Service No : 2802221Y
Place of birth : Nanded Dist(Mah)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Lance Naik
Unit : 17 RR
Arm/Regt : The Maratha Light Infantry
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : November 29, 2016
During Nov 2016, Lance Naik Kadam was serving with 17 RR battalion 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). 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. A team of soldiers from 17 RR battalion too joined the joint operation against the terrorists. Lance Naik Kadam was part of the 17 RR team which quickly reached the site and took up positions to hem in the terrorists.
However in the ensuing exchange of fire, Lance Naik Kadam received gun shots and got seriously injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Lance Naik Kadam 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 Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantrao , six other soldiers made the supreme sacrifice which included Major Akshay Girish, Major Kunal Gosavi Mannadir, Hav Sukhraj Singh, Naik Chittaranjan Debbarma, Grenadier Raghavendra Singh and Rifleman Asin Rai.