Naik Yeshwant Ghadge, VC (Posthumous)

On 10 July 1944 in the Upper Tiber Valley, Italy, a rifle section commanded by Naik Yeshwant Ghadge came under heavy machine-gun fire at close range which killed or wounded all members of the section except the commander. Without hesitation Naik Yeshwant Ghadge rushed the machine-gun position, first throwing a grenade which knocked out the machine-gun and firer and then he shot one of the gun crew. Finally, having no time to change his magazine, he clubbed to death the two remaining members of the crew. He fell mortally wounded, shot by an enemy sniper. For his brave action he was awarded the VICTORIA CROSS posthumously.
 
Captain AS Jasrotia, AC, SM (Posthumous)
On 15th September 1995 Captainj Jasrotia, SM of 9 PARA (SF) while leading his team in Lolab Valley, J&K came under heavy rocket and small arm fire. In order to extricate his men, this brave officer crawled forward and inspite of being injured gravely killed one terroist with his commando knife and neutralized the other terrorist by lobbing grenades. His brave and gallant action gave oppurtunity for his comrades to take cover and engage the remaining terrorists effectively. In the ensuing firefight the brave officer succumbed to his injuries. However in retaliation the commandos eliminated all remaining terrorists. For his gallant action Captain Arun Jasrotia was awarded with the highest peace time gallantry award of ASHOK CHAKRA posthumously.

 

Major Sudhir Kumar Walia, AC, SM and Bar (Posthumous)

On 29th August, Major Sudhir Kumar Walia with a squad of five commandos was on a "Search and Destory" mission in the dense jungle of "Hafruda Forest" in Kupwara district, J&K. The squad suddenly chanced upon a well camouflaged hide out having twenty terrorists. Maj Sudhir Kumar surged ahead of his squad and taking advantage of the element of surprize, neutralised the sentries and single handedly killed four militants. Inspite of the grave injuries during this gallant action, which were to prove fatal, the brave officer kept directing his men with his radio set and ultimately ensured that the terrorists were eliminated. This gallant officer went beyond the call of duty and in the highest tradition of the Army sacrificed his life for the country, for which he was awarded the highest peace time gallantry award of ASHOK CHAKRA posthumously.


   

Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri, AC (Posthumous)

Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri of 9 PARA (SF) was part of a team tasked for carrying out operations on terrorist location at "Hill Kaka" (J&K) on 22nd April 2003. The commandos while approaching the terrorist hide out drew heavy automatic fire. Sensing danger for his comrades Sanjog assaulted the hideout and killed one terrorist. Inspite of being wounded and bleeding profusely the young commando kept on assaulting till he shot and killed one more terrorist. By his gallant action Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri provided chance for his comrades to engage the remaining terrorists effectively, how ever he succumbed to his injuries. The team of commandos in retaliation killed all the remaining thirteen terrorists. For his brave action Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri was awarded the highest peace time gallantry award of ASHOK CHAKRA posthumously.
   


CAPT HARSHAN R, AC (PUSTHUMOUS)

On 07 Mar 07, Captain Harshan R, while leading a small team, observed suspicious movement in Kaingur Nar MT-3245.  Using his field craft skills the officer crawled into the underbrush and eliminated one terrorist at point blank range.  The other terrorist immediately opened heavy fire on Harshan at which the officer charged under fire and shot him too thus single handedly eliminating two terrorists.
On 20 Mar 07, on specific input of Chotimargi MT-3448, Captain Harshan, unmindful of continuous snowfall, cordoned off the suspect house with his troops.   At 0350 hours, four terrorists rushed out firing towards Harshan and his buddy.  Despite being outnumbered, Harshan displayed steel nerves and killed the leading terrorist on the spot but received a gunshot to his thigh.  Unmindful of his injury, the officer, displaying conspicuous bravery, killed another terrorist charging at him.  In the process, Harshan received gunshot wound on his neck.Despite being grievously injured, the officer lobbed a grenade and continued engaging the terrorists, injuring another one before succumbing to his injuries.
            
