Service No : 34284256N
Birth Place: Satara, Maharashtra
Last Rank: Lance Naik
Unit: 6 Bihar
Arm/Regt : The Bihar Regiment,
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : Sep 18, 2016
A soldier with the 6 Bihar regiment, Lance Naik Chandrakant Galande belonged to Joshi village in Maharashtra’s Satara District. He was among the 19 brave hearts who laid down their lives in the line of duty in September 2016 when Pakistani terrorists struck the Army’s Administrative base in Uri sector of J & K. Lance Naik Galande had joined the Army in 2004 soon after completing his education. His elder brothers Keshav and Manjuba are both serving in Indian Army.
Uri Attack: 18 Sep 2016
Lance Naik Chandrakant Galande was one of the 19 soldiers who was martyred in Uri Attack in Sep 2016. At around 5:30 a.m. on 18 September, four militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri, near the Line of Control in a pre-dawn ambush. They lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes followed by indiscriminate firing by automatic weapons. As a rear administrative base camp, the HQs had a fuel storage facility, which caught fire along with tents with soldiers sleeping in them.
As a result of this dastardly attack, 17 army personnel were martyred. A gun battle ensued that lasted for six hours, during which all the four militants were killed. An additional 19-30 soldiers were also reported to have been injured in the attack. Most of the soldiers martyred were from the 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments. One of the injured soldiers succumbed to his injuries on 19 September at R&R Hospital in New Delhi, followed by another soldier on 24 September, bringing the death toll to 19. The nation will remain grateful to Lance Naik Chandrakant Galande for his courage and supreme sacrifice.
Lance Naik Chandrakant Galande is survived by his wife Nisha, sons Shreyas and Jai, besides his aged parents and two older brothers.
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