Bhupesh Singh Hada

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Bhupesh Hada

Shaurya Chakra
Personal details
Born30 June 1970 (age 50)
Bundi, Rajasthan, India
Spouse(s)Mrs Padmaja Rathore
ParentsVijay Raj Singh Hada
Military service
Branch/serviceParachute Regiment (India)
Years of service1991–present
Unit10 Battalion, Para (Special Forces)
CommandsTeam Commander - SF, Vikas (SFF), Siachen Bde, Force Cdr- NSG

Brigadier Bhupesh Singh Hada, Shaurya Chakra,[1] Vishisht Seva Medal,[2] is a highly decorated serving officer of the Indian Army.[3] He is an accomplished Mountaineer, Trekker, Blogger, Adventurer, Biker, Marathoner, Underwater Diver and a Die Hard Paratrooper. He is member of the 10 battalion of the Para (Special Forces). He has been awarded the Shaurya Chakra, and Vishisht Seva Medal for his various acts of gallantry and for distinguished service.[4] Brigadier Bhupesh Hada was born at Bundi (Raj) on 30 Jun 1970. His father Shri Vijay Raj Singh Hada is based at Bundi and is an educationist and a social worker of repute. Brig Bhupesh is married to Mrs Padmaja Rathore D/o Late Shri Anand Singh Jasol. Mrs Hada is a homemaker and the couple have a son named Raghav Hada, who is pursuing his studies. Brigadier Bhupesh has two brothers Kr Dilip Singh & Col Digvijay and a sister who is married at Karoli.


Hada was trained at National Defence Academy (India) and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1991 in Madras Regiment. He has served in the Mechanised Infantry, Para Special Forces, Special Frontier Force and numerous other Headquarters and training institutions. He was instrumental in raising of an Independent Infantry Brigade now deployed on Indo-Tibetan border. During his three decades of distinguished service, Brigadier Bhupesh has commendably contributed in various operations like Op Rhino, Orchid, Rakshak, Kargil-Vijay, Parakaram, Falcon, Meghdoot. He has trained extensively with the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, various Central Armed Police Forces and with the armies of friendly foreign countries. Brig Bhupesh was also selected for a United Nations peacekeeping assignment and served as a 'team leader' and Senior Sector Military Observer in the UN Mission in Ethiopia-Eritrea (UNMEE) in 2003. Brig Bhupesh was instrumental in conceptualizing, planning and execution of an outstanding mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest (8848 Mtr) and Mount Lhotse (8516 Mtr) in 2012. A natural motivator, he led the expedition from front, and set an example for all by submitting to Mount Everest, defying his age.

Gallantry awards

For his act of courage and distinguished service, he has been awarded Saurya Chakra, Vishisht Seva Medal, Army Chief Commendations, GOC-in-C Commendation, United Nation Commanders Commendation and Parakram Padak (for sustaining bullet injuries during a mission). After successfully commanding Siachen Brigade, he is spearheading the Force One at National Security Guards (NSG). He summited Mount Everest on 25th May 2012 and has participated in numerous ultra-Marathons. He belongs to Bundi (a town small in size but big in character) and is extremely passionate about his birth place and people and has contributed immensely in carrying forward the great legacy of Harauti region. For gallantry and outstanding service he has been conferred the following awards :-

  • Shaurya Chakra – Awarded in 1999 for sanitiing the Northern Kashmir of terrorists through relentless anti-terrorist operations(OP Rakshak).
  • Vishist Seva Medal – Awarded in 2019 for commendable work done in Siachen Glacier(OP Meghdoot).
  • Prakram Medal – Awarded on being wounded during a mission(OP Rakshak).
  • Army Chief’s Commendation Badge – Awarded twice, once in 1997 for anti-terrorist operations(OP Rakshak) in J&K and second time in 2013 for adventure activities.
  • Army Commander’s Commendation Badge - Awarded in 1993 for anti-terrorist operations in Assam(OP Rhino).
  • UN Force Commander’s Appreciation Card – Awarded in 2003 for distinguished services in peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia – Eritrea/UNMEE(Africa).
  • Director General NSG's Roll & Disc- Awarded in 2021 for commendable work done in NSG.

He successfully commanded the challenging Siachen Brigade and was Deputy GOC and Station Commander Jodhpur Sub Area before joining as DIG at the elite National Security Guards (NSG) also known as ‘Black Cats'.


  1. "Gallantry Awards".
  2. "List of personnel being conferred gallantry and distinguished awards".
  3. "Nation remembers heroes on 35th Siachen Day".
  4. "Western Air Command chief reviews maintenance ops, preparedness at Siachen Glacier".

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