J.P Dutta’s famous war film Border was based on the Battle of Laungewala on the fateful night of December 4-5, 1971. On that night, Brigadier Chandpuri headed a team of 124 soldiers of the Indian Army and 23 officers of the Punjab regiment against a Pakistani ambush and held them off. He was later honoured with the Mahavir Chakra by the Indian government for his administration and valour. The Brigadier’s character was played by Sunny Deol in Border.