Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh was born to Shri Suresh Kumar Pal and Smt Shashikala Devi, on 12th August 1997. He was a native of Chhawashri village of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. He joined the Army in the year 2015, at the age of 18. He belonged to the 4 Para (SF) battalion of the Parachute Regiment. In April 2020, Paratrooper Chhatrapal’s unit was deployed in the Kashmir valley for counter-insurgency operations.
|Place of Birth||Rajasthan|
|Unit||4 Para (SF)|
|Date of Martyrdom||5th April 2020|
Acting upon the credible information from intelligence about the infiltration attempt by the terrorists in Kupwara district, the security forces launched operation Randori Behak on 1st April 2020. The soldiers deployed in the Karen sector repeatedly picked and lost track of terrorists so it was decided to launch para commandos by air in the suspected area. Paratrooper Chhatrapal became part of this operation launched by a troop of 4 Para (SF). The terrain and weather of the area were harsh due to snow everywhere. With difficulty, the troop of commandos was able to spot the terrorists. A heavy exchange of fire took place between the two sides. However, Indian soldiers too received injuries with Paratrooper Chhatrapal and some other soldiers, namely, Subedar Sanjeev Kumar, Paratrooper Bal Krishan, Paratrooper Amit Kumar, and Havildar Davendra Singh were martyred. Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh is survived by his parents and a brother.
Paratrooper Chhatrapal was awarded with the prestigious ‘Sena Medal’ for showing courage in the battlefield.