Service No : 4067027H

Date of Birth : October 2, 1966

Service : Army

Last Rank : Naik

Unit : 18 Garh Rif

Arm/Regt : The Garhwal Rifles

Operation : Op Vijay ( Kargil )

Martyrdom : June 29, 1999

Naik Kashmir Singh VrC

Naik Kashmir Singh hailed from Dehradun in Uttarakhand and was born on 02 Oct 1966. He joined the Army after completing his education at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into 18 Garhwal Rifles battalion of the well known Garhwal Rifles Regiment, an infantry regiment widely respected for its intrepid soldiers and numerous battle exploits. 

 

Kargil War Battle Of Point 4700) : 29 June 1999

 

During the Kargil war Naik Kashmir Singh's unit 18 Garh Rif was deployed in Kargil sector as part of "Op Vijay".  As part of ongoing operations 18 Garh Rif was tasked to attack Point 4700, an objective in the Drass Sector during last week of June 1999. The objective was militarily significant to advance to other important features. Naik Kashmir Singh was part of the team that was assigned the task. The objective was well fortified and as the attack commenced on 29 June 1999, the enemy brought down heavy automatic fire on the advancing troops. Naik Kashmir Singh noticed that a sangar on the Southern slope was engaging the troops and impeding the advance of the troops. In the meantime Naik Kashmir Singh, received gun shots and sustained bullet injuries. Naik Kashmir Singh had got hit in the shoulder and was bleeding profusely.

 

Realizing the gravity of the situation, Naik Kashmir Singh sensed that the sangar had to be neutralized at any cost to facilitate the advance and reduce own casualties. He understood that there was no other way but to physically assault and clear sangar. Bleeding profusely and without caring for his personal safety, Naik Kashmir Singh physically charged the sanger and cleared it, killing one enemy soldier. However while doing so, he got a burst of universal machine gun on his chest and face and got severely injured. He soon succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Naik Kashmir Singh was a valiant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty. Naik Kashmir Singh was awarded “Vir Chakra” posthumously for his commendable bravery, indomitable fighting spirit and supreme sacrifice.

 

Naik Kashmir Singh is survived by his wife Smt Patwal and son Shri Suraj Singh Patwal.

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3 Comments
  • Valsan Kunnath

    2021at1:24 pm Reply

    Big Salute to the Brave Son of Bharath Naik Kashmir Singh Vir Chakara
    “Duty beyond Death” “Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”
    You proved the patriotism in the most inspiring way to the motherland.
    You will always be saluted for your Indomitable Courage and Supreme Sacrifice for the motherland.
    Jai Hind..Vande matharam

  • Prem Singh Negi

    2021at1:27 pm Reply

    Salute. Rest in peace.
    FROM : Prem Singh Negi
    S/o Ex.JC 53818
    Subedar Major PS NEGI
    5TH ASSAM RIFLES
    HQ: SHILLONG
    PRESENT: JAIPUR

  • Aman ( Shanky) Dehradun

    2021at1:30 pm Reply

    I am glad that i am a part of sir shahed kashmir singh’s family where mrs patwal is amazingly a super woman who is taking good care of her kids , proud feeling when i got to know the story. Jai hind .

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