Sepoy Jai Kishore Singh was born to Shri Raj Kapoor Singh and Smt Manju Devi. He was a native of Chakfatah village in Vaishali district of Bihar. He joined the Indian Army at the age of 19, in the year 2018. He was recruited into 12 Bihar of the Bihar Regiment.
|Place of Birth
|Date of Martyrdom
|15th June 2020
During June 2020, Sepoy Jai’s unit was deployed in eastern Ladakh close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as part of Operation Snow Leopard. Since early June the tension along the LAC was building up due to construction work in Galwan valley close to the road going from Leh to Daulat Beg Oldie. On 15th June 2020 night, restless Chinese activities were noticed in Galwan valley. Considering the seriousness of the situation, Colonel Santosh Babu the commanding officer of 16 Bihar battalion deployed in the area decided to lead the negotiations. However, the negotiation turned into altercation and altercation turned into scuffle which ultimately took the form of a violent clash with the Chinese soldiers. The clashes continued for hours and many Indian soldiers including Sepoy Jai got seriously injured. Sepoy Jai, Colonel Santosh Babu and 18 other soldiers later succumbed to their injuries.
Sepoy Jai Kishore Singh was awarded ‘Sena Medal’ posthumously on 26th January 2021.