Brigadier Hari Singh Deora A.V.S.M

Brig. Hari Singh A.V.S.M

18th Cavalry - Indian Army

(24th October, 1922 - 14th March, 2003)


18th Cavalry of Indian Army

Born on 24th October, 1922. Educated at Bhupal Nobles School, Udaipur. Joined army in 1941. Went to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in Feb, 1942. Commissioned in Oct 1942. Proceeded to Middle East in 1944, stationed in Iran (was then Persia), Iraq, Palestine (now Israel), Syria, Egypt, Lebanon. Went to England in 1946 for higher military training. Returned to India in 1946, after World War II was over.

In 1948 was selected as an instructor at Indian Military Academy. After serving for two years there, was appointed A.D.C General-Officer- Commanding 19 Infantry Division in Srinagar, Kashmir.

After completing there, joined 18th Cavalry in 1951. Was selected as an instructor at Armoured Corps Training School, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra). Served in that capacity till 1957.

In 1959 was posted to 62 Infantry Brigade Head Quarters. Took part in operation against China at SELA Pass in 1962. Took over command of 18th Cavalry in 1962. Commanded the regiment during 1965 operations against Pakistan, in Sialkot Sector. Was awarded Mention-in-Despatch for gallantry during these operations.

In 1967, was promoted to COLONEL and was appointed Deputy Commander 1 Armoured Brigade at Patiala. Promoted in 1969 as BRIGADIER and posted to 5 Mountain Brigade in Arunachal Pradesh. Commanded the Brigade till 1973. Was awarded A.V.S.M (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal) for outstanding service while in command of the Brigade during Bangladesh Operation.

Commanded Pathankot Sub. Area till 1974. Retired in 1974. In 1975, was appointed Secretary, Rajasthan Soldier’s board. Remained in that appointment till 1980.


Brig. Hari Singh Ji was awarded A.V.S.M by President of India V.V.Giri.

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