Service No : 9424698F
Place of Birth : Chilingdin dist (Nepal)
Last Rank: Naik
Unit : 7/11 GR
Arm/Regt : 11 Gorkha Rifles
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom: Oct 04, 2017
Naik Mahendra Chemjung belonges to Chilingdin district in Nepal. Mahendra Chemjung was married to Smt Nayan Kala Chemjung and the couple had a son. Naik Mahendra Chemjung was serving in the Poonch sector during 2017 and was barely 35 years old when he laid down his life in the service of the nation.
LOC Firing : Krishna Ghati sector (12 Oct 2017)
Pakistan Army initiated ‘unprovoked’ firing on Indian Army posts in Krishna Ghati sector on 04th Oct 2017 since 10.35 AM. The Indian forces retaliated in the befitting manner and the exchange of fire continued for several hours.
During the exchange of fire, one of the forward posts in Khari Karmara area of Poonch came under direct attack from across the LoC. Intermittent firing in the area continued for several hours during the day triggering panic among the border residents living in the forward areas. Naik Mahendra Chemjung got severely injured during this exchange of fire and was airlifted to the command hospital at Udhampur. However the 35 years old soldier succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.
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