Service no : 2608053X
Birth Place : Hyderabad(T'gana)
Last Rank: Lance Naik
Unit: 38 RR
Arm/Regt: The Madras Regiment
Award : Sena Medal
Date of Martyrdom : 15 Oct 2013
Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan hailed from Nawab Saheb Kunta area in old Hyderabad in Telangana. Son of an Army veteran Jaffer Khan and Smt Razia Begum, Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan followed into the footsteps of his father and joined the Army in 1998. He was recruited into the Madras Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle exploits. After serving with his parent Regiment for some time, he was later deputed to serve with 38 RR engaged in anti-insurgency operations in J & K. By the year 2015, Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan had put in around 15 years of service and developed into a courageous and gritty soldier.
Poonch LOC Firing: 15 Oct 2013
During 2013 Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan’s unit 38 RR was deployed in Poonch sector of J & K. The area of its operation fell along the LOC which remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. Pakistan continued to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides. In yet another case of ceasefire violation, on 14 Oct 2013, Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling in Balakote sector in Mendhar Tehsil of Poonch district.
Indian forces launched the counter-offensive and the exchange of fire continued for two days. On 15 Oct whilst the exchange of fire was in progress Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan got hit by a mortar shell and was severely injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan was a dedicated and committed soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty. Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan is survived by his father Shri Jaffer Khan, mother Smt Razia Begum, wife and three children.
This profile is currently being maintained by Honourpoint.in. However, we would invite the family members, unit/formation or former colleagues of this brave soldier to contribute additional information and maintain this memorial site as well, thereby assisting us in our endeavour to spread awareness about this great Indian and inspire future generations.
Honourpoint.intakes utmost precaution towards factual correctness of the uploaded data and makes sure that the data is from a credible source. However, we do not take responsibility for authenticity of the content and Honourpoint.inor any of its members cannot be held responsible for any misappropriation of the uploaded content.