2008 Shivaji-FACT Award of Courage

2 03 2008

On 26th June 1987, Subedar Major Bana Singh led his platoon on the Siachen glacier, at a height of nearly 5000 metres, against a Pakistani post which was threatening Indian security. The post was virtually an impregnable glacier fortress with ice walls, high, on either side. Lobbing hand-grenades, charging with a bayonet and moving from trench to trench, he cleared the post of all intruders. For this act of valor Bana Singh Captain Bana Singh received from the hands of H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar the 2008 Shivaji-FACT Award of Courage

For more info on the proud Siachen man see the liks here

Rediff interview by Claude Arpi

Indian army website PVC

Rediff column on PVC Bana singh