Service No : 4277113N
Birth Place: Gaya, Bihar
Last Rank: Naik
Unit: 6 Bihar
Arm/Regt : The Bihar Regiment,
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : Sep 18, 2016
Uri Attack: 18 Sep 2016
Naik Vidyarthi was one of the 19 soldiers who was martyred in Uri Attack in Sep 2016. At around 5:30 a.m. on 18 September, four militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri, near the Line of Control in a pre-dawn ambush. They lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes followed by indiscriminate firing by automatic weapons. As a rear administrative base camp, the HQs had a fuel storage facility, which caught fire along with tents with soldiers sleeping in them. As a result of this dastardly attack, 17 army personnel were martyred.
A gun battle ensued that lasted for six hours, during which all the four militants were killed. An additional 19-30 soldiers were also reported to have been injured in the attack. Most of the soldiers martyred were from the 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments. One of the injured soldiers succumbed to his injuries on 19 September at R&R Hospital in New Delhi, followed by another soldier on 24 September, bringing the death toll to 19. The nation will remain grateful to Naik Vidyarthi for his courage and supreme sacrifice.
Naik Vidyarthi is survived by his wife Kiran, three daughters Aarti, Anshu, Anshika and a son.
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