S. P. P. Thorat

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Shankarrao Pandurang Patil Thorat (born 12 August 1906 at Vadgav, District Kolhapur; Maharashtra died on 10 August 1992) was an Indian Army former Lieutenant General who led the Eastern Command in the lead up to the 1962 Sino-Indian War.[1]

He was born on 12 August 1906, in Vadgaon village in the erstwhile princely state of Kolhapur.[citation needed] He studied in SP College, Pune and then at Sandhurst Royal Medical College and joined the Royal Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer.

During World War II, Colonel Thorat commanded battalion-level formations fighting against Japanese forces.[2]


  • From Reveille to Retreat (1986). Allied Publishers. ISBN 978-8-17023-077-9.


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