Major Ranbir Singh, Vr.C, Indian Army

Major Ranbir Singh, Vr.C


On 16th May 1965, Captain Ranbir Singh's battalion attacked an enemy position in the Kargil Sector. This position was on a dominating feature and strongly held. Captain Ranbir Singh commanding the leading platoon had to advance through extremely difficult terrain over cliffs and high hills.

During the advance, the platoon came under heavy mortar, light machine gun and small arms fire. Undaunted, Captain Ranbir Singh charged the objective. He destroyed a post which was holding up the advance and then captured the first peak of the feature. In the encounter, he was hit by an enemy bullet which grazed his scalp.

Throughout the operations, Captain Ranbir Singh displayed gallantry, leadership and professional skill of a high order.