MAJOR AMRINDER SINGH

Major Amrinder Singh Kasana was Battery Commander for attack on Tololing during Operation Vijay.

The officer volunteered to be the Battery Commander till the fall of point 5140. Major Kasana, effectively directed artillery fire causing heavy enemy casualties.

The degradation of enemy defences by accurate and effective artillery fire facilitated the capture of Tololing feature and subsequently, Hump, Rocky Knob and Point 5140.

On occurrence of own casualties with utter disregard to his personal safety, Major Kasana himself entered the minefield and succeeded in retrieving the casualties from Tololing feature.

During this operation, Major Kasana displayed exceptional valour and dedication to duty. For courage and determination was awarded the Vir Chakra.

Source : ADGPI