Service No : 2514301K

Place of birth : Gurdaspur Dist(Pun)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 21 Punjab

Arm/Regt : The Punjab Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : May 8, 2021

Sepoy Pargat Singh

Sepoy Pargat Singh hailed from Daburji village near Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. Son of Shri Sardar Pritam Singh and Smt Sukhwinder Kaur, Sep Pargat 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, Sep Pargat 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. Sep Pargat 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 Amardeep Singh and Sep Parabjeet Singh of the unit could not be saved, owing to their prolonged exposure to extreme cold conditions. However Sep Pargat Singh could be located after two days of operation and was evacuated to the Command Hospital at Chandigarh. But the valiant soldier lost the battle of life due to Hypothermia and severe injury to his lungs on 08 May 2021. Sep Pargat Singh was a brave and dedicated soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty.

 

Sep Pargat Singh is survived by father Shri Sardar Pritam Singh, mother Smt Sukhwinder Kaur and two sisters.

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19 Comments
  • Dhruva

    2021at7:01 pm Reply

    I will wirte the painting and drawing

    • Joshna

      2021at8:36 pm

      I will draw very beautiful

  • Avishek Das Chowdhury

    2021at10:07 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!

  • Velmurugan N

    2021at10:29 am Reply

    Dear my family,

    Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it…

    Thanking you, salute you..

    Jaihind

  • Pooja verma

    2021at10:29 am Reply

    Respect to the brave heart for the sacrifice they make gave us our today

    • Diksha sharma

      2021at1:18 pm

      Ae vattan, vattan mere abad rhe tu……if we are living with freedom and our choices, you all are reason for this.our words are nothing in front of your sacrifice for our nation.your name and sacrifice will always bloom in our heart with fragrance of independence we are celebrating every day and every second.
      Jai hind

  • Anantha Rao Sanapathi.

    2021at9:59 am Reply

    Dear Brave Family Members..
    First of all Happy Freedom Day to all in advance….

    I would like to say a Sorry and a Thank you.

    Sorry for the lost we Had.. He may not be with us now. But, He will be there forever in our hearts.

    Thanks, you gave us a brave heart. Everyday we live was torn and brought from his dairy.

    There are no words to convey our gratitude.
    There is no honour to replace your sacrifice.

    Chin Up.. We are proud of him..

    Stay strong, we are with you.

    With Love…

  • Srinivasan

    2021at10:10 am Reply

    Words seldom sufficient to write on valour rendered by this young soldier. We pay our humble tribute to His (Capital H as he attained salvation) and guarding us from heaven. We deeply pay gratitude to the parents of this young Sepoy. We also assure that the family did not lose his son as we every citizen of this motherland will adopt as their parents.

  • Pallavi Warad

    2021at10:36 am Reply

    “No words and No sentence can describe your sacrifices”
    A big solute to you and your family…
    Real Hero of India….
    Thanks to you and your family…
    जय हिन्द जय भारत।

  • Rishabh Kumar Singh

    2021at6:47 pm Reply

    Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”- Mahatma Gandhi

  • PARAMJEET SINGH

    2021at8:42 pm Reply

    we proud of what you done for country . we are safe because of brave soldier like you at border who gave there everything for country.
    Jai hind jai Bharat

  • Pantha Milan Kundu

    2021at10:00 pm Reply

    We salute Sepoy Pargat Singh, the fearless brave heart son of Mother India sacrificed life in the line of duty while protecting the nation on highest ever altitude on this earth on Siachen glacier. Manning the border protecting the country in such harsh and inhabitable condition itself takes a toll on life. Despite knowing such danger, it is the lion’s heart and courage that you bear and make the country proud! We are safe, as you are on vigil. Sad that it has to come with your cost of life but that didn’t deter you to protect the country from it’s enemy. You are our real hero and shall always remain close to our heart! Jai Hind!!

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