Capt Harshan has displayed rarest of rare courage in eliminating four terrorists including two top leaders. For his selfless act and gallantry, Capt Harshan R was awarded ASHOKA CHAKRA (Posthumously).

   


HAV BAHADUR SINGH BOHRA,AC (POSTHUMOUS)
v Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra was the squad commander of A Assault Team tasked for search operations in snowbound, inhospitable mountainous terrain in General Area Lawanz at an altitude of 14000 feet.
 v On 25 September 2008, at 1815 hours he observed a group of terrorists. He stealthily approached to intercept the terrorists. Greatly outnumbered and sensing grave danger to his comrades, Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra drew extremely heavy automatic fire onto himself. He charged and killed one terrorist. 
v In the intense fire, he suffered gun shot wounds to the left shoulder but unmindful of his physical condition, encouraging and directing his comrades, he pressed on with the assault and killed the second terrorist at extreme close range.
v  Refusing evacuation, instructing his comrades to cover his move, he lobbed a grenade and in the last act of supreme valor charged and killed one more terrorist in hand to hand combat before succumbing to his injuries. Inspired by his supreme sacrifice his comrades killed ten more terrorists.
 v   For his inspiring leadership, conspicuous bravery, selflessness and supreme sacrifice for the nation beyond the call of duty Hav Bahadur Singh Bohra was awarded
ASHOK CHAKRA’ (Posthumously)                                                                         
   

HAV GAJENDRA SINGH ,AC (POSTHUMOUS)
v On 28 Nov 2008, while part of operation ‘Black Tornado’ of NSG Hav Gajendra Singh was leading Squad Commander who slithered down from helicopter from Nariman House. After clearing top floor, he reached the fourth floor of the building, where the terrorists had taken position.  As he closed in on the terrorists, they hurled a grenade, injuring him.
v  Undeterred, he kept firing and closing in with the terrorists displaying utmost valor. Unmindful of his injury, Havildar Gajendra with utmost disregard to personal safety, crawled up to the door from where the terrorists were firing on own troops and charged inside firing, thus exposing himself to fire. In the act, he injured one of the terrorist and forced them to retreat inside the room, thus fixing their position.  Displaying indomitable spirit, he kept on firing at the terrorists in spite of being wounded till he succumbed to his injuries. This gallant act of the Commando provided the crucial breakthrough to his team for early neutralisation of terrorists. 
v We, salute this exemplary act of Gajendra Singh who made supreme sacrifice in Nariman house crisis, exhibiting his conspicuous bravery and ultimate devotion to duty in the highest tradition of Indian Army, and which will keep motivating and inspiring each one of us, to perform selflessly in any such National Crisis Situation.   
v For his inspiring leadership, conspicuous bravery, selflessness and supreme sacrifice for the nation beyond the call of duty Hav Gajendra Singh was awarded ‘ASHOK CHAKRA’ (Posthumously).
   
 

MAJOR MOHIT SHARMA, AC, SM (POSTHUMOUS)

IC-59066N Major Mohit Sharma, SM was leading Bravo Assault Team in operations in Kupwara District of North Kashmir.  A valiant warrior, he excelled in the art of fighting guerrillas in jungle terrain having earlier spent four years in Jammu & Kashmir.
            On 21 March 2009, after receiving information of presence of some infiltrating terrorists in dense Haphruda Forest, he planned meticulously and led his commandos in tracking them.  On observing suspicious movement, he alerted his scouts but terrorists fired from three directions indiscriminately.  In the heavy exchange of fire, four commandos were wounded immediately. With complete disregard to his safety, he crawled and recovered two soldiers to safety. Unmindful of the overwhelming fire, he threw grenades and killed two terrorists but was shot in the chest. In the brief respite that followed, he kept directing his commandos, inspite of serious injuries. Sensing further danger to his comrades, he charged in a daring close quarter combat killing two more terrorists and attained martyrdom fighting for his motherland in the finest traditions of Indian Army.
            For this act of conspicuous gallantry, inspiring leadership and exceptional courage far beyond call of duty, Major Mohit Sharma, SM was awarded 'Ashok Chakra' (Posthumous) on 15 Aug 09.

