Sepoy Vikram Singh was born on 15th March 1983 in Rewari, Haryana. He joined the Army in 2002, at the age of 19. He was recruited into the 17th Battalion of the Rajput Regiment. After serving for a couple of years with his parent unit Sepoy Vikram Singh was later deputed in December 2012, to serve with 44 Rashtriya Rifles battalion, deployed in J&K for counterinsurgency operations.
|Place of Birth||Rewari, Haryana|
|Date of Martyrdom||25th April 2014|
On 25th April 2014, the intelligence inputs hinted about the presence of terrorists in Kaajipathri village in the Shopian district. A team under the leadership of Major Mukund launched an operation to flush out terrorists. Sepoy Vikram was also a part of the team. They cordoned off the suspected area but the terrorists opened fire at the security forces. Sepoy Vikram repeatedly exposed himself to danger as he provided cover to Major Mukund. As Major Mukund Varadarajan was gravely injured in the process of eliminating two terrorists, Sepoy Vikram threw caution to the wind and displaying camaraderie and an acute sense of mission orientation jumped ahead of the officer while calling for his evacuation. But a third terrorist shot Sepoy Vikram and the brave soldier attained martyrdom.
For showing exemplary courage Sepoy Vikram was awarded ‘Shaurya Chakra’ posthumously.