Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous) 04 Dec. 1971
Lance Naik Albert Ekka
Lance Naik Albert Ekka was in the forward company of 14 GUARDS during the attack on the enemy defences in Gangasagar in the Indo-Pak War of 1971. On 04 December 1971, Lance Naik Ekka noticed an enemy Light Machine Gun inflicting heavy casualty on his company. With complete disregard to his personal safety, he charged the enemy bunker, bayoneted two enemy soldiers and silenced the LMG. Suddenly another Medium Machine Gun opened up from a building. Despite being grievously injured, he crawled forward and lobbed a grenade, killing one soldier. As the MMG continued firing, he displaying utmost bravery, entered the bunker and silenced the enemy, thereby ensuring success of the attack. For his conspicuous bravery, determination and gallantry of highest order, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous).