Published Date: 09/01/2020
Corporal Gursevek Singh was inducted for operations at Air Force Station Pathankot as part of a 'Garud' Special Forces team on the evening of 01 Jan 2016. Corporal Gursevek Singh was the track commander of an assault squad deployed for search operations inside Air Force Station, Pathankot.
On 02 January 2016, at 0310 hrs, he observed a group of terrorists and moved quickly to intercept them after alerting his assault squad. In the process, his team came under intense hostile fire from four terrorists and one of his team members was grievously injured. Corporal Gursevek Singh, along with his buddy officer, engaged the terrorists in a
fierce exchange of fire. During the course of the assault he suffered three gunshot wounds. Despite his injuries he refused evacuation and with his buddy officer continued to engage the terrorists at extremely close ranges. His brave resistance under heavy fire, with no regard to his own safety, resulted in the terrorists being contained at the same spot for more than 25 minutes till the arrival of reinforcements. The terrorists were prevented from entering the technical area of the Air Force Station ensuring the safety of aircraft and other vital assets.
In the face of heavy odds, Corporal Gursevek Singh’s astute professionalism and exemplary courage stood out as he made the supreme sacrifice for the Nation. Corporal Gursevak Singh was posthumously awarded the Shaurya Charka.