Param Vir Chakra 26 Jun. 1987
Naib Subedar Bana Singh
On 26 June 1987, Naib Subedar Bana Singh of 8 JAK LI volunteered for a task force to clear Quaid Post, held by Pak Army in the Siachen Glacier, at an altitude of 21,000 feet. Siachen's extreme climate with intense blizzards, temperature of nearly -50 degree C and shortage of oxygen were the biggest threat to survival. Troops of 8 JAK LI scaled a 457 meters high wall of ice from a treacherous approach in zero visibility conditions, reached the peak and destroyed the enemy bunker by lobbing grenades. Naib Subedar Bana and his team charged with their bayonets and killed some Pakistani soldiers while the remaining jumped off the cliff in fear. For displaying most conspicuous gallantry and leadership under most adverse conditions, Naib Subedar Bana Singh was awarded the Param Vir Chakra.