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Major Shaitan Singh

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Major Shaitan Singh

Born:1 December 1924

Died:18 November 1962

  • He was an Indian Army officer and recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration.
  • He was born in Rajasthan. On completing his graduation, Singh joined the Jodhpur State Forces.
  • He was transferred to the Kumaon Regiment after the princely state of Jodhpur was merged into India.
  • He took part in operations in the Naga Hills and also in the 1961 Indian annexation of Goa.
  • In 1980s, the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), a Government of India enterprise under the aegis of the Ministry of Shipping, named fifteen of its crude oil tankers in honour of the PVC recipients.
  • The tanker MT Major Shaitan Singh, PVC was delivered to SCI in 1985, and served for 25 years before being phased out.

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