Service No : 13770275X

Place of birth : Bhalwal Vill(J&K)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Lance Naik

Unit : 3 JAK Rif

Arm/Regt : The JAK Rif

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : July 12, 2017

Lance Naik Ranjit Singh

Lance Naik Ranjit Singh hailed from the Bhalwal village of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir. Son of an army veteran. he was fascinated with army life since his childhood. Consequently, following his dream, he joined the army after completing his schooling. He was recruited into the 3 JAK Rif battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers and rich history of various battle honours.

 

After completing his training, he served in varous operational areas and was serving in Jabalpur before being posted to J&K. By 2017, he had been promoted to the rank of Lance Naik and developed into a tough and devoted soldier. After serving for few years, L/Nk Ranjit Singh got married to Ms Neha and the couple had a daughter Kajal and son Kartik. 

 

The Ceasefire Violation (Keran Sector J&K): 12 Jul 2017

 

During 2017 L/Nk Ranjit Singh's unit 3 JAK LI was deployed in Keran Sector of Kupwara district in the Kashmir valley. The unit was deployed in the high-altitude areas along the LOC and was manning the forward posts along the border. Besides manning the posts, the troops launched regular armed patrols to monitor the area between the posts. The year 2017 continued with ceasefire violations by Pak forces like previous years violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides. In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in Keran sector of Kupwara district on 12 July 2017.

 

On 12 July 2017, Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in Keran Sector of Kupwara district. During that period, L/Nk Ranjit Singh was manning one of the forward posts in the Furkiya area of Chowkibal in Keran sector along the Line of Control. The Pakistani forces used mortars and other weapons during the firing. Indian army responded in a befitting manner to the Pakistani aggression and consequently, a heavy exchange of fire ensued thereafter, which continued intermittently for several hours. However during the heavy exchange of fire, L/Nk Ranjit Singh and his comrade Rifleman Satish Bhagat received multiple splinter injuries. They were provided immediate medical aid and evacuated to the nearest military medical facility for treatment. But unfortunately L/Nk Ranjit Singh and his comrade Rifleman Satish Bhagat later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred.  L/Nk Ranjit Singh was a brave and dedicated soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty.

 

Lance Naik Ranjit Singh is survived by his wife Smt Neha Devi, daughter Kajal and son Kartik. 

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11 Comments
  • Kiron

    2022at3:51 pm Reply

    A big tribute for your great sacrifice, the army should do all kind of justice for his sacrifice & support his family. JAI JAWAN. my slaute remains unturn.

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2022at3:52 pm Reply

    Big Salute to You the Brave Soldier. You will never be forgotten and always be saluted for your ultimate sacrifice.
    “Duty beyond Death” “Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”

  • Rajesh Kumar Sharma

    2022at3:54 pm Reply

    I salute the brave soldier for his unforgettable and supreme sacrifice for the nation. I also pray to the Lord Almighty to give adequate strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

  • Srinivas Avula

    2022at3:54 pm Reply

    Dear Ranjit Singh Ji
    We are living in peace because of your supreme sacrifice
    I pray God to give your wife and daughter strength to cope with this extreme tragedy

  • dilip mukherji

    2022at3:55 pm Reply

    Nobody can make a bigger sacrifice We remember you

  • Mantralayam Srinath

    2022at3:58 pm Reply

    Soldiers never die. They live on in the hearts of us soldiers, both serving and non serving and also those did not manage to complete their training.
    You will live on in our hearts and inspire us. The sacrifice for the Motherland is never in vain.
    Jai Hind brother in arms

  • Neha Sharma

    2022at3:58 pm Reply

    RIP Lance Nayak Ranjit Singh n may God provide strength and courage to his family to overcome the difficult circumstances.

  • Kumar

    2022at3:59 pm Reply

    May his soul rest in peace .
    A salutation for your sacrifice.

  • Manoj pandey

    2022at4:01 pm Reply

    God provide peace to their soul and their family members… BRAVE personal of Indian continent

  • Anjali Sharma

    2022at4:02 pm Reply

    You shall remain a source of inspiration to all Indians for generations to come. I salute you and your
    family for the sacrifice.

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