Gurkha Hero : Dip Prasad Pun

I’ll tell you how I honestly feel. At a time when Britain is going through a very challenging time with immigrants I believe the action of Dip Prasad Pun will help the image of Gurkha’s and Nepali’s not only in the UK but all over the world. And I am so proud of him and his actions, he did it in a truly Gurkha style. Bhancha ni tyo line ‘na biraunu, na daraunu’. Pun, recieved the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross medal for outstanding bravery which is a level below from the Victoria Cross. That in itself is amazing but, how does one judge bravery? Is it not brave enough to fight off 12 or up to 30 Talibans and save the lives of 3 colleagues? I read that in order to recieve a VC, an ”officer” has to be there to witness the event, so does that mean Dip, the luckiest man is unlucky to have been left alone without an officer? What are your thoughts?
Pun was on sentry duty on the evening of September 17, 2010, when he heard a clinking noise outside the checkpoint. Going to investigate, he found two insurgents trying to lay a bomb.
Realising he was about to be attacked, and his platoon were out on patrol, he informed his commander by radio and opened fire on the enemy.
In the ensuing firefight, which saw him bombarded by rocket-propelled grenades and AK47s for more than 15 minutes, Pun moved around his position to fend off the attack from three sides using every type of weapon he could find.
Up on the roof, Pun found himself face to face with a Taliban fighter and fired his machine gun at him until he fell off.
When another insurgent tried to climb up, Pun’s gun either jammed or ran out of ammunition so he picked up a sandbag to use as a weapon, but then the contents fell out.
In desperation, he grabbed the metal tripod of his machine gun and threw it at the man, shouting “Marchu talai” — “I will kill you” in Nepali.
Lex Limbu
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  1. wow….seriously, being a Nepali we all feel really proud of Dip Prasad Pun and his bravery. A true Gurkha!

  2. such a brave and heroic action !! akdam gurkhali isshhhtyle eh lex 😉 but still not good enough to get victoria cross ? it was bad enough, he was left alone to be attacked by so many talibans but was very lucky and brave of him to be able to tackle them all and come out alive of all this, but this wasn’t lucky enough ??? he had to have someone beside him to witness this and he had to be badly injured or something like that to get victoria cross ? very proud and happy Brave Dip is receiving this award and well done to him !! but then kinda unfair not to be given VC !

  3. Very Brave indeed.. protection of his colleagues and self defence …we will never know
    thanks for sharing but it makes me think more about
    the law of the world.. where one day you kill another human … the other day you are awarded ..
    Who is the Enemy and Who is the Protector …who is it that decides all … still a big mistery

  4. i also wanna be grate gurkhali so m tryin fo british army….. now m facin my last stage (dro)…… of selection process…..

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