Service No : 15159586A

Date of Birth : 1984

Place of birth : Ernakulam (Kerala)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Lance Naik

Unit : 70 Fd Regt

Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery

Operation : Op Rakshak

Martyrdom : November 12, 2018

Lance Naik Antony Sebastian KM

Lance Naik Antony Sebastian KM hailed from Manakunnam village of Kannayanur tehsil in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Son of Smt Sheela, he had a sister Nivya as his sibling. He wanted to serve in the Armed Forces since his childhood and eventually joined the Indian Army after completing his school education in the year 2003 at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into the 70 Field Regiment of the Regiment of Artillery, an important combat support arm of the Indian Army operating heavy field guns, howitzers and other weapon systems. 


After serving for a few years, he got married to Ms Anna Diana Joseph and the couple had a son Aidan Michael. By the year 2018, he had been promoted to the rank of Lance Naik and had put in close to 15 years of service. By then he had the experience of working in various operational areas with different terrain and operating conditions. He was posted to J & K at the beginning of 2018, where his unit was deployed at the LOC.  


LOC Firing (Krishna Ghati sector): 12 Nov 2018

During Nov 2018, Lance Naik Antony Sebastian’s unit personnel were manning the forward posts in the Krishna Ghati sector of Rajouri district in J & K. India shares around 3000 Km border with Pakistan in which 740 Km of LOC falls in Jammu & Kashmir. The LOC is highly active and volatile where cross border firing occurs very often.  In 2017 alone, 860 ceasefire violations took place along the LOC and 111 incidents on the International Border, claiming the lives of several security personnel. In the year 2018, 633 ceasefire violations were recorded along the LOC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir in the first two months of 2018. Of these 432 incidents were reported from the Line of Control and 201 on the International Border. On 12 Nov 2018, another ceasefire violation took place in Krishna Ghati Sector of J&K.


At around 5.15 PM, Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked firing on the Indian Posts from across the border in the Krishna Ghati Sector in J&K. The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing using small arms, automatic machine guns, and mortars. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively with the cross-border firing continuing for several hours. However, during the heavy exchange of fire, Lance Naik Antony Sebastian and Hav Mari Muthu who were manning one of the forward posts got seriously injured. Immediate medical assistance was provided to them and subsequently they were taken to the nearby Military Hospital. However, Lance Naik Antony Sebastian later succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. Lance Naik Antony Sebastian KM was a disciplined and committed soldier who laid down his life at the age of 34 years in the service of the nation


Lance Naik Antony Sebastian KM  is survived by his mother Smt Sheela, wife Smt Anna Diana Joseph and son Aidan Michael.

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  • Renjith VR

    2023at3:37 pm Reply

    Mere words cannot express the pride we feel to have such brave souls guarding our Nation but even more pride we feel is when we see how their families supported them to do so. You have our respects for it is the strength in you that has protected this strong Nation and its sovereignty. You are as much as a brave soul as he was.

    He lives on through his dedication and spirit for the Nation. We salute him and you for protecting us all.

    Being in Navy for almost 20 + years, and being a part of this initiative, i am feeling my self rewarded to show my gratitude to the martyr. Jai Hind. Jai Bharat

  • Ivan R Joseph

    2023at3:38 pm Reply

    . May Christ Jesus bless Anna and Aden for loss of breadwinner for the INDIA


    2023at3:39 pm Reply

    I SALUTE YOU SIR. YOU HAVE your TODAY So that others live in peace. God bless your family.

  • Jacob Varghese

    2023at3:39 pm Reply

    I Salute you your supreme sacrifice. RIP. May God bless your family rest of their life.

  • V sivakumar

    2023at3:42 pm Reply

    Brave soldiers our all deserve the best in the country.may this government without any hesitation look after you and your family the best way possible..God bless you all.


    2023at3:43 pm Reply

    We Salute You Sir….

  • Raji Koshy

    2023at3:44 pm Reply

    I salute you and proud of you, you gave your life so that others live in peace. God bless your family.

  • Lt Col Venugopalan(Retd)

    2023at3:47 pm Reply

    Salute you brave boy. Your supreme sacrifice will always be remembered by the nation. May the departed soul attain ‘Mukthi’.

  • Raghunath

    2023at3:47 pm Reply

    Young Men like Anthony lay down their lives for the Motherland.Hope the Government and the Indian Public remember and at least look after his Family in these trying times

  • Maj Raghbir Singh.(Rerd)

    2023at3:48 pm Reply

    Sir , l Salute to my brave soldier’s who sacrifice the life for Nation/ our mother land. I pray to the God pl help those family pers is behind of them and full fil the all needs time to time. Hey God pl keep the atma a peace place. I again salute to them. God bless.

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