Shaurya Chakra Recipients Colonel Neeraj Sood, Commanding Officer, 18 Rashtriya Rifles devised and effected a judicious surveillance and ambush plan on 13 June, 2010, which subsequently resulted in contact with terrorists at 2105 hours on 22 June, 2010 in the area of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir. Astutely sensing that terrorist movement would evade the cordon, the Commanding Officer swiftly deployed his troops to tactically advantageous positions. Boldly leading from the front, the officer formed the focal point of the cordon re-established contact at 2212 hours on 22 June, 2010. In the ensuing gunfight, Colonel Sood personally targeted and injured one terrorist. Identifying the key role of Colonel Neeraj Sood, the terrorists concentrated their fire on him. In the fierce gun battle that ensued, the officer sustained a fatal bullet injury. On 13 January, 2010 Havildar Dayal Singh, as part of the Battalion Intelligence Team, was tasked to cordon a suspected house from the rear. At 2330 hours, while the parties were still getting into position, three terrorists rushed out of the rear door firing indiscriminately. Havildar Dayal Singh immediately engaged them and blocked their escape route forcing them to take cover in the vicinity. A firefight ensued with heavy automatic fire from the terrorists desperate to escape. However, the potential risk to civilians in the hut warranted a measured response. At grave risk to himself and displaying exemplary restraint, Havildar Dayal Singh fired back very selectively, preventing any casualties or collateral damage. The sensible response from him ensured the safe evacuation of the trapped civilians while keeping the terrorists pinned down. The NCO, with utter disregard for his own safety, dashed forward and shot dead one terrorist at close quarters. In the process he was struck by a bullet in the left eye. Bleeding profusely, he continued to engage the other two till he lost consciousness and later succumbed to his injury. On the night of 06/07 May, 2010 surveillance cum multiple ambushes were launched based on inputs about the presence of terrorists in a general area in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Lance Naik Anoop Kumar Sharma was the scout of one such party. On 07 May, 2010 around 0500 hours Sharma observed suspicious movement. Upon being challenged, the terrorists opened indiscriminate fire. Realizing the safety of his comrades to be at stake, Sharma, with utter disregard to personal safety, retaliated with effective fire and dashed towards the terrorists. In spite of being grievously injured in the process with his effective and accurate fire the individual eliminated two terrorists before falling unconscious. Lance Naik Anoop Kumar Sharma displayed indomitable determination and exceptional bravery and made the supreme sacrifice for the nation. On 02 April, 2010 during a search and destroy operation in the forests of Rajouri District in Jammu and Kashmir, Sepoy Shailesh Kumar Singh had taken position fifty meters away from the location of terrorists and was bringing down effective Multiple Grenade Launcher fire, pinning them down. After a prolonged fire fight two terrorists attempted to break the cordon by firing indiscriminately and charging at the troops. Realizing the danger to his own troops as they were under inadequate cover, Sepoy Shailesh Kumar Singh with utter disregard to his own safety swiftly moved forward, firing the MGL accurately, killing two terrorists and saved the lives of his fellow soldiers. In the firefight, Sepoy Shailesh Kumar Singh sustained bullet injuries and made the supreme sacrifice. On 11 May, 2010 based on information supplied by a unit source about the presence of terrorists in a village in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, the village was cordoned off and close cordon laid on target house. At approximately 1355 hours the terrorists tried to break the cordon and troops came under indiscriminate fire of terrorists from close range. Realizing the possibility of escape by the terrorists escaping and the keeping in mind the safety of his comrades, Sepoy Sangat Singh with utter disregard for his personal safety, crawled through indiscriminate fire and further closed in to the nala next to the target house. Though critically injured, he took up a suitable position, brought down effective fire from pointblank range and lobbed a grenade, thereby eliminating two hardcore terrorists single-handedly till he fell down unconscious. Sepoy Sangat Singhâ€™s presence of mind ensured there was no collateral damage or loss of property.