Service Number: 2492951E

Service: Army

Last Rank: Lance Naik

Regiment: The Sikh Regiment

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 23, 2017

Lance Naik Gurmail Singh

Lance Naik Gurmail Singh hailed from Punjab’s Amritsar district and was born to Mr. Tarsem Singh and Mrs. Gurmeet Kaur. He was married to Kuljit Kaur and had a daughter Ripandeep Kaur. He was enrolled in the Army into the Sikh Regiment.

 

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 is very volatile and active where the enemy often resorts to unprovoked firing. It is 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 Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, Lance Naik Kuldeep Singh and Sep Pargat Singh took direct hits and got seriously wounded. They later succumbed to their injuries and laid down their lives in the service of the nation.

 

Lance Naik Gurmail Singh is survived by his parents, wife Kuljit Kaur and daughter Ripandeep Kaur.

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3 Tributes
  • Prakash baniya

    2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Jai hind may ur soul take place in heaven.

  • Kanupriya Bazaz - Kolkata,West Bengal

    2017 at 6:09 pm Reply

    Rest in Peace Brave Son of Mother India.We owe you all.Salute Jai Hind

  • Valsan Kunnath - Thrissur,Kerala

    2017 at 11:43 am Reply

    Big Salute to the Brave Son of Bharath Lance Naik Gurmail Singh
    “Duty beyond Death” “Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”
    You gave your today for our tomorrow, Salute You
    INDIAN FLAG WILL ALWAYS FLY HIGH
    JAI HIND…VANDE MATHARAM

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