Service: Army

Birth Place : Samba Dist, J&K

Last Rank: Havlidar

Unit : 15 JAK LI

Regiment : The J&K Light Infantry

Date of Martyrdom : Feb 04, 2018

Hav Roshan Lal

Hav Roshan Lal hailed from Nichla village in Ghagwal tehsil of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir. He joined the Army in 1995 and was recruited into 15 JAK Li of the J&K Light Infantry regiment known for its brave soldiers and various battle honours. During 2017-18, Hav Roshan Lal’s unit was deployed in Rajouri district of J & K.

 

LoC Firing (Rajouri sector) : 04 Feb 2018

 

India shares a 3,323-km border with Pakistan, of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LoC fall in Jammu and Kashmir. The LoC is highly active and volatile where ceasefire violations occur very often and without any warning. The year 2017, recorded the highest number of ceasefire violations in the past decade resulting in the death of 35 people, including 19 army personnel and four BSF men. In another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri district along the LoC on 04 Feb 2018.

 

On 04 Feb 2018, at around 3 pm Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in the Bhimber Gali, prompting the Indian troops guarding the LoC to retaliate strongly and effectively. The forward Indian posts which came under attack were being manned by the troops of 15 JAK Li. The firing was not only limited to small arms or mortars, but they also used anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) in a bunker-busting role. The attack was very heavy and prompted the civil administration to close all 84 schools in Rajouri district as a precautionary measure and also activate their emergency evacuation team.

 

Indian Army gave a befitting reply and a fierce cross-border exchange of fire ensued. During this heavy exchange of fire Hav Roshan Lal, who was on duty on one of the forward posts got seriously wounded along with three more soldiers of his unit. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Hav Roshan Lal was a committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.

 

Hav Roshan Lal is survived by his father Des Raj, wife Asha Devi and two children named Abhinandan and Artika.

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4 Tributes
  • Kushal Pandey - South West Delhi,Delhi

    2018 at 2:09 am Reply

    Lots of respect for you, Sir. Love and strength to your family. Rest in peace.

  • Bhavitha Singh - Ahmednagar,Maharashtra

    2018 at 1:49 pm Reply

    My salute and respect to your family who gave a son like you to this country.

  • Sunil Varma - Ajmer,Rajasthan

    2018 at 1:49 pm Reply

    We shall forever remain indebted to you for your service to the nation. Jai Hind

  • Sunny Prashar - Samba,Jammu and Kashmir

    2019 at 6:50 pm Reply

    Salute my Brother! We miss you a lot. How can we forget you. Your Martyrdom shall be celebrated on Feb 4 with patriotism. Jai Veer.

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