During the Indo-China war in 1962, the Indian Army fought bravely despite minimal resources. In this sequence, Major Shaitan Singh was also martyred. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. He was martyred on the day of 18 November in the year 1962.
The year 1962 was remembered as the litmus test of the Indian Army. The armies of India and China clashed with each other. The Indian army kept fighting with the Chinese army despite the minimum resources. In this sequence, India also lost many of its brave soldiers and officers, Major Shaitan Singh is also the name of one such person. He was only 37 years old in 1962 and had sacrificed for his country. We salute his martyrdom.
- Major Shaitan Singh was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his remarkable leadership in the 1962 Indo-China war.
- In the 1962 war, the c company of the 13th Kumaoni Battalion faced the Chinese troops at the Rejang La Pass, which was led by Shaitan Singh.
- 350 Chinese soldiers attacked in the first batch and 400 soldiers attacked for the second time but the Indian Army under the leadership of Major Shaitan Singh gave a befitting reply to them.
- He was wounded by bullets. Despite this, he kept encouraging the soldiers by going from post to post.
- Due to the tactical acumen and bold leadership of Major Shaitan Singh, the Indian Army killed more than 1000 Chinese soldiers on this front.
- 109 Indian soldiers out of 123 were killed in this war. Of the 14 who survived, 9 were seriously injured.