18 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.


Bana Singh was born in Sikh family in Kadyal, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir on 6 January 1949.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


Bana Singh lobbed a grenade into the bunker and closed the door, killing those inside.


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.


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.


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


Bana Singh inspired them by his indomitable courage and leadership.


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


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


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


Hony Capt Bana Singh retired from service on 31 October 2000.


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.


In October 2006, the Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Bana Singh announced a cash award of 1,000,000 for him.