Service No: 243790
Date of Birth: Oct 19,1931
Place of Birth: Bhaini Bangar, Punjab
Last Rank : Naik
Unit : 9 Punjab
Arm/Regt: The Punjab Regiment
Operation: Op Indo-China War
Award: Maha Vir Chakra
Date of Martyrdom : Oct 10, 1962
The citation of Maha Vir Chakra awarded to him reads:-
Naik Chain Singh was in a platoon position at Tsengjong in NEFA in October 1962. Approximately 500 Chinese concentrated in the vicinity of this post and started shelling it with guns and mortars. Although greatly outnumbered and with a limited quantity of ammunition, Naik Chain Singh and his men inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. The Chinese then launched a more determined assault on this post from all sides; but Naik Chain Singh and his men held on and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. When he had nearly run out of ammunition, he was ordered to withdraw his section. Ordering his rifle group to withdraw, he took over the light machine gun to give covering fire to the rest of his section but was hit by a burst of enemy machine gun fire. Although seriously wounded, he kept on manning the light machine gun to facilitate the withdrawal of his section. He was again hit by an enemy machine gun burst in the head and killed on the spot. It was due to the exceptional courage and leadership of Naik Chain Singh that his section could inflict heavy casualties on the attacking Chinese troops and withdraw. His supreme sacrifice was in the best traditions of Indian Army.
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