Service No: IC-70151

Date of Birth: Sep 29, 1983

Place of Birth: Ghaziabad, UP

Service: Army

Rank : Captain

Unit : 1 Para

Arm/Regt : The Corps of Signals

Award : KC

Date of Martyrdom : Feb 23, 2010

Captain Devinder Singh Jass KC

Captain Devinder Singh Jass was born on 29 September 1983, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Son of Sri Bhupinder Singh Jass and Smt Dalbir Kaur, Capt Jass as a young boy was energetic and helpful, who always dreamt of serving in the Armed Forces. He was good in academics too and went on to do his engineering from GLA University in Mathura and then completed his MBA from IIIT Allahabad in 2007. Capt Jass even secured a lucrative job in an MNC but opted to follow his dream and joined the Indian Military Academy.

 

Captain Jass was trained at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun for a year and was then commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Corps of Signals in 2008. Capt Jass was a soldier at heart and loved an adventurous life, so decided to volunteer for Special Forces. After the grueling selection process and training, Capt Jass was inducted into the elite 1 Parachute Regiment in January 2009. The soldiers of 1 Para(SF) are known for their gallantry and daredevil commando operations in very challenging situations. Capt Jass was happy to be part of this elite force and was later posted to Kupwara in J & K in November 2009.

 

Sopore Operation: 23 Feb 2010

 

On 22 Feb 2010, the security forces had received information from the intelligence sources about the presence of militants in Chinkipora village in Sopore district in J & K. It was decided to launch a search and destroy operation to nab the hardcore militants and the task was assigned to 1 Para(SF) unit.  Capt Devinder Singh Jass was chosen to lead the operation along with his troops. Capt Jass swung into action and launched the operation in the wee hours of 23 Feb 2010. The militants were hiding in a residential building in the suspected area, which was cordoned off in a well-planned move.

 

On being challenged the militants opened fire at the troops and a fierce gun battle ensued. At 4.45 AM the assault team led by Capt Jass decided to storm the suspected building. The militants had anticipated this action and had positioned themselves at vantage points inside the building. They were heavily armed and were sizable in numbers. When Capt Jass and his troops stormed the building and moved forward to open the door, they were attacked from various directions, with militants using automatic weapons and hand grenades. A heavy exchange of fire followed and Capt Jass managed to kill two militants in a daring action.

 

However, during the gun battle, Capt Jass got seriously injured and later succumbed to his injuries. Capt Jass displayed outstanding courage and leadership during the operation and laid down his life in the service of the nation. Capt Jass was given the nation’s second highest peace time gallantry award, “Kirti Chakra” for his exceptional grit, determination, unfaltering leadership and supreme sacrifice.

 

Captain Devinder Singh Jass is survived by his father Sri Bhupinder Singh Jass, mother Smt Dalbir Kaur and sister Harpreet Kaur.

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30 Tributes
  • SHEKHAR SRIVASTAVA - Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh

    2018 at 7:17 pm Reply

    We are proud of Captain Devender Singh Jass for his bravery and commitment to his duty for Mother India.
    Additionally, We are privileged to have his brave and proud parents in our society, who have been the inspiration to the children of our society and neighborhood.

  • Vinod Kumar Khuller - Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh

    2018 at 3:11 pm Reply

    Hats off to a great son of Mother India who sacrificed his life for us. May his soul rest in peace. May more of such brave heroes join the forces and protect Mother India as well as us. Proud to have such a brave Martyr of our society and his family members. Very fortunate to have his parents who are noble, kind and generous to the weaker sections of the society and very religious. We feel their aura whenever we meet their. We want to have hearts like theirs.

  • Dr Tarun Kumar - Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh

    2018 at 6:38 pm Reply

    I feel very proud to be associated with the martyr’s family as a neighbour . I never met him but can think of his personality and behaviour by meeting his parents. I see the spark in the eyes of his parents when they talk about him and his martyrdom. I wish all the parents of our beloved nation should emulate this and encourage their children to join forces and teach the lesson of patriotism. JAI HIND.

  • Harneet kaur - Central Delhi,Delhi

    2018 at 11:59 pm Reply

    Captain devinder singh jass made the nation proud ,we salute to your bravery and love for the nation.You are the true soul.
    Jai hind

  • Bharat B Mehta - Raigad,Maharashtra

    2018 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Captain Jass and his parents are a source of inspiration for all of us . Captain showed exemplary courage in dealing with terrorists in Kashmir. In fact , the entire family lifestyle is sort of practice of teachings of Guru Granth Sahib – being brave , honest and humble and in service o humanity . We miss Captain but feel Proud to be associated with his family being a neighbour. May WaheGuru bless the Captain and his family

  • Rajiv Bhatia - East Delhi,Delhi

    2018 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Captain Devinder Singh Jass made us proud. Proud of his bravery and sacrifice. True son of the soil. May God rest him in peace.
    Jai Hind, Jai Hind ki Sena.

  • Yogesh Bhalla - Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh

    2018 at 2:12 pm Reply

    May God Rest the Soul of Brave Captain Devinder Singh Jass in Peace. Jai Hind.

  • Harder Singh - Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh

    2018 at 9:50 am Reply

    ” शहीदों की चिताओं पर लगेंगे हर बरस मेले
    वतन पर मिटने वालों का यही बाकी निशां होगा ”
    We are proud of Capt. Davinder Singh Jass

  • Pushpeen Kaur - Central Delhi,Delhi

    2019 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Jai Hind bhaiya,you are always remembered.

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