BSF Lone Survivor who save Killapara during 1971 War commandant, Tyagi is no more

Shillong, Nov 24: A daring and gallant  BSF officer and a great hero of Indo-Pak war in Eastern theater  Mr B S Tyagi, Commandant  (Retd) collapsed while doing exercise  on 18 November 2o19 at about 0600 hrs.

He was the only survivor of 1971 war at killapara situated along Indo-Bangla Border in West Garo Hills.The saga of valour and sacrifice of the men who guard the borders are many.

One such chivalrous act, which is still the talk of Dalu, a village situated along Indo-Bangla border in West Garo Hills, is that of retired Border Security Force (BSF) personnel B S Tyagi and his men who stood firm against the enemy.

He exhibited exemplary courage while taking on the Pakistan Army during the 1971 Indo-Pak War with only handful men at his disposal when information came in that the then East Pakistan Army was fast approaching.

On the morning of May 25, 1971, a Pakistan army battalion launched a full-scale attack on the Killapara border outpost. The attack was repulsed twice by BSF Coy Commander B.S Tyagi and his handful jawans manning the post though they were hugely outnumbered.

The 09 BSF jawans fought valiantly till the last bullet before losing their lives. Their sacrifice, however, prevented Pakistani troops from advancing further and ultimately denied them control of the strategic Dalu-Tura road.

BSF soldiers fought till their last breath and since there was shortage of ammunition,they even used rifle butt against Pakistani army.Taking pride in the brave act of Tyagi, the Director General of BSF as well as BGFB felicitated him during the unveiling of War memorial at Dalu.

During peak militancy in Punjab and Jammu and  Kashmir, He did excellent job against militancy of Punjab and known for his gallant action in general area of Mand in Punjab.

When militancy started in J&K he was specially called to operate in the most militancy infested area of Baramula, Kupwara and Sopore. His contribution in curving militancy in these areas will always be remembered. During his deployment in Kashmir he sustain bullet injuries twice.

Mr U.K Nayal DIG of BSF Meghalaya has worked under him when unit was deployed in Kashmir as well as in Punjab . Under Mr B S Tyagi ,Comdt , he was also awarded with President Police Medal for Gallentry for his gallant actions against militants. He also sustain bullet injuries thrice.

Homage was paid at Kilapara with full guards honour by Mr  Darbara Singh 2IC, 75 Bn BSF to Late Sh B .S.Tyagi. Sh B.S.Tyagi had been the Coy Comdr and instrumental leader of 1971 war fought by BSF at Kilapara , Dallu, West Garo Hills.


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