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Shaheed Naik Raj Kumar Punia

Shaheed Naik Raj Kumar Punia NAIK RAJ KUMAR PUNIA, 23 18 Grenadiers Desert Warrior MISSION: Punia was part of a frontal attack stalled by a machine-gun nest. While crawling up he was hit, but before he died he hurled a grenade and silenced the nest. Like all little boys, Punia spent his childhood listening enraptured […]

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Shaheed Naik R. Kamaraj

Shaheed Naik R. Kamaraj Naik R. Kamaraj, 34, of 117 Infantry Battalion In his last letter to her, Kamaraj promised his wife Dhanalakshmi he’d be home by June 11, their sixth wedding anniversary. Little known to her, Death was notching up June 10 as an anniversary of another kind. “First it was the Northeast, then […]

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Shaheed Naik Kuldip Singh

Shaheed Naik Kuldip Singh Sixth Kargil martyr from Amritsar district cremated AMRITSAR: Naik Kuldip Singh of 19 Rifles Regiment, the sixth Kargil martyr from Amritsar district, was on Tuesday cremated with full military honours at his native Kang Kalan village near the historic town of Goindwal. Punjab minister for animal husbandry Rattan Singh and senior […]

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Shaheed Hav-Major Yashvir Singh Tomar

Shaheed Hav-Major Yashvir Singh Tomar No Tears: Yashvir’s father says his grandsons too will serve the Indian army HAV-MAJOR YASHVIR SINGH TOMAR, 39 2 Rajputana Rifles The Tomar Way Mission: Atop Tololing, he charged an enemy bunker and threw 18 grenades. He was found dead later, rifle in hand. In Sirsili they do not weep, […]

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Shaheed Major Vivek Gupta

Shaheed Major Vivek Gupta There was pride in her salute and sorrow in her eyes as Capt Jayshree Gupta bid a final farewell to her slain husband Maj Vivek Gupta, the hero of the first major victory achieved by the Indian forces in Kargil. Maj Gupta and six others from his team captured the Pt […]

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Shaheed Flight Lieutenant S. Muhilan

Shaheed Flight Lieutenant S. Muhilan The body of Flight Lieutenant S. Muhilan piloting the helicopter shot down along with three other ranks has still not been recovered. Muhilan also leaves behind his wife and a two-year-old son. The IAF said Flight Lieutenant Muhilan, killed in action when his helicopter was downed by a surface-to- air […]

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Shaheed Major Kamlesh Pathak

Shaheed Major Kamlesh Pathak An army major was killed and a hawaldar injured in an encounter with militants last evening in Doda while a Jamat-e-Islami leader had a narrow escape in a bomb blast in the same district. Official sources said today that a Rashtriya Rifles platoon led by Major Kamlesh Pathak was on routine […]

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Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa Rao

Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa Rao Eight days in Pakistani captivity have failed to dampen the spirits of Flt Lt K Nachiketa, who was handed over to the Indian authorities at the Wagah joint check post this evening. ”I am ready for the next sortie”, the pilot of the MiG-27 fighter jet which went down in the […]

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Sergeant and Flight Engineer Raj Kishore Sahu

Sergeant and Flight Engineer Raj Kishore Sahu In a rare gesture, Union Minister of State for Coal Dilip Ray today donated Rs 100,000 from his personal account to the father of sergeant and flight engineer Raj Kishore Sahu who was killed in the Kargil conflict recently. The minister visited the house of the martyr at […]

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Shaheed Lance Naik Ahmed Ali

Shaheed Lance Naik Ahmed Ali Martyr Ahmed Ali laid to rest with State honours HT Correspondent (Gurgaon, July 10) “I AM proud of my son as he sacrificed his life while protecting his country,” said Abdul Majid Khan, father of Lance Naik Ahmed Ali, who died fighting the intruders in Batalik sector on July 2. […]

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