Here’s The Incredible Story Of How Yogendra Yadav Became India’s Youngest Param Vir Chakra Awardee

4th May 1999.

In the dead of night, twenty-one Indian troopers started a trek to the Tiger Hill, one of the most elevated top in the Drass-Kargil region of J&K. A gathering of 7 fighters advanced beyond the rest and arrived at the top.

Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav, a 19-year-warrior, was additionally one of those 7 fighters who had made it to the highest point of the Tiger Hill. This is the account of his uncommon fortitude that changed the course of Kargil war.

Hailing from Aurangabad Ahir town of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav had joined the Indian Army when he was just 16 years and 5 months old. His commando unit Ghatak was given the obligation to catch three vital fortifications on Tiger Hill.

Scarcely out of secondary school, Yogendra Singh Yadav

had been in the administration for simply 2.5 years. He might not have had the experience, however he surely had an unmatched love for his country.

At the point when his contingent, the eighteenth Grenadiers, arrived at the top in the extremely early times of May fifth, 1999, they were looked with three assaults by aggressors. Battling without enough arms and ammo, 6 fighters kicked the bucket aside from Yadav.

Yadav took 17 shots, however none had the option to deface his undying promise to the country. Seriously injured, lying on the ground, Yadav professed to be dead while tuning in to the discussion of the Pakistani warriors.

He heard that the Pakistani armed force was intending to assault the medium automatic weapon post of India, found 500 meter downhill. Yadav was promptly alarmed. Regardless of draining plentifully, he needed to keep himself alive to make sure he could give a tip-off to his detachment.

In the in the mean time, two Pakistani officers came and started shooting the effectively dead troopers again to ensure that everybody was dead. One slug hit Yadav in the chest and he felt that he had lost his last opportunity to live.

Simply at that point, the Pakistani officer’s feet contacted Yadav and he felt a sensation. Indeed, even in the extraordinary agony, the bold men found a would like to serve his nation.

Quietly, Yadav took out a hand projectile and tossed it at the Pakistani warrior who was only a couple of feet from him. The projectile arrived inside the hood of his coat and before he could make sense of what had occurred, the blast passed him over.

Quietly, Yadav took out a hand projectile and tossed it at the Pakistani warrior who was only a couple of feet from him. The projectile arrived inside the hood of his coat and before he could make sense of what had occurred, the blast passed him over.

Yadav then crept, grabbed hold of one of the rifles and started discharging at the adversaries while moving his positions to give a feeling that there were more than one troopers.

Before long, there was a circumstance of perplexity and frenzy among the Pakistani troopers. Expecting that the Indian armed force fortification had shown up, they fled.

Yadav had slithered distinctly for a couple of meters when he saw the Pakistani armed force’s base, their tanks and their engine position. He needed to give this data to his unit when he could to dodge any setback to different troopers on their approach to Tiger Hill.

In any case, before pushing forward, he crept back up to the spot where the 6 warriors were lying dead and checked on the off chance that anybody was alive. Rather, he saw their body parts lying to a great extent. He made down and cried himextremely upset.

Before long, he got it together, swung his crushed arm on his spirit and crept along a channel and in the long run arrived into a pit.


After he had bestowed the significant data to his officials, the man of steely assurance fell oblivious.

He increased cognizant 3 days after the fact at a medical clinic in Srinagar. At that point, the Indian Army had effectively caught Tiger Hill with zero losses.

There, he recognized some Indian armed force fighters who removed him from the pit and to the boss. Yadav described everything that he saw a heard to the Commanding official, Colnel Kushal Chand Thakur, the man who had formulated the arrangement to catch tiger slope.

In August 1999, Nayab Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav was granted Param Vir Chakra, India’s most elevated military enhancement, granted for showing model mental fortitude during wartime.

On 26 January 2006, Yadav got the honor from the then President K. R. Narayanan, turning into the most youthful beneficiary of this respect.

During a meeting to DD National, Yadav stated:

“A fighter resembles a sacrificial darling. With this unrestricted love, comes assurance. Furthermore, for this affection for his country, his regiment, and his individual fighters, an officer doesn’t reconsider before taking a chance with his life.”


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