Gurkha, Dipprasad Pun, defeated 30 insurgents in AFGANISTAN.

Remember the Gurkha who defeated 40 train robbers? This Gurkha who hit the news recently is not lacking either. Let’s have some numbers about his feat.

1) 1 gun tripod thrown
2) 400 bullets used
3) 17 grenades launched
4) detonated a mine
5) saved the lives of 3 fellow soldiers
Nuff said, he deserves his medal.

A British Gurkha soldier who single-handedly fought off an attack by at least a dozen Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan has been awarded the United Kingdom’s second highest medal for bravery, British media reported.

Acting Sergeant Dip Prasad Pun, 31, who hails from western Nepal and serves in the British Army, exhausted all of his ammunition and resorted to using the tripod of his machine gun to repel the militants who were in 15 to 30 in number.

According to the BBC, he said he was very proud to be given the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.

“I think I am a very lucky guy, a survivor,” he added. “Now I am getting this award, it is very great and I am very happy.”

Pun was alone on sentry duty at a checkpoint near Babaji in Helmand province of Afghanistan on September 17 last year, fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to thwart the Taliban assault.

When an insurgent tried to climb up to his position, his rifle failed and he resorted to throwing his machine gun tripod to knock him down.

The citation on his medal – which is only one level below the Victoria Cross – states that he saved the lives of three comrades who were inside the checkpoint at the time.

“Pun could never know how many enemies were attempting to overcome his position, but he sought them out from all angles despite the danger, consistently moving towards them to reach the best position of attack.”

Pun’s father and grandfather were also in the British Army, according to the Mail Online.
[from Himalayan Times]

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    • Wheez_kid

      wtf do you have to do to get a victoria cross. .

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    • Petro68

      No surprise, gurkhas are regarded as fine soldiers since a long time.

    • Ilatwamh

      not be a mercenary

    • Nicku

      Shabash, Dipprasad Pun! 

    • Yankeestudio

      Should have been the Victoria Cross and knighted by the queen!

    • Yankeestudio

      I guess the British military donate their time for queen and country.

    • Yankeestudio

      I guess the British military donate their time for queen and country.

    • raymon

      gurkha will beat any elite forces with same amount of training..coz they are fearless among all and  know how to fight..thats the reason Brits like to recruit them..Brunai and Singapore also recruit them. Plenty of them serve in Indian army as well.

    • Anonymous

      what about the high tech combat know-hows?

    • Annettefilt

      is it only dead soldiers who get the cross ?? I think that Pun is a awesome person and hope he will have a great life :) )

    • Annettefilt

      is it only dead soldiers who get the cross ?? I think that Pun is a awesome person and hope he will have a great life :) )

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arjun-Shivakoti/100001302933116 Arjun Shivakoti

      the real things are never hiden , it will be flash at any times which is try to hide, and it has proved by our ancient forefather and the upcomming generation of the gorkhas that we are really great fighter to give peace and security to the world….

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