Havildar Joginder Singh was born on 30th November 1922 to Shri Sardar Sham Singh. He belonged to Datevas village of the Bhatinda district in Punjab. He joined the Indian Army o 30th November 1940 at the age of 18. He was posted to 2 Sikh of the Sikh Regiment. In April 1956, Havildar Joginder was posted in the Khujami district of Nagaland. The Naga rebellion was at its peak during this time.
|Place of Birth
|Date of Martyrdom
|24th April 1956
On 24th April 1956, Havildar Joginder was leading three jeep convoy carrying stores for a forward post at Phek, in the Naga Hills. After crossing milestone 16, the convoy came under heavy firing by the Naga insurgents. Havildar Joginder got hit on his right leg, but he jumped out of the jeep and ran towards the militants to attack. Six more soldiers joined him. Havildar Joginder was again hit by a bullet but this time stomach but he was undeterred and crawled to enemies and hit their post by two grenades. Later he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom.
Havildar Joginder was a valiant soldier who courageously confronted the enemies and for this, he was awarded ‘Ashok Chakra’ posthumously.