remembers Lance Naik Shanghara Singh, the #MahaVirChakra
awardee on his "Day of Martyrdom", today.
L Nk Shanghara Singh hailed form Amritsar dist in #Punjab
and belonged to the #SikhRegiment
. Awarded With the nation's second highest gallantry award, L Nk Shanghara Singh was martyred on 17 Dec 1971 during Pul Kanjari attack in Indo-Pak war.
Though the war ended on 16 Dec 1971 on the eastern front with Pakistani forces surrendering to Indian Army, the skirmishes continued on the western front. During that time L Nk Shanghara Singh’s unit was deployed in Pul Kanjari in Punjab sector. On 17th Dec, during the attack of Pul Kanjri, when the enemy position were surrounded by anti-personal anti tank mines and number of Machine guns, L Nk Shanghara Singh along with his unit came under heavy enemy fire. He was in second of command of the left flanking section which had got pinned down by continuous fire from these machine guns.
In complete disregard for his personal safety, L Nk Shanghara Singh decided to attack the posts manning the machine guns. He made a charge through the minefield towards the first machine post and hurled a grenade inside the bunker successfully. Then he charged the second machine gun post by crawling over the loophole and snatched the machine gun physically by his hand. This daring move by L Nk Shanghara Singh was enough to upset the enemy forces who panicked and fled the battle scene leaving behind the machine guns.
However during this process L Nk Shanghara Singh received a burst of fire in his abdomen and got seriously injured. The elimination of these machine guns enabled our troops to over- run the enemy post and move towards the objective. L Nk Shanghara Singh later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.
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