Birth Place: Murad Garhi (UP)

Service: Army

Last Rank: Havildar

Service Years: 1994 - 2015

Unit : 6 Dogra infantry

Regiment : The Dogra Regiment

Date of Martyrdom: Jun 4, 2015

Havaldar Jagveer Singh

Havildar Jagveer Singh was a soldier in the Indian Army and belonged to the 6 Dogra infantry Regiment. He was martyred on 4th June 2015 along with 18 other soldiers in an ambush in the Chandel district of Manipur.

 

Originally from Murad Garhi village in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, Havildar Jagveer Singh belonged to the 6 Dogra infantry and was stationed in Manipur. Havildar Singh had joined the Army in June 1994 and was awarded two bravery medals in 2012 and 2014. He was reportedly going to be transferred to Assam in a few weeks. He has a wife Manju and two children, Vivek and Renu, who live in Lajpat Nagar, Ghaziabad.

 

Manipur ambush 2015 :

 

There had been militant activity in the border region of Manipur in the early part of the year 2015. In response to this, 1,463-km of an unfenced border between Manipur and Myanmar had been sealed and the Army and paramilitary forces had launched a major counter-offensive against the militants. On the 4th of June, the 6 Dogra infantry was heading to the capital of Manipur, Imphal in a 4-vehicle convoy. While they were crossing the Chandel district, on the way, they were ambushed by militants. Tribal guerrillas fired rocket-propelled grenades and detonated improvised explosive devices on the convoy, killing 18 soldiers and injuring another 11 soldiers.

 

It is believed that the attack by militants on the convoy was planned by a joint group comprising of cadres from NSCN(K), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) and Kanglapak Communist Party (KCP). The well-trained militants had planned the ambush beforehand and they triggered a landmine when the military convoy reached the area between Paralong village and Charong village in Chandel district. They also attacked the convoy with heavy automatic weapon firing from vantage points and fired rockets and grenades. Most of the convoy, consisting of about 4 vehicles with 50 soldiers, was severely damaged and soldiers burnt to death on account of the blast. The few survivors were shot to death by the militants.

 

The incident was reported to be one of the most deadly attacks by militants in the area. Hav Jagveer Singh was one of the 18 brave soldiers who died in this horrendous ambush.   The martyrs of this incident were brought to their hometowns where they were cremated with full military honours. Hundreds of civilians and army personnel paid their tributes. The brave sacrifice of these men will never be forgotten.

He was awarded two bravery medals in 2012 and 2014

  • The body of the soldier was cremated and the Administration and Senior Superintendent of Police reached the village and paid homage to the martyr. Gautam Budh Nagar MP, Mahesh Sharma, Maninder Singh Bitta, Chairman of all India Anti-Terrorist Front and other local leaders and army officials were also present.
  • A wreath-laying ceremony was held in Imphal to pay tributes to the martyred. Manipur’s Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh who was also present during the ceremony also paid his tributes to the martyrs.
  • The entire village had gathered outside his house to pay homage. The villagers also submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate, asking for a Shaheed Samarak in the name of the soldier.
  • “Two days ago he had called us and informed that he was on a tough task and there were threats. He did not explain further. This was the last conversation we had with him,” said Jagveer’s mother Kila Devi.
  • Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh saluted the brave soldiers for their sacrifice and expressed condolences to the grief-stricken families.
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