KIRTI CHAKRA Naik Late TAPE YAJO Remembered on Republic Day.

Publish Date : 02/02/2021

Kirti chakra awarded

Aalo Jan 29th:- The 4th Battalion Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry’ paid their rich tribute and paid their homage to Late Tape Yajo, Kirti Chakra (Posthumous) through wreath Laying Ceremony on the occasion of 72th Republic Day. All family members of the valiant soldiers who made supreme sacrifice for Mother India were felicitated by the Battalion.
Late Naik Tape Yajo hailing from tiny Karo village of Monigong Circle of Shi-Yomi was saga of bravery and gallantry who served Indian army with distinction in the India Army for over 12 years and a proud son of Arunachal Pradesh.
He laid his life during operation against terrorist in Jammu & Kashmir while leading scout of the attacking column tasked to eliminate terrorists in Poonch sector of Jammu & Kashmir life on 21st September 2008. During the operation, terrorists attacked unexpectedly from a very close range with heavy automatic gun fire and in the ensuing gunfight at close range Nike Tape Yajo was wounded with bullet injury. Despite being wounded and bleeding profusely, he charged the terrorists at close range and he and his team killed three hardcore terrorist. His gallant action led to the elimination of the terrorists without causing further damage to the nation. Being grievously injured, Naik Tape Yajo Succumbed to his injuries and laid down his life on 22 September 2008.
Considering his gallant action, bravery and supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation, Nike Tape Yajo was awarded with kirti Chakra posthumously. He was one the most decorated army men with 50th Year of Independence Anniversary Army Medal, Videsh Seva medal with Clasp Bhutan, Special Seva medal with Clasp Suraksha, OP Rakshak Medal, High Altitude Medal, 9 Years Long Service Medal OP Parakaram Medal and Prestigious Kriti Chakra posthumously.