Service No: JC-697400L

Place of Birth : Gurgoan (Haryana)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Subedar

Unit : 8 Raj Rif / AMC

Arm/Regt : Army Medical Corps

Operation : UNMIS

Date of Martyrdom :Dec 19 2013

Subedar Kumar Pal Singh

Subedar Kumar Pal Singh hailed from Bhondsi village of Gurgaon district in Haryana. He was recruited into the Army Medical Corps, the support arm that provides medical services to the army during peace and war. After serving in various units/formations, Sub Kumar Pal Singh was later  deputed to serve with  the UN Peacekeeping force as part of the Indian contingent. He was deployed in South Sudan as part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

 

UNMISS Operation: 19 Dec 2013

 

In Dec 2013, Sub Kumar Pal Singh was serving as part of the UN Peace-Keeping Force deployed in South Sudan in Africa. The UN Force deployed at Akoba in South Sudan, which was divided into ethnic lines and often witnessed clashes between two tribal communities, Dinka and Lou Neur. On 19 Dec 2013, the violence began when a group of 36 individuals from the Dinka tribe sought protection in the temporary base, which was being manned by Indian Battalion, a part of the UN Peace Force. Their opponents from the Lou Neur community came looking for the Dinka community members. Sensing trouble in that area a day back, the battalion had sought reinforcement of the temporary post. Even though the base had a strength of one officer, 5 junior commissioned officers, and 30 soldiers, the officer, and six soldiers took off in a helicopter at 1830 hours to reach the higher-ups in the command structure to discuss reinforcement.

 

In the absence of the BMP, the temporary operational base was attacked by a group of 1,500-2,000 people, some of them carrying weapons to target the Dinkas inside the camp. They forcibly entered the camp and fired at the Dinkas. As the Indian contingent was duty-bound to protect Dinkas, the Indian soldiers swung into action to carry out their duty. A gun battle followed thereafter amid chaotic circumstances. However, during the exchange of fire Sub Kumar Pal Singh and Sub Dharmesh Sangwan  got seriously injured. They later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred.

 

Subedar Kumar Pal Singh is survived by his wife Smt Bharti Devi, daughter Anu and son Ankit .

The memorial wall at the entrance to Bhondsi village, Haryana, dedicated to local soldiers who laid down their lives serving in the defence forces since World War I, will soon have a new addition: the name of Subedar Kanwar Pal Singh (46) of the Army Medical Corps.

Citation For  Dag Hammarskjold medal

On the late night of Dec 19 2013. Members of the Dinka group sought refuge in the UN refugee camp following violence on December 15 in Juba, the capital. Four days later, a group of 2,000 Nuer rebels attacked the camp, leaving two Indian peacekeepers dead and one injured. Subedar kumarpal Singh was one of those killed.

Subedar kumarpal Singh Was Awarded With with prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal of UN.By UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon on 29 May 2014.

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2 Comments
  • Sri Harsha CVH

    2022at3:00 am Reply

    It was great knowing the story of Mr. Subedar Kumar Pal Singh and bravery shown by him in protecting the peace mission. I as citizen of India would like to convey my respect towards your service for the nation and the valor shown during the attack at the BMP.

    Jai Hind.

    Subedar Kumar Pal Singh ji Amar Rahe!!!!!

  • Sri Harsha CVH

    2022at3:06 am Reply

    It was great knowing the story of Mr. Subedar Kumar Pal Singh and bravery shown by him in protecting the peace mission. I as citizen of India would like to convey my respect towards your service for the nation and the valor shown during the attack at the South Sudan Camp.

    Jai Hind.

    Subedar Kumar Pal Singh ji Amar Rahe!!!!!

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