राजेन्द्र सिंह (महावीर चक्र सम्मानित)

मुक्त ज्ञानकोश विकिपीडिया से
राजेन्द्र सिंह
महावीर चक्र (एमवीसी)
जन्म 14 जून 1899[1]
देहांत बोनियार
समाधिस्थल युद्ध में गुम (मृत घोषित)
निष्ठा भारत भारत
सेवा/शाखा भारतीय सेना
उपाधि ब्रिगेडियर
सेवा संख्यांक 2
दस्ता जम्मू और कश्मीर राज्य बल
युद्ध/झड़पें 1947 का भारत-पाक युद्ध
सम्मान महावीर चक्र

ब्रिगेडियर राजेंद्र सिंह, एमवीसी भारतीय सेना में एक अधिकारी थे। वह स्वतंत्र भारत में महावीर चक्र के पहले प्राप्तकर्ता थे,[2] जब उन्हें तत्कालीन सेना प्रमुख फील्ड मार्शल के एम करिअप्पा द्वारा मरणोपरांत सम्मान से सम्मानित किया गया था।

प्रशस्ति पत्र[संपादित करें]

ब्रिगेडियर राजेंद्र सिंह को महावीर चक्र प्रदान करने का प्रशंसा पत्र इस प्रकार है :-

राजपत्र अधिसूचना :2 Pres 50, 26.1.50

ऑपरेशन: 1948 पोलो - हैदराबाद पुरस्कार की तिथि: 1948

प्रशस्ति पत्र :-

Immediately after the partition of the Indian Sub continent in 1947, thousands of raiders assisted by Pakistani regulars invaded the State of Jammu & Kashmir all along its border. The Jammu & Kashmir State Forces, stretched along a 550-mile long border deployed in penn-packets with limited arms, ammunition and supplies, without road communications, and heavily-outnumbered, fought tenaciously holding on to their positions. Kohla-Domel garrison fell to the invaders on 22 October 1947. The fate of the Valley as of the whole State hung precariously on a slender thread.

Brigadier Rajender Singh, Chief of Military Staff, took over the command of a relief column and proceeded to check the raiders. Another column with all available troops (nearly 100) was despatched on 23 Oct 1947 to join Brigadier Rajender Singh with orders from Maharaja Hari Singh, C-in-C as follows:- "Brigadier Rajender Singh is commanded to hold the enemy at Uri at all costs and to the last man. Reinforcement is sent with Capt Jwala Singh ......."

Brigadier Rajender Singh and his band of soldiers carried out the orders of the Maharaja to the letter and spirit. Fighting bravely for every inch of land, they delayed enemy advance by two crucial days during which important decisions were taken. The Indian Army joined the fight and the J&K State was thus saved for India by Brigadier Rajender Singh. He made the supreme sacrifice of his life on 26 October 1947 valiantly fighting the Pakistani raiders in Uri-Rampur sector.[3]

सन्दर्भ[संपादित करें]

  1. http://twdi.in/node/1236
  2. "1947 भारत-पाक युद्ध, मिलिए कश्मीर के रक्षकों से".
  3. Mahavir Chakra (MVC), Awardee: Brig Rajendra Singh, MVC @ TWDI. Twdi.in. Retrieved on 2018-11-27.