Service No:IC-56413

Service: Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : 5 MLI

Arm/Regt :The Maratha Light Infantry

Operation : Op Rakshak (J&K)

Date of Martyrdom : 09 Sep 2009

Major Akash Singh SC

Major Akash Singh hailed from Jammu in J&K and was born on 15 Apr 1975. He was fascinated with the army life and nursed a dream of joining the army since his childhood. He was a brilliant student during school days and received many accolades throughout his academic career. He continued following his dream and consequently got selected to join the ‘Officers Training Academy’ (OTA) Chennai, the gateway to join Army as an officer.

 

Maj Akash Singh was commissioned as an officer on September 04, 1999 at the age of 24 years. He was commissioned into 5 MLI of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its gallant soldiers and various battle honours. By 2009, Maj Akash Singh had put in around 10 years of service in the Army and had served in areas with different terrain and operational environments. During 2009 he was serving with his unit, deployed in J & K area not very far from his home town.

 

Mendhar Sector Operation : 09 Sep 2009

 

Maj Akash’s unit was operating in Poonch area during 2009 with the responsibility of patrolling and counter insurgency operations in that sector. On 09 Sep 2009, during patrolling in Mendhar sector, the troops belonging to Maj Akash’s unit observed movement of a group of armed militants along the Line of Control (LoC). Maj Akash assessed the situation and swung into action directing his troops to challenge them. On being challenged the militants opened fire on the troops and a fierce gun-battle ensued.

 

The militants were using automatic weapons and grenades to retaliate. During the heavy exchange of fire Maj Akash got hit by barrage of bullets and was severely injured. However before breathing his last, Maj Akash Singh gunned down two terrorists and also saved the life of his fellow soldier. Inspired by the valour of Maj Akash Singh his troops retaliated with great aggression and killed the infiltrators. Maj Akash Singh was martyred but made his unit proud with his exceptional courage and supreme sacrifice. Maj Akash Singh was given the gallantry award, “Shaurya Chakra” for his raw courage, leadership, camaraderie and supreme sacrifice. 

 

Maj Akash Singh is survived by his father Thakur Shanker Singh, mother Smt Vidhya Devi, wife Smt Deepti Sambyal, daughter Khushi, son Tejas and brothers Shri Rajeshwar Singh, Dr. Jagdev Singh & Shri Vikas Singh.

Rich tributes were paid to Maj Akash Singh by various people while commemorating his “day of martyrdom’:

 

Paying tribute to his son, Thakur Shanker Singh, father of Major Akash said “I am proud of my son for his supreme sacrifice. Everyone must follow his footprints while serving the nation.

“He made us feel proud and held the heads of Dogras high who have history of bravery and sacrifices besides setting an example for younger generation that nothing is important than the motherland.” : Prof. Gupta.

Justice (Retd.) Paviter Singh, B.S Slathia (President Jammu Bar Association), Arun Gupta (Secretary General Chamber of Commerce & Industry), Capt (Retd) Diwan Singh, Colonel Tiwari, SDPO Bakshi Nagar and other prominent citizens of Jammu also paid tributes to Maj Akash Singh.

  • The statue of Major Akash Singh (Shaurya Chakra) has been installed at Rajpura Mangotrian Park in Jammu in his honour .

The bravery and courage of the valiant Major Akash could be gauged from the fact that he had written these lines under his photograph, “If death comes before I prove myself,I swear, I will kill death.”

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7 Comments
  • Shamily Varma

    2017at1:05 pm Reply

    Your supreme sacrifice will always be remembered. Jai Hind

  • Rachna

    2018at7:34 am Reply

    As Akash was wid us in Jammu university we were very close friends.I remember d day he went for his SSB. God give peace to his soul.

    • Mohsin Khan

      2021at1:59 pm

      He was my neighbor..

  • Akashsingh

    2018at3:20 pm Reply

    Jai hind sir ek akashsingh saheed hua dushra akashsingh badla lega un pakistanio se

    • Shikha Vishwakarma

      2019at12:03 pm

      Are you awarded with shourya chakra?

  • Sunil Verma

    2018at11:56 am Reply

    Shaheedon ki chitaon par lagenge har baras mele ,
    Watan pe mitne walon ka yahi baki nishaan hoga .

    A big salute to you dear .

  • Major Manish

    2019at12:20 pm Reply

    My beloved Aakash. Will always Miss you.

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