Service No : 15173935K
Date of Birth : April 24, 1984
Place of birth : Gurdaspur, Punjab
Service : Army
Last Rank : Havildar
Unit : 166 Med Regt
Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : November 29, 2016
During Nov 2016, Hav Sukhraj Singh was serving with 116 Med Regt based at Nagrota in J&K. On the fateful day of 29th November a group of heavily armed terrorists attacked 116 Med Regt camp at about 5.30 am in Nagrota and killed four soldiers. Thereafter the terrorists entered two residential buildings, in an attempt to cause more casualties. Three terrorists took over vantage positions in two residential buildings that housed officers' families and a Mess. Major Kunal Gosavi of 116 Med Regt on being informed about the attack immediately swung into action and activated the unit's Quick Reaction Team(QRT). Hav Sukhraj Singh was part of the QRT which quickly reached the site and moved the injured soldiers and family members to safety. Hav Sukhraj Singh and his comrades cordoned off the area to safeguard the soldiers and their families in the residential area. In the meantime Maj Akshay Girish Kumar of the nearby 51 Engineering Regt and his unit’s Quick Reaction Team(QRT) also reached the site. The soldiers of CRPF too reached the site to provide support to the army.
However during the exchange of fire, Hav Sukhraj Singh received gun shots and got seriously injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Hav Sukhraj Singh and his comrades not only engaged the terrorists and prevented the evil designs of the terrorists to take hostages and massacre innocents, but they also ensured that the terrorists could not spread out in the camp area and harm important military assets. However during the operation, besides Hav Sukhraj Singh, six other soldiers made the supreme sacrifice which included Major Akshay Girish, Major Kunal Gosavi Mannadir, , Naik Chittaranjan Debbarma, Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantrao, Grenadier Raghavendra Singh and Rifleman Asin Rai. The nation will remain grateful to Hav Sukhraj Singh for his courage and supreme sacrifice.
Hav Sukhraj Singh is survived by his wife Smt Harmeet Kaur, daughter Subhpreet, son Sargundev Singh, mother Smt Swarnjeet Kaur and elder brother Dhanrah Singh.