Service No : 18576

Date of Birth : 30 Nov 1922

Birth place: Datevas Bhatinda

Service: Army

Last Rank: Havaldar

Unit: 2 Sikh

Arm/Regt : The Sikh Regiment

Awards: Ashok Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : Apr 24, 1956

Hav Joginder Singh AC

Havaldar Joginder Singh was born on 30th November 1922 in village Datevas of Bhatinda District, Punjab. His father’s name was Sardar Sham Singh who was a poor farmer. Belonging to a financially poor family, he did not get the opportunity of an education. 

 

Hav Joginder Singh was enrolled in the Indian Army on 30 November 1940 at the young age of 18. After completion of his military training, he was posted to 2 Sikh Regiment. During his Army education, he received the first grade in Indian Army and Map Reading courses.  He also attended the Engineer Platoon Commander Course and received ‘BY’ Grading. During his service, he also served in various places like Greece and Africa.

 

Naga Hills encounter: 1956

 

In April 1956, Havaldar Joginder Singh was posted in Khujami district of Nagaland serving in the 2 Sikh Regiment. The Naga rebellion was at its peak during this time with insurgents hidden at various positions in the hills with an aim to suppress the military movement.  On the fateful day of 24th April 1956, Hav. Joginder Singh was leading a three jeep convoy carrying stores for a forward post at Phek, in the Naga Hills. After crossing milestone 16, insurgents who had set up traps on the curved mountainous track suddenly opened fire and charged the convoy with light machine guns. Havaldar Joginder got hit by one of the bullets in his right leg. Undeterred by the gunshot, he jumped out of the jeep and ran towards the militants to attack. Following his brave act, six of his soldiers also braved out of the vehicles and moved forward to attack the militants. Havladar Joginder was just 25 meters short of the enemy when a bullet hit him in the stomach. Undeterred once again, in spite of being deeply wounded he continued to move towards the enemy by crawling on the ground and finally hit the enemy’s post by two hand grenades. This shot silenced the enemy fire and his fellow soldiers succeeded in destroying the enemy post which was always a hurdle for the movement of the Indian Army. Havaldar Joginder succumbed to his injuries and breathed his last as a brave martyr of the Indian Army. Havaldar Joginder’s act of leading the encounter with valour and determination was the inspiration for his men to achieve their objective successfully.

 

For his act of bravery and extreme valour he was awarded Ashoka Chakra posthumously.

Havaldar Joginder Singh laid down his life in the highest order of Army traditions displaying incredible valour, resolute determination and exceptional devotion to duty. For this act of courage, he was awarded with the Ashok Chakra, posthumously, on 26 January 1957.

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