Place of Birth : Kullu, HP

Service No: 13777765M

Service : Army

Last Rank : Rifleman

Unit : 5 JAK RIF

Arm/Regt : The J & K Rifles

Date of Martyrdom : Mar 11, 2016

Rifleman Jaipal Singh

Rifleman Jaipal Singh hailed from Nathan village of Bhekhil Panchayat in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. He completed his primary and secondary education at his native place in Kullu. In 2013, just after finishing his studies he joined the armed forces. After completing his initial training he was inducted into 5th battalion of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles, an infantry regiment  known for its intrepid soldiers and various battle honours.

 

The Lightning strike: 11 Mar 2016

 

During 2016, Rfn Jaipal was posted to Ramgarh of Samba District in Jammu & Kashmir. On 11th March 2016, his unit was given the duty on Ditch Cum Bunds (DCB) in the Zero Line of Indo Pak border near the Abtaal Road. It was a very bad-weather day and the sky was covered with low and charged clouds. Due to the large build up of cumulonimbus clouds  lightning and thunder was taking place at frequent interval. Rfn Jaipal was performing his duty with his colleagues at the check post of Abtaal Road. Abruptly the lighting with thunderstorm hit that place. Rfn Jaipal along with the other two soldiers was grievously wounded in the lightning strike. They were immediately shifted to the hospital. But before they could reach the hospital Rfn Jaipal succumbed to his injuries. Rfn Jaipal Singh’s life was snatched while he was out protecting the motherland.

 

Rifleman Jaipal Singh is survived by his father Om Prakash and brother Dharmpal Singh.

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11 Tributes
  • Aayush Kumar - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 11:08 pm Reply

    Was from our neighbouring village,fallen but not forgotten,will always live in our memories. Salute!!

  • Kanchan Gupta - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Salute to him

  • Dp.thakur - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 10:24 pm Reply

    Tnx ji apne mre brother ke bare min likne ki liye and ek solder ki prati desh vakti dekhne ke liye ..tnx

    • Aayush Kumar - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

      2018 at 8:07 pm

      thanks ki koi bat nhi bhai :-),this is the least we can do,abhi Kullu mei shaheed smarak banega,uspe Kullu au Lahaul ke sabhi shaheedon ke nam likhe jaenge,Babeli nature park mei plan hai banane ka

    • 0k - Balod,Chhattisgarh

      2019 at 10:28 pm

      Jai hind

  • Bir karan - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 9:01 am Reply

    Always in our heart
    Miss you a lot….

  • Painu Thakur - Bilaspur,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 9:43 am Reply

    ##आप हमारे और युवा साथियों के प्रेरणा स्रोत हमेशा बने रहेंगे ##
    Miss u a lot……

  • THAKUR MANI - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 1:04 pm Reply

    Hmesha sbhi k dilon me jahan me Zinda rhengen.Sbhi kshetra vasiyon ko aap pr grv h…..
    Jai Hind ..

  • Panchhi Thakur - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Always in our heart…….so miss you a lot……jai hind jai Bharat……

  • DESH RAJ

    2018 at 1:41 pm Reply

    Miss u

  • Narésh Rajput - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Miss you my dear bro jai.. $…….jai hind……………… Yeh Dhari h veer janooo ki

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