Karnal Sher Khan

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Captain Sher Khan was born in Nawan Killi, a village in Swabi District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Karnal is localised form of Colonel. Karnel Sher Khan's home village of Nawan Kali (means: New Village) has now been named after him as Karnal Sher Killi (Village of Karnal Sher Khan).Captain Sher Khan was the youngest of his two brothers and two sisters. His mother died in 1978 when he was eight. He was brought up by his paternal aunts. His family is deeply religious and they say that Sher was an embodiment of piety and Islamic teaching.

Sher Khan got his early education in his native city After completing his intermediate from Government College Swabi he joined Pakistan Air Force as an air man. He got training from PTTS (Pre Trade Training School ), a renowned institute which produced two recipients of Highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider ( Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed and Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed.

he Tiger Hill Complex is a set of six strategic posts; the Tiger Hill Top, Western Spur, Eastern Spur, India Gate, Rocky Knob and Helmet. If the Indian account is to be believed, Captain Karnal Sher Khan was responsible for setting up and defending one of these posts. On the other hand, the Pakistani account states that Sher was responsible for setting up forward defensive posts around the Gultari and Mushkoh Valley areas in Kargil, and that he had nothing to do with Tiger Hill. This article is based on the Indian account. In any case, the actual location does not matter as will be seen in the remainder of this article. From Indian readings, it appears that Sher was in fact defending the post on the Western Spur. The truth, however, will never be known. The active participation of the Kashmiri Freedom Fighters in the Tiger Hill battles is, however, a well researched fact.

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KPK is the province where many great names are born, they take there part in different fields. Karnal Sher Khan was one of the brave great soldier who got the highest rank award due to his military effort.
By: majid, khi on Nov, 16 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan, the name which make us to be proudful in the Kargil war. He was not a real Colonel but he borned in the soldiers family that’s why his parents designate this name of him, later on he became a brave soldier and got the highest military award.
By: muneeb, khi on Nov, 14 2017
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Swabi is the small district of Northern areas but this district playing an important role to born the lions. Karnal Sher Khan was also the lion of this place. The way when he sacrificed his life make us proud, he was such a brave soldier of Pakistan.
By: umair, khi on Nov, 14 2017
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It is the main example for the bravery of Karnal Sher Khan that the Indian military officer also accepted that he was the man who truly love his country and loass his life for this nation.
By: saleem, khi on Nov, 11 2017
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In a very young age Karnal Sher Khan achieved much more, he was the youngest soldier who got Nishan e Haider. Due to his bravery we defeated India in Kargil. For this homeland, we always prepare for the sacrifice.
By: sabir, khi on Nov, 09 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan was the lion of Kargil war, he was the man that his bravery was also accepted by the Indian Military Forces. Captain Karnal Sher Khan emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the LOC.
By: zahoor, khi on Nov, 07 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan, a brave Pakistani Soldier whose bravery was also acknowledged by his enemy, one of the indian Lieutenant General Mohinder Puri praised this Pakistani soldier who was martyred during Kargil war in a very young age.
By: ambar, khi on Oct, 31 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan was not a Colonal in his passion but due to the his army background his parents gave him this name. Sher Khan was the great super hero of Kargil war who gave tough time to Indian soldiers.
By: izhar, khi on Oct, 31 2017
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The history of Kargil conflict always remind us the effort of great hero of Kargil war Karnal Sher Khan. He died at the age of 29 and awarded with Nishan e Haider. He is the tenth person who was awarded by Nishan e Haider.
By: ubaid, khi on Oct, 29 2017
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Nishan e Haider is the highest military award of Pakistan, awarded by those who sacrife their life for the sake of Nation. We feel proud because the name of Karnal Sher Khan is also on those who awarded this great award.
By: danial, khi on Oct, 27 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan was the brave soldier, he was the man which name is also in those great martyrdom Soldier of Pakistan who awarded with highest military award of Pakistan. He really gave the tough time to Indian soldiers in Kargil war.
By: imran, khi on Oct, 25 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan was such a brave soldier who loss his life at the early stage for the sake of his nation, on the behalf of his martyrdom for the homeland he was awarded with highest military award. I hope that our enemies never forget the bravery of this Soldier.
By: danish, khi on Oct, 23 2017
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Captain Sher Khan is god gift for Pakistan, he was the example of bravery, he known to be for Kargil war in 1999, He was awarded with Nishan E Haider which is highest gallantry award of Pakistan. Thanks for sharing historical knowledege
By: Asim, Karachi on Oct, 16 2017
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Kernal Sher Khan is a true soldier of Pakistan army. He gave his life saving the motherland and protecting it against the enemy. We must never forget our unsung heroes. May Allah bless his soul.
By: Kiran, Lahore on Oct, 12 2017
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No one forget the name of Captain Sher Khan those who knows about Kargil war. On the behalf of his bravery and martyrdom he was awarded with Nishan E Haider, the highest gallantry award of Pakistan.
By: farooq, khi on Oct, 10 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan is the most prominent brave soldier of Pakistan Army during the Kargil War in 1999. He was awarded the highest military award Nishan e Haider for his services and sacrifice for the nation. We all are so proud of him. No one can even think of destroying Pakistan if we have soldiers like him by our side.
By: Enaya, Khi on Sep, 27 2017
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Karnal Sher Khan is the most popular figure of Pakistani military history. Mention of Kargil Hill warfare is incomplete without him. I truly respect him for his valor and bravery. He made every Pakistani proud.
By: Hamed, Kasur on Sep, 25 2017
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