Lt Col Bikramjit Singh took bullets on his chest

Lt Col Bikramjit Singh was staying with his wife Navneet Kaur and eight year old daughter Ramneet Kaur in the officers’ mess at Samba army camp in Jammu and Kashmir when the militants struck and stormed in and fired at him from point blank range on Wednesday. Lt Col Bikramjit was unarmed. The ruthless militants showed no mercy. For, they were there to kill and inflict the maximum damage on the ‘enemy’ Indian army.

Lt Col Bikramjit Singh was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1998 and was posted in 16 Light Cavalry. His soldier’s pride he inherited from his father Major (Rtd) Paramjit Singh and the great tradition of courage, bravery, sacrifice and martyrdom preached and practised by the Great Masters like the Tenth Master Guru Gobind Singh, just made him to confront the terrorists unarmed. In a proverbial narrative of courage he took the bullets on his chest.

Back home in Chandigarh Bikramjit’s parents were waiting in agonizing pain. The pall of gloom had descended on the Sector 18 house of the family. Their young son, who was destined to go up and go high in the ranks in the army had confronted death head on and taken bullets on his chest. His brave father Major (Rtd) Paramjit Singh and mother Luvpreet Kaur were inconsolable.