14 Facts About Bana Singh


Captain Bana Singh was born on 6 January 1949 and is an Indian soldier and a recipient of the nation's highest gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra.

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Bana Singh's father was a farmer and his uncles were soldiers in the Indian Army.

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Bana Singh enlisted in the Indian Army on 6 January 1969, and began service with the 8th Battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry.

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Bana Singh was trained at the High Altitude Warfare School in Gulmarg and at another school at Sonamarg.

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Bana Singh was promoted to the rank of Naib Subedar from Havildar on 16 October 1985, less than two years before he would lead the successful team of Operation Rajiv.

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Naib Subedar Bana Singh was posted in Siachen on 20 April 1987, as part of the 8th JAK LI regiment, which was given the task of capturing the Quaid Post.

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On 26 January 1988, Nb Sub Bana Singh was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry medal in India for his bravery during Operation Rajiv.

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Naib Subedar Bana Singh volunteered to be a member of a task force constituted in June 1987 to clear an intrusion by an adversary in the Siachen Glacier area at an altitude of 21,000 feet.

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Naib Subedar Bana Singh led his men through an extremely difficult and hazardous route.

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Bana Singh inspired them by his indomitable courage and leadership.

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Nb Subedar Bana Singh displayed the most conspicuous gallantry and leadership under the most adverse conditions.

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Nb Sub Bana Singh was promoted Subedar on 1 December 1992, with promotion to Subedar Major on 20 October 1996.

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Bana Singh was given the honorary rank of Captain at his retirement.

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Bana Singh protested against the low amount, pointing out that the neighbouring states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh provided a monthly pension above 10,000 to the Param Vir Chakra awardees.

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