2:15 pm - Sunday June 23, 2024


Lt.Col Narindra Nath Khanna

Period : 1965 Indo Pak War

On 6th September,1965,Lt.Col.Narindra Nath Khanna led the 2 Sikh Battalion in an attack on Raja picket, across the cease-fire line in Pakistan.The picket was vital to link up Uri-Poonch sector.

The only approach to the strongly defended picket was from the east, across a very steep terrain. Barbed wire fences and mines guarded the approach.

At 4a.m.,Lt.Col.Khanna led three companies across the line. At once they were greeted with heavy firing as the Indian soldiers were easy targets for the Pakistani snipers. At the very front of his troops, the Lt.Col. was injured when a grenade caught him in the right shoulder. But he continued to lead the assault. In a short while, he had reached the enemy bunkers. A burst of machine gun fire mortally wounded him but his men kept at their task till the enemy gave way.

Lt.Col.Khanna was awarded the Mahavir chakra posthumously for his indomitable courage.


Other Categories

Hero of Phir Thil Major Satyapal Chopra
Havildar Fateh Singh
Lone Gunner Sepoy Dewan Singh
The Gallant Havildar Lance Havildar Daya Ram
The Unstoppable Chuna Ram Havildar Chuna Ram
Major Hari Chand
Blood in the Snow Sepoy Amar Singh
Hero in Civies civilian labourer, Ismail Mohammad
Rifleman Dhonkal Singh
Master Strategist Lt.Colonel Khanna

Main Categories

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