Service No : 3408226W
Place of Birth : Amritsar, Punjab
Last Rank: Lance Naik
Unit : 2 Sikh
Arm/Regt : The Sikh Regiment
Date of Martyrdom : Dec 23, 2017
Lance Naik Gurmail Singh hailed from Punjab’s Amritsar district and was born to Mr. Tarsem Singh and Mrs. Gurmeet Kaur. He was enrolled into 2 Sikh Bn of the Sikh Regiment, an infantry regiment known for its dauntless soldiers and numerous battle honours. After serving for some time, he got married to Ms. Kuljit Kaur and the couple had a had a daughter Ripandeep Kaur.
LOC Firing : 23 December 2017
During 2017, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh’s unit was deployed along the LOC in Keri sector in Kupwara district of J & K. The LOC in that sector was very volatile and active where the enemy often resorted to unprovoked firing. Apart from manning various stationary posts, the area was monitored and guarded by the security forces by employing armed patrols on a continuous basis. On 23rd December 2017, around noon time, the Pakistani forces indulged in ceasefire violation and resorted to unprovoked firing.
During that time an armed patrol of the Sikh Regiment led by Major Praful was on a regular patrol of the area. At around 1215 hours Pakistani troops who were hiding at Brat Galla in Keri sector targeted the army patrol team. The heavy firing was accompanied by the artillery fire from across the border indicating that it was a pre-planned dastardly attack. The patrol team leader Maj Praful Moharkar and three of his troops L/Nk Gurmail Singh, L/Nk Kuldeep Singh and Sep Pargat Singh took direct hits and got seriously wounded. L/Nk Gurmail Singh later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. He was a gallant and devoted soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty.
Lance Naik Gurmail Singh is survived by his parents, wife Smt Kuljit Kaur and daughter Ripandeep Kaur.
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