Service No: 2969707 L

Date of Birth: Jan 6, 1954

Place of Birth: Faridabad, (Har)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Havaldar

Unit : 5 Rajput

Arm/Regt : The Rajput Regiment

Operation: Op Pawan

Award: Vir Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : 15 Nov 1987

Havaldar Naipal Singh VrC

Havaldar Naipal Singh was born on 6th January 1954 in Phulwari village of Faridabad district in Haryana. Son of Shri Baliram Poswal, Hav Naipal Singh  joined the Army at the age of 18 years. He was enrolled into 5 Rajput of the famed Rajput Regiment, one of the oldest regiments of Indian Army on 12th August 1972.

 

After completing his training Hav Naipal Singh served in various operational areas and evolved into a disciplined and committed soldier. By 1987, Hav Naipal Singh had put in 15 years of service in the army and had gained substantial operational experience .

 

Sri Lankan Operations: 15 Nov 1987

 

During 1987, Hav Naipal Singh’s unit was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the IPKF operations. On the 15th Nov, 1987 a company of 5 Rajput was tasked to clear road axis Murakkeddanchenai- Eravur in Sri Lanka as part of the ongoing operations against the LTTE. At about 1105 hours as they were approaching village Vandarumullai, to carry out the assigned task, they were fired upon by the militants in a relatively open area. It was a pre-planned sudden attack by the militants hiding in safer places.

 

Hav Naipal Singh and his comrades came under heavy automatic fire. Hav Naipal Singh assessed the situation and realized that his fellow soldiers were in vulnerable positions and needed to be protected. Taking charge of the situation, Hav Naipal Singh broke cover and moved from men to men directing and moving them to positions of advantage. While doing so, he was hit by a bullet in the right thigh. Undeterred by the injury, he continued with his daring actions and in the process received two more bullet injuries. He was evacuated from the site but later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.

 

Havaldar Naipal Singh fought valiantly with conspicuous courage and unyielding spirit, which could save precious lives of his comrades. He was awarded Vir Chakra for  his gallantry and supreme sacrifice.

Citation of  the Vir Chakra awarded to him reads:-

On the 15th November, 1987 a company of 5 Rajput was tasked to clear road axis Murakkeddanchenai- Eravur in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force operations. At about 1105 hours as they were approaching village Vandarumullai, they were fired upon by the militants incessantly in a relatively open area. Havaldar Naipal Singh came under heavy automatic fire. seeing that his men were in a disadvantageous position he broke cover and moved from men to men directing and moving them to positions of advantage. He was hit by a bullet in the right thigh. Undeterred by the injury, he continued to inspire his men and in the process received two more bullet injuries. He was evacuated from the site but he breathed his last.

Havaldar Naipal Singh thus displayed conspicuous courage and valour in the face of the militants.

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1 Comment
  • Bhavitha Singh

    2018at12:23 pm Reply

    Your sacrifice is truly inspirational. My deepest respects to you Sir.

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