Service No : 3173542K

Place of birth : Rohtak Dist(Har)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Havaldar

Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment

Operation : Op Vijay ( Kargil )

Martyrdom : May 17, 1999

Hav Rajvir Singh Sheoran

Hav Rajvir Singh Sheoran hailed from Maudi village in Bhiwani dist in Haryana. Like many of the youngsters of his village he too wanted to serve in the Armed Forces since his childhood. He continued to follow his dream and eventually joined the army after completing his schooling. He was enrolled into the 4 Jat of the famed Jat Regiment, a regiment known for its valiant soldiers and numerous battle honours. 

 

Kargil War: 17 May 1999

 

There were reports about Pakistani infiltration in May 1999 and Hav Rajvir Singh’s unit was given the task to verify the legitimacy of these reports. On May 14, the 4th Jat Battalion launched a patrol to check the strategically important Bajrang post with Lt Saurabh Kalia leading the five-man patrol. Heavy snowing in the area prevented them from reaching Bajrang post on that day, and they resumed their patrol the day after. But as they neared their objective around 3.30 pm on May 15, they were suddenly fired upon by the intruders who had occupied the Bajrang Post. They reported the incident back to battalion headquarters, seeking urgent reinforcements. Lt Kalia and his team fought back but soon ran out of ammunition. They were surrounded and captured before the reinforcements arrived.

 

Capt Amit Bhardwaj then led a team of 30 soldiers and launched the search mission for Lt Kalia and his troops on 17th May 1999. Hav Rajvir Singh Sheoran was part of the team of Capt Amit Bhardwaj, who admired him for his superior soldierly skills. On reaching the Bajrang post, the team realized that the number of enemies was much more than they had anticipated. Realizing that they were outnumbered, Capt Amit Bhardwaj ordered his men to retreat back and report to the base camp for help. For the retreat to be successful, cover fire was needed to engage the enemy while the troops retreated. Capt Amit Bhardwaj took Hav Rajvir Singh Sheoran along with him to provide the cover fire. Hav Rajvir Singh engaged the enemy soldiers valiantly along with Capt Amit Bhardwaj which enabled the remaining soldiers to reach back their base camp safely. However, Capt Bhardwaj and his fellow soldier Hav Rajvir Singh got severely injured during the exchange of fire and later succumbed to their injuries. Hav Rajvir Singh Sheoran was a valiant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty. service of the nation.

 

Hav Rajvir Singh Sheoran’s body could not be retrieved until the end of the war. Finally, on July 13, 1999 his body was recovered nearly 57 days after his martyrdom. Hav Rajvir Singh Sheoran is survived by his wife Smt Kamlesh Devi.

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