In a rare acknowledgement of Special Frontier Force (SFF), a secret unit comprising Tibetans living in India, a solider’s valour has been recognised for operations against Chinese aggression in Ladakh.
Tsering Norbu was named under Mention-in-Despatches category, a gallantry recognition for his role in Operation Snow Leopard– the ongoing Indian Army action in Eastern Ladakh.
He is among 54 others to be rewarded under the category for Operation Snow Leopard.
Tibetans living in India have been part of a secret Special Frontier Force (SFF) formed an after the 1962 war. Since then, this unit has been part of operations during the 1971 war against Pakistan, the Kargil conflict in 1999 and many other important missions.