Service No: IC-45120

Date of Birth : Jul 18, 1961

Service: Army

Last Rank: Colonel

Unit : 6 Dogra

Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment

Awards : SC Bar , SM

Operation : Op Parakram

Date of Martyrdom : Aug 18, 2002

Col Kanwar Jaideep Singh SC and Bar, SM

Colonel Kanwar Jaideep Singh was born on 18th July 1961 into a military family.  Son of an Army veteran Randhir Singh and Smt Godavari Devi, Col Kanwar followed into the footsteps of his father and joined the Army in 1980 at the age of 21 years. He was commissioned into 5 Dogra of the famed Dogra Regiment, a regiment known for its fearless soldiers and a number of battle honours. After passing out of IMA Dehradun, he served in various units in different operational environments and terrain.

 

By 2002, Col Kanwar had put in over twenty years of service and had evolved into a battle-hardened and professionally competent soldier. As a Company Commander Col Kanwar led his troops with great zeal and tenacity in various operations in the north-eastern sector and eliminated a number of terrorists. Col Kanwar was a very brave and committed soldier and proved his mettle in various operations during his service career. For his deep commitment to the service and military leadership skills, he was awarded gallantry awards of Sena Medal as well as Shaurya Chakra. He later assumed the charge of 6 Dogra battalion as commanding officer.

 

Nowshera Operation: 18 Aug 2002

 

Col Kanwar Jaideep Singh had taken over as Commanding Officer of 6 Dogra in early Mar 2002. His unit was deployed in a terrorist-infested area of Rajouri district and Col Kanwar had prepared his unit very well to undertake challenging operations as demanded by the existing environment. On 18th August 2002, Col Singh’s reconnaissance patrol had a chance encounter with a group of armed infiltrators in Nowshera in Rajouri district of J&K. Col Kanwar immediately swung into action and moved along with his troops to engage and eliminate the terrorists.

 

While they were pursuing the terrorists, Col Kanwar’s team came under attack from the terrorists and during the exchange of fire one of the soldiers got injured. Col Kanwar immediately diverted the attention of the terrorists and had the wounded soldier evacuated. After the successful evacuation, Col Kanwar turned his attention towards the terrorists and deployed his troops tactically to block the escape routes of the terrorists. Soon he spotted the movement of terrorists and in a superbly maneuvered daredevil action killed two terrorists. However during the heavy exchange of fire Col Kanwar also got shot in the neck and was severely injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred while leading from the front like a true military leader.

 

Col Kanwar Jaideep Singh was given the gallantry award, “Shaurya Chakra” for the second time for his act of valour, unflinching courage and supreme sacrifice. He was a soldier at heart and an officer par excellence who laid down his life in the service of the nation.

 

Col Kanwar Jaideep Singh is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anuradha Rajput, daughter Aakanksha Salaria, parents and brother Kanwar Kuldeep Singh.

 

Late Col KJ Singh SC*, SM made the supreme sacrifice on 18 Aug 2002 in the finest tradition of the ‘Dogra Regiment’ and Indian Army while fighting terrorists in Nowshera, Rajouri (J&K). His act of valour, bravery and supreme courage always remains a constant source of inspiration and motivation.

 

“SOARING SIX” salutes our brave and courageous Commanding Officer, who lived up to the motto of ‘KARTAVYAM ANVATMA’.

 

Remembered by: Col Anil Kumar, KC & All ranks 6 Dogra.

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10 Tributes
  • Tanya Thakur - Chandigarh,Chandigarh

    2017 at 12:35 am Reply

    A big salute to the courage and intrepidity.

    We civilians stay in our comfort zones because of the brave hearts like you protect us.
    No other service can ever be comparable to the selfless service of a soldier towards his country.

    Although a distant relative, I am proud to be associated with you. Sure you are at a great place.

    • Aakanksha Rathaur - Central Delhi,Delhi

      2017 at 1:55 pm

      🙂 Thankyou

  • Ritu nawani - Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh

    2017 at 8:26 am Reply

    Faujis r the real gems of india nd believe me thts just not a line but a true reality..! My tribute to brave spirit may god showers happiness nd love to ur family…jai hind sir

    • Aakanksha Rathaur

      2017 at 1:56 pm

      Thankyou so much for your kind words. 🙂

  • Chunni lal shah - Pune,Maharashtra

    2017 at 10:56 am Reply

    Salute sir.

  • Brig R Vinayak, VSM - Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh

    2017 at 6:42 am Reply

    A great Soldier. An example to emulate. I Salute the brave Martyr.

  • Divya Nair - Idukki,Kerala

    2017 at 12:22 pm Reply

    Your sacrifice will always be remembered and you will remain a hero for countless Indians. I salute you sir. Jai Hnd..

  • Nikita Hazarika - Kamrup,Assam

    2018 at 2:44 pm Reply

    Remembering Uncle today. His sacrifice is beyond ordinary imagination. My heart goes out to Aunty and my dearest friend Aakanksha. Keeping all of you in my prayers today. Much love.
    Niki

  • Aayush Kumar - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 10:18 pm Reply

    A grand salute to you sir.Jwala Mata ki jai,Jai Hind!!!

  • Balraj parmar - Ambala,Haryana

    2018 at 8:56 pm Reply

    A big salute to the bravest of the brave,jai hind !!!!!!

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