   

Brigadier Mohd Usman, MVC (Posthumous)

The young and dashing Brig Mohammed Usman of 5/10 Baluch Regt, was commanding the elite 50 (Indep) Parachute Brigade at the age of 35 years during 1948 Indo Pak war. The Brig took over the command of the Brigade when the country had lost Jhangar (J&K) and enemy was knocking at the door steps of Naushera. Under the sterling leadership and personal acts of bravery the enemy was ousted from Jhangar and Naushera was saved. For his valor he was awarded MAHAVIR CHAKRA posthumously. The funeral of Brig Mohd Usman was attended by the then Prime Minister and the Governor General of India.


   

Lt Col HK Virk, MVC

Lt Col Harbans Singh was commanding 2 PARA (Maratha) during 1948 Indo Pak War. Codenamed "Op Vijay", the operation for recapture of Jhangar was launched. 2 PARA spearheaded the operation under the rugged and tough Commanding Officer. Inspite of having lost two company commanders and large number of men in the initial stages of battle, and orders to call off the operation, Lt Col Harbans Singh refused to retreat until he had captured Jhangar, which he ultimately did. For his grit, determination, valour under adverse circumstances, he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA.
   

Major AK Ramaswamy, MVC (Posthumous)

Maj AK Ramaswamy of 2 PARA (Maratha) was commanding a company during 1948 Indo Pak war. The company was tasked to reinforce the forward company of the battalion which was under heavy enemy fire. While in the process of relieving, the troops of Maj Ramaswamy's company came under heavy fire, and in the melee one wounded paratrooper got left in an open space .Undaunted, Maj Ramaswamy ran to his comrade's rescue and managed to bring him to safety singlehandedly, however, in the process he got wounded and succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated. For his gallant action he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA posthumously.
   


Major SMS Brar, MVC (Posthumous)

During 1948 Indo Pak war, thirty two year Major Brar of 3 PARA (Kumaon) was commanding a coy which had just captured an important hill feature. The enemy launched a determined counter attack and a fierce battle ensued. During this time, with utter disregard to his safety and despite being wounded the young major ensured evacuation of his injured men and beat the counter attack of the enemy. His last dying words were" Well done B company. Get down, I am all right". For his personal bravery of the highest type rarely seen, he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA posthumously.
   

Paratrooper Man Singh, MVC (Posthumous)

During 1948 Indo Pak war, Ptr Man Singh of 3 PARA (Kumaon) was part of a section holding defences in Poonch Sector. The enemy launched an attack on the picquet in strength, and as the result half the section was mortally wounded. The young paratrooper ,on his own came out of the trench and ran forward engaging the enemy with fire and grenades. He managed to silence two LMGs and in the process received a burst of LMG on his head and succumbed to his injuries. For his act of valour he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA posthumously.


 

Major SP Chopra, MVC (Posthumous)

During 1948 Indo Pak war, Major Chopra of 2 PARA (Maratha),was the leading company commander tasked to capture 'Pir Thal Nakka' an important hill feature. While leading the attack, the company came across an open ground 200 yards away from enemy positions. At that time enemy opened with heavy fire causing heavy casualties to the assaulting company. Despite being wounded in the face Major Chopra ventured forward and evacuated three of his comrades lying wounded. While he was evacuating the fourth ,he was shot in the head and he succumbed to his injuries then and there. For his supreme sacrifice he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA posthumously.
   

