Service No: 3399642W
Birth Place: Samba (J & K)
Last Rank: Havildar
Unit: 10 Dogra
Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : Sep 18, 2016
Hav Ravi Paul son of Babu Ram belonged to the village Sarwa at Ramgarh in Jammu district of J & K. He belonged to 10 Dorga Regiment and was among the 19 brave hearts who laid down their lives in the line of duty in September 2016 when Pakistani terrorists struck the Army’s Administrative base in Uri sector of J & K. Hav Ravi Paul had joined the army in 1993 at the age of 18 years and by 2016 had served for around 23 years.
Hav Ravi Paul was one of the 19 soldiers who was martyred in Uri Attack in Sep 2016. At around 5:30 a.m. on 18 September, four militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri, near the Line of Control in a pre-dawn ambush. They lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes followed by indiscriminate firing by automatic weapons. As a rear administrative base camp, the HQs had a fuel storage facility, which caught fire along with tents with soldiers sleeping in them.
As a result of this dastardly attack, 17 army personnel were martyred. A gun battle ensued that lasted for six hours, during which all the four militants were killed. An additional 19-30 soldiers were also reported to have been injured in the attack. Most of the soldiers martyred were from the 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments. One of the injured soldiers succumbed to his injuries on 19 September at R&R Hospital in New Delhi, followed by another soldier on 24 September, bringing the death toll to 19. The nation will remain grateful to Hav Ravi Paul for his courage and supreme sacrifice.
Hav Ravi Paul is survived by his wife Smt Geeta Rani and two sons Vansh & Sudansheesh.
When asked whether he was aware of what tragedy had befallen on the family, Vansh,son of Hav Ravi Paul, carrying two plastic tricolours, said his father laid down his life for the sanctity of the national flag. “Yes I know that my father laid down his life for this tricolour and I will fulfil his dream of becoming a doctor in the Army so as to avenge the killing of my father,” he said.
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Anitha sharma2017at1:20 pm
My deepest respect to you and your family…
purushotam mehta2018at11:44 am
my humble tribute to our defence forces jawans who laid down their lives for safety and proud of our motherland india. may god bless peace to departd souls and give strenth and courage to bear irreparable loss to the bereaved families. nation will nt forget ur sacrifice. jaihind vandematram
Kirti Sharma2022at11:55 am
I met his family, his wife, Virnari Mrs. Gita has bravely protected the family and is doing best she can do.