Surgical Strike Hero Lance Naik Sandeep Singh Killed In Jammu and Kashmir Encounter

| September 25 , 2018 , 15:24 IST

Lance Naik Sandeep Singh of the Indian Army's 4 Para (Special Forces) unit that conducted the surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 2016, was killed on Monday at the Line of Control (LoC) in an encounter between in Jammu and Kashmir's Tangdhar.

The 30-year-old soldier killed 2 infiltrators at close range before succumbing to his injuries in an anti-infiltration operation along the LoC in Kupwara district. Although Singh had been given first aid immediately and evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital, he was not able to survive.

The wreath-laying ceremony for Lance Naik Singh took place on Tuesday.

In the operation, 3 other militants were also killed, resulting in a total of 5 militants killed in the encounter.  

An Army spokesperson said, "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)," and added “One gallant soldier has been martyred in the operation.”

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Belonging to Punjab's Gurdaspur, Singh is survived by his wife and a 5-year-old son. He had joined the Army in 2007.

Many took to Twitter to pay tribute to the gallant Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, including the Indian Army which tweeted, "General Bipin Rawat #COAS & all ranks salute supreme sacrifice of Lance Naik Sandeep  Singh & offer condolences to the family of the Braveheart."