Service No : 15687392W

Birth Place : Ahmedabad,Gujarat

Service: Army

Last Rank: Lance Naik

Unit : 1 RR

Award : VSM , SC

Date of Martyrdom : 12 Feb, 2017

Lance Naik Gopal singh Bhadoriya VSM ,SC

Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoriya  hailed from Gokulchand Chali Chamanpura village in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Son of Sri Munim Singh, Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoriya had his primary education at his maternal uncle’s place in Dabhoi in Vadodara district. He joined engineering at Nirma University Ahmedabad before joining the Army to fulfill his childhood dream.

He  joined the Army in the year 2003 and by 2017 had served for 14 years in various operational areas in different parts of the country. He was part of NSG commando group tasked to clear the Taj hotel of terrorists in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. During the 26/11 terror attacks in 2008 while flushing out terrorists from Taj hotel of terrorists Lance Naik Gopal Singh had carried an injured Subedar Major out of the hotel in the face of heavy firing by terrorists and taken him to the ambulance. For this act of bravery in extremely hostile conditions, he was awarded the prestigious “Vishisht Seva Medal”.

 

Lance Naik Gopal got married in 2007 to Hemvati. Lance Naik Gopalsingh’s younger brother Vikramsingh is a Home Guard Jawan and eldest brother works in a private company in Indore. Later Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoriya was deputed to 1 RR unit deployed in J & K for counterinsurgency operations.

 

Kulgam Operation: 12 Feb 2017

 

on 12 Feb 2017, credible information was received from the intelligence sources about the presence of terrorists in Frisal village in Kulgam district. Based on the information a decision was taken by the security forces to launch a joint operation by  Ist-Rashtriya Rifles, Jammu and Kashmir police and the 18th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The joint team swung into action and a cordon was thrown around Nagbal village in Frisal, about 70 km south of Srinagar at around 4.30 am. The intelligence input was clear that militants were hiding in a house in the village following which a cordon was thrown around the locality. On being spotted by the troops, who were accompanied by the house owner, militants fired at the troops.

 

A heavy gun battle ensued which carried on throughout the night of 12 Feb 2107 for over 10 hours. The assault team then decided to storm the house to flush out the militants. Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoria and Sepoy Raghubeer Singh as leading pair of the team stormed the house and attacked the militants. However, during the heavy exchange of fire Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoria got seriously injured and later succumbed to his injuries.  It was an act of raw courage and indomitable spirit coupled with a patriotic fervor that defined Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoria and Sepoy Raghubeer Singh during the operation. Caring little for their own safety, the two brave-hearts set a new standard of valour when they stormed the house to take on the highly entrenched militants before laying down their lives in the line of duty.

 

Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoria was given the gallantry award “Shaurya Chakra” for his outstanding courage, unyielding spirit, and supreme sacrifice.

In the 26/11 terror Attacks in Mumbai in the year 2008. Lance Naik Gopal singh Bhadoriya had carried an injured Subedar Major out of the hotel in the face of heavy firing by terrorists and took him to the ambulance. For this act of bravery, he was awarded with the “Vishisht Seva Medal”.

  • The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation announced in Feb 2017  that school number 23 and 20 situated in Asarwa area of Ahmedabad city would be named after Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoria who was martyred in a fierce gun-battle with terrorists in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Feb 12, 2017.
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also promised to build a memorial for Lance Naik Gopal Singh to make his supreme sacrifice an inspiration for the people.
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  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/give-me-a-gun-i-will-fight-terrorists/articleshow/57135220.cms
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  • http://indianexpress.com/article/india/body-of-jawan-martyred-in-jammu-and-kashmir-arrives-in-gujarat-4522758/
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8 Tributes
  • RK DWIVEDI - Bangalore Urban,Karnataka

    2017 at 5:33 pm Reply

    My salute to such a bravery act and such a brave son of India.

    • Rajesh Kumar Bhardwaj - Una,Himachal Pradesh

      2019 at 10:32 pm

      I served with B Gopal at NSG & Tawang Area.He was Good Sports Man & Brave Soldier . Salute to Indian Army Brave Soldier.

  • lokesh singh bhadouria - Bhind,Madhya Pradesh

    2017 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Aapne puure desh ka naam roshan kiya Hai
    Kshatriya samaj la naam roshan kiya Hai
    Jai Rajputana ..

  • Valsan Kunnath - Thrissur,Kerala

    2017 at 11:07 pm Reply

    Big Salute to you, the Brave son of Bharath. ” Duty Beyond Death” “Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”
    You proved the patriotism in the most inspiring way to the Nation. You will never be forgotten and will
    always be Saluted for your ultimate Sacrifice. JAI HIND.

  • S K Chahar - Sikar,Rajasthan

    2018 at 10:43 pm Reply

    u r a great soilder of indian army and signals. Jai hind.

  • Molik Sharma - Amritsar,Punjab

    2019 at 11:59 pm Reply

    Im not going to forget this name ever.
    Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhaduria, SC, VSM
    “Utkarsht Veerta ar Adamya Sahaa” is what all I have in my mind after getting to know Lance Naik saab.
    If someone reads this comment, do read about Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami.
    JAI HIND

  • Munim Singh F/o LNK Gopalsingh SC VSM

    2019 at 11:18 am Reply

    मुझे मेरे सुपुत्र लांस नायक गोपाल सिंह मुनीम सिंह भदौरिया पर गर्व है कि हमारे देश के लिए अपने प्राण न्यौछावर कर उन्होंने आतंकवादीयों को देश से उखाड़ फेंकने की कसम 26/11/2008 को अपने औफीसर शहीद वीर मेजर संदीप उन्नीक्रष्णन के बलिदान के समय ली शपथ को चरितार्थ करते करते अपने अभियान को जारी रखते हुए आतंकवादीयों से लड़ते हुए मां भारती के आंचल में अपने आप को समर्पित कर दिया |जय हिंद…… जय हिंद की सेना – मुनीमसिंह संतशरन सिंह भदौरिया ( पिता – शहीद वीर लांस नायक गोपाल सिंह ( VSM, SC) )

  • श्री मुनीम सिंह संतशरनसिंह शहीद लांसनायक गोपाल सिंह भदौरिया ( VSM, SC) के पिता - Ahmedabad,Gujarat

    2019 at 11:07 am Reply

    राजपूत होने का हमें गर्व है और मां भारती की रक्षा के लिए हमारे पुत्र ने जो बलिदान दिया है उसके लिए हम गर्व महसूस करते हैं। जय भदावर। जय भद्रकाली माता। जय राजपूताना।

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