Nagrota terror attack: Army releases list of martyrs

01 December 2016, 08:35 AM
Major Kunal Gosavi; Lance Naik Sambhaji Kadam.
Major Kunal Gosavi; Lance Naik Sambhaji Kadam.

Two Indian Army officers and 5 soldiers were martyred after militants in police uniform attacked an artillery unit in Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu on Tuesday.

The terrorists entered two buildings which were occupied by the officers, families and men. This led to a hostage-like situation. The situation was very quickly contained.

In a deliberate operation, all were successfully rescued which included 12 soldiers, two women and two children. However, in this rescue attempt, one more officer and two jawans sacrificed their lives.

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Army released list of six martyrs. The details of the seventh solider were not given by the army saying his family was yet to be informed.

List of Martyrs-

Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir, aged 33 years hailed from Village Pandharpur, Distt Solapur, Maharashtra. He is survived by his wife, Smt Uma K Gosavi.

Major Akshay Girish Kumar, aged 31 years, hails from Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is survived by his wife Smt Sangeeta Ravinderan.

Havildar Sukhraj Singh, aged 32 years, hailed fromVillage Maan Nagar, PO Batala, District Gurdaspur, Punjab. He is survived by his wife Smt Harmeet Kaur.

Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantro aged 32 yrs, hailed from Village Janapuri, Post Office Wadepuri, Tehsil Loha, District Nanded, Maharashtra. He is survived by his wife, Smt Sheetal.

Grenadier Raghvendra Singh, aged 28 years, is survived by his wife, Smt Anjana Sikaewal. The martyr hailed from Village Gadijatar, Tehsil Raja Khera, District Dholpur, Rajasthan.

Rifleman Asim Rai, aged 32 years, hailed from Village Ratanchha, PO Khotang, Nepal. He is survived by his wife, Smt Madhu Kala Rai.

First Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 07:47 AM
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