Service No: 2846968

Date of Birth : Jan 1, 1938

Place of Birth : Rawtan, Haryana

Service: Army

Last Rank : Naik

Last Unit : 18 Raj Rif

Regiment : The Raputana Rifles

Operation: Op Riddle

Award: Vir Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : Sep 21, 1965

Naik Jagdish Singh VrC

Naik Jagdish Singh was born on 1st January 1938 in Rawtan Ki Dhani is, a village in Mahendargarh District of  Haryana. He was the son of Shri Juthar Singh and Smt. Kanwar Bai. Naik Jagdish Singh was inducted into the 18 Rajputana Rifles on 20th May 1958.

 

Op Riddle : Indo – Pak War 1965

 

During the Indo Pakistan war in 1965 , Naik Jagdish singh’s unit was deployed in the khem karan sector.  On 21st September 1965, his team which he was leading was assigned he task of eliminating an enemy position in the Khem KaranNaik. This position was held by a strong infantry platoon and was well supported by a troop of tanks and anti-tank guns. Just as our own infantry assault went in, it was discovered that there were manned tanks in the enemy locality. Naik Jagdish Singh was given the task of destroying these tanks with grenades. He skilfully moved around the first encountered tank and positioned himself advantageously and destroyed the tank. By now the enemy had started bringing down battery fire from a covering tank, and artillery fire. Regardless of his personal safety, Naik Jagdish Singh moved forward and with his strim grenades destroyed the second tank. With determination, he now moved to destroy a third tank, but was killed by aburst from a Browning Machine.

 

Naik Jagdish Singh showed high gallantry in the face of the enemy beyond the call of duty with utter disregard to his personal safety and made the Supreme Sacrifice. Naik Jagdish Singh was posthumously awarded to “Vir Chakra”.

 
 

Citation for the Vir Chakra Awarded to him reads:-

 

Naik Jagdish Singh was section Commander in a company which was assigned the task of eliminating an enemy position in the Khem Karan sector on 21st September, 1965. This position was held by astrong infantry platoon and was well supported by a troop of tanks and anti-tank guns. Just as our own infantry assault went in, it was discovered that there were manned tanks in the enemy loclity. Naik Jagdish Singh was given the task of destroying these tanks with strim grenades. He skilfully moved around the first encountered tank and positioned himself advantageously and destroyed the tank. By now the enemy had started bringing down battery fire from a covering tank, and artillery fire. Regardless of his personal safety, Naik Jagdish Singh moved forward and with his strim grenades destroyed the second tank. With determination, he now moved to destroy a third tank, but was killed by aburst from a Browning Machine.

 

In this action, Naik Jagdish Singh displayed high courage and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Army.

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