Service No : 4272576

Place of Birth : Bhojpur, MP

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 12 Bihar

Arm/Regt : The Bihar Regiment

Operation: Op Rakshak (J&K)

Awards: Vir Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : Nov 9, 1999

Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh VrC

Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh VrC hailed from Bhojpur Tehsil of punjab district in Madhya Pradesh and was born to Ramji Singh and Somaro Devi.  Since his childhood he nursed the idea of  joining Indian Army and pursued his dream after his schooling.  Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh was enrolled in to 12 Bihar Regiment.

 

Terrorist Attack :  Nov 1999

 

During November 1999, Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh was part of No- 1 Ghatak Team which was tasked for destruction of enemy post. The enemy had resorted to heavy artillery, mortar and small arms fire. Heavy snowfall and poor visibility further increased the degree of difficulty. The post located at a height of 11200 feet, was snow bound. Undeterred by the holistic weather and enemy fire, Manoj Kumar Singh and his men charged with fury onto the enemy bunker after throwing a grenade and killed two enemy soldiers in a hand to hand fight. This act of bravery inspired his team members who fell upon the enemy with vengeance. He destroyed next bunker by pole charge and while charging into this bunker he was hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade and was thrown off into the gorge. During the intense operation, it was declared that Manoj Kumar Singh was “Presumed dead”. 

 

 Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh displayed exceptional bravery, conspicuous gallantry and dogged determination in the face of the enemy and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army for which he was awarded with Vir Chakra posthumously.

 

Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh is survived by his parents.

Citation of the Vir Chakra to him reads:-

On 9 November 1999 Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh was part of the Ghatak Platoon when the enemy launched an attack on own post in a forward area in Jammu and kashmir. The attack was successfully repulsed and the enemy was made to retreat. Seizing opportunity an operation was launched to pursue the fleeing enemy.

Sepoy manoj Kumar Singh was part of Number 1 Ghatak Team which was tasked for destruction of enemy post. The enemy had resorted to heavy artillery, mortar and small arms fire. Heavy snowfall and poor visibility further increased the degree of dificulty. The post located at a height of 11200 feet, was snow bound. Undeterred by the hostlic weather and enemy fire Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh and his buddy charged with fury onto the enemy bunker after lobbing a greanade and killed two enemy sosldiers in a fierce hand to hand fight. This act of bravery inspired his team members who fell upon the enemy with vengeance. He destroyed next bunker by pole charge and while charging into this bunker he was hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade and was thrown off into the gorge. He was later declared “Presumed dead”.

In the ensuing operations, 17 enemy soldiers were killed, 14 bunkers destroyed and Arms and assorted ammunitions were captured from the enemy post. Sepoy Manoj Kumar Singh displayed cospicuous bravery, raw courage and supreme example of  gallantry while fighting the enemy and made the supreme sacrifice in the best traditions of the Indian Army.

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