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The story of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat is stunning, and the man himself is a legend in the Indian Army. He was a part of the fourth Battalion of the Garhwal Rifles in the Indo-China War of 1962. Due to heavy casualty and circumstances, the company was asked to retreat from their position. Jaswant, however, insisted on staying back and fighting off the Chinese. All the other soldiers retreated and Jaswant was left alone to deal with enemy. What he did then was truly brave. He got some help from two Monpa tribal girls named Sela and Nura. Together, they set up weapons at separate points and maintained a volume of fire that fooled the Chinese into believing that they were faced with a huge battalion. The Chinese were left frustrated and this went on for 3 days. Finally the Chinese managed to capture the man who was supplying rations to Jaswant. On learning that he would be captured soon, Jaswant shot himself in the head. The Chinese were so furious to find that they had been fighting a lone soldier all this while that they cut off his head and carried it back to China. The fate of the brave girls who helped him is unknown. What a hero!
Source: http://m.indiatimes.com/news/india/10-unsung-heroes-of-india-who-continue-to-inspire-us-228461.html