Place of birth : Jhajjar, Haryana

Service : Army

Last Rank : Naib Subedar

Unit : 16 Grenadiers

Arm/Regt : The Grenadiers

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : January 1, 2021

Naib Subedar Ravinder Jakhar

Naib Subedar Ravinder Jakhar from Salhawas village in Jhajjar district of Haryana. Son of an army veteran Meer Singh Jakhar and Smt Sheela Devi, Nb Sub Ravinder always wanted to serve in the Army like his father, who served with the Army Supply Corps of Indian Army. His grandfather Sheo Chand Jakhar too served in the Army making Nb Sub Ravinder a third generation soldier. His elder brother Subedar Jitendra Jakhar, is also serving with the Grenadiers Regiment of Indian Army.  He eventually joined the Army after completing his school education in the year 1998 at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into 16 Grenadiers of the Grenadiers Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers with a rich history of various battle honours.

 

After serving for few years, he got married to Ms Rajwanti Devi and the couple had two sons Nitin and Kartik. In the year 1999, he also participated in Kargil War as part of "Op Vijay". By the year 2021, he had put in over 23 years of service and had been promoted to the rank of Naib Subedar. By that time he had served in various challenging operational areas and developed into a tough soldier and dependable Junior Commissioned Officer.  

 

Cross-Border Firing (Nowshera Sector): 01 Jan 2021

 

During Jan 2021, Nb Sub Ravinder Jakhar‘s unit 16 Grenadiers was deployed in Rajouri district of J&K. The unit troops were manning the forward posts in the Nowshera sector along the LOC.  The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. Besides manning the forward posts, the unit also launched regular armed patrols to check any infiltration from across the border. Like the previous years, the year 2021 started with ceasefire violations. Pakistan continued to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.  

 

In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in Nowshera sector along the LOC on on 01 Jan 2021. Around 3.30 p.m., Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars along the LOC in Nowshera.  Around 5.30 p.m., Pakistan again initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation. Indian troops responded strongly to the enemy fire, triggering heavy exchange of fire. However, Nb Sub Ravinder who was supervising response of forward posts, got critically injured during the exchange of fire. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Nb Sub Ravinder Jakhar was a valiant soldier and committed JCO, who laid down his life in the line of his duty.

 

Nb Sub Ravinder Jakhar is survived by his his wife Smt Rajwanti Devi, sons Nitin and Kartik and brother Subedar Jitendra Jakhar.

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17 Comments
  • Avishek Das Chowdhury

    2021at10:08 am Reply

    This is a great pleasure to me to have a chance to pay tribute for him. His service and sacrifices helps the entire nation to live peacefully. His sacrifices takes him to sleep in the lap of Mother India in heaven.
    We can feel the pain of his family! Now he is protecting us from heaven.
    My entire life in awe to him.
    Jai Hind!

  • DILIP KUMAR

    2021at10:18 am Reply

    My grand slaute to you due to you we are safe and proud to be an Indian

  • Pallavi Warad

    2021at10:37 am Reply

    “No words and No sentence can describe your sacrifices”
    A big solute to you and your family…
    Real Hero of India….
    Thanks to you and your family…
    जय हिन्द जय भारत।

  • Diksha sharma

    2021at1:22 pm Reply

    Sir your sacrifice will always bloom in our heart. Our words can never pay debt of your sacrifice. If m writing this it is an honour that i m paying tribute to you.
    You will always live in our heart forever and ever.
    Jai hind

  • Akanksha Ahuja

    2021at3:01 pm Reply

    Respected Sepoy Parabjeet Singh,
    Knowing that there are soldiers as brave and valiant as you fighting for the country and letting us sleep in peace, makes me swell with pride. You are one of the bravest sons of our country and will forever be immortal. Jai Hind!

  • Vedica Kapoor

    2021at6:02 pm Reply

    Words are not enough to convey my gratitude. Soldiers are protecting our borders day and night; they are fighting with their lives to ensure we stay safe and protected. Because of the Indian Army, we can sit comfortably at our homes and go about our lives without any worries. Naib Subedar Ravinder Jakhar, Sir, I salute you and your family. Jai Hind!

  • Sarvesh Kumar Tiwari

    2021at9:49 am Reply

    Salute to our REAL HEROES who laid their lives protecting and honouring our border. May god give their families utmost strength

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