Ace News pays glowing tribute on the 21st martyrdom anniversary to Kargil War heroes Captain Sher Khan and Havaldar Lalak Jan were 2 of the 10 recipients of the country’s highest military award, Nishan-e-Haider.
Both the officials of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom at Gultari sector along Line of Control (LoC) in 1999 during the Kargil conflict.
Lets have a look on profile of both brave soldiers, courtesy ISPR:
Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider
Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed was born on 1 January 1970. Captain Karnal Sher Khan was commissioned in 27th Sind Regiment on 14 October 1994. Captain Karnal Sher Khan emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict at the Line of Control.
Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed set up personal examples of bravery and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy.
He defended 5 strategic posts, which he established with his soldiers at the height of 17,000 feet in Gultary area. On 5 July 1999, Indians, with the help of 2 battalions, managed to capture some portion of 1 of his post.
Despite facing all odds, Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed led a counter-attack and re-captured the lost portion. He also chased the enemy and conducted many raids in enemy area. During one of such raid, he went inside enemy camp where he inflicted heavy losses.
During the battle he received burst of fire in the chest and embraced ‘SHAHADAT’ on 7 July 1999.
Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider
Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed was born on 1 Apr 1967. He was enlisted in the Army on 10 December 1984. He was serving in Northern Light Infantry Regiment when skirmishes broke out in Kargil in 1999.
Havildar Lalak Jan of the Northern Light Infantry Regiment fought from the forefront to foiled heavy Indian attacks. He volunteered himself to be deployed on the front position located at the jagged peak in May 1999.
Havildar Lalak Jan repulsed back many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them.
On 7 July 1999, Havildar Lalak Jan sustained serious injuries as enemies pounded the area with heavy mortar shells. But despite being injured, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault. Due to severe injuries he embraced martyrdom.
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