Place of birth : Bhatinda Dist(Pun)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Arm/Regt : The Sikh Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : October 30, 2021

Sep Manjit Singh

Sep Manjit Singh hailed from Sirvewala village of Bhatinda district in Punjab. He came from a family of modest means and had four sisters and a brother as his siblings. He was inclined to join the army since his younger days and eventually got selected to join it after completing his school education. He was recruited with 17 Sikh battalion of the Sikh Regiment a well known infantry Regiment with a rich history of valour and battle honours.  

 

Area Domination Patrol (Naushera Sector J&K) : 30 Oct 2021

 

During 2021, Sep Manjit Singh’s unit 17 Sikh was deployed in Naushera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. The unit was manning the forward posts along the LOC in Rajouri district. As the area of his unit’s operation was very volatile and prone to infiltration by militants, the unit had to maintain a strict vigil at all times and deployed armed patrols with regular frequency. The landmines along the patrol routes posed a serious danger to the troops and the Bomb Disposal Squad of the unit was often called upon to sanitize the routes. On 30 Oct 2021, Sep Manjit Singh was part of the team that tasked to undertake an area domination patrol in the unit's AOR. 

 

As Sep Manjit Singh with team leader Lt Rishi Kumar and other comrades were traversing through the challenging terrain as per the planned patrol route, there was a massive mine blast around 6 pm. The blast had a devastating effect, injuring three soldiers severely. Sep Manjit Singh, Lt Rishi Kumar and one more soldier faced the brunt of the blast and got injured severely. They were shifted to the nearby medical facility for emergency treatment. However Sep Manjit Singh and his officer Lt Rishi Kumar later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Sep Manjit Singh was a gallant soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty.  

 

Sep Manjit Singh is survived by his parents, four sisters and a brother Shri Avtar Singh.

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