Service No : 3202262F
Date of Birth : July 10, 1987
Birth Place: Mathura (UP)
Last Rank: Sepoy
Unit: 18 Jat
Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment
Award : SM
Date of Martyrdom: Jul 30,2016
Sepoy Babloo Singh belonged to Jandipur village of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. Sep Babloo joined the army at the age of 18 years in 2005 and was enrolled into 18 Jat of the Jat Regiment. Sep Babloo was a keen a keen sportsman too and was part of his unit’s wrestling team.
Sep Babloo served in areas of different terrain and operational environment during his service. He had participated in various operations during his 11 years of service and evolved into a committed and battle-hardened soldier. During 2016, he was serving with 61 RR unit on deputation, which was engaged in anti-insurgency operations in J & K.
Nowgam Operation: 29 July 2016
Sepoy Babloo Singh was serving with 61 Rashtriya Riffles in 2016, which was engaged in various anti-militancy operations in militant-infested areas of J & K. On the night of 29th July 2016, there was an attempt to sneak into the valley by the militants in the Nowgam sector about 120 km from Srinagar. The troops of 61 RR were already alert as the intelligence reports had informed about such possible attempts along the LOC. Sep Babloo Singh was part of the team that intercepted the militants, trying to infiltrate.
On being challenged, the militants fired at the troops and a fierce gun-battle ensued thereafter. During the operation, Sep Babloo Singh got severely injured in the exchange of fire and was shifted to the hospital. However Sep Babloo Singh later succumbed to his injuries on 30 July 2018 and was martyred.
Sepoy Babloo Singh is survived by his wife Smt Ravita Devi and two children, a son and a daughter.
Smt Ravita Devi, wife of Sepoy Babloo Singh paid tribute to her husband on his “Day of Martyrdom” on 30 July 2018…
I felt indeed proud of you when I heard that a public function was being held in the town to commemorate your martyrdom and remember your sacrifice. Consumed by your thoughts, I instinctively had moved towards the venue with your gallantry award in my hand. Amidst the applause and appreciation of the people I really felt like a “Veer Naari”.
But sometimes I feel that though I was wife of a “Veer Purush”, I am still struggling to play the role of a “Veer Naari” as expected of me. I often get terrified by your absence and a future without you. Many a time I become speechless when children ask for you and ask questions for which I have no answers. I am still unable to accept the fact that you will never return and will never be there by my side. I still remember that fateful day when I was waiting to hear from you and instead you arrived wrapped in tricolor. That time, I had suddenly felt the pain that you would have gone through after taking in those bullets. I can still feel that pain many times even now.
But you also had taught me to be strong and be a proud soldier’s wife. You are not there but your words continue to inspire and encourage me to tide over the problems of life. When you were around, I was the ‘daughter in law’ of the house but now I play the role of the ‘son’ of the house, deriving strength from your words and gallant deeds. As you would have liked to see, I will also ensure that our son, Drona too follows into your footsteps and dons the “Army Uniform” that you loved so much.
I know that you are watching from above and guiding me to live life like a true “Veer Naari”.
Smt Ravita Devi
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