Service No : 4481599
Date of Birth : Jan 1, 1983
Birth Place : Hajipur ,Punjab
Last Rank: Naik
Unit : 8 Sikh LI
Regiment : The Sikh Light Infantry
Date of Martyrdom : June 16, 2017
Naik Bakhtawar Singh (35) who hails from Hajipur in Punjab. He belongs to the family of military veterans of Pritam Singh, who had fought in the 1971 war. Naik Bakhtawar Singh was inspired by his father to join the army. His elder brother was also retired from the Indian army. Naik Bakhtawar Singh was commissioned to the Sikh Light Infantry and more than eleven years he had been served for the nation. He loved his job to the core and he was very brave and sincere soldier.
Naik Bakhtawar Singh was married to Jasbir Kaur and they had two sons and one daughter.
Nowshera Sector : 16 June 2017
On the early morning of Friday, on 16th June 2017, around 5.15 am, there was an unprovoked firing sound was heard in Nowshera area. Immediately army troops were rushed out to the place and then they realized that the Pakistani troops had attacked their place. However, Indian Army retained strongly and effectively to the Pakistan’s unprovoked firing. During this action,Naik Bakhtawar Singh was grievously injured by the gun fire and he was evacuated to the Military Hospital. Later, he succumbed to injuries and made supreme sacrifice for his mother land.
Naik Bakhtawar Singh is survived by his father Pritam Singh , mother Sheela Kaur, wife Jasbir Kaur and his three children.