Seven soldiers have martyred in the Pathankot terror attack.
Lt Colonel Niranjan Kumar
Havildar Kulwant Singh
Subedar Fateh Singh
Sepoy Sanjeevan Singh
Sepoy Jagdish Chandra
Sepoy Mohit Chand
1.)Lt Col Niranjan E Kumar
was a native of Elambulassery near Mannarkkad in Palakkad. Niranjan is survived by wife Radhika and their two-year-old daughter. Niranjan was a resident of Kerala.
BENGALURU/AMBALA: Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar’s body will today be taken from Bengalaru to his home town Palakkad in Kerala, where last rites are expected to be performed tomorrow morning for the NSG commando who was martyred in Pathankot on Sunday.
Lt. Col. Kumar, a bomb disposal expert, was killed while defusing a grenade after terrorists attacked an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, Punjab. Four jawans were also injured in the grenade blast; one of them is in serious condition.
Lt. Col. Kumar, 34, is survived by his father, his wife Dr KG Radhika, a dentist, and a two-year-old daughter. The Army officer was promoted to Lt. Col. in the elite NSG a few months ago.
The officer’s father EK Sivaranjan brought his son’s body, wrapped in the Indian Tricolour, to Bengaluru, where the family has lived for many years. “From the beginning, he was very interested in joining the Army,” Mr Sivaranjan said.
2.) Gursewak Singh
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• The family members of martyred Garud commando Gursewak Singh were in a state of shock
• Gursewak, who was described as an intelligent and bright youth, by his father, had cleared the Air Force exam in the first attempt.
• He had got married just 45 days ago.
3.) Havildar Kulwant Singh (49)
from Gurdaspur district of Punjab joined the army at the age of 19. In 2004,
he retired from the army. In 2006, he joined Defence Security Corps. He is survived by his mother, wife and two sons.
4.) Subedar Major Fateh Singh (51)
in 1995 won gold and silver for India at first Commonwealth shooting championship.
He retired from Dogra Regiment in 2009 and joined DSC. He was posted to Pathankot two years ago. via abplive.in
5.) Havildar Sanjeevan Singh Rana (51)
from Himachal Pradesh suffered five bullet injuries and martyred on the first day of the attack.
He was the only earner of his family and survived by wife and three children. In 2009, he retired from Dogra Regiment. His father, Rattan Rana also served in army.
Former India rifle shooter Subedar-major (Retd.) Fateh Singh on Saturday was martyred while fighting terrorist in Pathankot. He was one of the soldiers killed in the ghastly terror attack.
He won two medals — gold and silver — for India at the 1st Commonwealth Shooting Championship in New Delhi in 1995.
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) today condoled the death of 51-year-old brave soldier, who was once a bright star in Indian shooting arena.
“Subedar Fateh Singh sacrificed his life while fighting for his motherland at Air Base Pathankot today during an attack of militants. Subedar Fateh Singh was a legendary Big Bore shooter. He won Gold and a Silver medal during 1st Commonwealth Shooting Championship held at New Delhi in 1995,” the release read.
Singh retired as a Subedar-major (hon) captain from Dogra regiment in 2009. He then joined the Defence Security Corps (DSC) as Subedar and was initially posted at Army War College, Mhow. He was posted in Pathankot about two years back.
In the statement, NRAI president Raninder Singh said:”The country has lost its beloved son and a sharp shooter. May Almighty grant peace to the Great Soldier.
“The Shooting fraternity pray for the departed soul and hope the Almighty give strength to the family of this great soldier to bear with their irreparable loss.”
At least four terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, were killed in a gunfight that lasted nearly 15 hours. They breached a high-security security perimeter and entered the frontline IAF base near Pathankot town in northern Punjab early on Saturday to carry out a Fidayeen attack
6.) Sepoy Jagdish Chandra
From Chamba district, also in Himachal Pradesh, Chand was transferred from Leh to Pathankot a few months ago. He was in his village — Gola — on a 10-day leave; he had returned to Pathankot only a day before the attack. Chand, a cook at the base, was in the kitchen when the terrorists entered; he wrestled a rifle from the attacker and killed him with the terrorist’s own weapon. He was caught in a hail of enemy fire and succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife, a son, and two daughters
7. Hawaldar Mohit Chand
Attacked at the base by terrorists, Chand passed away in the hospital.
Taxi driver Ikagar Singh was also killed during the attack. Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal visited his house and met his family. He announced a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh for Singh’s family, a government job for Ikagar’s wife, and pension for his parents. Badal said that Ikagar was a national martyr who laid down his life for the country.
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Posted by Khalsa Force International on Monday, 4 January 2016