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Jaswant Singh Rawat

Jaswant Singh Rawat
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Lansdowne
Hill station, 280 km from Delhi, Uttarakhand
to be renamed
Decision by Lansdowne Cantonment Board
as Jaswantgarh
Who
Rifleman in Battle of Nuranang
Battle against Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army, November 17th, 1962
Location: North-East Frontier Agency (present day Arunachal Pradesh)
Served in 4th Battalion of Garhwal Rifles
Conferred Maha Vir Chakra posthumously
Battalion received Battle Honour Nuranang
Facts
Lord Lansdowne
Henry Charles Keith Petty-Firzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne
British politician, Viceroy of India (1888 - 1894)
1886: Decision to raise separate regiment of Garhwalis
Based on recommendations of Field Marshal Sir F S Roberts, Commander-in-Chief of British army in India
Cantonment and Regimental Centre setup in Kalundanda
Forest area 6,000 feet above sea level
For training recruits to Garhwal Rifles
1890: Kalundanda renamed as Lansdowne after then Viceroy

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