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1971 war hero Lieutenant General R M Vohra dies of Covid-19

The decorated soldier succumbed to Covid-19 at the Base Hospital in New Delhi on Sunday. He was 88.

Lt Gen RM Vohra
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After his glorious tenure with the 4th Horse regiment, Vohra went on to command one of India’s two elite armoured divisions, a corps that handled all the insurgency campaigns in the Northeast and finally the Eastern Command in the days after the Chinese intrusions at Sumdorong Chu, near Tawang.

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
On the last day of the 1971 war, Lieutenant General R M Vohra, then a Lieutenant Colonel in command of 4th Horse, one of the Indian Army’s most decorated and feared tank regiments, decimated the better part of a Pakistani armoured brigade that was trying to stop his tanks from crossing the Basantar river and thrusting deeper into that country. He was later awarded a Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) and his regiment the Basantar battle honour.

The decorated soldier succumbed to Covid-19 at the Base Hospital in New Delhi on Sunday. He was 88.

After his glorious tenure with the 4th Horse

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First Published: Jun 16 2020 | 2:31 AM IST

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