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Havildar Laxman Singh to be awarded Sena Medal

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 21 Feb: Havildar Laxman Singh of 3 Para (Special Forces) showed the highest battle field discipline in sniping the enemy post commander, thereby neutralising him instantly during Operation Fateh in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir in Aug 2017. Havildar Laxman Singh belongs to village Chirong, Tehsil Chamoli.
Due to ceasefire violation by the enemy, he positioned himself for more than 48 hours in a thick mine field across the Line of Control as a sniper to give a befitting reply to the enemy’s provocations. The enemy post, Jayshree North, dominating his own post, Fateh, resorted to intense ceasefire violation. He quickly recognised the post commander and neutralised him, resulting in complete breakdown of the enemy’s will to fight. Under intense retaliation by enemy, he maintained his composure. Despite his own safety, he tactically re-sited himself fully aware of the danger of the mine field to effectively engage the balance of the enemy.
For displaying excellent tactical acumen, extraordinary patience, disregard to his own safety and showing superlative level battle field discipline and courage in the face of the enemy, Havildar Laxman Singh will be presented the “Sena Medal (Gallantry)” during the South Western Command Investiture Ceremony at Alwar on 23 February by Lieutenant General Cherish Mathson, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief.