Havaldar Badhur Singh Bohra Profile Pic

Service No: 13621503

Birth Place :Pithoragarh(Uttarakhand)

Service: Army

Last Rank: Havaldar

Unit: 10 Para (Special Forces)

Regiment: The Parachute Regiment

Award : Ashok Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : Sep 25, 2008

Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra  AC

Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra was born in a remote village of Rawalkhet, in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Hav Bohra was the youngest among 4 siblings and always had a passion for the adventurous army life. He joined the army and later on opted for the elite Para Special Forces known for their daredevilry and outstanding courage. During 2008, Hav Bohra was serving with 10 Para Special Forces deployed in J & K area.

 

Lawanz Operation: 25 Sep 2008

 

Based on credible intelligence reports about the presence of terrorists in Lawanz area a decision was taken by the security forces to launch a search and destroy mission by the team of 10 Para(Special Forces) on 25 Sep 2008. Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra was made the squad commander of an assault team tasked for search operations in snowbound, inhospitable mountainous terrain in general area Lawanz at an altitude of 14000 feet.

 

At 1815 hours, Hav Bohra observed a group of terrorists and stealthily approached to intercept the terrorists. Greatly outnumbered and sensing grave danger to his comrades, Hav Bohra drew extremely heavy automatic fire onto himself.  He charge at the terrorists and in a swift action and killed one of them. In the intense fire, he suffered gunshot wounds to the left shoulder but unmindful of his physical condition, encouraging and directing his comrades, he pressed on with the assault and killed the second terrorist at an extremely close range.

 

Though Hav Bohra was severely injured by now, he refused evacuation and instructed his comrades to cover his move while he lobbed a grenade at the terrorists. In the last act of supreme valor, Hav Bohra charged and killed one more terrorist in hand to hand combat before succumbing to his injuries. Inspired by his supreme sacrifice his comrades killed two more terrorists.

 

Hav  Bahadur Singh Bohra was given the nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award, “Ashok Chakra” for his raw courage, unyielding spirit and supreme sacrifice.

 

Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra is survived by his wife Shanti and two daughters, Mansi and Sakshi.
 
 

The citation for the Ashok Chakra awarded to him reads:

 

Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra was the squad commander of an assault team tasked for search operations in snowbound, inhospitable mountainous terrain in General Area Lawanz at an altitude of 14000 feet. On 25 September 2008, at 1815 hours he observed a group of terrorists and stealthily approached to intercept the terrorists. Greatly outnumbered and sensing grave danger to his comrades, Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra drew extremely heavy automatic fire onto himself. He charged and killed one terrorist. In the intense fire, he suffered gun shot wounds to the left shoulder but unmindful of his physical condition, encouraging and directing his comrades, he pressed on with the assault and killed the second terrorist at extreme close range. Refusing evacuation, instructing his comrades to cover his move, he lobbed a grenade and in the last act of supreme valor charged and killed one more terrorist in hand to hand combat before succumbing to his injuries. Inspired by his supreme sacrifice his comrades killed two more terrorists.

 

For his inspiring leadership, conspicuous bravery, selflessness and supreme sacrifice for the nation beyond the call of duty, Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra was awarded ‘ASHOK CHAKRA’ (Posthumously).

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2 Tributes
  • Ashok Kumar - Ambala,Haryana

    2017 at 5:24 pm Reply

    You shall remain a source of inspiration to all Indians for generations to come

  • Prabhish P K - Mysore,Karnataka

    2017 at 11:43 pm Reply

    No words to say sir…………..
    अमर रहे वीर जवान।
    जय हिन्द।

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