Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Chandi of Chandigarh

Daughter of Lt Gen (retd) HD Panag and grand-daughter of Colonel Shamsher Singh (that is how you are introduced in India, no?).

Now Gul Panag plans to be an Aam Aurat from Chandigarh. In order to slay the (corruption) demon you need a Shakti (to bloody him) but also a Mohini (to dazzle him). Strongly recommended.


PS Dr Omar may want to comment about Colonel Shamsher Singh. After all the top military elites on both sides knew of each other quite intimately. This is what came up in a quick search.

Colonel Shamsher Singh was born during the First World War on July 8, 1916 in the Panag family of Mahadian village, Fatehgarh Sahib district. After his schooling, he enrolled in the Mohindra College, Patiala, and then began his career as an enlisted soldier with the Patiala State Forces. Soon thereafter, he was selected for training at the Indian Military Academy and was commissioned into 1st Patiala Lancers. As part of the 1st Patiala Lancers, he participated in military operations in the North West Frontier Province and World War II.

In 1946, he was transferred to 1st Patiala Rajindra Sikhs Infantry Battalion. In March 1948, Col Shamsher Singh (a Major at that time), then second-in-command, was made responsible for defence of Zoji La and Gumri heights with a garrison of two companies. In spite of the intense pressure from Pakistani troops who were desperate to capture Zoji La so as to gain access to Srinagar and the valley, the Zoji La garrison stalled the enemy advance and successfully defended the pass from May to October 1948, after which the Indian Army re-grouped and employed tanks of the 7th Cavalry to push the enemy back and open the route to Kargil and Leh. The Sikh troops under Major Shamsher Singh advanced to Kargil and picketed the surrounding heights thereafter.

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