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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Kishanganga Hydroelectric Power Station
Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav was part of the leading team of a Ghatak Platoon tasked to capture Tiger Hill on the night of 3/4 July 1999. The approach to the top was steep, snowbound and rocky. Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav, unmindful of the danger involved, volunteered to lead and fix the rope for his team to climb up. On seeing the team, the enemy opened intense automatic, grenade, rocket and artillery fire killing the Commander and two of his colleagues and the platoon was stalled. Realising the gravity of the situation, Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav crawled up to the enemy position to silence it and in the process sustained multiple bullet injuries. Unmindful of his injuries and in the hail of enemy bullets, Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav continued climbing towards the enemy positions, lobbed grenades, continued firing from his weapons and killed four enemy soldiers in close combat and silenced the automatic fire. Despite multiple bullet injuries, he refused to be evacuated and continued the charge. Inspired by his gallant act, the platoon charged on the other positions with renewed punch and captured Tiger Hill Top.

Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav displayed the most conspicuous courage, indomitable gallantry, grit and determination under extreme adverse circumstances

Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, Param Vir Chakra, India's highest gallantry award winner shows one of the 14 bullet wounds he recieved during the capture of Tiger Hill during 1999 Kargil War
The three surviving recipients of the highest Indian Military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra with ex army chief Gen VP Malik at National War Memorial, New Delhi, India
Left to Right: Subedar Sanjay Kumar PVC, General Ved Prakash Malik, Subedar Major and Honorary Captain Bana Singh PVC and Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav PVC.

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