Service: Indian Army
Last Rank : Maj Gen
Operation :Operation recce IB
Date of Martyrdom : Oct 29, 2004
Major General DP Singh was one of the members of Army Aviation Corps. He was on the mission called Operation Recce IB. Major General DP Singh was flying in a helicopter to the Sino-Indian border with Captain Sardana and Colonel PK Pande. While flying towards the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttaranchal, suddenly the helicopter lost its radio contact and got crashed. In this crash, Major General DP Singh other two officers were martyred.
The charred bodies of the pilot Major General D P Singh, who is GOC of Six Mountain Division, and the pilot Captain Arjun Sardana, were found by a rescue team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police, near the Manna Pass near Sino-Indian border. An army aviation helicopter landed near the crash site and brought all the three bodies to Joshimath.
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