Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran: Anniversary Special 13 September

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Major Ramaswami Parameswaran was an officer in the Indian Army. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra (posthumously) for his supreme sacrifice towards the nation during Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka.

  • Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran was born on September 13, 1946 in Bombay, Maharashtra. His father’s name was K.S. Ramaswamy and his mother was Mrs. Janaki.
  • He completed his schooling from Mumbai. Later, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from SIES College in 1968.
  • Then he joined OTA, Chennai. He was commissioned into the 15 Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army.
    He attained martyrdom during an encounter in Operation Pawan on 25 November 1987.
ramaswami permeshwaram Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran: Anniversary Special 13 September
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Official Citation

On November 25, 1987, when Major Ramaswami Parameswaran was returning from a search operation in Sri Lanka, his convoy was ambushed by a group of militants late at night. Using his presence of mind, he surrounded the terrorists from behind and attacked them, taking them by complete surprise.

During a hand-to-hand fight, a militant shot him in the chest. Undaunted, Major Parameswaran snatched the rifle from the terrorist and shot him. Despite being seriously injured, he continued to give orders and inspire his platoon till his last breath. Five terrorists were killed. Additionally, three rifles and two rocket launchers were also recovered. And the ambush was repulsed.

Major Ramaswami Parameswaran displayed conspicuous gallantry and inspiring leadership and made the supreme sacrifice, for which he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra (posthumously).

Paramveer Chakra: 21 Paramveers who became immortal in the pages of history

Name Rank Date
Somnath Sharma Major 3 Nov 1947
Jadunath Singh Naik 6 Feb 1948
Rama Raghoba Rane Second Lieutenant 8 Apr 1948
Piru Singh Company Havildar Major 17 Jul 1948
Karam Singh Lance Naik 13 Oct 1948
Gurbachan Singh Salaria Captain 5 Dec 1961
Dhan Singh Thapa Major 20 Oct 1962
Joginder Singh Subedar 23 Oct 1962
Shaitan Singh Major 18 Nov 1962
Abdul Hamid Company Quarter Master Havildar 10 Sep 1965
Ardeshir Tarapore Lieutenant Colonel 11 Sep 1965
Albert Ekka Lance Naik 3 Dec 1971
Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon Flying Officer 14 Dec 1971
Arun Khetarpal Second Lieutenant 16 Dec 1971
Hoshiar Singh Dahiya Major 17 Dec 1971
Bana Singh Naib Subedar 23 May 1987
Ramaswamy Parameshwaran Major 25 Nov 1987
Manoj Kumar Pandey Lieutenant 3 Jul 1999
Yogendra Singh Yadav Grenadier 4 Jul 1999
Sanjay Kumar Rifleman 5 Jul 1999
Vikram Batra Captain 7 Jul 1999

Tribute to 21 immortal martyrs from a grateful nation!

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