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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21 Comments
  • Mahesh kumar sewag

    2021at10:23 am Reply

    Falak tak kad liye jo chal rahaa.. wo mere desh ka jawan h..
    H 100 jhakhm jo badan p ….y sahas ki phachan h..
    Muskura ke bejh de ..sarhad pe jo jawan ko…
    Ae ma tujhe tere balidan p…koti koti praanam ho..

  • Govind suthar

    2021at10:27 am 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 king.
    Jai Hind Jai Bharat

  • Chetan Jadhav

    2021at10:29 am Reply

    I Express My Gratitude to your Bravery, Strength & Sacrifice for our nation and Leaving family behind …
    I Salute to all forces of Indian Defence for there Selfless service to protect our nation without thinking anything more than nation in this Glorious life & World ….Jai Hind!!!

  • Kashish Bhimjiani

    2021at10:52 am Reply

    Just wanted to say put out a heartfelt thank you for all the sacrifices you have made for our safety and security. We are forever indebted to your service and courage. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Jai Hind!

  • Rupesh sahu

    2021at11:50 am Reply

    Gratitude from my bottom of my heart for Naik Nishant Sharma for sacrifice and bravery that he has made for the country.
    Thanks to Indian Army that has innumerable
    sacrifices for the nation to make our nation proud.
    Regards for their Bravery.

  • Raashi Gupta

    2021at10:20 pm Reply

    Thank you for being a hero, for protecting us every day, and for the sacrifices you made. It is because of brave hearts like you and your team that we sleep peacefully every night. Words will never be enough to describe your selflessness, bravery, and valour.

    The nation will always remember you and will forever remain indebted to you. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    Jai Hind

  • Pallavi Warad

    2021at10:38 am Reply

    “No words and No sentence can describe your sacrifices”
    A big solute to you and your family…
    Real Hero of India….
    Thanks to you and your family…
    जय हिन्द जय भारत।

  • Arnav Chawla

    2021at12:59 am Reply

    Utmost respect and a big salute for your contribution and sacrifice. Jai Hind!

  • Buneet Bansal

    2021at3:54 pm Reply

    I want to pay my respects to Commander Nishant Singh for the sacrifices that he has made for our great country. He chose to forgo the comforts of life and risked his life so that we may live in peace. Salute to Indian Defense Forces. Jai Hind!

  • Sarvesh Kumar Tiwari

    2021at9:51 am Reply

    My condolences to the families of the bravehearts. You made the ultimate sacrifice for our motherland. May god give the families strength in these tough times

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