The 23rd anniversary of the martyrdom of Shaheed Havaldar Lalak Jan, Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed on Thursday.
Shaheed Lalak Jan was awarded the Nishan-e-Haider, the country’s highest award, for the devotion and courage he showed in the Kargil war in 1999.
He was serving in the Northern Light Infantry Regiment when the Kargil War broke out in 1999 and fought bravely at the forefront to thwart heavy Indian attacks.
In May 1999, Lalak Jan willingly volunteered to be deployed in the front positions. On 7 July, he received serious injuries as enemies struck the area with heavy mortar shells.
Despite his wounds, he stayed at his position and fought off the Indian assault, but soon succumbed to his injuries.