Service No: JC-18340
Date of Birth: Jan 01, 1933
Place of Birth: Jalandhar dist(Pun)
Last Rank : Subedar
Last Unit : 4 Sikh
Arm/Regt : The Sikh Regiment
Operation: Op Riddle
Date of Martyrdom : Sep 06, 1965
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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