Lt Col Dharam Singh, MVC

During the 1948 Indo Pak war, Lt Col Dharam Singh, commanding 3 PARA (Kumaon) was tasked to capture an important feature occupied by a determined enemy. To capture the feature, the battalion fought five successive fierce actions in one night without artillery support. For his sterling leadership, personal bravery, and strong initiative the Col was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA.
   

Major RS Dyal, MVC

During the 1965 Indo Pak war, Major Ranjit Singh Dyal was tasked to capture "Sank"an important feature. Having been repulsed once the young major attacked the feaure again and having captured it ,chased the enemy and in the process also captured another important feature called " ledwali gali".Not the one to rest on his laurels Major Dyal once again marched through inclement weather and rough terrain and captured the famous 'Hajipir Pass'. For his outstanding leadership and courage he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA

   

Lt Col S Bhawani Singh, MVC

During the 1971 Indo Pak war, Lt Col Bhawani Singh was commanding 10 PARA(SF). Led by their Col, the battalion infiltrated deep inside enemy territory and for four days carried out lightening raids on the strongly held enemy posts at Chachro and Virwah. For his inspired leadership and personal courage Lt Col Bhawani was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA.

   

Lt Col KS Pannu, MVC

Lt Col KS Pannu was commanding 2 PARA(Maratha) during the 1971 Indo Pak war.The battalion was airdropped near Tangail(now Bangladesh) and tasked to cut off the route of enemy withdrawl ,so as to prevent him from reinforcing Tangail. Amidst heavy opposition and fire the Colonel managed to capture an important enemy position at Poongli and prevented him from reinforcing. He displayed conspicuous gallantry, exemplary leadership for which he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA.
   

Major VK Berry, MVC

During 1971 Indo- Pak war, Major Vijay Kumar Berry of 4 PARA displayed conspicuous gallantry and outstanding leadership, by leading his men through the mine field, and charging the enemy position without any regard for his personal safety and capturing the objective. For this brave act of his he was awarded the MAHAVIR CHAKRA.
 


 
Sub MS Yadav
Hav (now Nb.Sub)
BL Lunawat
Captain R Subramanian
(Posthumous)
Lt.Col (now Col) SK Razdan
Maj (later Col Retd)
I J Crasto
Nk YM Bansode
(Posthumous

Lt Col SS Shekhawat  21 PARA (SF)  

Capt Zala Ajit Kumar 2 PARA(SF)

Sub Inder Bahadur Pun 4 PARA(SF)

Maj MH Pitambre (Posthumous) 3 PARA (SF)

NK Jagpal Singh 1 PARA(SF)

Nb Sub Ishwar Singh 5 PARA 

   
Capt Sajjan SinghMalik10 PARA(SF)

Capt SC Punia 21 PARA(SF)

Ptr Shabir Ahmed (Posthumous)
1 PARA (SF)

Capt Davinder Singh Jass 1 PARA (SF)

   

 

