort to remember the Indian soldiers who died in the 1962 war against China.

We invite their family members, friends, colleagues and others who knew them to send us their recollections about the martyrs. There will be a separate page for each person of the 1962  martyrs. Please send all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an ongoing effort, and information will be added as it becomes available to us.

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Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa - Param Vir Chakra awardee

The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest military decoration for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy.

We welcome additional materials about Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa - pre-Army, in-Army, post-Army - from relatives, friends, colleagues and other people who have relevant materials.

In the 1980s, Doordarshan commissioned Chetan Anand, a well-known film director, to produce TV episodes (in Hindi) on Param Vir Chakra awardees. The episode on Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa is avaiable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei75FShf1CI

We also welcome similar materials - for separate stories - about other heroes and martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces, provided the time of the event was at least 30 years ago. Our contact is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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S B Shinde: A Martyr of INS Khukhri 1971

Editor's note: This is an effort to remember the crew members of the INS Khukri. On 9 December 1971, the INS Khukri sank after it was torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine. 176 sailors and 18 officers died; there were 67 survivors.

We invite their family members, friends, colleagues and others who knew them to send us their recollections about the martyrs. There will be a separate page for each person of the 194 INS Khukri martyrs. Please send all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an ongoing effort, and information will be added as it becomes available to us.

This page is for S B Shinde

So far, we have not received any information about him.

Rameshwar Dayal: A Martyr of INS Khukhri 1971

Editor's note: This is an effort to remember the crew members of the INS Khukri. On 9 December 1971, the INS Khukri sank after it was torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine. The names of the 176 sailors and 18 officers who died are recorded below; there were 67 survivors.

We invite their family members, friends, colleagues and others who knew them to send us their recollections about the martyrs. There will be a separate page for each person of the 194 INS Khukri martyrs. Please send all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an ongoing effort, and information will be added as it becomes available to us.

This page is for Rameshwar Dayal.

So far, we have not received any information about him.