Ex-General U C Dubey passes away

April 21st, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr. 21 (ANI): Major General UC Dubey (retired) has passed away on Tuesday.

General Dubey was amongst the first batch to join the Rashtriya Indian Military College in 1922.

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 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.

General Dubey was the General Officer Commanding of Rajasthan Area, Bombay Area, in J&K, Delhi Area and UP Area Bareilly successively.

The General had celebrated his 100th birthday with military precision and ethos at the Infantry Hostel on March 28. (ANI)

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