Service No : 14871569H

Date of Birth : 12 Aug 1997

Place of Birth : Jhunjhunu (Raj)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Paratrooper

Unit : 4 Para (SF)

Arm/Regt : The Parachute Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Award: SM

Date of Martyrdom : 05 Apr 2020

Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh SM

Ptr Chhatrapal Singh hailed from Chhawashri village of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan and was born on 12 Aug 1997. Son of Shri Suresh Kumar Pal and Smt Shashikala Devi, Ptr Chhatrapal Singh joined the army in the year-2015 at the age of 18-years. He belonged to the 4 Para (SF) battalion of the Parachute Regiment, an elite infantry Regiment well known for its daredevil para commandos and numerous bold operations. By the year 2020, Ptr Chhatrapal Singh had put in over 05 years of service and had evolved into a dedicated and disciplined soldier.

 

Operation Randori Behak: 01-05 April 2020  

 

During Apr 2020, Ptr Chhatrapal Singh’s unit was deployed in the Kashmir valley for counter-insurgency operations. Based on the information from the intelligence sources about the infiltration attempt by the terrorists in Kupwara district, the security forces launched “Op Randori Behak” on 01 Apr 2020. The soldiers deployed in Karen sector repeatedly picked up and lost track of the terrorists as they infiltrated across the Line of Control. On 03 April the troops picked up the trail at 4:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm on 04 April 4. It was then decided to launch Para commandos by dropping them by air near the suspected area. Ptr Chhatrapal Singh became part of this operation launched by 4 Para(SF) battalion. Based on the information gathered through UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) of the Army intelligence network, the operation was planned on 05 Apr 2020 to foil an infiltration attempt in the Karen sector. As the suspected area was snow-covered and inaccessible the assault team was planned to be airdropped to integrate an element of surprise too in the operation.

 

The two squads of the elite para commandos including Ptr Chhatrapal Singh were airdropped in the suspected area as planned in poor visibility conditions. But soon the team spotted the footsteps of the terrorists in the snow and decided to follow the trail. As the soldiers were following the snowbound trail, at one point the hardened snow under their feet gave way plunging three members of the team into a nullah. However, the soldiers after tumbling down reached a place very near to the hideout of the terrorists. A fierce gun battle followed immediately as the soldiers came face to face with the infiltrators. Seeing their comrades under heavy fire, the other two soldiers who had managed to evade the collapsing snow also rushed to the place of action. In the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, the para commandos managed to eliminate all five terrorists.

 

However, it was combat at very close quarters and consequently, the soldiers too received multiple gunshots and got seriously injured. Three soldiers succumbed to their injuries and were martyred in the battle zone itself. The other two soldiers were airlifted to a nearby military hospital but they too succumbed to their grievous injuries and were martyred. Besides Ptr Chhatrapal Singh the other martyred soldiers included Sub Sanjeev Kumar, Hav Davendra Singh, Paratrooper Bal Krishan, and Paratrooper Amit Kumar. Ptr Chhatrapal Singh was a valiant and dedicated soldier who laid down his life at the age of 23 years in the line of his duty. Ptr Chhatrapal Singh was given the gallantry award, “Sena Medal” on 26 Jan 2021 for his exceptional courage, devotion to duty, and supreme sacrifice.

 

Ptr Chhatrapal Singh is survived by his father Shri Suresh Kumar Pal, mother Smt Shashiala Devi and brother Shri Surya Pratap Singh.

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46 Comments
  • Naivedhya Patel

    2022at10:33 pm Reply

    Always indebt Bharat Mata ki Jai

    • Anubhav Agrawal

      2022at4:08 pm

      Every soldier lost is a DEBT on our heads and Hearts,jai hind Brother

  • Gajendra Dangi

    2022at6:38 am Reply

    Ek para kese bante h ek galat decision ne life cheen li nale me kyun un do kodi k terrorist k samne aa gaye yr un kutton ne fire kar diya

    • Saurav Sateesh Naik

      2022at3:57 pm

      ptr aise takat hai hamari jo hamari raksha aur shatru ki dasha bigata hai. ptr wph anmol ratna hai jiska mol tollne ke liye koi tarazu banhi nahi. aap khete hain yeh ek galti thi galti toh un nasamajh ki thi jo inke saamne aye. par jab ptr marta hai na tab assu girte hain dil dukte hain desh rota hain ma baap rota hain par jab ek ptr marta hain na tab woh kitne unginat logo ke liye protsahaan banta hai aur nayi ptr ki pidi shuru karta hai

      yaad rakhe yeh galti nahi prakop hai un dust karmiyo par

  • Konarch

    2022at9:55 am Reply

    I’m sure your spirit is still protecting us!

  • Satyam kushwaha

    2022at2:34 pm Reply

    My impression Love uuh sir Jay Hind

  • Vinod Kumar

    2023at9:48 am Reply

    We are from Jhunjhunu, rajasthan the “district of Soldiers”
    We live and die for country. We care only about well being of our home land despite living long.

  • Vikash singh

    2023at2:30 pm Reply

    गर्व है आप जैसे वीर को जन्म देने वाली माता और आप पर

  • GADARIYA PANKAJ BAGHEL

    2023at11:19 am Reply

    नमन है ऐसी माता को जिसने ऐसे पुत्र को जन्म दिया जिसने भारत माता की सेवा के लिए अपने प्राण तक निछांवर कर दिया

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