INJURY: Sustained wounds in an army truck accident in Arunachal Pradesh in 2002. Diagnosed with motor neuron disorder, given disability pension and discharged.
STATUS: Completely dependent on his family for even the smallest of chores. An Appeal Medical Board in 2007 declared his condition not a result of military service which meant he would not get disability pension. Filed writ petition before high court. Last month, an armed forces medical tribunal ruled in his favour and levied a fine of Rs 1 lakh on officers of the medical board.
INJURY: Sustained five gunshot wounds in the assault on Tololing during the 1999 Kargil War. The only survivor of the 2 Rajputana Rifles assault team. Decorated with Maha Vir Chakra, the second highest gallantry award.
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