Service No: 13776150W
Place of Birth:Dhar Kalan, Punjab
Last Rank: Paratrooper
Unit: 1 Para (SF)
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment,
Awards : Shaurya Chakra
Date of Martyrdom : Nov 27 ,2014
Paratrooper Balvinder Singh, was born in Dhar Kalan district in Punjab, and after completing his schooling joined the Army as he was always fascinated with the Army life. After completing his initial training he volunteered to serve with the special forces of the Parachute Regiment, an elite force known for its daredevil operations. During 2014, he was serving with 1 Para (Special Forces) of the Parachute Regiment.
Arnia Operation : 27th November 2014
During 2104, Paratrooper Balvinder Singh’s unit was deployed in the Samba sector of J & K. On 27 Nov, 2014, his unit was given specific intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the Arnia sector of Jammu region. Acting on the credible input, a decision was taken to launch a search and destroy operation to deal with the terrorists. The troops soon spotted the terrorists, who on being challenged fired at them. A fierce gun battle then ensued lasting for several hours.
Paratrooper Balvinder Singh was leading scout of the Squad no 3 of the Assault troops. During the operation, Paratrooper Balvinder Singh under covering fire and using exemplary field craft stealthily crawled and closed in towards the location of one well concealed terrorist. Sensing danger, the terrorist lobbed two grenades in quick succession and fired bursts from close range towards Paratrooper Balvinder Singh and his comrade Hav Pawan Singh thereby injuring them. Despite being grievously wounded and bleeding profusely,the young Paratrooper Balvinder Singh demonstrating unflinching bravery and determination, crawled up stealthily under fire and fired accurate headshots killing the terrorist instantly. By this act of gallantry Paratrooper Balvinder Singh ensured the safety of his remaining Squad members before attaining martyrdom in the highest traditions of Indian Army.
Paratrooper Balvinder Singh was awarded “Shaurya Chakra” for his raw courage, unyielding spirit and supreme sacrifice.
Paratrooper Balvinder Singh was the leading scout of Squad No 3 of Assault Troop positioned at Samba tasked to undertake a Search and Destroy Operation on 27 November 2014 against infiltrated terrorists who were holding out in a fierce gun battle against security forces on KatharWest DCB in Arnia Sector of Jammu District of Jammu and Kashmir.
Under covering fire provided by Havildar Pawan Singh, and displaying heroic initiative and exemplary field craft with utter disregard to personal safety, Paratrooper Balvinder Singh stealthily crawled and closed in towards the location of the well concealed terrorist. Sensing danger, the terrorist lobbed two grenades in quick succession and fired bursts from close range towards both Paratrooper Balvinder Singh and Havildar Pawan Singh thereby injuring them. Undeterred despite being grievously wounded and bleeding profusely, the young paratrooper demonstrating unflinching bravery and unvanquishable determination, crawled up stealthily under fire and fired accurate head shots killing the terrorist instantly thus ensuring the safety of his remaining Squad members before attaining martyrdom in the highest traditions of Indian Army.
Paratrooper Balvinder Singh displayed exceptional valour, audacity in face of fire and made the supreme sacrifice beyond the call of duty.
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Kanupriya Bazaz2017at11:02 am
Salute to you Brave Heart.Rest In Peace.
Salute sir …
Salute to you mama ji Jai hind
Ayushi soni2020at3:26 pm
Salute to aur Paratrooper Balvinder Singh….
Such a big sacrifice sir and bravery work done by him and also all the soldiers there who are protecting us thanks for all your sacrifices and bravery work for us …..
Rest in Peace sir…….