Service No : 3200871M
Date of Birth : 04 Apr 1986
Place of Birth : Bulandshahar, UP
Last Rank: Sepoy
Unit : 18 Jat
Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment
Award : SM
Date of Martyrdom: 30 Jul 2016
Sepoy Vishal Chaudhary hailed from Bulandshahar district in Uttar Pradesh. He had joined the Indian Army in 2004 and was recruited into 18 Jat of the Jat Regiment, a regiment known for its fearless soldiers and various battle honours. By 2016, Sep Vishal Chaudhary had put in about 12 years of service and developed into a dedicated and committed soldier. After serving for few years with his parent unit Sep Vishal Chaudhary was later deputed to serve with 61 RR battalion deployed in J & K for counter insurgency operations.
Nowgam Operation : 29 July 2016
During 2016, Sep Vishal Chaudhary’s unit 61 Rashtriya Riffles was deployed in Nowgam district of J & K and engaged in operations against the militants on a regular basis. On the night of 29th July 2016, there was an attempt by the militants from across the border to sneak into the valley in the Nowgam sector about 120 kms from Srinagar. The troops of 61 RR battalion were already on high alert as the intelligence sources had informed the security forces about such possible attempts along the LOC. At around 3 AM in the morning on 30 July the troops of 61 RR noticed unusual movement in the suspected area and cordoned off the area. Sep Vishal Chaudhary was part of the team that was entrusted with the task of taking on the infiltrators.
On being challenged, the militants fired at the troops and a fierce gun-battle ensued. During the operation Sep Vishal got severely injured in the exchange of fire. Unmindful of his injuries, Sep Vishal continued to fire at the terrorists and killed one terrorist on the spot. He was later shifted to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Sep Vishal Chaudhary was a gallant soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation. Sep Vishal Chaudhary was given the gallantry award, “Sena Medal” for his courage, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice.
Sepoy Vishal Chaudhary is survived by his wife Smt Madhu Singh, two daughters and a son.
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