Lieutenant Triveni Singh was an Officer of the Indian Army from 5 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra Award, India’s highest peacetime award for his actions in the terrorist attack on Jammu Railway Station on January 2, 2004. On the evening of 02 January, 2004 the Lt Triveni Singh’s unit received information about the terrorist attack on Jammu railway station.
The commanding officer of the unit instructed Lt. Triveni Singh to inform all officers and prepare for action. Realizing the gravity of the situation and urgency Lt Triveni Singh sought permission to go to the railway station himself as leader of the quick reaction team of commandos.
On reaching the railway station Lt Triveni Singh realized that the terrorists had already attacked and killed 7 civilians. Lt Triveni Singh immediately swung into action and ordered his troops to cordon off the station. In a swift action Lt Triveni Singh killed the first militant and followed the other who was firing from the overhead rail bridge. Lt Triveni Singh knew that the militant was equipped with lethal weapons and could kill over 300 passengers who were in the parcel room. In a daring action, Lt Triveni Singh succeeded in killing the second militant too thereby averting a grave danger to the lives of innocent civilians.
However during the exchange of fire, Lt Triveni Singh got severely injured and was martyred. For his extraordinary gallantry, unyielding fighting spirit and selfless act of supreme sacrifice, Lt Triveni Singh was given the nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award “Ashok Chakra”.
Lt Triveni Singh is survived by his father Capt Janmej Singh(Retd) & mother Mrs Pushplata.