Bharat Rakshak Forum Announcement

Hello Everyone,

A warm welcome back to the Bharat Rakshak Forum.

Important Notice: Due to a corruption in the BR forum database we regret to announce that data records relating to some of our registered users have been lost. We estimate approx. 500 user details are deleted.

To ease the process of recreating the user IDs we request members that have previously posted on the BR forums to recognise and identify their posts, once the posts are identified please contact the BRF moderator team by emailing BRF Mod Team with your post details.

The mod team will be able to update your username, email etc. so that the user history can be maintained.

Unfortunately for members that have never posted or have had all their posts deleted i.e. users that have 0 posts, we will be unable to recreate your account hence we request that you re-register again.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.


Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa, PVC, 1/8 GR

Posts: 108
Joined: 10 Aug 2004 02:02
Location: Quarter Guard

Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa, PVC, 1/8 GR

Postby Sharma » 06 Sep 2005 09:16

Lt. Col. Dhan Singh Thapa, PVC, 1/8 GR has died last night.

Source : Sahara News

BRFite -Trainee
Posts: 12
Joined: 15 May 2004 11:31
Location: Bangalore

Postby sumsumne » 06 Sep 2005 09:25


Posts: 733
Joined: 31 Jul 2005 20:19
Location: Old Lal Masjid @BRFATA (*Renovation*)

Postby Tilak » 06 Sep 2005 09:39

The sacrifices of our armed forces shall never be forgotten. RIP.

BRFite -Trainee
Posts: 91
Joined: 31 May 2002 11:31
Location: Chandigarh

Postby AmanC » 06 Sep 2005 18:09

I had the honour of interviewing him in 2001. His son serves in the same battalion, 1/8 GR ( now 3 Mech). May his soul rest in peace.

Webmaster BR
Posts: 3035
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Earth @

Postby Jagan » 06 Sep 2005 19:24

May he rest in peace. I very sadly remember the passing away of Maj Ram Raghobha Rane and Col Hoshiar Singh over the past decade. I understand Hony Capt Karam Singh PVC is also not there with us. With the passing away of Maj Thapa, only Bana Singh, Yogendra Yadav and Sanjay Kumar are the surviving PVCs.

Vivek K
Posts: 1877
Joined: 15 Mar 2002 12:31

Postby Vivek K » 06 Sep 2005 19:33

RIP brave patriot! India is blessed to have had a son like you!

BRFite -Trainee
Posts: 1
Joined: 11 Aug 2016 05:32

Postby member_6500 » 06 Sep 2005 19:57

Dear Jagan,

Are you sure about Brig Hoshiar Singh?




Webmaster BR
Posts: 3035
Joined: 01 Jan 1970 05:30
Location: Earth @

Postby Jagan » 06 Sep 2005 20:24

S Talwar wrote:Dear Jagan,

Are you sure about Brig Hoshiar Singh?




Sushilji, I am quite sure about that.. This link came up after a search

CHANDIGARH, Dec 8 — A meeting to condole the death of Col Hoshiar Singh (retd), Param Vir Chakra, was held by members of The War Decorated, a registered charitable association of PVC, MVC, Vr C and MC winners, here today.

Brig Sant Singh, (retd) president of the Association, said gallantry award winners from the city and vicinity assembled and paid homage to a war hero who passed away at Jaipur on December 6. A two minute silence was observed in memory of the departed colleague. They passed a resolution, expressing sympathies with the bereaved family.

Posts: 1562
Joined: 09 Oct 2000 11:31

Postby JCage » 07 Sep 2005 02:06

RIP sir.

BRF Oldie
Posts: 2800
Joined: 14 Jun 2000 11:31
Location: KhyberDurra

Postby Arun_S » 07 Sep 2005 04:36

For the younger generation, PVC Major Dhan Singh Thapa has shown to be the role model, one who kills the enemy and survives to tell the glory, and not as one who seek Shahadat as the ultimate goal.

The highest honour is to earn PVC & show it to the world wearing on your broad shoulders and live to a ripe age. I personally saw the battlefield Major Dhan Singh Thapa fought the slimy Chinese in Pangong-so lake in Ladakh, I can appricate the odds he faced. You are my hero.

RIP sir. Rest assured your country will continue to march to higher glories.

BRFite -Trainee
Posts: 88
Joined: 31 Jul 2002 11:31

Postby AshishN » 07 Sep 2005 05:20

RIP Sir. India will always be indebted to you.

Forum Moderator
Posts: 4778
Joined: 15 Jan 2004 12:31
Location: Planet Earth

Postby Rakesh » 07 Sep 2005 07:34

My deepest condolences to the family. One of India's greatest warriors has breathed his last. RIP Sir.

Quartered in Snow, Silent to Remain.
When the Bugle Calls, They Shall Rise and March Again.

Return to “Military History Archive”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest