Story of Brig Umesh Singh Bawa

08-22-2022 admin 0 comments

Brig Umesh Singh Bawa, an alumnus of the 1974 batch of Bhavan’s, VrC, SM was commissioned in 17th battalion the Jat regiment in Jun 1978. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College. He commanded 17 Jat during the Kargil war and was awarded Vir Chakra during the operations. His unit was tasked to capture Pimple Complex, part of point 4875 in Mashkoh valley.

He is a Ph.D. in Public Administration. He has also authored a book, "Mashkoh: Kargil as I Saw it" in Nov 2020, where he shares his first- hand experience of war in the battle zone. The book captures the tales of bravery, humour, emotions, tragic loses and hard-won victories.

He has served in various staff and command appointments in the Army. He has been an instructor in Infantry School, Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School and Indian Military Academy. He retired from service on 31 Dec 2013.