Service No : 2484436NX
Service : Army
Last Rank : Havaldar
Unit : 24 Punjab
Arm/Regt : The Punjab Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : December 5, 2014
Havildar Subhash Chand hailed from Barana Da Basa village in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. He belonged to an army family and the Regiment from which his father, Pyar Singh, had retired in 1981. Hav Subhash Chand always wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and join the army. He followed his dream and was recruited into 24 Punjab of the famed Punjab Regiment known for numerous battle honours and its brave soldiers. His grandfather too had served in 16 Punjab battalion.
Uri Attack: 05 Dec 2014
During dec 2014, Hav Subhash Chand's unit 24 Punjab was deployed in Baramulla district of J&K. On 05 December 2014, six terrorists attacked the army camp of 31 Field Regiment at Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. It was a pre-dawn attack at around 3 AM intended to surprise the army and cause maximum casualties. The army camp was located about 12 Kms from Uri town. At 0545 hours, the Army launched a counter-operation to nab the terrorists under the leadership Lt Col Sankalp Kumar of 24 Punjab.
Hav Subhash Chand was part of the team led by Lt Col Sankalp Kumar. The team immediately swung into action and established stops around the western side of Mahura Gun Area wherein six terrorists had sneaked inside. At 0550 hours Havildar Subhash Chand and the other members of the team came under fire from the terrorists. Hav Subhash Chand and his comrades retaliated immediately pinning down the terrorists. A gun battle ensued thereafter and eventually, all the terrorists were neutralized. However, Havildar Subhash Chand got severely injured during the operation and was martyred. Hav Subhash Chand laid down his life in the line of duty and will always be remembered for his gallantry, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice.
Hav Subhash Chand is survived by his parents, wife and two sons.