Our citizenry are our greatest strength. 23 June 1948.
In Zojila Pass (Jammu & Kashmir), a #reconnaissance #patrol
was ambushed and a #soldier
was severely wounded. The soldier had rolled down the side of the hill, and was unable to get back to the picquet. All attempts by the section to recover the wounded soldier failed due to intense enemy fire. Ismail resident of J&K, who was a civilian porter volunteered to bring in the wounded man single-handed. He displayed outstanding skill in negotiating the almost impassable snow-covered slopes. By superb #physical
effort he recovered the wounded soldier, placed him in a harness and brought him to safety. Once again on 14 September 1948, at #Zojila #Pass
during an attack by 3 JAT, Ismail volunteered to accompany that unit as a guide. Advancing with the #troops
, despite close and continuous #fire
, he continued to guide them. On both occasions, Ismail displayed bravery, devotion to duty and disregard for personal safety. He was Awarded #MahaVirChakra