Early life and education
Subedar Sansar Chand was born on 31 December 1949 in Kamila, Jammu and Kashmir.
Subedar Sansar Chand joined the 8 JAK LI on 12 April 1967. In June 1987, his unit was deployed to the Siachen Glacier, where he was commanding a section of troops. His section was tasked to capture a feature which was occupied by Pakistan Army troops. Reaching the feature required climbing a vertical 370 metres high ice wall. On the night of 25–26 June 1987, Subedar Sansar Chand led his section and climbed to the objective and launched the attack. His section held on to the captured posts in spite of heavy counterattacks from Pakistani troops, thus enabling the Indian forces to capture the whole feature. He was awarded the India’s second highest gallantry award, Maha Vir Chakra for displaying gallantry and leadership in achieving objectives.