Service No. 4482140H

Place of Birth: Hoshiarpur, (Pun)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Havaldar

Unit : 15 Sikh LI

Arm/Regt: The Sikh LI

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: 01 Oct 2020

Hav Kuldeep Singh

Hav Kuldeep Singh hailed from Raju Dwakhari village in Dasua tehsil of Hosiarpur district in Punjab. Born in the year 1983, Hav Kuldeep Singh joined the Army after completing his school education at the age of 19 years on 26 Aug 2002. He was recruited into 15 Sikh LI of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers and rich history of various battle honours.


After serving for few years, he got married to Ms. Rajwinder Kaur and the couple had a daughter and a son. By the year 2020, he had put in around 18 years of service and been promoted to the rank of Havaldar. He had served in various operational areas by then and gathered substantial field experience.


Cross-Border Firing (Nowgam Sector): 01 Oct 2020


During Sep-Oct 2020, Hav Kuldeep Singh’s unit was deployed in the Kupwara district of J&K. The unit troops were manning the forward posts in the Nowgam sector along the LOC. The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. The year 2019 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations — 3289 — by Pakistani troops since 2003. Similarly, the year 2020 too continued with ceasefire violations and the number exceeded 1400 by Sep 2020. In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in the Nowgam sector along the LOC on 01 Oct 2020.


On 01 Oct 2020, in the morning Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in the Nowgam Sector of Kupwara district. During that period, Hav Kuldeep Singh was manning one of the forward posts along the Line of Control in the Nowgam sector. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy cross-border firing using small arms, mortars and field guns. Indian army responded in a befitting manner to the Pakistani aggression and consequently, a heavy exchange of fire ensued thereafter, which continued intermittently for several hours. However, during this heavy exchange of fire, Hav Kuldeep Singh, Rifleman Shubham Sharma and four other soldiers got severely injured. They were evacuated and shifted to the Army medical facility for medical treatment. However, Hav Kuldeep Singh and Rifleman Shubham Sharma later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Hav Kuldeep Singh was a valiant soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty following the highest traditions of the Indian Army.


Hav Kuldeep Singh is survived by his wife Smt Rajwinder Kaur, daughter and a son.

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  • Sindhuri Meda

    2021at3:32 pm Reply

    A big salute to Hav Kuldeep Singh, You will always be remembered for your bravery and for all the sleepless nights you have had, for all the rains and storms you have faced for our safety. Our flag flies not because of the wind that blows it, but because of the breath of the soldiers whose breath blows it. I would like to thank the members in the family who are in the services, it impresses me how strong and brave you’re to leave your family and fight for our country. Thank you can never be enough to acknowledge the selfless intent with which you love our country.

  • Sonal Kotak

    2021at3:43 pm Reply

    Hello – I do not know you, but I do know what your service man has done for our country and my freedom. Being a military family has many unique privileges as well as challenges. I hope that today you will pause as a family and remember that your nation is forever grateful to you for your services. The support of your service member is critical to the success of the mission of maintaining our freedom. I truly love my country and the freedom that it stands for, because of your loved one. Our flag flies not because of the wind that blows it, but because of the breath of the serviceman whose breath blows it.

    Please know that I am and will always be proud and grateful of every defense person serving and protecting our Country. My words might not fill the gap in your life but it would give me solace in the fact that I was able to thank a martyr’s family. I am really proud to be born in a country where there are soldiers like Mr. Singh. My salute to him.

    Be encouraged, dear ones, your service is important and appreciated!

    JAI HIND!!

  • Renjith VR

    2021at6:26 pm Reply

    Mere words cannot express the pride we feel to have such brave souls guarding our Nation but even more pride we feel is when we see how their families supported them to do so. You have our respects for it is the strength in you that has protected this strong Nation and its sovereignty. You are as much as a brave soul as he was.

    He lives on through his dedication and spirit for the Nation. We salute him and you for protecting us all.

    Being in Navy for almost 20 + years, and being a part of this initiative, i am feeling my self rewarded to show my gratitude to the martyr. Jai Hind. Jai Bharat


    2021at10:09 am Reply

    Country is proud of you sir entire nation is greatfull for sacrifice jai hind

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