Service No: 2886601

Place of Birth :Uttar Pradesh

Service: Army

Last Rank : Lance Naik

Unit : 2 Raj Rif

Arm/Regt : The Rajputana Rifles

Operation: Op Vijay (Kargil)

Date of Martyrdom : Jun 13, 1999

Lance Naik Bachan Singh

Lance Naik Bachan Singh hailed from Pachenda Kalan village in western Uttar Pradesh. Son of Shri Mahabir Singh and Smt Roshni Devi, L Nk Bachan Singh joined the Army in the year of 1989. He was recruited into 2 Raj Rif of the Rajputana Rifles Regiment, a regiment known for its fearless soldiers and numerous battle exploits. Lance Naik Bachan Singh got married to Kamesh Bala and the couple had twin sons named Hitesh Kumar and Hemant Kumar.

 

By 1999, Lance Naik Bachan Singh had put in about 10 years of service and had evolved into a intrepid and committed soldier. After completing his initial training in the Regimental center at Delhi cantt, he served in various operational areas and developed his field craft and soldierly skills.

 

Kargil War (Battle of Tololing): 13 June 1999

 

By early May 1999, Pakistani forces had intruded well across the LOC, in the Mushkoh, Drass, Kaksar and Batalik sectors. The extent of penetration across the LOC varied from 4 to 8 kms in each sector. In many vital points, neither artillery nor air power could dislodge the enemy forces, who were not in visible range. The Indian forces had no option but to send up the soldiers for direct assaults which were slow and took a toll. One such mission was assigned to 2 Raj Rif to capture Point 4590 on the treacherous, icy slopes of Tololing in the Drass sector. Lance Naik Bachan Singh was part of the assault team of 2 Raj Rif that was assigned the task led by Maj Vivek Gupta.

 

As with so many of the later operations in Kargil, this too was a dangerous mission requiring an uphill accent towards entrenched enemy posts who had the advantage of height and a bird’s eye view. However Lance Naik Bachan Singh along with his comrades fought valiantly and succeeded in capturing two Pakistani posts along the way to the Point 4590. But soon after in the ongoing fierce gun battle Lance Naik Bachan Singh got hit by the bullets. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Lance Naik Bachan Singh was a gallant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.

 

Lance Naik Bachan Singh is survived by his wife Kamesh Bala, and his two twin sons Hitesh Kumar and Hemant Kumar. Almost exactly 19 years later, his son Hitesh got commissioned as a lieutenant in the Indian Army, and joined the same Regiment where his father had served to continue the legacy.

  • A memorial of Lance Naik Bachan Singh has been erected in Muzaffarnagar city of Uttar Pradesh.
  • A residential colony , a bank and a School in his village have been named after Lance Naik Bachan Singh in his honour.
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7 Comments
  • Vinod Nair

    2019at2:16 am Reply

    Salute & Pranam, we live today because these true heros.

    Jai Hind

  • Pradeep kumar

    2019at9:58 am Reply

    I salute to the great warrior who made supreme sacrifice so that we can live peacefull life .salute to his family who gave another brave son to serve motherland.

  • Ashok Kumar Gupta

    2019at10:15 am Reply

    We salute our brave and courageous soldiers who lay down their lives for the defense of us and our motherland. Shat shat Naman.

  • Sudhir Chandra kaimur bhabua

    2019at1:02 am Reply

    Aise veer sapoot ko Dil se naman desh aapko ko hamesa Yaad karega

    • Siddhant Singh

      2020at2:47 pm

      Did kamlesh maam was a teacher in Lucknow?

  • Nikhil Kumar Malik

    2019at2:05 pm Reply

    We never forgot your sacrifice for our country- salute to Mrs kamesh Bala who send his son in Indian army Lt hitesh

  • Dhananjay Mani Tripathi

    2020at2:03 pm Reply

    We pay richest tributes this real son of Maa-Bharati, Shri Bachan Singh. Proud of you and even more proud to continue your legacy.
    Jai Hind…

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