Service No: JC-208096
Place of Birth: Gurdaspur, PB
Last Rank : Subedar
Last Unit : 8 Sikh
Arm/Regt : The Sikh Regiment
Operation: Op Vijay (Kargil)
Date of Martyrdom : Jul 05, 1999
Citation for the Vir Chakra awarded to him reads:-
On 5 July 1999, Subedar Nirrnal Singh was leading a small team to establish a foothold on an objective in Drass sub sector during ‘Op Vijay’. While assaulting, Subedar Nirmal Singh noticed enemy movement. But before enemy could react, he directed fire of own automatic weapons on enemy and inflicted heavy casualties. The enemy was forced to retreat. Subedar Nirmal Singh quickly Approached the objective and captured it. Rest of the company followed up next day and reorganized defences. Subedar Nirmal Singh deployed his platoon on forward slope.
At 0600 hrs, enemy opened fire and followed it up with a counter attack on the position held by Subedar Nirmal Singh’s men. Subedar Nirmal Singh and his men despite being seriously wounded kept fighting the enemy with extreme bravado and courage and continued fighting till the last man last round. They kept the enemy away till they all succumbed to their fatal injuries.
During this Operation, Subedar Nirrnal Singh single handedly took on the enemy face to face, at close quarter motivated the troops around him to mount an assault on the enemy and to repulse the counter attack by making the supreme sacrifice of his life in the highest tradition of the army.
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