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Centenarian Maj Gen (Retd) U C Dubey passes away

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Major General U C Dubey (Retired), a centenarian, passed away here today of old age.

Born at Sujanpur in Gurdaspur district of Punjab on March 26, 1909, Maj Gen Dubey was amongst the first batch to join the Rashtriya Indian Military College in 1922 and passed out in 1928. He was amongst the three cadets selected for commissioned officers training at Royal Military College ,Sandhurst (UK).

Taking over the Command of 2nd Dogra , he led the battalion into the Kashmir valley to successfully fight against the Pakistani marauders in November, 1947. For the gallantry displayed by the brave Dogras, the unit earned Battle Honour ‘Uri” and theatre honour ‘J&K’.

After relinquishing the command, the Gen Officer commanded 5 Infantry Brigade during which he organized a spectacular military parade at Ram Lila grounds, Delhi to raise the morale of the civil population. The parade was a precursor of the Republic Day parade of later years and was inspected by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Maj Gen Dubey was the General Officer Commanding of Rajasthan Area, Bombay Area, 25 Inf Div in J&K , Delhi Area and UP Area Bareilly successively. The General has had a ring side view of momentous and historical events, both pre and post independence.

He had celebrated his 100th birthday at the Infantry Hostel on March 28.

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