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Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon PVC

Statue of Flying Officer N.J.S Sekhon PVC, Ludhiana, Punjab. (pic: Tribune)

A Gnat fighter jet and statue of Flying Officer N.J.S Sekhon PVC, Delhi. (pic: Arun S)

The Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana commissioned the 10 feet high bronze statue to honour Flying Officer Sekhon's supreme sacrifice during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It is currently displayed at the IAF War memorial in Delhi. Also, the junction joining roads to Chandigarh, Jullundur, Ambala and Ferozepur was named Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon Chowk. It is an important chowk in the industrial city of Ludhiana. A fountain is installed at the spot and the place is illuminated.

(pic: Tribune)

The statue and Gnat fighter jet of Flying Officer N.J.S Sekhon PVC at Mini-Secretariat, Ludhiana. Initially the statue of the martyr had been installed at Samrala Chowk on the Jalandhar bypass road. It was shifted to the present location in 1999.

Major Shaitan Singh PVC

Statue of Major Shaitan Singh PVC(posthumous). (pic: Sainik Samachar)

In March 2002, rich tributes were paid to the brave son of Marwar, Major Shaitan Singh of 13 Kumaon who laid down his life on November 18, 1962 while defending the famous Razagnla Pass in Sikkim against the Chinese aggression. He was from Banasar village(now known as Shaitan Singh Nagar) near Jodhpur. At a wreath-laying ceremony, civil and military dignitaries followed by ex-servicemen and school-children of the martyr's school paid homage to the departed soldier.

Major Som Nath Sharma PVC

Mr Jagjivan Ram, then Defence Minister, inaugurating a housing colony in Delhi, named after Major Som Nath Sharma PVC(posthumous) of the 4th Battalion of Kumaon Regiment. Major S.N. Sharma had received the first Param Vir Chakra of independent India for exhibiting extraordinary bravery in the 1948 Kashmir operations. Seen with him is Gen. O.P. Malhotra, Chief of the Army Staff.

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On Nov 3, 2000, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal unveiled a bronze statue of Major Som Nath Sharma PVC at Palampur in Kangra district. The statue was sculpted by talented artist Sunil Dutt Gautam, a specialist in bronze statue-making.

On Infantry Day, Dec 2001, a bust of Major Som Nath Sharma PVC was unveiled at the entrance of Som Nath Dwar in Lucknow Cantonment by Maj Gen S.D. Mahanty, GOC, UP Area. Tributes were also paid to war heroes at a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at Smritika War Memorial in Lucknow Cantonment. (pic: Sainik Samachar)

Major Ramaswamy Parmeshwaran PVC


Statue of Major Ramaswamy Parmeshwaran PVC(posthumous) built to honour his sacrifice.

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey PVC

The Defence Minister, Shri George Fernandes laying the foundation stone for Capt Manoj Pandey War Widows Wards Hostel in Army Public School, Lucknow Cantonment. Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey PVC(posthumous) gave the supreme sacrifice during the Kargil conflict.

Subedar Joginder Singh PVC

Army buglers paying homage at the bust of Subedar Joginder Singh PVC(posthumous) at Colaba in South Mumbai on July 26, 2001 on the second anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Havildar Abdul Hamid PVC

In July 1999, Defence Minister George Fernandes unveiled a Rs 10 million memorial of Havildar Abdul Hamid in the Adivasi-dominated district of Dhule in Maharashtra. The memorial had been erected by the Kisan Trust headed by Shri Anil Gote, president of the Maharashtra Loksangram Party.

Speaking on the occasion, Fernandes announced government plans for a national war museum. "Modalities are being worked out," he said. The memorial will project the strategic and defence history of India from the era of the Ramayan and Mahabharat. "The history of various external aggressions faced by the Indian people, including the Kargil episode, will be there," he said.

Naik Jadunath Singh PVC

Maj. Gen. V.S. Yadav GOC 25 Infantry Div. saluting at the statue of Naik Jadunath Singh PVC(posthumous) at Naushera in 1999.

Lance Naik Albert Ekka PVC

Statue of Lance Naik Albert Ekka PVC(posthumous) built to honour his sacrifice.