Place of birth : Ambedkar Nagar(UP)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Naib Subedar
Unit : 15 Raj Rif
Arm/Regt : The Rajputana Rifles
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : July 17, 2022
Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh hailed from Pokhar Bhitta village in Alapur tehsil of Ambedkar Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh. Son of Shri Mahendra Singh and Smt Sanwari Devi, he had three brothers and three sisters as his siblings. Though second among four brothers, he shouldered the responsibility of the family to a large extent. After completing his school education, he joined the Army in the year 1999. He was recruited into the 15 Raj Rif battalion of the Rajputana Rifles Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers and numerous battle honours.
After serving for few years, he got married to Ms Mala Singh in the year 2003 and the couple had a daughter Smriti and son Yashveer. By the year 2022, he had put in over 20 years of service and had been promoted to the rank of Naib Subedar.
Poonch Operation: 17 Jul 2022
During 2022, Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh’s unit 15 Raj Rif was deployed in Mendhar sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. The unit was manning the forward posts along the LOC in Poonch district. As the area of his unit’s operation was very volatile and prone to infiltration by militants, the unit had to maintain a strict vigil at all times and deployed armed patrols with regular frequency. The landmines along the patrol routes posed a serious danger to the troops and the Bomb Disposal Squad of the unit was often called upon to sanitize the routes. On 17 July 2022, the unit officer Capt Anand Kumar was tasked to lead one area domination patrol in the unit's AOR. Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh was also part of the team as a Junior Commissioned Officer.
As Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh and his comrades were traversing through the challenging terrain as per the planned patrol route, there was a massive grenade blast. The blast had a devastating effect, injuring Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh, Capt Anand Kumar and many of their comrades. The injured soldiers were immediately air-lifted to Military Hospital Udhampur for medical treatment. However, Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh and Capt Anand Kumar later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh was a valiant and dedicated soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.
Nb Sub Bhagwan Singh is survived by his father Shri Mahendra Singh, mother Smt Sanwari Devi, wife Smt Mala Singh, daughter Smriti and son Yashveer.