1
Maj GA WRIGHT 1 PARA(SF)
27
Sep Gian Singh  3 PARA(SF)
2
Capt T S OBERAI 1 PARA(SF)
28
L/Nk TRILOK SINGH 3 PARA(SF)
3
Sub KARAM SINGH 1 PARA(SF)
29
L/NK NIAN SINGH 3 PARA(SF)
4
Sep GIAN SINGH 1 PARA(SF)
30
Sep MANGAL SINGH 3 PARA(SF)
5
Nk WARYAN SINGH 1 PARA(SF)
31
Sep Sansar Singh 3 PARA(SF)
6
Sep SANSAR SINGH 1 PARA(SF)
32
Hav TK BAHADUR 4 PARA(SF)
7
Sub RAGUNATH SINGH
(Posthumous)
1 PARA(SF)
33
NK Karam Singh 3 PARA(SF)
8
L/Hav UMRAO SINGH 1 PARA(SF)
34
Ptr DIWAN SINGH 5 PARA
9
2 Lt PC BHARDWAJ 1 PARA(SF)
35
Nk RANJEET SINGH 5 PARA
10
L/HAV RAGHUVIR SINGH 1 PARA(SF)
36
Cpt BM CARIAPPA, SM 5 PARA
11
Nb Sub MADAN SINGH 1 PARA(SF)
37
L/HAV JASWANT SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
12
Nk SHIORAM SHINDE 2 PARA(SF)
38
Capt KA MOHAN 9 PARA(SF)
13
Nk J S SABESAR 2 PARA(SF)
39
NK KAUSHAL YADAV 9 PARA(SF)
14
Sep NARAYAN TAKRE 2 PARA(SF)
40
NK BRIJ MOHAN SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
15
Sep MACHHINDER KADU 2 PARA(SF)
41
CAPT JAYDEEP SENGUPTA 9 PARA(SF)
16
Sep RAJARAM FARATE 2 PARA(SF)
42
Nk SUKHDEV SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
17
Sep TATAYB GAIKWAD 2 PARA(SF)
43
HAV JAS THAKUR 9 PARA(SF)
18
Lt.Col V K SHARDA 2 PARA(SF)
44
MAJ SD SHARMA 10 PARA(SF)
19
Capt SURJEET SINGH 2 PARA(SF)
45
NK NIHAL SINGH 10 PARA(SF)
20
Nb Sub ARJUN JADHAV 2 PARA(SF)
46
MAJ SHEONAN SINGH 10 PARA(SF)
21
Nk SHAMBHU BHOSALA 2 PARA(SF)
47
CAPT AHISH SONAL 10 PARA(SF)
22
Sub MADHO SINGH 3 PARA(SF)
48
NK GANGA RAM 10 PARA(SF)
23
Hav SARDAR SINGH 3 PARA(SF)
49
PTR PAWAN KUMAR 10 PARA(SF)
24
Nb Sub DHAN SINGH 3 PARA(SF)
50
LT COL DALVIR SINGH 10 PARA(SF)
25
Maj J S MAHAR 3 PARA(SF)
51
HAV AJIT SINGH 10 PARA(SF)
26
Nk HOSHIYAR SINGH 3 PARA(SF) 52 Maj Sucha Singh   2 PARA(SF)
53 Capt GN Adisare 2 PARA(SF) 54 Capt TK Moitra 2 PARA(SF)
55 Sub Sawan Singh  2 PARA(SF) 56 LHav Sant Singh 2 PARA(SF)
57 Sep Dhanesh Singh 2 PARA(SF) 58 Ptr Vajnath Shinge 2 PARA(SF)
59 Maj Wright GA 3 PARA(SF) 60 Capt JS Oberoi 3 PARA(SF)
61 Sub Rgunath Singh  3 PARA(SF)      
         
