Retired major general Prithvi Raj no more
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 16:43
Mhow (MP): A war veteran and retired major general Prithvi Raj, who had commanded the 12th Infantry division under whose command the nuclear tests were conducted in Pokhran in 1974 on Tuesday passed away here due to old age.

90-year-old Raj, who had commanded an infantry brigade in Shankargrah sector during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, after he was commissioned in Dogra regiment of Indian Army, was cremated with full military honour here in presence of army officers and jawans.

The illustrious officer is survived by son Lt Gen Deepak Raj, commandant of Army War College (AWC).


First Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 16:43

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