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Major Manoj Talwar

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Major Manoj Talwar A third generation officer, Maj Manoj Talwar, left the more lucrative option of becoming an army doctor when he chose to join the National Defence Academy. His father, Capt (Retd) P L Talwar, was sad but proud that his son fought for the motherland. The body of Major Manoj Talwar of 3, […]

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Major Harminder Pal Singh

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Major Harminder Pal Singh proved to be a true follower of Sikh gurus, when in a heroic act he laid down his life for the defence of his motherland on the very day the nation was celebrating tercentenary celebrations of the founding of Khalsa. He hailed from Ropar, in the vicinity of which Anandpur Sahib […]

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Majore Ajay Singh Jasrotia

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Majore Ajay Singh Jasrotia Maj Ajay Singh Jasrotia, moved with the unit for ‘OP VIJAY’ as part of 56 Mtn Bde. The unit was tasked to capture Pt 5140, which dominates the Srinagar-Leh Highway. Accordingly, an administrative base was sited at Drass. On 15 Jun 99, the location came under heavy enemy artillery shelling. The […]

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Lt. Col. N. Vijayaraghavan

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Lt. Col. N. Vijayaraghavan The brave man of the 15 Kumaon Regiment made the supreme sacrifice of his life on June 25 while leading counter-insurgency operations near Machchal near the LoC. Five militants were killed in the encounter, before one of the militants killed him. Lt.Col.Vijayraghavan had taken part in Operation Bluestar and counter-insurgency operations […]

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Shaheed Lance-Naik Ghulam Mohammed Khan

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Shaheed Lance-Naik Ghulam Mohammed Khan NARBAL (Sopore): The grief-stricken villagers here had gathered in full force to receive the body of their brave son lance-naik Ghulam Mohammed Khan of 12 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (12 JAKLI) on Friday. His young grieving wife Zarina Akhtar and father Sher Wali Khan were distraught on seeing the […]

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Shaheed Lance Naik Shyam Singh

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Shaheed Lance Naik Shyam Singh Tearful send-off to brave sons SHIMLA, July 9 — Braving heavy monsoon showers, hundreds of people turned up at the Ridge to pay homage to the Kargil hero Lance Naik Shyam Singh of 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles whose body was brought here this morning from the border. Mrs V.S. […]

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Shaheed Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja

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Shaheed Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja MAY 28th 1999 A preliminary examination of the body of Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja showed bullet wounds and he was most probably shot dead after baling out from his MiG aircraft which was downed by a Pakistani missile, said Air Vice-Marshal S. K. Malik. “His body had bullet wounds,” he […]

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Shaheed Vijaypal Singh

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Shaheed Vijaypal Singh “The Phone Kept Ringing” Vijaypal Singh, 23, of the Jat Regiment On June 12, 7.30 am, a hand grenade tore Vijaypal’s head apart while he was returning army fire from his post 10 km from the LoC. Main barah ki subah phone karta raha, ghanti bajti rahi,” says his inconsolable father. “Mujhe […]

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Shaheed Subedar Bhanwar Singh Rathore

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Shaheed Subedar Bhanwar Singh Rathore A house whose owner would never return Behsana (Rajasthan), July 8 (Agencies) – A typical “fauji” house stands out against the usual structures in this village, waiting for its owner who would never come back. A “well-brassoed” name-plate on the entrance that reads “Sub Bhanwar Singh Rathore Arty”, Old Monk […]

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Shaheed Sepoy Yashwant Singh

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Shaheed Sepoy Yashwant Singh Shimla pays respects to its martyr SHIMLA: All shops were closed large crowds thronged the historic Ridge Maidan here on Wednesday to pay their last respects to a 20-year-old Yashwant Singh who laid down his life for the motherland in the Kargil sector. His father, Ram Singh, bore it all stoicly […]

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