1
PTR SUBE SINGH YADAV 1 PARA(SF)
26
NB SUB SURJIT SINGH, SM 9 PARA(SF)
2
HAV DAYA CHAND 1 PARA(SF)
27
MAJ K BUSHAN 9 PARA(SF)
3
MAJ PC KATOCH 1 PARA(SF)
28
MAJ RS GILL 9 PARA(SF)
4
HAV GIRDHAR LAL YADAV 1 PARA(SF)
29
L NK JASVIR SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
5
NK RAMESH KUMAR 1 PARA(SF)
30
HAV RAJVIR SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
6
COL PC BHARADWAJ 1 PARA(SF)
31
HAV JAGMOHAN SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
7
HAV KRISHA KUMAR 1 PARA(SF)
32
PTR LAL BAHADUR TAMANG 9 PARA(SF)
8
NB SUB JOGINDER NATH 1 PARA(SF)
33
NB SUB SOMBIR SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
9
LNK SAPRUDIN KHAN 1 PARA(SF)
34
HAV CHARAN DAS 9 PARA(SF)
10
PTR RAJESH KUMAR 1 PARA(SF)
35
NK MOHINDER KUMAR 9 PARA(SF)
11
LT MANAV YADAV 1 PARA(SF)
36
NK MUKHTIYAR SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
12
Ptr Satpal Singh 2 Para(SF)
37
NK RAJESH MISHRA 9 PARA(SF)
13
LNK M LAKSHMANAN 2 PARA(SF)
38
MAJ M S BAINS 9 PARA(SF)
14
PTR BHUPINDER SINGH 2 PARA(SF)
39
HAV SAHIB SINGH 9 PARA(SF)
15
COL KL SHARMA 3 PARA(SF)
40
MAJ GAURAV RISHI, SM 9 PARA(SF)
16
PTR MAHIMAN SINGH 3 PARA(SF)
41
L/NK BHAGIRATH MAL 10 PARA(SF)
17
PTR PRAKASH CHANDRA 3 PARA(SF)
42
MAJ BHUPESH HADA 10 PARA(SF)
18
PTR CHETAN KUMAR RANA 4 PARA(SF)
43
MAJ SANGRAM SINGH 10 PARA(SF)
19
HAV RAJBIR SINGH 5 PARA
44
HAV BHANWAR SINGH 21 PARA(SF)
20
MAJ BASIL MASSEY 5 PARA
45
MAJ SAURAV SINGH SHEKHAWAT 21 PARA(SF)
21
CAPT PS BAJWA 6 PARA
46
Capt Amarjit Singh 4 Para(SF)
22
PTR BALDEV RAJ 6 PARA
47
Sub Subhash Chand      10 Para(SF)
23
PTR GYAN SINGH 6 PARA 48 Maj Virender Singh Salaria  10 Para(SF)
24
CAPT PARAMJIT SINGH BAJWA 9 PARA(SF) 49  Capt R Balakarthik 10 Para(SF)
25
NK IBRAHIM KHAN 9 PARA(SF) 50 Lt Prashant Siwah 
10 Para(SF)
51
Hav Tribhuwan Singh  10 Para(SF) 52 Capt Kaushal Kashyap 21 Para(SF)
53
Hav Udar Bhandas Parvati  21 Para(SF)
54
Maj Thongam Joten Singh,SC 21 Para(SF)
55
Nb SubInder Kumar 1 Para(SF) 56 L/Hav Rajan 1 Para(SF)
57
L/NK Nengmaithem Rajesh Singh 21 Para(SF) 58 PTR Mukung Sarang Huchong 21 Para(SF)
59
Capt Tushar Shasmana 6 Para 60 Capt Lokesh Kumar  9 Para(SF)
61
Hav Rakesh Kumar  1 Para(SF) 62 Hav Vipin Thakur  9 Para(SF)
63
Nk Manoj kumar 1 Para(SF)      
         
P V S M
1
Lt. Gen. R K Mehta, AVSM, YSM, VSM 7 PARA 2 Lt Gen PC Katoch, AVSM, VrC, SC, VSM

1 Para(SF)

 
3
Lt Gen M Thomas,AVSM, VSM 5 Para 4 Lt Gen JS Gill, MC 1 Para(SF)
5
Lt Gen RS Dayal, MVC 1 Para(SF) 6 Lt Gen VK Nayar, SM, VSM 2 Para(SF)
7
Lt Gen Krishan Pal, AVSM, VSM* 7 Para      
         
Sena Medal - Aug 2010 (GALLANTRY)
1
Maj Puneet Singh Atwal 1 PARA (SF)
2
Sub Anand Singh 4 PARA (SF)
3
Sub Dalvir Singh Malhotra 4 PARA (SF)
4
Nb Sub Balvir Singh 1 PARA(SF)
5
Nk Selva Kumar P 1 PARA (SF)
6
Nk Manoj Kumar 4 PARA(SF)
7
PTR Imtiyaz Ahmad Thoker 1 PARA (SF) 8 PTR Hajari Lal Gujar
1 Para(SF)
9 PTR Lakhminder Pal Singh
1 Para(SF)
10 Ptr Jaiveer Kumar
21 Para (SF)