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Kargil hero & Vir Chakra awardee Subedar Major Tsewang Morup Dies in Accident

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Leh, Ladakh: Subedar Major Tsewang Morup, who got a Vir Chakra for his role in the Kargil conflict in 1999, had only recently received his rank. The renowned soldier, who had survived the enemy fire at Point 5770 top in Kargil at a height of nearly 1,800 feet in 1999, died in a traffic accident near Leh on Saturday night. He was stationed in Leh when his car overturned near Nimu.

Subedar Major Morup was from Leh and a member of the 2 Ladakh Scouts. He was in his forties. He died after his car skidded off the road Saturday night, according to reports. Lt Gen Rashim Bali, commander of 14 Corps, met with his family and expressed condolences on behalf of the Army.

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Those who knew him well remember him as a courageous individual who took risks.

Hony Captain Chhering Stobdan (retd), a Vir Chakra recipient for the Kargil conflict, remembers him as a leader. “I didn’t work with him as much, but I met him at official gatherings.” I was aware that he took several initiatives in his career. That is how he climbed to the rank of Subedar Major,” he explained.


“Kargil war hero Subedar Major Tsewang Murop, Vir Chakra, died last night in a traffic accident near Leh,” an Army spokesman said.

Lt Gen Rashim Bali, commander of the Army’s Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps, met with Murop’s family, including his father, Naib Subedar (retd) Chhering Mutup, and expressed the Army’s sympathies.

Murop‘s father has received the Ashok Chakra award.

The precise nature of the mishap is unknown at this time.

Who is Subedar Major Tsewang Morup?

He is the son of Hony Naib Subedar Chhering Mutup, who participated in Operation Meghdoot in Siachen as a Lance Havildar. According to his Ashoka Chakra citation from 1985, he led his patrol gallantly in extremely hostile conditions of altitude, high-velocity winds, thick snow, and blizzards to complete an exceptionally challenging task in a forward region of Jammu and Kashmir.


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