ISBN 9788174369239,Param Vir Chakra - Somnath Sharma

Param Vir Chakra - Somnath Sharma


Ian Cardozo


Roli Books



Roli Books

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788174369239

ISBN-10 8174369236

Paper Back

Number of Pages 32 Pages
Language (English)

Salvation Army

The very first recipient of the param vir chakra, indias highest gallantry award in the face of enemy, major Somnath Sharma exemplified unwavering valour in the face of death. Undeterred by an injury, major Sharma was instrumental in setting up defensive position in Badgam, a village about 8 miles south-east of Srinagar and stopped the raiders from reaching and taking control of the Srinagar airport in october 1947. major Sharma played a pivotal role in foiling the enemys plan at the cost of his own life. Out numbered by the raiders, he and his company stopped the raiders till reinforcements arrived to destroy the enemy. His leadership, courage and personal example has inspired and will continue to motivate officers and men of the indian army