Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (Security Forces)

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He was born on 1 January 1970. He was commissioned in the Army on 14 October 1994. Captain Karnal Sher Khan emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control. He set personal examples of bravery and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. He defended the five strategic posts, which he established with his jawans at the height of 17,000 feet at Gultary, and repulsed many Indian attacks.[1] embraced ‘Shahadat -  Karnal Sher Khan After many abortive attempts, the Indians on 5 July 1999 ringed the posts of Captain Karnal Sher Khan with the help of two battalions and unleashed heavy mortar fire and managed to capture some part of one of his posts. Despite facing all odds, he led a counter-attack and re-captured the lost parts of his post. But during the course, he was hit by the machine-gun fire and embraced ‘SHAHADAT’ at the same post. 

Title Description
Personal
Name: Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed
Nationality: Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Soldier
Awards : Nishan-e-Haider
Born
Date: 1 January 1970
Place: Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Family
Parents: Muhammad Khurshid Khan
Died
Date: 5 July 1999
Rest Place: Mushkoh Valley, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Details
Allegiance: Pakistan
Service/branch: Pakistan Army
Years of service: 1994–1999
Rank: Captain
Unit: 27 Sind Regiment . 12 Northern Light Infantry
Battles/wars: Kargil War
Awards: Nishan-e-Haider


About

Karnal Sher Khan (Saheed)
Karnal Sher Khan (Saheed)

History

After many abortive attempts, the enemy on July 5 ringed the post of Capt. Sher Khan with the help of two battalion and unleashed heavy mortar firing and managed to capture some part of the post. Despite facing all odds, he lead an counter-attack and re-captured the lost parts.[2] post of Capt -  Sher Khan But during the course he was hit by the machine-gun fire and embraced Shahadat at the same post. He is the first officer from the KPK province to be awarded with Nishan-i-Haider.

Official statement by Pakistan Army about Captain Karnal Sher Khan

“Captain Karnal Sher Khan emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control (LOC). He set personal examples of bravery and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. He defended the five strategic posts, which established with his Jawan’s at the height of some 17,000 feet at Gultary, and repulsed many Indian attacks. After many abortive attempts, the enemy on July 5 ringed the post of Capt.[3] mettle and courage -  Karnal Sher Khan Sher Khan with the help of two battalion and unleashed heavy Mortar firing and managed to capture some part of the post. Despite facing all odds, he led a counter-attack and tried to re-capture the lost parts. But during the course he was hit by the machine-gun fire and embraced Shahadat at the same post. He is the first officer from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan to be awarded with Nishan-e-Haider.”[4] Pakhtunkhwa province -  Pakistan

Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider

Nashen e haider
Nashen e haider
Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed was the youngest of his four siblings. Though when he was eight his mother died but he was brought up by his paternal aunts. He hailed from a very religious and pious family. Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed initially joined Pakistan Air force as electrical fitter but during his second attempt managed to join Pakistan Army as commissioned officer. He served in sindh regiment but in January he voluntarily joined 12 NLI to serve along Line of Control (LOC). During 1999 Kargil War Pakistani Army was defending posts around gultari and mukosh valley in Kargil area. The of these posts was on the shoulders of Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed. The Indian troops had an elevated position with support from both their air force and artillery units. They attacked Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed. Most of his men got wounded and Indians were advancing nearer. But Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed decided to counterattack Indians. He had good observation of the whole Dras sector. During night he strategically placed his 21 brave men against hundreds of Indians with light artillery weapons. The wise Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed advised his men to change positions while attacking Indians so that they cannot identify the exact location of Pakistani individuals. A single man was assigned to change up to eight positions as the brave Pakistani soldiers were outnumbered.  The trick worked and the 21 men managed to capture an Indian post in the elevation as the Indian troops retreated with fear to the Indian base camp.[5]  joined Pakistan -  Air force

Commanding Officer

The commanding officer of Indian Army warned Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed of death as he was the only one among the whole Indians but brave heart never stopped his charging towards Indians. At the same time Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed was left up with an empty gun as all of his bullets were used in piercing nearby enemy soldiers. The Indian Army Commanding Officer when approached near Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed tried to smash him with his empty gun. Upon realizing that this Pakistani Lion will never say die the Indian Commanding officer ordered his men to fire Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed to death. During final moment of his life Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed recited Kalma loudly until he got martyred.[6] Commanding Officer -  Pakistan

17th death anniversary of Capt Karnal Sher Khan

karnal sher khan anniversary image
karnal sher khan anniversary image
  SWABI: The 17th death anniversary of Capt Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, who embraced martyrdom in the Kargil war, was observed on Thursday. A ceremony was held at the tomb of Karnal Sher Khan, the lone recipient of Nishan-e-Haider in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On behalf of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, the Punjab Regiment Centre Commander Brigadier Tariq Qadir placed floral wreath on the tomb. District Police Officer Javed Iqbal also offered flowers on behalf of Inspector General of Police Nasir Durrani.[7] anniversary -  Capt Karnal Sher Khan   Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, District Coordination Officer Matiullah Jan and others were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Capt Nasir Khan of the Punjab Regiment Centre said that Karnal Sher Khan was born in Swabi in January 1970.[8] Sher Khan -  born in Swabi