Service No : 2705920A
Place of birth : Dholpur, (Raj)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Grenadier
Unit : 3 GR
Arm/Regt : The Grenadiers
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : November 29, 2016
Gdr Raghavendra Singh hailed from the Gadijatar village in Dholpur district of Rajasthan and was born in the year 1988. He was recruited into 3 Grenadiers of The Grenadiers Regiment, an Infantry Regiment known for its intrepid soldiers and various battle honours.
During Nov 2016, Gdr Raghavendra Singh was serving with 3 Grenadiers battalion based at Nagrota in J&K. On the fateful day of 29th November a group of heavily armed terrorists attacked 116 Med Regt camp at about 5.30 am in Nagrota and killed four soldiers. Thereafter the terrorists entered two residential buildings, in an attempt to cause more casualties. Three terrorists took over vantage positions in two residential buildings that housed officers' families and a Mess. Major Kunal Gosavi of 116 Med Regt on being informed about the attack immediately swung into action and activated the unit's Quick Reaction Team(QRT). In the meantime Maj Akshay Girish Kumar of the nearby 51 Engineering Regt and his unit’s Quick Reaction Team(QRT) also reached the site. The soldiers of CRPF too reached the site to provide support to the army. A team of soldiers from 3 Grenadiers battalion too joined the joint operation against the terrorists. Gdr Raghavendra Singh was part of the 3 Grenadiers team which quickly reached the site and took up positions to hem in the terrorists.
However in the ensuing exchange of fire, Gdr Raghavendra Singh received gun shots and got seriously injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Gdr Raghavendra Singh and his comrades not only engaged the terrorists and prevented the evil designs of the terrorists to take hostages and massacre innocents, but they also ensured that the terrorists could not spread out in the camp area and harm important military assets. However during the operation, besides Gdr Raghavenra Singh, six other soldiers made the supreme sacrifice which included Major Akshay Girish, Major Kunal Gosavi Mannadir, Hav Sukhraj Singh, Naik Chittaranjan Debbarma, Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantrao and Rifleman Asin Rai. The nation will remain grateful to Gdr Raghavendra for his courage and devotion to duty, who made the supreme sacrifice at the age of 28 years in the line of his duty.
Gdr Raghavendra Singh is survived by his wife Smt Anjana, son and parents.