Service No : 2516776M

Place of birth : Mansa Dist(Pun)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 21 Punjab

Arm/Regt : The Punjab Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : April 25, 2021

Sepoy Parabjeet Singh

Sepoy Parabjeet Singh hailed from Hakamwala village in Mansa district of Punjab. Son of Shri Jagmel Singh and mother Smt Melo Kaur, Sep Sepoy Parabjeet Singh joined the Army after completing his school education. He was recruited into 21 Punjab battalion of the Punjab Regiment, an infantry Regiment of Indian Army well known for its intrepid soldiers and numerous battle & theater honours. 

 

Siachen Glacier Avalanche :  25 April 2021

 

During April 2021, Sepoy Parabjeet Singh’s unit 21 Punjab was deployed in the southern sector of the Siachen glacier in Ladakh. This sector was one of the most remote parts of the glacier and remained inaccessible during winter. The troops besides manning designated posts also operated regular patrols to monitor the area along the border. Sepoy Parabjeet Singh along with few other soldiers was on one such patrol on 25 Apr 2021. While the patrol team was traversing through the snow-clad terrain in sub-sector Haneef in southern Glacier area, a horrific avalanche struck them, giving very little time to take any action. The soldiers faced extreme risks in manning the inhospitable terrain at heights over 19,000 feet under extreme weather conditions on the world’s highest battlefield. Avalanches usually took place due to the accumulation of snow and were triggered by morning sunlight. In other cases, when the slope of accumulated snow was between 60 to 80 degrees, the instability led to an avalanche. Although the Army had a unit of the Snow Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) in Jammu and Kashmir, with several observatories at various locations to issue warnings and alerts to the Army formations and units, it could not detect this avalanche.

 

The rescue operation was launched by the army with a team equipped with specialized types of equipment. However, the soldiers had got buried under tons of snow and it was very difficult to locate them. Despite the herculean efforts, Sep Parabjeet Singh and Sep Amardeep Singh could not be saved, owing to their prolonged exposure to extreme cold conditions. Sep Parabjeet Singh was a brave and dedicated soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty.

 

 Sep Parabjeet Singh is survived by his father Shri Jagmel Singh, mother Smt Melo Kaur and a brother.

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21 Comments
  • Krishan

    2021at9:09 am Reply

    I will proud of you sir

    • Krishan

      2021at9:10 am

      I proud of you

    • Krishan

      2021at9:12 am

      Sutut

  • Krishan

    2021at9:10 am Reply

    Salute for you sir

  • Krishan

    2021at9:12 am Reply

    Sulute

  • Abeera khan

    2021at9:07 pm Reply

    Jai Hind

  • Ayush thakur

    2021at2:14 pm Reply

    Happy Republic in advance

  • Priyank Bindra

    2021at3:54 pm Reply

    Sir,
    It is Indians like you who protect our country. Your conscious decision to put the country above your own life is what sustains billions of families around India. You are the true guardians. We are oblivious to the hardships you face, from the biting cold to soul-crushing heat. Days and months away from your loved ones and family, you know the true meaning of sacrifice. We honor and bow to this sacrifice.
    Thank you sir for your selfless service to the country.

  • Pragna.S

    2021at5:57 pm Reply

    proud of u sir

  • Ayush Fomra

    2021at5:22 pm Reply

    We are very proud and feel honored by Parabjeet Singh and his sacrifice which will never get failed. We as the youth must take inspiration from warriors like Parabjeet

  • Avishek Das Chowdhury

    2021at10:05 am Reply

    This is a great pleasure to me to have a chance to pay tribute for him. His service and sacrifices helps the entire nation to live peacefully. His sacrifices takes him to sleep in the lap of Mother India in heaven.
    We can feel the pain of his family! Now he is protecting us from heaven.
    My entire life in awe to him.
    Jai Hind!

  • Geeta Routray

    2021at10:02 am Reply

    Proud of you sir and deepest respect to your family as well. The Avalanche was natural climatic phenomenon which came and took your lives. To guard the borders of country at such altitude adn extreme cold conditions, the army person Sepoy parmajit singh has shown great valour. You will be inspiration for many other army persons and also for civilians of this country. Jai hind Jia bharat!

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