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Duty before self Naubat Ram

Period : 1965 Indo Pak War

In 1965, Lance Naubat Ram commanded the 6 Dogra Platoon in the HAJI Pir Pass , J and K. On the night of Sept 8 , he led an attack on a hill South east of the pass which was held by two Pakistani platoons. Naubat Ram faced the brunt of heavy mortar fire and easy injured in the arm by a splinter. As his platoon moved to the enemy's right flank, they were pinned down by machine gun fire.

Naubat Ram crawled to the enemy's rear and when a few meters away from the gun, he hurled a grenade flowing this with a bayonet attack. He captured the machine gun and killed two gunners single-handed. On Sept 20 , Naubat Ram led the attack on Gitian. A hundred meters short of the target, they were driven back by heavy automatic fire. During this operation , he was hit on three occasions, but soldiered on, refusing evacuation, Grenades silenced two enemy machine guns and foiled enemy attempts to reach the troops' forward section post. He finally fell unconscious but only after the enemy ha been routed.

He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra in 1965.

He was posthumously honoured with the MAHAVIR CHAKRA.


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