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Lance Naik Jangbir Singh was born on 7th November 1960, to Shri Chandan Singh. He hailed from Bina Malla village in Chamoli Garhwal district of Uttar Pradesh (now Uttarakhand). He joined the Indian Army at the age of 19, on 9th July 1980. He was recruited into 4 Garhwal Rifles of the Garhwal Rifles Regiment.  

Service Number 4062451 
Place of Birth Bin Malla, UP 
Rank Naik 
Unit 4 Garhwal Rifles 
Regiment Garhwal Rifles 
Award Vir Chakra 
Date of Martyrdom 22nd March 1989 

After the Indo-SriLankan accord, Indian Forces were inducted into Sri Lanka in August 1987 to eliminate various militant groups. The Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) launched Operation Pawan with a mandate to neutralize the operational capability of the LTTE in and around Jaffna. Lance Naik Jangbir Singh’s unit 4 Garhwal Rifles was involved in Operation Pawan and was tasked for one such operation on 22 March 1989, in a militant camp in Nayaroo lagoon area of Northern Vavuniya sector. 

Lance Naik Jangbir Singh was performing the duties of Light Machine Gun Number 1 with Number 14 Platoon of Eco Company of 4 Garhwal Rifles. During this operation, Lance Naik Jangbir’s position came under heavy automatic fire injuring him seriously. Despite being injured he continued firing at the militants. However, he succumbed to his injuries. 

Lance Naik Jangbir Singh was an indomitable soldier and he was conferred ‘Vir Chakra’ for displaying exemplary courage on the battlefield. 

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