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Major Laishram Jyotin Singh was an army doctor in the Indian Army Medical Corps, who died fighting a suicide bomber during the attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul.Major Singh was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award in the Indian Armed Forces on January 26, 2011.
Laishram Singh was born in 1972 in Manipur, India. He was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps in 2003, and was posted with the Indian Embassy in Kabul in 2010. Just thirteen days after his commissioning, a suicide bomber attacked the guarded residential compound where he was staying.Major Singh confronted the terrorist unarmed and forced him to detonate his vest, which resulted in his death. He was awarded the Ashok Chakra "For his act of exemplary courage, grit, selflessness and valour in the face of a terrorist attack, resulting in his sacrifice and saving 10 of his colleagues"Puneet Nath Dutt
2nd Lt. Puneet Nath Datt (29 April 1973 - 20 July 1997), was a soldier who served in the 11 Gorkha Rifles regiment of the Indian Army.
He belonged to the Muhiyal community and was posthumously awarded India's highest peace-time gallantry award, Ashok Chakra for bravery displayed in an operation conducted against foreign terrorists well-entrenched in a three-storey building in the Naushera area of Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Consistent with the tradition of military service among Muhiyal Brahmins,2nd. Lt. Puneet Nath Datt's family included other soldiers as well. His father Major Pramod Nath Datt also belonged to Gorkha Rifles and was the reason Puneet Nath Datt was inspired to join the same regiment. His grandfather Col. S.N.C Bakshi also served in the Indian Army while his uncle V.K.C Bakhshi was a Commander in the Indian Navy. The posthumous Ashok Chakra was received on his behalf by his mother Mrs. Anita Datt, from the President of India on on 26 January 1998, India's Republic Day.
Col Vasanth V, AC (25 March 1967 - 31 July 2007) was the Commanding Officer of 9 Maratha Light Infantry, a unit of the Indian Army. On 31 July 2007, he was killed in action while preventing heavily armed infiltrators from crossing the Indian border at Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
Col Vasanth was awarded the Ashoka Chakra (posthumous),the peacetime equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military decoration for gallantry. The Ashoka Chakra is awarded for the "most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice" other than in the face of the enemy.Col Vasanth is the first person from the state of Karnataka, India to receive this honour.
Born to Praphulla and NK Venugopal in Bangalore, India, he was the youngest of two brothers. His father's work required the family to travel throughout the state of Karnataka and Vasanth went to schools in Udupi, Shimoga and Bangalore. He graduated from MES College, Bangalore in 1988. While in college, he was a member of the National Cadet Corps, through which he participated in the Indo-Canada World Youth Exchange Programme of 1986-87.
Vasanth joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in 1988. On 10 June 1989, he was commissioned into 9 MARATHA LI. In a military career spanning eighteen years, he served in Pathankot, Sikkim, Gandhinagar, Ranchi, Bangalore and various sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.
I go where my men go,' Colonel Vasanth Venugopal told his mother when she asked him if a colonel should participate in all operations conducted by his men. On 28 October 2006 he took over as Commanding Officer of 9 Maratha Light Infantry. The battalion was at that time posted in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Less than a year later, he was killed in a gun battle with militants who were trying to infiltrate the Indian border.Radio Operator Lance Naik Ganpat Shashikant also died in the operation.
Col Vasanth's biography Forever Forty, written by his wife Subhashini Vasanth and Veena Prasad was released by H.E Gen JJ Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) and Honourable Justice Santosh Hegde on 10 July 2011 at Crossword Bookstore, Bangalore.
On July 31, his troops surrounded terrorists in a forest and blocked all their escape routes in the Uri sector in Kashmir. Despite being wounded, the colonel and his men engaged the terrorists in a fierce encounter. The daring officer led from the front and helped gun down the terrorists. Tragically, he was hit by a bullet and died in hospital.'He ensured that all eight infiltrators were wiped out even as he laid down his life for the nation. He was a true soldier who was dedicated to the country and his force,' then Chief of Army Staff General J J Singh said after Colonel Venugopal's martyrdom.
In honour of his sacrifice, the nation awarded him the Ashok Chakra, the highest gallantry award granted during peace time. Col Vasanth was cremated with full military honours on Aug 01, 2007 in Bangalore.
Havaldar Gajender Singh
Havaldar Gajender Singh Bisht (born 1972) was an NSG commando who died during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. His act of bravery was honoured with the Ashoka Chakra award by the President of India on 26 January 2009, India's Republic Day.
Hailing from Ganeshpur in Uttarakhand, young Gajender Singh studied at the Janata Inter College in Naya Gaon. He was remembered by his teachers as a disciplined student who participated in every event organised in the school, be it sports or cultural activities. He had a particular interest in boxing.
Gajender Singh was a member of the National Security Guard’s 51 Special Action Group. Gajender Singh was part of the team of NSG commandos who were abseiled on the roof of Nariman House in an operation to neutralize the terrorists inside who were holding at least six hostages.
According to Jyoti Krishna Dutt, Director General of the NSG, Singh was leading one of the teams that entered the building. The team came under intense fire from the terrorists and returned fire, while trying to dominate the situation. The terrorists also hurled a few grenades at the commandos. At this point, Singh had the option of retreating with his team. However, he realized that they had to seize this opportunity to dominate and continued moving ahead. He didn't turn his back to the militants and created a way for the other commandos despite a grenade thrown at him. Despite sustaining multiple bullet injuries while doing so, he moved forward and ultimately succumbed to his injuries, making the supreme sacrifice. This selfless and brave gesture of his ensured that his team secured a dominating position in the encounter.
While securing the Nariman House during Operation Black Tornado, Singh, a member of the Parachute Regiment was fatally wounded while storming the Jewish center.