Service No: 4067942

Service: Army

Last Rank : Havildar

Unit : 14 RR

Regiment: The Gharwal Rifiles

Award: Shaurya Chakra

Date of Martyrdom: Apr 13,2002

Havildar Jaipal Singh SC

Havaldar Jaipal Singh after completing his studies joined the Indian Army. After completing his training he was posted to Garhwal rifiles.

 

 Terrorists Encounter, J&K: 13th April 2002

 

The cordon search operation in village Aithmul in Jammu & Kashmir was launched an operation on 13th April 2002, the operation to flush out of terrorists who were hiding in a house in which Jaipal Singh was a part of the Commanding Officer’s Quick Reaction team. At 1715 hours the house was cordoned the terrorists moving out of the house fired indiscriminately on the party. The commanding officer along with his quick reaction team reached the house and Havildar Jaipal Singh deployed his party, he along with an officer moved to a place where terrorists were hiding. The officers along with Hav Jaipal Singh started crawling towards the terrorists. But in this action terrorists fired grenades and injured the officer. Jaipal Singh took away the officer to safety and charged at terrorists and killed two of them on spot. But the other terrorists fired a grenade at Hav Jaipal Singhand injured him, but no disregards to his personal safety he engaged the terrorist. In this action he was injured and he succumbed to his injuries and lost his life in serving the motherland.

 

In this action he displayed a gallantry courage and determination towards his work.     

The Citation to the Award Shaurya Chakra reads him to:

 

On 13th April 2002, cordon and search operation in village Aithmul in Jammu & Kashmir was launched to flush out terrorists hiding in a house in which Havildar Jaipal Singh was a part of the commanding officers quick reaction team. At 1715 hours while the house was being cordoned terrorists moving out of the house fired indiscriminately on the cordon party.

 

Officiating commanding officer along with his Quick reaction team reached the house and Haviladar Singh deployed his party. He alongwith an officer moved to a place where terrorists were hiding. At last night the officer and Haviladr Jaipal Singh taking cover started crawling towards the terrorists. However terrorists fired grenades injuring the officer.

 

He extricated the officer to safety and from a flank charged at terrorists killing two on the spot. However a third terrorists killing two on the spot. However third terrorists fired grenades at Haviladar Jaipal Singh injuring him. Unmindfully of his injury he engaged the terrorist till he was taken to safety and later succumbed to his injury.

 

He exhibited gallantry resolute determination indomitable courage and made the supreme sacrifice in fighting the terrorists.  

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