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HAV KULWANT SINGH: SENA MEDAL

Havildar Kulwant Singh hailed from Chak Sharif village in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab.  He joined the army at the age of 19 years and retired in 2004. Havildar Kulwant Singh got transferred to 1055 DSC Platoon based at Air Force Station Pathankot.  

Service Number 14495821F 
Place of Birth Gurdaspur 
Rank Havildar 
Unit 1055 DSC PL 
Regiment Defence Security Corps 
Award Sena Medal 
Date of Martyrdom 3rd January 2016 

On 1st January 2016, the Pathankot Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force was attacked by a heavily armed group. On the night 2nd January 2016, five to six heavily armed terrorists entered the lines and opened indiscriminate fire on the troops.  Havildar Kulwant Singh fought bravely but got wounded during the exchange of fire. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. 

Havildar Kulwant Singh was awarded the gallantry award, “Sena Medal” posthumously. 

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