Archive for the ‘Param Vir’ category

Major Hoshiar Singh

April 25th, 2010

Major Hoshiar Singh (1936 – 1998) was born on 5 May 1936 in Sisana village, Rohtak district, Haryana to Choudhary Hira Singh. He served the Indian Army with dedication befitting his family and retired as Colonel. He died on 6 December 1998 of natural causes. Background His father was a farmer and his mother Mathuri […]

Captain Vikram Batra

April 25th, 2010

Captain Vikram Batra PVC (September 9, 1974 – July 7, 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Early life and career Vikram Batra was born on September 9th, 1974 […]

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar

April 25th, 2010

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, is a recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India‘s highest military award. He was the leading Scout of a team tasked to capturing Area Flat Top on July 4, 1999 during the Kargil war. The area was held by Pakistan military. Having scaled the cliff, the team […]

Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav of the Indian army was awarded the highest Indian military honour, Param Vir Chakra for his actions during the Kargil War on 4 July 1999. Early life Yogendra Yadav was born in Bulandshahr District, Uttar Pradesh. Kargil War Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers, in the early morning hours of 4 […]

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey

April 25th, 2010

Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (25 June 1975, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh – 2/3 July 1999, Kashmir) was the son of Gopi Chand Pandey, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow–Uttar Pradesh, who was awarded Param Vir Chakra for his courage and leadership during adverse times. Kargil He passed out from national defence academy and stayed in MIKE squardon He […]

Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran, was born on 13 September 1946, in Bombay, Maharashtra. He was granted Short Service Commission in the Mahar Regiment on 16 January 1972. He took part in a number of operations undertaken by the Indian Army. Under the Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement many Indian Army units were dispatched to Sri Lanka to maintain […]

Naib Subedar Bana Singh

April 25th, 2010

Captain Bana Singh, was born on 6 January 1949 at Kadyal in Jammu and Kashmir. He enrolled in the Indian Army on 6 January 1969 into the 8th Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) Regiment. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry medal in India. During the Siachen Conflict of […]

2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal (14 October 1950 – 16 December 1971) born in Pune, Maharashtra, was an officer of the Indian Army and a posthumous recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration for valour in face of the enemy. 2nd Lt Khetrapal fell in the Battle of Basantar or Battle of Barapind […]

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was an officer of the Indian Air Force. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration, in recognition of his lone defence of Srinagar Air Base against a Pakistani air raid during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He is the only member of the Indian […]

Lance Naik Albert Ekka

April 25th, 2010

Lance Naik (LCpl) Albert Ekka (1942-71) was a soldier in the Indian army. He died in service in the Battle of Hilli, during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valour in the face of the enemy. Albert Ekka was born on 27 December […]