IC 11564 P Lieutenant Colonel Keshav S Puntambekar, 1st Battalion (Jangi-Paltan / Ganpats) The Maratha Light Infantry, Retired; fought during the Battle of Jamalpur during the 1971 War in the Eastern Sector. He commanded 'C' Company of the famous Battalion and led them to victory, creating a new Nation 'Bangladesh'.
When Jangi-Paltan's war-time Commanding Officer (CO) IC 6723 M Lieutenant General Kuldip 'Bulbul' Singh Brar, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, Retired; was asked about their role in The 1971 War; he suggested Colonel Puntambekar's name by introducing him as:
"a fine officer who served with honour in every battle while commanding 'C' Company...he has maintained the best records on Jangi-Paltan's 1971 War history..."
Their heroic tale has been published in Fauji India Magazine (access online); in continuation of the fourth article in my "Battlefield Tales" a special series of historic articles dedicated to unsung heroes of our Nation. This series brings the battlefield to you as they were experienced and narrated by our veterans.
1971: Jangi Paltan’s Sten proved mightier than Sultan’s Pen
Battlefield Tales- 4
Fauji India: The United Voice of Veterans and Sainiks,
Vol 2 - Issue 11, Mumbai,
October 2016, pages 34-39.
Published on October 1st, 2016.
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