Will take enemy bullets in chest, not back: Kargil martyr's last words to his mother
Drass (Ladakh), Jul 27 (PTI) When the Kargil war broke out in 1999, Kanta Devi's desperate pleas to her son Grenadier Udhaymaan Singh to return home were met with disappointment until he told her, "Dushman ki goli peeth pe nai, chhati pe khaani hai (I would rather take enemy bullets in the chest than the back)." "I could not say anything after that and it was the last time I heard from him," Kanta Devi told PTI as she broke down into tears.
Singh, a native of Jammu, was commissioned into 18 Grenadiers at the age of 18. During the Kargil war, 18 Grenadiers were tasked with recapturing the Tiger Hill with two other battalions.
The battalion launched an attack and came under intense fire from the enemy after reaching the hill top. Singh died in the gun battle and was awarded a Sena Medal posthumously