Service No : 2676982
Place of birth : Jhunjhunu Dist(Raj)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Havildar
Unit : 4 Grenadiers
Arm/Regt : The Grenadiers
Operation : Op Rakshak
Martyrdom : February 28, 2000
Havildar Niyamat Ali hailed from Jabasar village of Alsisar tehsil in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. He wanted to serve in the Armed Forces since his childhood like many youngsters of his village and continued to follow his dream while growing up. Eventually, he joined the army on 12 Nov 1983 after completing his school education. He was recruited into 4 Grenadiers of the Grenadiers Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers with a rich history of various battle honours. He was a keen sportsman and specially excelled in wrestling. His love for sports continued in his service career too, wherein he participated in various wrestling tournaments representing his unit and winning many laurels.
After completing his training, he served in various operational areas and developed into a fine soldier with admirable soldierly skills. In his service career spanning over 17 years, he took part in various operations and proved his mettle as a soldier. During his service, he participated in Kargil War as part of Op Vijay and also in Op Rakshak. By the year-2000, he had been promoted to the rank of Havildar and had developed into a dedicated and tough soldier.
Operation Rakshak (J&K) : 28 Feb 2000
During 2000, Hav Niyamat Ali’s unit 4 Grenadiers was deployed in J&K as part of "Operation Rakshak". As a number of militants were active in the unit’s AOR(Area of Responsibility), the unit troops had to maintain a very high state of preparedness at all times and had to undertake operations at a short notice. Based on the information from the intelligence sources, about the presence of some hardcore militants in a village in the unit's AOR, 4 Grenadiers battalion decided to launch a search and cordon operation in the suspected area on 28 Feb 2000. Hav Niyamat Ali was made part of the team that was assigned the task of undertaking this operation.
Hav Niyamat Ali and his comrades reached the suspected area as planned on 28 Feb and launched the search and cordon operation. Soon the troops made contact with the militants hiding in a residential area who fired at them upon being challenged. A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter, which continued for few hours. Hav Niyamat Ali fought valiantly, however during the heavy exchange of fire, he too received gunshots and was grievously injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Hav Niyamat Ali was a committed and gritty soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty.