Service No : 3017767L

Place of birth : Satna Dist(MP)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Arm/Regt : The Rajput Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Awards : Shaurya Chakra

Martyrdom : October 20, 2021

Sepoy Karn Veer Singh SC

Sepoy Karn Veer Singh hailed from Daldal village in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. Son of an army veteran Ravi Kumar Singh and Smt Mithilesh Singh, Sep Karn Veer Singh was the younger of two brothers. His early education took place at his aunt's house in Hatia village.  Subsequently, he took admission in Sainik School Rewa and thereafter also studied in Sainik School, Mhow. Right from his younger days, he always wished to follow in the footsteps of his father and don the Army uniform. Following his dream, he joined the army after completing his school education in the year 2017. He was recruited into the 21 Rajput Regiment Battalion of the Rajputana Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its valour and battle honours in various operations. After serving for sometime with his parent unit, he was deputed to serve with 44 RR battalion, deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations.  

 

Shopian Operation: 20 Oct 2021

 

During Oct 2021, Sep Karn Veer Singh’s unit 44 RR was deployed in the Shopian district of J & K and was involved in operations against the militants on a regular basis. The unit had to maintain a high state of alert at all times as the soldiers were invariably tasked to undertake operations at very short notice. On 20 Oct 2021, the security forces received specific information about the movement of two unidentified terrorists in a village in Shopian district, falling in the AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the Unit.  It was decided to lay an ambush to neutralize the terrorists. As planned Sep Karn Veer and his comrades of 44 RR battalion reached the suspected area in the morning of 20 Oct 2021. Sepoy Karn Veer Singh was functioning as a scout of the team, which had laid the ambush.

 

At 1030 hours, when intercepted by the ambush, both the terrorists in an attempt to escape jumped into a nalla. Sep Karn Veer Singh realizing the gravity of the situation, dashed after them alone for around 100 meters. the terrorists realizing that they were being chased, fired at him indiscriminately and lobbed grenades thereby injuring him. Undaunted by his injuries, Sep Karn Veer Singh crawled ahead for 30 meters and accurately engaged the terrorists and pinned them down. Displaying commendable gallantry and grit, he eliminated one terrorist in an intense firefight. In a rare show of unprecedented courage and devotion to duty Sep Karn Veer Singh continued to engage the second terrorist and eventually injured him. However during this fierce exchange of fire, Sep Karn Veer Singh too received a bullet on his head and got grievously injured. Sep Karn Veer Singh soon succumbed to their injuries and was martyred. Sep Karn Veer Singh was a fearless and committed soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty at a young age of 25 yrs. Sep Karn Veer Singh was given the gallantry award, “Shaurya Chakra” posthumously on 15 Aug 2022, for his commendable bravery, devotion to duty, camaraderie and supreme sacrifice. 

 

Sep Karn Veer Singh is survived by his father Shri Ravi Kumar Singh, mother Smt Mithilesh Singh and his brother.

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