• Hero of Naushera honoured

New Delhi. 03 July 2024. ​A wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of Brigadier Mohammad Usman, MVC was organised at Jamia Millia Islamia University Cemetery on 03 Jul 2024.

The wreath was laid on behalf of General Upendra Dwivedi, Chief of the Army Staff to honour the War Hero.

Several Retired and Serving officers including Lieutenant General Pushpendra Singh, Director General Operational Logistics & Strategic Movement and Colonel of the Parachute Regiment attended the function.

​Late Brigadier Mohammad Usman, is known as the saviour of Naushera. He spectacularly led his brigade to recapture Jhangar & Naushera (Jammu & Kashmir) during 1947 – 48 war with Pakistan.

The gallant officer made supreme sacrifice on 03 July 1948 at Naushera. Brigadier Mohammad Usman, MVC was given a State Funeral, which was attended by the then Governor General, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Union Minister Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Sheikh Abdullah.

He was laid to rest at Jamia Milia University Cemetery in Delhi. ​Brigadier Mohammad Usman set an example of personal courage, exceptional qualities of leadership and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. He was honoured with the award of Mahavir Chakra for his stupendous leadership role in the Indo-Pak War of 1947-48.