Lalak Jan

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Lalak Jan
Born 1 April 1967
Yasin Valley, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan
Died 7 July 1999(1999-07-07) (aged 32)
Tiger Hill, Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1984–1999
Rank Havildar
Unit 12 Northern Light Infantry
Battles/wars Kargil War
Awards Nishan Haider Ribbon.gif Nishan-e-Haider

Havaldar Lalak Jan (Urdu: لالک جان; 1967 – 7 July 1999) is the last and most recent recipient of Nishan-e-Haider. He was born at Yasin, in the Ghizer District, of the Northern Pakistan (now called Gilgit-Baltistan). After school he joined the Pakistan Army, and reached the rank of Havaldar. As a junior officer in the Northern Light Infantry, Lalak Jan fought against India in the Kargil War of 1999. After fighting for a long time he was wounded but with his death near he carried out a suicide attack on the Indian army[1] He volunteered to be deployed on the front lines and drove back a number of attacks by the Indian Army.[2] He is the only person from Gilgit Baltistan to be awarded the Nishan-e-Haider.

Awards and Decorations[edit]

The Government of Pakistan awarded him Nishan-e-Haider, the country’s highest award for extraordinary gallantry.[3]


Nishan-e-Haider Award Recipient
Lalak Jan was recipient of the Nishan-e-Haider Award
Date 1999
Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented by Muhammad Rafiq Tarar