Service No : 5456852K

Place of Birth : Jalpaiguri dist (WB)

Service: Army

Last Rank: Naik

Unit : 3/5 GR

Arm/Regt : 5 Gorkha Rifles

Date of Martyrdom : 23 Aug 2019

Naik Rajib Thapa

Naik Rajib Thapa hailed from Mechpara village in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. After completing his school education he joined the army and was recruited into 3/5 GR of the 5 Gorkha Rifles regiment, an infantry regiment well known for its valiant soldiers. During his service career, Nk Rajib Thapa served in various operational areas with challenging work environments. After serving for few years Naik Rajib Thapa got married to Ms Khusbu Mangear and the couple had a daughter Kabya.


Nowshera ceasefire violation: 23 Aug 2019


During 2019, Naik Rajib Thapa’s unit 3/5 GR was deployed in the Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of J&K. 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. The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning.  Pakistan continued to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides. In another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in Nowshera sector along the LoC on 23 Aug 2019. On that day Naik Rajib Thapa was deployed on one of the forward posts in Nowshera sector’s Kalsian village.


On 23rd Aug 2019 morning Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in Nowshera sector. During that period, the Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy cross border shelling of various Indian Army posts and civilian areas. 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. During the exchange of fire Naik Rajib Thapa got seriously injured. Naik Rajib Thapa was immediately evacuated to the military hospital for specialized treatment. However, Naik Rajib Thapa succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.


Naik Rajib Thapa was a valiant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation. Naik Rajib Thapa is survived by his wife  Smt Khusbu Mangar Thapa, daughter Kabya, parents and a sister.

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  • Jyotsna Mangesh Nadgauda

    2019at8:15 am Reply

    Reading about ur valour and deeds of bravery brings tears in the eyes . How did you manage to face all this ? Also many thanx to one who started this website .

  • Lalitha Balasubramanian

    2019at12:03 pm Reply

    Thanks so much for being a hero . We salute you and your family .

  • Sivakumar Chandran

    2019at12:05 pm Reply

    Your selfless act is whats making the country safe. You live in our hearts forever.

  • Niharika Yeddanapudi

    2019at12:06 pm Reply

    We come across such stories everyday and all they do is inspire us to be better people and improve the world we live in. I’d like to thank him and his family for constantly reminding us that humanity still lives within us. Thank you.

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