Indian Army bids farewell to the Kargil War Hero, Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Yoginder Singh Yadav, Param Vir Chakra on his superannuation with a traditional send-off. Nation will always be grateful for his gallant services,’ Army Training Command, Indian Army tweeted on Saturday.
Subedar Major (Honorary Lieutenant) Yogendra Singh Yadav, was conferred the rank of Honorary Captain by the President of India, on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day.
About Param Vir Chakra Award
Subedar Major Yadav (then Rifleman) was awarded Param Vir Chakra on July 4, 1999 for his gallant act during the Kargil war, when he volunteered to lead a Ghatak commando platoon of 18 Grenadiers to capture three strategic bunkers on Tiger Hill.
According to the ministry of Defense, ‘He started climbing the cliff face which had a vertical snowbound approach. Halfway up, an enemy bunker spotted him and opened up a machine gun and rocket fire. Despite being hit by three bullets, Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav kept climbing and reaching the top, he crawled up to the Pakistani bunker, lobbed a grenade, killing four Pakistani soldiers on the spot,.‘
‘His charge cleared the way for the rest of the platoon to climb up the cliff face. Despite being grievously injured, Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav charged towards the second bunker along with seven soldiers.
‘The bunker was captured but only Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav survived with 15 bullet injuries, two hand-grenade wounds and an arm hanging from tendons and skin,’ it added.