India has lost yet another ‘Braveheart’, as Lance Naik Sandeep Singh was killed on Monday during an anti-infiltration operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector. The deceased soldier was part of 4 Para (Special Forces), that had conducted the surgical strikes against Pakistan in September 2016.
According to the reports, Lance Naik Sandeep Singh took bullets in the operation and continued to fight back before being killed. The 30-year-old soldier is survived by his wife and a 5-year-old son.
Srinagar: Wreath-laying ceremony of Indian Army’s Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, who lost his life in action during an anti-infiltration operation in Jammu & Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector yesterday. pic.twitter.com/LbkRr63sqC
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Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, who hails from Gurdaspur district in Punjab, was leading a search party of 4 Para commandos in Gagadhri Nar area of Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. The search party was deployed as soon as there was an information regarding an infiltration bid by Pakistani terrorists.
Sandeep Singh and his squad detected the presence of terrorists along the LoC, which led to a fierce gunfight. During the operation, Singh was shot but continued the operation to neutralise three terrorists. He late succumbed to the injuries while being evacuated.
The Tangdhar operation along the LoC neutralised five Pakistani terrorists, three were killed on Monday and two on Sunday.
“Three more terrorists have been killed today as the Army foiled an infiltration attempt along the LoC in Tangdhar sector (in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district),” an Army spokesperson said. He confirmed the death of one soldier during the operation.