Place of Birth: Amalpur,Punjab
Last Rank: Sepoy
Unit: 22 Sikh
Regiment: The Sikh Regiment
Date of Martyrdom : Jan 20 ,2018
Sepoy Mandeep Singh hailed from Alampur in Punjab. Son of Mr Gurnam Singh, Sep Mandeep Singh joined the Army in the year 2015. He was recruited into 22 Sikh of the famed Sikh Regiment known for its valiant soldiers and various battle honours. During 2017-18, Sep Mandeep Singh’s unit was deployed in Poonch district of J & K along the LoC.
LoC Firing(Krishna Ghati Sector) : 20 Jan 2018
The Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district of J & K along the LoC is very volatile as the Pakistan troops resort to cross border firing very often in this area. During Jan 2018, Sepoy Mandeep Singh’s unit was deployed in this sector and its troops were manning various forward posts along the LoC. On 20 Jan 2018, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector and resorted to heavy mortar shelling of various Indian Army posts and civilian areas. Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars since morning hours on that day.
The Indian forces gave a befitting reply to the unprovoked firing and consequently the exchange of fire continued for several hours. During the heavy exchange of fire Sepoy Mandeep Singh manning one of the forward posts got severely injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. The 23 year old Sepoy Mandeep Singh was posted to J & K area after his initial training and served there for the next two and half years till the end. Sepoy Mandeep Singh was a disciplined and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.
Sepoy Mandeep Singh is survived by his parents and brother and a sister.
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