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SUB BHAWAR LAL BHAKAR: VIR CHAKRA

Subedar Bhawar Lal Bhakar was born on 25th December 1956, to Shri Bhura Ram and Smt Choonki Devi. He belonged to village Thebari in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Sub Bhanwar Lal belonged to the Rajputana Rifles regiment and was serving with 2 Rajputana Rifles in June 1999. 

Service Number JC-468356A 
Place of Birth Rajasthan 
Rank Subedar 
Unit 2 Raj Rifles 
Regiment Rajputana Rifles  
Award  Vir Chakra 
Date of Martyrdom 13th June 1999 

Subedar Bhanwar Lal and his team of the 2nd Battalion, Rajputana Rifles were tasked with the recapture of point 4590 on the Tololing in the Drass sector. He was part of a light machine gun commando team. On night 12/13 June 1999, Subedar Bhawar Lal was leading his platoon to capture Tololing Top in the Drass Sector. As they closed in with the objective, the enemy heavily fired on them. The leading section of his platoon suffered three casualties and the attack was stalled temporarily. At this juncture, Subedar Bhawar Lal took the lead and kept motivating his section to move ahead. About 50 meters away from the enemy positions, he got a burst of light machine gunfire. Despite his injuries, he moved ahead with his men and continued till he succumbed to his injuries at the base of the enemy position. 

Sub Bhawar Lal who displayed inspiring leadership, bravery and made the supreme sacrifice during the capture of Tololing Top was given the gallantry award, ‘Vir Chakra’ posthumously. 

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