On the night of 3rd and 4th July 1999, grenadier Yogendier Singh Yadav was a part of the Ghatak Platoon deployed to capture three enemy bunkers on tiger Hill.
Volunteering to lead the assault, grenadier Yogendier Singh Yadav was scaling the vertical cliff face, when the enemy opened up with the automatic fire. In spite of being hit by three bullets, in his groin and shoulder he continued climbing and reached the top. Scrambling to his feet , he lobbed and the grenade into the first bunker, killing four enemy soldiers. Then he charged at the second bunker with his unit and in fierce hand to hand combat killed three Pakistani soldiers.
Inspired by the Grenadier's chage the Indians fought ferociously and captured Tiger Hill. For his sustained personal bravery and gallantry of the highest order, Grenadier Yoginder Singh Yadav was awarded the Param Vir Chakra.