Awards

Gunning for the Enemy Havaldar Abdul Hamid

Period : 1965 Indo Pak War

During the 1965 Indo -Pak conflict the 4 Grenadiers occupied the vital position near China on the Khem Karan Bhikhiwind road. Its two-fold plan was to capture Pak, territory east of Icchogil Canal and repulse a possible enemy attack on Kasur-Khem Karan area.

On the night of September 8 Pakistan repeatedly attacked the grenadiers position but was repelled. On September 10 an enemy regiment of Patton tanks attacked preceded by intense artillery shelling. Soon the Indian forward company positions had been penetrated.

Seeing the precarious condition they were in Havildar Abdul Hamid moved out to a flank with his gun mounted on a jeep. Braving intense shelling he knocked out the leading enemy tank. Changing his position he knocked out another. Though spotted by the enemy who trained their guns on him, he kept up relentless firing. As he hit yet another enemy tank, he was mortally wounded by an exploding shell. His action inspired his comrades who fought hard and repelled the attack.

He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his defiant valour.

 

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Somnath Sharma
Naik Jadunath Singh
The Battle of Tithwal Lance Naik Karam Singh
Havildar Major Piru Singh
The Last Charge Subedar Joginder Singh
Inspiring Leadership Major Shaitan Singh
Major Dhan Singh Thapa
Gunning for the Enemy Havaldar Abdul Hamid
Till the last breath Lt.Col Tarapore
A Solo Effort Lance Naik Ekka

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