Service No: JC-18340

Date of Birth: Jan 01, 1933

Place of Birth: Jalandhar dist(Pun)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Subedar

Last Unit : 4 Sikh

Arm/Regt : The Sikh Regiment

Operation: Op Riddle

Award: MVC

Date of Martyrdom : Sep 06, 1965

Subedar Ajit Singh MVC

Subedar Ajit Singh was born on April 8, 1933 in Village Sobhana in Jalandhar district of Punjab. Son of  Shri Ujagar Singh, Sub Ajit Singh joined the Army at the age of 19 years and was enrolled in the Sikh Regiment on 23 May 1952. 
 
Indo-Pak war – 06 Sep 1965 
 
During  the Indo-Pak war 1965, Sub Ajit Singh’s unit, 4 Sikh, was deployed in the Punjab sector. The battalion was assigned the task of capturing the Burki village in Pakistan. The troops decided to take the frontal approach and the time was fixed at 2000 hrs on 06 Sept 1965. When assaulting companies commenced move from their forward positions, enemy opened up with its mortars, artillery and automatic weapons from the village. The enemy fire was coming from the entire front of the village and also from the Ichhogil Canal Bank.
  
The Indian advance was, however, held up by a well -sited  enemy gun position. Subedar Ajit Singh was assigned the task of destroying the gun emplacement which was  holding up the Indian attack. In complete disregard of his safety, the Subedar Ajit Singh charged the emplacement single-handedly. Though wounded in the chest by a burst of medium machine gun, he pressed home the attack and destroyed  the post by lobbing a grenade through a loophole in the emplacement.
  
Sub Ajit Singh’s gallant act not only removed the menace of the machine gun but also inspired his comrades to destroy the enemy position. Subedar Ajit Singh later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Subedar Ajit Singh was awarded with the nation’s second highest gallantry award “Maha Vir Chakra” posthumously for displaying exceptional courage and devotion to duty.
 
 

The citation of Maha Vir Chakra awarded to him reads:-

On 6 September 1965, during the attack on Burki in Pakistan, Subedar Ajit Singh was given the task of destroying a gun emplacement that was holding up the attack. In complete disregard of his safety, he charged the emplacement single-handed, and though wounded in the chest by a burst of medium machine gun fire, he pressed home the attack and destroyed the post by lobbing a grenade through a loophole in the emplacement. This gallant act not only removed the menace of the machine gun post but also inspired his comrades to destroy the enemy position. Subedar Ajit Singh subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

In this action, Subedar Ajit Singh displayed supreme courage and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

A Multi Utility Sports Complex named as Sub Ajit Sports Centre after Subedar Ajit Singh, Mahavir Chakra (MVC), the war hero of 1965 Indo Pak War was inaugurated by Lieutenant General JS Cheema, General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corps in Jalandhar in Apr 2016. Mrs Lakhwinder Kaur daughter of Subedar Ajit Singh, MVC was also present during the inauguration ceremony and was felicitated by the chief guest.

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5 Comments
  • Glorie Matthew

    2017at1:06 pm Reply

    Your story is truely inspirational..Jai Hind

  • Gurmeet Singh

    2017at5:15 pm Reply

    The young generation will certainly will take inspiration from the supreme sacrifice of the soldier, in the line of duty, who uphold the glory of not only regiment, nation but the Sikh valours like Hari Singh Nalwa for the country.

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2017at3:03 pm Reply

    Big Salute to the Brave Son of Bharath Subedar Ajit Singh Maha Vir Chakra
    “Duty beyond Death” “Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”
    A Gallant Soldier who displayed IMMENSE BRAVERY in the face of great odds.
    Undefeated Soldier of Courage, Taking Pride in the UNIFORM.
    Freedom Protected by Martyrs, Freedom Enjoyed by Us.
    INDIAN FLAG WILL ALWAYS FLY HIGH….
    JAI HIND..VANDE MATHARAM

    • Naresh Sodhi

      2020at7:11 pm

      Big SALUTE
      Jai Hind

  • Tajinder Singh

    2020at7:59 am Reply

    I salute him.He is my eilder Mama ji.

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