Service No: 3995370F

Birth Place: Mufti, Jammu

Service: Army

Last Rank: Havaldar

Unit : 6 Dogra

Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: Jun 05, 2015

Hav Satpal Bhasin

Havaldar Satpal Bhasin belonged to Mufti village in Jammu district of J & K. Son of Sri Bishan Dass, Hav Satpal Bhasin belonged to 6 Dogra of the Dogra Regiment and was serving in Manipur area during 2015. He was part of the contingent of 6 Dogra unit which was attacked by militants in Manipur in June 2015. Hav Satpal Bhasin was martyred in that gun battle with the militants.

 

Manipur Attack: June 2015

 

There had been militant activity in the border region of Manipur in the early part of the year 2015. In response to this, 1,463-km of an unfenced border between Manipur and Myanmar had been sealed and the Army and paramilitary forces had launched a major counter-offensive against the militants. On the 4th of June, the 6 Dogra infantry was heading to the capital of Manipur, Imphal in a 4-vehicle convoy. While they were crossing the Chandel district, on the way, they were ambushed by militants. Tribal guerrillas fired rocket-propelled grenades and detonated improvised explosive devices on the convoy, killing 18 soldiers and injuring another 11 soldiers.

 

It is believed that the attack by militants on the convoy was planned by a joint group comprising of cadres from NSCN(K), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) and Kanglapak Communist Party (KCP). The well-trained militants had planned the ambush beforehand and they triggered a landmine when the military convoy reached the area between Paralong village and Charong village in Chandel district. They also attacked the convoy with heavy automatic weapon firing from vantage points and fired rockets and grenades. Most of the convoy, consisting of about 4 vehicles with 50 soldiers, was severely damaged and soldiers burnt to death on account of the blast. The few survivors were shot to death by the militants.

 

The incident was reported to be one of the most deadly attacks by militants in the area. Hav Satpal Bhasin was one of the 18 brave soldiers who lost his life in this horrendous ambush. The martyrs of this incident were brought to their hometowns where they were cremated with full military honours. Hundreds of civilians and army personnel paid their tributes. The supreme sacrifice of Hav Satpal Bhasin and his fellow soldiers will always be remembered.

Hav Satpal Bhasin is survived by his parents, wife Rita and two children.

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2 Comments
  • Arvind Purohit

    2017at1:30 pm Reply

    Your sacrifice will always be remembered and you will remain a hero for counless Indians..I salute you

  • Kuldeep raj bassan

    2018at4:48 pm Reply

    We salute n respect ur bravery for supreme sacrifice life n martyrdom for serving the nation as soldier. Deeply missed n always remains in our hearts forever.

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