J&K: Sandeep Singh, hero of 2016 surgical strike, killed in Tangdhar encounter


SRINAGAR: Lance Naik Sandeep Singh who lost his life while fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday was among the brave warriors who conducted the surgical strike on Pakistan. Singh was hit by multiple bullets in the operation on Monday but he continued to fight back. He will be laid to rest in Gurdaspur on Tuesday afternoon.  Lance Naik Sandeep Singh was a part of the elite special forces which conducted the 2016 surgical strikes. He is survived by his wife and a 5-year-old son.

Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander, Mr Dilbag Singh, DGP J&K Police and representatives from various security agencies paid homage to the brave soldier. Reports say Late Lance Naik Sandeep Singh suffered bullet injuries during the fierce operation in Tangdhar sector in which five terrorists were eliminated. He was immediately given first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to the injuries.

30-year-old Lance Naik Sandeep Singh joined the armed forces in 2007. He was a native of Village Kotla Khurd of Gurdaspur District of Punjab and is survived by his wife. The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his village where his mortal remains would be laid to rest with full military honours. “In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity and well being,” said the Indian Army in a statement.



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