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Surgical strike hero Lance Naik Sandeep Singh dies fighting terrorists


Lance Naik Sandeep Singh who lost his life on Monday while fighting terrorists during an infiltration in Tangdhar sector, was also a part of the team that carried out one of the most talked about surgical strike on Pakistan in 2016.

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Martyr Lance Naik Sandeep Singh had joined the force in the year 2007. He belonged to village Kotla Khurd of Gurdaspur district of Punjab. Singh died just ahead of the second anniversary of the surgical strike. Singh is likely to be laid to rest in Gurdaspur today.

The surgical strike hero Sandeep Singh is survived by his wife and a 5-year-old son. He was among the five soldiers who were killed on Monday in an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Additional Directorate General of Public Information tweeted, “General Bipin Rawat #COAS & all ranks salute supreme sacrifice of Lance Naik Sandeep Singh & offer condolences to the family of the Braveheart. #BraveSonsOfIndia @SpokespersonMoD @PIB_India @HQ_IDS_India”

“In a solemn ceremony at the Badami Bagh Cantonment, Lieutenant General AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said in Srinagar.

While speaking on the ongoing anti-infiltration operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector, the Kupwara SSP quoted, “Sanitisation activities are being carried out in the area. Bodies of 3 terrorists have been recovered so far and total 5 terrorists were killed in the operation,” the police officer added. One security personnel was also killed and one was injured during the operation, he further said.

Recently Army Chief Bipin Rawat stated that there is a need to conduct another surgical strike on terror launch pads across the line of control.

Also read: In an ongoing encounter three out of five terrorists shot in Kulgam, J&K

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