Service No : 5047749K

Birth Place: Falpa, Nepal

Service: Army

Last Rank: Lance Havaldar

Unit : 3/1 Gorkha Rifles

Arm/Regt : 1 Gorkha Rifles

Awards : Kirti Chakra

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom : Jun 16, 2016

Lance Hav Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar KC

Lance Havaldar Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar hailed from Sauni village in Falpa, Nepal. After completing his initial education he joined 1 Gorkha Rifles regiment of Indian army  in the year 1997. By 2016, Lance Hav Prem Bahadur  had put in about 18 years of service in the army, and had served in some of the most dangerous and risky areas. Later while serving in J & K, he became part of the unit’s Ghatak (commando) team, which inducts tough and battle hardened soldiers, capable of undertaking very challenging tasks. During his tenure, the Ghatak team was involved in two operations in the Tangdhar area of Jammu and Kashmir in which seven militants were killed.

 

Tangdhar Operation : 16th June 2016

 

During 2016, Lance Hav Prem Bahadur’s unit was deployed in Kupwara district of J & K for counter insurgency operations. The Tangdhar sector of Kupwara was very volatile and was often used by the militants to infiltrate into Indian territory. The troops had to keep a very strict vigil and would face challenging situations on a regular basis. On 16th June 2016 a group of Pakistan based terrorists were trying to sneak in the Tangdhar area and the infiltration bid was detected by the troops of 1/3 GR battalion who were on patrol. Lance Hav Prem Bahadur was part of the patrol team that spotted the suspicious movement and swung into action.  The infiltrators fired at the troops on being challenged and a fierce gun battle ensued thereafter.

 

Lance Hav Prem Bahadur displaying exceptional courage and field craft skills engaged the militants and eliminated four of them. However during the heavy exchange of fire, Lance Hav Prem Bahadur got severely injured by a series of bullet hits. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Lance Hav Prem Bahadur believed and lived by the motto ‘Kayar Hono Banda Marno Ramro (Better to die than to live the life of a coward)’ till he breathed his last while fighting the terrorists . Lance Hav Prem Bahadur was given the nation’s second highest peace time gallantry award, “Kirti Chakra” for his gallantry, indomitable spirit and supreme sacrifice.

 

Lance Hav Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar is survived by his wife Devi Resmi Magar and two children, son Dol Bahadur and daughter Yogita .

The then  Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua while paying glowing tributes to Lance Hav Prem Bahadur said, “The nation shall remain indebted to him and present generation will continue to draw inspiration from him.”

“Lance Hav Prem made the supreme sacrifice while fighting infiltrators in Tangdhar in an operation that eliminated four terrorists. He has been  given a befitting tribute by his comrades in arms at BB Cantt in Srinagar,” said Indian Army spokesman.

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3 Comments
  • Sandeep

    2017at4:02 pm Reply

    I Salute the martyr for his selfless service due to people like him we are having our freedom

  • Divya Nair

    2017at12:07 pm Reply

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

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2017at12:07 am Reply

    You proved the patriotism in the most inspiring way to the Nation. You will never be forgotten and will always be Saluted for your conspicuous courage and ultimate sacrifice.

    Salute You – Jai Hind.

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