On Monday night, a violent clash between Indian soldiers and Chinese soldiers near the Galvan Valley on India’s Ladakh border with China killed the Bihar Regiment 16 CO Colonel B Santosh Babu, JCO Kundan Kumar Jha and Havildar Sunil Kumar. The martyr Santosh was stationed on the Galvan valley with the soldiers of his battalion and was negotiating with China troops. During this time violent clashes took place. The soldiers of Bihar Regiment have an inspiring history of valor and martyrdom.
According to Bihar and Jharkhand Sub Area Headquarters, Shaheed Colonel B Santosh Babu is a native of Suryapet district in Telangana. His family lives in Suryapet district. In 2016, the martyr Colonel B Santosh was posted as the commanding officer of the 16th Bihar Battalion, taking promotion. Shaheed JCO Kundan Kumar is a native of Dihari village, Hajipur block West Panchayat in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand, while Shaheed Havildar Sunil is a native of Debra village in Chapra. He has a daughter. Both soldiers received training in the regiment.
Jauhar also showed up in 1971 and Kargil war
The history of the soldiers of Bihar is inspiring. Presently, the Bihar Regiment is serving the country with its 20 battalions, four National Rifles and two Tortorial Army battalions. The Bihar Regiment has so far been awarded three Ashoka Chakras, two Mahavir Chakras, 13 Kitak Chakras, 15 Vir Chakras and 46 Shaurya Chakras. Apart from this, the regiment has also received three war honors and three theater honors.
Had shown strength in Indo-Pak war as well
The 10th Battalion of the Bihar Regiment received three orders in the Indo-Pak war for 1971 in which one was to capture Akhauda. Akhauda is an important city and rail place about 10 km from the international border west of Agartala. Pakistan Army personnel were present with tanks and other weapons. The enemies were given a befitting reply, led by Delta Company Major Casey Katoch. Destroying the enemy’s bunker captured. The regiment was awarded the Akhauda Theater Award for gallantry in war.
At the same time, in 1999, in Operation Vijay, the soldiers of Bihar Regiment captured the Jubar Hill and Tharu of Jammu and Kashmir by rescuing six of Pakistani soldiers. The unit was awarded Battle Honor Batalik and Theater Honor Kargil for this bold success.