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Colonel Bull got the intentions of Pakistan in 1977 during his campaigns on Siachen. -File photo

Colonel Narendra Bull, who wove India’s glory on the world’s highest peaks, died in Delhi on Thursday. He was 87 years old. With the help of Colonel Bull, India was able to retain its hold on Siachen. Based on their reports, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi allowed the Indian Army to run Operation Meghdoot.

After this, the army went on a mission to capture Siachen. Had it not been done, the entire part of this glacier would have gone under the occupation of Pakistan.

Army said – Colonel Bull left behind him stories of bravery

The Army paid tribute to Colonel Bull, writing that he was a Soldier Mountaineer who would inspire many generations. He is no more, but has left behind stories of courage, bravery and dedication.

Even after losing four fingers, he conquered many peaks

Narendra Bull Kumar was born in Rawalpindi in 1933. He was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment in 1953. His three other brothers were in the Indian Army. He was the first Indian to climb the Nanda Devi peak. He climbed Mount Everest, Mount Blanc (the highest peak of the Alps) in 1965 and later Kanchenjunga.

He had won these peaks even after losing four fingers in earlier campaigns. In 1981, he played an outstanding role as a member of the Antarctica Task Force.

Colonel Bull was the deputy leader of India’s first Everest winning team in 1965. Bull was his nickname. He always kept it with his name. He was awarded the Kirti Chakra, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award and the McGregor Medal.

‘Bull was called Siachen Sevier’

Retired Lieutenant General Sanjay Kulkarni said that he is known as a protector of Siachen. It was he who first discovered Pakistan’s conspiracy to capture the Siachen Glacier area. After this, the rest is history. Kulkarni is also one of the first soldiers who reached the top of the glacier. He used to be a captain then and went there with his platoon.

Army had saved Siachen by running Operation Meghdoot

Colonel Bull conducted several expeditions in the Siachen Glacier area in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Meanwhile, in 1977, he got the intentions of Pakistan. On 13 April 1984, the army started Operation Meghdoot and captured Siachen.

It was the first attack in the world’s highest altitude battlefield. The army had completed the operation and captured the entire Siachen glacier.

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