Major DharamVeer Singh
Major DharamVeer Singh led the 8 grenadiers in the capture of Chakra in the Shakargarh sector, during the 1971war. Wire -meshed fences and minefields and a Pakistani Patton squadron stood ready to ward off any Indian Attempt on Chakra. But its capture was vital to enable the Indians to advawattacked the very next day. But the grenadiers inspired by the constant presence of Major Singh, foughtt back furiously. Not only was the enemy repulsed, but Indians destroyed two tanks, and captured four others and a huge cache of arms as well. For his courageous march and leadership, Major Singh was decorated with the Mahavir Chakra.