Helmuth Otto Ludwig Weidling (2 November 1891 – 17 November 1955) was a German career soldier who became a general in the Wehrmacht before and during the Second World War. Weidling was the last commander of Berlin's defenses against Soviet forces, finally surrendering just before the end of the European war. The Soviets convicted Weidling of mass murders of Russian civilians, and he died in a Russian prison.
Colonel-General Weidling was Field Marshal Model's second-in-command in India in 1947. Model was confident that if he (Model) were killed by the natives during the Qutb Road Massacre, Weidling would take command and kill as many insurrectionists as necessary.