Param Vir Chakra

Award / Date of Action Param Vir Chakra , 23-10-1962
Service Indian Army
Service Number JC-4547
Unit/Regiments/Corps 1 SIKH
Mother's Name Smt Kishan Kaur
Resident Of (Village/District/State/Domicile) Village Mahla Kalan, Moga, Faridkot, Punjab
War/Operation/Battle 1962 Indo China War
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Sub Joginder Singh, PVC was an Indian Army soldier who 

posthumously received India’s highest military gallantry award,

the Param Vir Chakra. Singh joined the British Indian Army in 

1936 and served in the 1st battalion of the Sikh Regt. During 

the 1962 Sino-Indian War, he was commanding a platoon at 

the Bum La Pass in the North-East Frontier Agency. Through 

heavily outnumbered, he led his troops against a Chinese 

assault and defended his post until he was wounded and 

captured. Singh died from his injuries while in Chinese 

Custody. He single-handedly killed more than 50 Chinese 

soldiers and create a history in Indian Army.

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