Awards

Naik Jadunath Singh

Period : 1947-48 Operation

Naik Jadunath Singh was in command of a forward post in Kashmir during the 1947-48 operation there.

The enemy attacked early one Feb morning. Jadunath and his men beat back the attack but four of them were wounded. The second attack came shortly afterwards. The nine men in the picket were heavily outnumbered and soon all of them were bleeding from variuos wounds but Jadunath spurred them on with words of encouragement. When his gunner was hit he took over the gun himself and the accuracy of his fire power and his daring forced the enemy to withdraw.

When the third attack came, Jadunath rushed out firing from his sten gun. The enemy was taken back in surprise and fled in disorder. However two bullets hit Jadunath, one in the head and other in the chest.

He died of his wounds but he had saved his picket from being overrun by the enemy.

Jadunath Singh was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously.

 

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Param Vir Chakra
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Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
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President's Police and Fire Services Medal for Gallantry
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