Service No: 3172590X
Date of Birth : Jul 16, 1961
Place of Birth : Jhunjhunu, Raj
Last Rank : Havaldar
Unit : 8 Jat
Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment
Operation : Op Vijay (Kargil)
Award : VrC
Date of Martyrdom : Jul 03, 1999
Havildar Sis Ram Gill hailed from Vishanpura (Brahman ki dhani) village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. He was born in 1961 to Mr. Shankara and Mrs. Rajkauri, but brought up by Shardara Ram and Soraji Devi as an adopted son.
Havildar Sis Ram Gill was deployed in 8th Jat Regiment he was driving away the Pakistani intruders in Mushkon valley during Kargil War on 9 July 1999. He had driven away the Pakistani intruders beyond the Line of Control and killed five intruders. Meanwhile, he was attacked and killed on 9 July 1999.
Kargil War 1999:
On 8th and 9th of July 1999 during “Operation Vijay”, Havildar Sis Ram Gill along with his team was tasked to raid the enemy post at “Majnu”, located at over 17,000 feet in high altitude. Havildar Gill led the commando team from the front and using special mountaineering equipment scaled the almost unscalable heights through most difficult and rugged terrain. He reached the objective facing intense enemy artillery and mortar fire. Though he sustained severe injury in the leg due to effective enemy fire, he continued to motivate his team and advance towards the objective. Undaunted by the injury, he himself fired sniper and LMG bursts at every opportunity resulting in killing one of the officer, two JCOs and three other ranks of the enemy. He also injured four others. In spite of being grievously injured, he refused to be evacuated knowing fully well that his evacuation will lead to mission failure due to reduction of fighting strength. He continued to fight valiantly showing utmost dedication to duty, self sacrifice and ensured completion of special mission task till he finally succumbed to his injuries . Havildar Sis Ram Gill was awarded “Vir Chakra” posthumously for displaying supreme courage and devotion to duty.
Havildar Sis Ram Gill is Survived by his wife Mrs. Santara and his sons, Vijay Singh 13 Years old and Kailash Singh 9 Years old along with a one year old daughter Dimpal.
VrC Awarded to Havaldar Havildar Sis Ram Gill
Havildar Sis Ram Gill and his team were tasked with raiding the enemy post “Majnu”, at over 17,000 feet altitude. He led the commando team from the front and scaled the almost unscalable height despite difficult and rugged terrain. He reached the objective facing intense enemy artillery and mortar fire. In doing so, he sustained a severe injury in the leg but continued to motivate his team and advance towards the objective. Undaunted, he himself fired sniper and LMG bursts at every opportunity resulting in the killing of one officer, two JCOs and three other ranks of the enemy. He also injured four others. In spite of being grievously injured, he refused to be evacuated knowing fully well that his evacuation will lead to mission failure due to reduction of fighting strength. He continued to fight valiantly showing utmost dedication to duty and self sacrifice, and ensured completion of the special mission task. He finally succumbed to his injuries on 9 July 1999. He was awarded the Vir Chakra for his gallantry in the face the enemy.
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