Battle of Tiger Hill - Main Battle

Main Battle

Indian artillery started shelling Tiger Hill to keep the enemies head down, while the 18 Grenadiers, 2 Naga, and 8 Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army got ready to attack Tiger Hill. The assault team had 200 men, with some 2000 troops providing rear support. Such was the determination of the Indian soldiers that most of the Grenadiers eschewed their rations to carry extra ammunition. In the 36-hour operation, the first meal they had were the dates left behind by the retreating Pakistani defenders.

While the Alpha, Charlie, and Ghatak companies of the Grenadiers attacked from the rear, the Nagas were on the left flank, and the Sikhs on the right. The assault began at 5:15 pm on 3 July, with India shelling the Pakistani positions. The Pakistanis returned fire.

While this was happening, the Grenadiers had moved into position, and at 4 am, attacked. 10 Pakistani soldiers were killed, and 2 escaped; 5 Indian soldiers were also killed.

Yogendra Singh Yadav of 18th Grenadier was awarded the highest military honour of India, Param Vir Chakra, for bravery during the retaking of Tiger Hill.

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