Place of birth : Saharanpur, (UP)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Naik

Unit : 10 JAK Rif

Arm/Regt : The JAK Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : January 24, 2021

Naik Nishant Sharma

Naik Nishant Sharma hailed from New Shardanagar in Saharnpur in Uttar Pradesh. Son of Shri Jogendra Sharma and Smt Mamta Sharma, Naik Nishant Sharma had two brothers Shubham Sharma and Rishab Sharma as siblings. He joined the Army after completing his education at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into 10 JAK Rif battalion of the well known Jammu and Kashmir Rifles Regiment, an infantry regiment widely respected for its intrepid soldiers and numerous battle exploits.

 

After serving for few years, he got married to Ms Sonam in the year 2017. By the year 2020, he had served for a substantial number of years and developed into a tough and dedicated soldier. After serving for a couple of years with his parent unit he was deputed to serve with 61 RR battalion deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations. 

 

LOC Firing (Sunderbani Sector): 18 Jan 2021

 

During Jan 2021, Naik Nishant Sharma‘s unit 61 RR was deployed in the Sunderbani sector of J & K along the LOC. India shares a 3,323-km border with Pakistan, of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LOC fall in Jammu and Kashmir. As in the previous years, the LOC was highly active and volatile where ceasefire violations occurred very often and without any warning. It was also used by the terrorists for infiltration with the connivance of Pakistani security forces. The year 2020 witnessed very high number of ceasefire violations and the trend continued in the year 2021 too. One more such ceasefire violation took place on 18 Jan 2021 in Rajouri district of J&K.

 

On 18 Jan 2021, Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in the Sunderbani sector in Rajouri district. Pakistani soldiers violated the ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing using small arms, automatics, and mortars. Pakistan army resorted to shelling and firing in Sunderbani sector with a view to push trained militants into the Indian territory. Naik Nishant Sharma’s unit was manning one of the forward posts in that sector. Indian forces retaliated forcefully against the ceasefire violation and the cross border firing continued for several hours. However, during the exchange of fire, Naik Nishant Sharma got grievously injured and was shifted to the Command Hospital at Udhampur for medical treatment. However, Naik Nishant Sharma later succumbed to his injuries on 24 Jan 2021 and was martyred. Naik Nishant Sharma was a valiant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.

 

Naik Nishant Sharma is survived by his wife Smt Sonam Sharma, father Shri Jogendra Sharma, mother Smt Mamta Sharma and brothers Shubham Sharma & Rishab Sharma.

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8 Comments
  • Devdatta Mulchandani

    2021at4:11 pm Reply

    How is it that his wife was not accounted for in the list of surviors?

  • Mahesh Kumar

    2021at9:24 pm Reply

    When its an ordinary day for civilians like us – its another day on the duty for soldiers like you, who stand in harms way carrying out missions – so that Indian citizens can sleep in peace. Restlessly you go about your duty without rest – ELSE it would mean that the enemy has won…
    A good part of your lifes are spent staying away from your loved ones and the connection is just a phone call – ON important mission, NOT even that is allowed. Each day, inspite of the climate conditions you got up on the borders and fought for us. For the sake of your country and for the sake of the citizens of your country. Appreciating your effort in dedicating your life to us all, i thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    We salute your courage and dedication – With a high respect for the sacrifice and selfless duty toward country…Thank you for being there for us, and making us feel safe in the comforts of our home.

    SALUTE to your martyrdom – JAI HIND!

  • Anand Somashekar Hiremath

    2021at2:22 pm Reply

    We are forever indebted by your ultimate sacrifice. Words are not enough to describe your loss to the country and your family. A BIG Salute to your Parents, Wife, children and brothers. JAI HIND

  • Shanthi Priya

    2021at4:09 pm Reply

    “The Soldier is the Army. No Army is better than its Soldiers. The Soldiers is also a Citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of Citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s Country.”
    This shows up that without you people, we are no more at peace. You have struggled a lot to bring rest and peace in our lives. Now its our time to show our honor and gratitude to yourself and your family.
    Heartfelt thanks for your sacrifice towards our Nation. Feeling very proud that we had a man like you in our Army. A big big thanks to you and your family. Such a brave Man..
    JAI HIND!!!!

  • Sugitha Logaiyan

    2021at7:20 pm Reply

    I Am really sorry for the loss for our nation, your family and to ourselves. My sincere respect and salute to your dedication and courageous act for the cause of our nation. It always makes me have tearful eyes when I hear about the firing or the loss of lives of great heroes. We are always grateful to you and your family, Please accept my heartfelt respect & love to your family. We pray for your family happiness and good health.

    Big Salute to you great hero. Jai Hind!!

  • Anand Rajaraman

    2021at10:16 pm Reply

    We are sleeping peacefully at our homes because of people like you in Indian Army is guarding the frontiers

    Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the every single effort of each soldier who died protecting it. Sir , you are one of the kingpin..

  • NARAYANAN GOPALAN

    2021at7:25 am Reply

    Dear Family Members of Naik Nishant Sharma,

    It is truly disheartening to note that Naik Nishant Sharma’s life had come to an end this early. But reading his commitment to our nation is truly spell bounding and I am sure the citizen’s of our nation are behind you all to provide support.

    My prayers to the Almighty to bless you all to overcome this loss and heartfelt thanks to your family for providing a warrior to our nation.

    JAI HIND AND BHARAT MATHA KI JAI

    NARAYANAN G

  • Sheeba

    2021at3:07 pm Reply

    We thank you for your bravery and strength to have given up your life leaving behind your beautiful family, in the fight to protect our nation..We are forever indebted to your sacrifice for protecting our life and our liberty.. A big thanks and salute to your family members for providing us with a warrior.

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