Sep Sukhbir Singh

Place of birth : Khawaspur Vill, Punjab

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Arm/Regt : The JAK Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : November 27, 2020

Sepoy Sukhbir Singh.

Sepoy Sukhbir Singh hailed from Khawaspur village in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. Son of Shri Kulwant Singh and Smt Jasbir Kaur, Sep Sukhbir Singh was born in the year 1988 and had a brother Kuldip Singh and two sisters Davinder Kaur & Kulwinder Kaur as siblings. He joined the Army after completing his school education at the age of 20 years in the year 2018. He was recruited into 18 JAK Rif battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles Regiment, an infantry, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers and rich history of various battle honours.

 

Cross-Border Firing (Sunderbani Sector): 27 Nov 2020

 

During Nov 2020, Sep Sukhbir Singh’s unit was deployed in Rajouri district of J&K. The unit troops were manning the forward posts in the Sunderbani sector along the LOC. The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. The year 2019 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations — 3289 — by Pakistani troops since 2003. Similarly the year 2020 too continued with ceasefire violations and the number exceeded 1400 by Sep 2020. In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in Sunderbani sector along the LOC on 27 Nov 2020.

 

On 27 Nov 2020, Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri district. During that period, Sep Sukhbir Singh was manning one of the forward posts along the Line of Control in the Sunderbani sector. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy cross border firing using small arms, mortars and field guns. 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. However, during this heavy exchange of fire, Sep Sukhbir Singh and Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri got severely injured. They were evacuated and shifted to the Army medical facility for medical treatment. However they later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Sep Sukhbir Singh was a valiant soldier, who laid down his life at the age of 22 years in the line of his duty. 

 

Sep Sukhbir Singh is survived by his father Shri Kulwant Singh, mother Smt Jasbir Kaur, brother Kuldip Singh and two sisters Davinder Kaur & Kulwinder Kaur.

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15 Comments
  • ANKITA KIRTI

    2021at6:17 pm Reply

    I have read the book “Letters from Kargil”, it was hard to stop the tears while reading each letter in there, it’s hard to imagine the pain the recipient of those letters must have been through. They are equally strong as they bear the pain of losing their loved ones for the safety of the nation. My immense respect to them. May God give them the strength to face the loss.

  • Tamanna

    2021at6:32 pm Reply

    Dear Mrs Jasbir Kaur,

    I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude to you, for bringing up a son like Sepoy Sukhbir Singh and giving him the intent to serve the nation.

    A big salute to Sukhbir, for the bravery and valour he showed protecting the borders of our motherland. His unflinching bravery in the face of grave peril is a reminder of the mettle our soldiers are made of.
    His supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless him, and God bless your family.

  • Divya Ramesh Menon

    2021at6:50 pm Reply

    Respects and salute to you and your family
    Thank you for being so brave and protecting our nation during all crucial times
    May your soul Rest in Peace forever
    We will pray for you and your family every day
    The entire nation’s prayers are always there for you
    #SoldiersAreGod

  • Jeenal Shah

    2021at7:32 pm Reply

    For the warriors and the families,I pray
    Who let us see the morning’s ray.
    It’s the nation’s daughter and the son
    Who let us,everyday,see the sun.
    Soldiers, who are the nation’s pride
    Let’s the civilians smile, super wide.
    I pay my heartfelt tribute
    To the families this brave, I salute.

  • Shruti Katti

    2021at1:15 pm Reply

    Respected Shri Kulwant Singh and Smt Jasbir Kaur

    Being a parent myself I cannot fathom the pain you feel at the passing of your beloved son Sepoy Sukhbir Singh. It is because of sacrifices of your dear son and thousands of such sepoys that we sleep in peace every night. The nation and us will remember this sacrifice for the rest of our lives,

    Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and respects.

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