Service No : 5852895P

Place of Birth: Dailekh dist (Nepal)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Rifleman

Unit : 5/9 GR

Arm/Regt : 9 Gorkha Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom : Sep 20, 2017

Rfn Rajesh Khatri

Sepoy Rajesh Khatri hailed from Torayan village in Dailekh district of Nepal. He belonged to 5/9 GR battalion of 9 Gorkha Rifles Regiment, an infantry regiment well known for its brave soldiers and various battle honours.

 

Cross- Border Firing (Keran Sector): 20 Sep 2017

 

During Sep 2017, Sep Khatri ‘s unit 5/9 GR was deployed in Kupwara district of J & K along the LoC. The AOR (Area of Responsibility) of the unit fell in the part of LoC that was very volatile with frequent cross border violations. The area was prone to infiltration by the militants and the Pakistani forces often resorted to cross border firing to help the infiltration attempts. 5/9 GR battalion had to launch regular armed patrols to check infiltration attempts. Sep Khatri was a part of one such patrol on 20 Sep 2017 in Keran sector of Kupwara district.

 

Around 9.30 am on that day Pakistani troops commenced heavy shelling of the area and also targeted 5/9 GR patrol team. Indian forces also launched retaliatory attacks by using artillery fire and the exchange of fire continued for several hours. During this cross border exchange of fire, four Indian army soldiers including Sep Rajesh Khatri got severely injured. Sep Rajesh Khatri was immediately airlifted for medical treatment to 92-Base Hospital at Badami Bagh Cantonment at Srinagar. However, Sep Rajesh Khatri later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.

 

Sepoy Rajesh Khatri was a valiant soldier who laid down his life at the age of 27 years in the service of the nation. He is survived by his wife Smt Deepa Khatri.

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  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pakistan-violates-ceasefire-in-jks-kupwara-1-jawan-martyred/articleshow/60768219.cms
  • http://indianexpress.com/article/india/one-jawan-killed-in-keran-sector-as-pakistan-army-opens-firing-on-ground-patrol-4853213/
  • http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/200917/jk-jawan-killed-3-others-wounded-in-sniper-attack-in-kupwara.html
  • http://www.india.com/hindi-news/india-hindi/army-sepoy-rajesh-khatri-lost-his-life-in-ceasefire-violation-by-pakistan-in-keran-sector/
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29 Comments
  • Ashutosh Dixit

    2017at1:28 pm Reply

    Jai hind

  • sandeepjare

    2017at1:33 pm Reply

    jai hind

  • Shashi kant kumar

    2017at5:08 pm Reply

    Jay hind

  • Himanshu Singh

    2017at2:01 pm Reply

    RIP u bravo!
    Jai maa kali aayo Gorkhali

  • Sheetal Sharma

    2017at11:23 am Reply

    RIP Braveheart.. a big salute

  • Mayank Pratap Singh

    2017at9:51 pm Reply

    Recently,I read about your website in a newspaper . Hats off to you sir.you spent your money for soldiers.
    I’ll spread awareness about this website.Your website encourage me to serve my nation.once again Thank you and tribute to my soldiers.Because of you real Indian heroes.we can live a jovial life. Thank you to Indian soldiers.

  • देव कुमार सराफ

    2017at2:02 pm Reply

    वीर पुत्र को सलाम

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2017at11:04 pm Reply

    Salute You – You sacrifice your life while protecting sovereignty of India. You will never be forgotten and will always be saluted for your ultimate sacrifice.

  • Rita barily

    2017at11:19 am Reply

    Salute ur sacrifice, god blessings Amway’s ur family and child,great gorkhali

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