Lieutenant manoj kumar pandey

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  1. prashant2a

    prashant2a Regular Member

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    The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to Lt.MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY reads:


    LIEUTENANT MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY
    1/11 Gorkha Rifles (IC 56959W)
    Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Panday took part in a series of boldly led attacks during ‘operation Vijay; forcing back the intruders with heavy losses in Battlik including the capture of Jabbar Top. On the night of 2/3 July 1999 during the advance to Khalubar as his platoon approached its final objective, it came under heavy and intense enemy fire from the surrounding heights. Lieutenant Pandey was tasked to clear the interfering enemy positions to prevent his battalion from getting day lighted, being in a vulnerable position. He quickly moved his platoon to an advantageous position under intense enemy fire, sent one section to clear the enemy positions from the right and himself proceeded to clear the enemy positions from the left. Fearlessly assaulting the first enemy position, he killed two enemy personnel and destroyed the second position by killing two more. He was injured on the shoulder and legs while clearing the third position. Undaunted and without caring for his grievous injuries, he continued to lead the assault on the fourth position urging his men and destroyed the same with a grenade, even as he got a fatal burst on his forehead. This singular daredevil act of Lieutenant Pandey provided the critical firm base for the companies, which finally led to capture of Khalubar. The officer, however, succumbed to his injuries.

    Lieutenant Majoj Kumar Pandey, thus, displayed most conspicuous bravery, indomitable courage, outstanding leadership and devotion to duty and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. He had a award of his bravery and whole India miss this man . Manoj Kumar Pandey is in the heart of the people of India . A child Adnan Ahmad" wants to become like this soldier and he wants to fight like a brave man . And I support I "Avinash Bajpai" support him a lot to become a Indian soldier He also want that everybody or whole country should know him like a brave soldier ! There is a solute for him " jai hind " !
     
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  3. A.V.

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    i thought manoj kumar pandey the brave officer from the kargil conflict was a major with the gorkha regiment or was he a lieutenant ?
    i may be wrong any clarifications?
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Yes I also thought he was a Major. But no he was a Lt.

    Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (25 June 1975, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh - 2/3 July 1999, Kashmir) was the son of Gopi Chand Pandey, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-Uttar Pradesh, who was awarded Param Vir Chakra for his courage and leadership during adverse times.
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