Brig(Retd) Rattan Nath Sharma, MVC, Indian Army

Brig(Retd) Rattan Nath Sharma, MVC

During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Lt Col Rattan Nath Sharma was Commanding a battalion of the Punjab Regiment in the Poonch area in the Jammu and Kashmir Sector. His battalion was assigned the task of capturing an important enemy locality situated on a dominating feature.

This was a well prepared locality held in strength by the enemy. During the assault, the enemy brought down intense artillery and small arms fire inflicting heavy casualties on our troops. Undeterred and with complete disregard for his personal safety, Lt Col Sharma encouraged his men and by his presence and cool Courage inspired them to achieve the objective.

During this action, Lt Col Sharma displayed exemplary courage and outstanding leadership.