Navteshwar Singh had not even seen his father properly but he had nurtured the dream of following his footsteps , joining the army and serving the country, even in early childhood. Exactly what his father Major Harminder Pal Singh did. getting inspired from his father Captain Harpal Singh. Now it is a feeling of more pride for the family that young Navteshwar Singh has also become a part of the same Battalion , 18 Grenadiers, in which his father served till last breath .
Bravery of Major Harminder Pal Singh:
Nateshwar Singh was just three months old when his father Major Harminder Pal Singh sacrificed his life. That was on April 13, 1999, when Major Harmidar Pal Singh along with 50 of his men reached Sudarkut Bala, a village in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. They had received the information of the presence of terrorists in the village. The terrorists hiding inside started firing as soon as they found themselves cordoned. A bullet hit Major Harminder Singh in the arm but he went ahead and continued fighting the terrorists. Not only this, without caring for his life, he went near that window and fired at the terrorists hiding inside and killed two. Meanwhile, the third terrorist hiding there shot him in the head but Major Harminder Pal Singh fought the enemy till his last breath.