Saif Ali Janjua

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Saif Ali Janjua
Born 25 April 1922
Nakyal, Kotli District, Kashmir and Jammu, British India
Died 27 February 1948(1948-02-27) (aged 26)
Mendhar, Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Allegiance  British India
Service/branch  British Indian Army
 Pakistan Army
Years of service 1941–1948
Rank Naik
Unit Royal Engineers
Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers
Azad Kashmir Regiment
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
Awards Hilal-e-Kashmir

Naik Saif Ali Janjua Pakistan Army Azad Kashmir Regiment (Sher-e-Riasti Battalion) was a platoon commander during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. He received the Hilal-e-Kashmir from the government of Azad Kashmir, which is equal to Nishan-e-Haider, the highest military award given by Pakistan. He fought in the Kashmir sector during the 1948 War and embraced martyrdom after displaying extraordinary bravery and heroism during the siege of Budha Khanna. Naik Saif Ali Khan was born to Janjua Rajput family[1] on 25 April 1922 in Khandbaz(Khandhar) Tehsil Nakial (Azad Jammu and Kashmir).


  1. ^ "Naik Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed (Hilal-e-Kashmir)". Explore Pakistan. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 

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