Service No : 15199324M
Place of birth : Banswara Dist(Raj)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Gunner
Unit : 1851 LT REGT
Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : November 11, 2016
Gunner Harsit Bhadoriya was born in the year 1993 and his family originally hailed from Quarri village in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh. However his family moved to Rajasthan in Banswara district where his father worked in a cloth mill and mother in a school. Son of Shri Rajkumar Bhadoriya and Smt Jyoti Singh, Gunner Harsit had one sister Jigyasa as his sibling. After completing his initial education, he joined the Army In 2014 at the age 21 years.
He was recruited into 1851 Light Regiment of the Regiment of Artillery, an important combat arm of the Indian Army well known for its booming field guns and howitzers. After completing his training he got posted to Bhatinda in Punjab as his first assignment. Later he got posted to the trouble torn J&K area where his unit was deployed at the LOC.
Ceasefire Violation (Keran Sector) : 11 Nov 2016
During 2016, Gnr Harsit’s unit was deployed in Kupwara district of J & K along the LOC. The LOC was highly active and volatile where cease fire violations occurred very often in this area. Besides cease fire violations, the LOC in Kupwara district was also used by the militants for infiltration into Indian territory. As the area was prone to infiltration by the militants, the Pakistani forces often resorted to cross border firing to help the infiltration attempts. Gnr Harsit’s unit had to launch regular armed patrols to check infiltration attempts. Gnr Harsit was a part of one such patrol on 11 Nov 2016 in Keran sector of Kupwara district.
On that day Pakistani troops commenced heavy shelling of the area and also targeted Gnr Harsit’s patrol team. Indian forces also launched retaliatory attacks by using artillery fire and the exchange of fire continued for several hours. During this cross border exchange of fire, Gnr Harsit Bhadoriya got severely injured. He was immediately shifted for treatment to the nearby medical facility. However, Gnr Harsit Bhadoriya later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Gnr Harsit Bhadoriya was a valiant soldier who laid down his life at the age of 23 years in the service of the nation.
Gnr Harsit Bhadoriya is survived by his father Shri Rajkumar Bhadoriya, mother Smt Jyoti Singh and sister Jigyasa.