Captain Mandeep Singh was born in Jalandhar, brought up there in his hometown by Shri Kanwaljit Singh and Smt. Ravinder Kaur. He has interest in body building alongside the passion for Indian Army, and he achieved great, both in his interest and passion. While he was in Khalsa College, Ludhiana he won the BodyBuilding Championship in his college and was crowned as Mr. Jalandhar. In 1991, he cleared the CDS Exam and got selected for IMA, Dehradun. After successful training he was commissioned as a Lt. in 49 Air Defence Regiment to the corps of Air Defence Artillery. In 1988 he was posted with 4 RR for counter insurgency operations in J&K before completing postings in other areas of the country.
|DOB||May 19, 1969|
|Unit||4 RR (Rashtriya Rifles) On Deputation 49 AD Regt|
|Arm/Regt||Army Air Defence|
|Operation||Op Rakshak (J&K)|
|Date Of Martyrdom||August 6, 1999|
Operation Rakshak 1999
Just after the Kargil war was over where Pakistan was defeated badly. They planned to hit Indian Armed Forces in the valley with the help of terrorists. One such attack was planned on an army camp of 4 RR units in Kupwara district, with fully armed terrorists. Captain Mandeep was the company commander of the company upon which the attack was planned. As soon as they attacked the army camp, our brave soldiers started giving them befitting replies. Despite it being a surprise attack on our soldiers, they were not able to cause as much damage as they planned for. A heavy exchange of fire took place between them and in between this Captain Mandeep was shot by a splinter of fire on the left infraclavicular region which made him lose his life for the country at the age of 30. For his excellent bravery, and quick decision under sudden heavy firing from the enemy, he was awarded with Kirti Chakra, second highest peacetime gallantry award.
He was survived by his wife Mrs. Rajwinder Kaur and daughters Gurmehar and Bani, Gurmehar was just an infant when her father gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“It is God’s duty to forgive our enemies, but it’s our duty to convene a meeting between the two.”