Service No : 2988446
Date of Birth : 03 May 1970
Place of Birth : Jhunjhunu dist (Raj)
Last Rank : Lance Naik
Unit : 27 Rajput
Arm/Regt : The Rajput Regiment
Operation : Op Meghdoot
Award : SM
Date of Martyrdom : 28 Jun 1999
Lance Naik Bhagwan Singh was born on 03rd May 1970 and hailed from Papurna village in Khetri tehsil of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. Son of Shri Bhanwar Singh Nirwan and Smt Sajna Devi, Lance Naik Bhagwan Singh joined the Army on 17 Dec 1987 at the age of 17 years. He was recruited into 27 Rajput of the Rajput Regiment, an infantry regiment well known for its brave soldiers and numerous battle honours.
After serving for few years, L/Nk Bhagwan Singh got married to Ms Vijesh Devi and the couple had two sons Kamaldeep Singh & Bhupendra Singh and a daughter Supriya. Lance Naik Bhagwan Singh served in Bhutan and had two tenures in the trouble-torn J&K areas as part of Op Rakshak before being posted to Siachen area. During his service career, L/Nk Bhagwan Singh received Sainya Seva Medal, nine years long service medal and the gallantry award Sena Medal. During the Kargil war, L/Nk Bhagwan Singh was once again serving in J&K and took part in operations as part of operation Vijay.
Op Vijay: 28 June 1999
During 1999, L/Nk Bhagwan Singh was deployed in Nubra valley in Siachen glacier as part of Op Meghdoot. As Op Vijay commenced during the Kargil war, L/Nk Bhagwan Singh and the troops deployed in Siachen area too became part of Kargil operations. On 28th June 1999, L/Nk Bhagwan Singh was part of a team tasked to capture a point as part of ongoing operations during that period. L/Nk Bhagwan Singh’s team followed closely the assault party and reached the assigned objective after a steep climb of 85 degrees. On reaching the top of the feature, L/Nk Bhagwan Singh volunteered to neutralize one enemy bunker that was still offering resistance and was located at a distance of 40 mts. He crawled up to the bunker with total disregard to his personal safety and finally succeeded in capturing the bunker.
L/Nk Bhagwan Singh then went on to man the captured enemy bunker till the next day morning. Afterwards, the enemy soldiers regrouped and attacked the lost bunker being maned by L/Nk Bhagwan Singh. L/Nk Bhagwan Singh in a show of commendable courage and determination eliminated two enemy soldiers using the captured Universal machine Gun of the enemy. However during this period L/Nk Bhagwan Singh was fired upon from a nearby enemy post and got seriously injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. L/Nk Bhagwan Singh was a gritty and committed soldier, who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of his duty. He was given the gallantry award “Sena Medal” for his unshakable courage , indomitable fighting spirit and devotion to duty.
L/Nk Bhagwan Singh is survived by his wife Smt Vijesh Devi, two sons Kamaldeep Singh & Bhupendra Singh and a daughter Supriya
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