WE PAY HOMAGE TO OUR HERO LIEUTENANT NAVDEEP SINGH, WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR OUR SAFETY.
On Thursday, The 26th Day of January, 2012, The President of India Conferred the HIGHEST GALLANTRY AWARD` THE ASHOKA CHAKARA` to Lieutenant Navdeep Singh, who displayed his indomitable spirit, determination and exceptional bravery while putting down the terrorists and making the supreme sacrifice for the nation, laid down his life fighting terrorists during an anti-infiltration operation along LOC in Gurez Sector of north Kashmir. President Pratibha Patil presented the medal to the officer posthumously at the Republic Day parade in capital on Thursday.
THE BRAVERY OF LIEUTENANT NAVDEEP SINGH !!
He received information about the infiltration of a group of terrorists on 20 August 2011, Lieutenant Navdeep Singh gauged the likely route of the terrorists and laid an ambush at the appropriate spot. When the terrorists were spotted, the ambush was sprung by the officer himself. An exchange of intense fire ensued. Lieutenant Navdeep Singh led the assault of the terrorists from the front and eliminated three deadly terrorists at close rante. He spotted another terrorist who was approaching their position, with utter disregard to his personal safety; the officer swiftly changed his firing position. While doing so, he got hit by a bullet on his head. He nevertheless managed to eliminate the fourth terrorist. Further, displaying utmost bravery and comradeship, he pulled an injured fellow-soldier to safety and kept firing till he became unconscious due to excessive blood loss.