Date of Birth : 05 Jan 1990

Birth Place : Beed, Maharashtra

Service: Army

Last Rank: Sepoy

Unit : 51RR

Date of Martyrdom: Jan 25, 2017

Sepoy Samundare Vikas

Sepoy Samundare Vikas belonged to Ganjpur Village, Teh -Dharur, in Beed district of Maharashtra. He was serving in J & K area in 2017 with 51 RR unit. On 25 Jan 2017 he was trapped under a deadly avalanche while on a patrol in that area.

 

He is Survived by his mother Smt Samundare Jandvi Pandurang.

 

Gurez sector avalanche 2017:

 

Sepoy Samundare Vikas was one of the 15 soldiers who died in an avalanche at Gurez sector of North Kashmir on 25th Jan 2017. There was heavy snowfall before the accident, resulting in multiple avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chandigarh based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment had warned of more avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh before the accident took place. The first avalanche hit Gurez on 25 of January morning, in which a family of four civilians had died. The second took place around the same time in Sonmarg, chiefly a tourist area, where an army camp was located.

 

The avalanche that proved deadly for the army hit the post at Neeru village in the night of 25 Jan 2017. The post at Neeru village was located in Tulail area , 25 Kms away from Gurez town in North Kashmir. The place located along the LOC normally remains cut off  by road in winters. The avalanche hit the area few hundred meters away from HQs of 51 RR unit and trapped the soldiers ,who were on patrol. The army dispatched the rescue teams and seven soldiers could be rescued but, Sepoy Samundare Vikas, who had been buried in snow, could not be saved.

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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Gurez_sector_avalanche
  • http://www.nagpurtoday.in/mortal-remains-of-3-army-jawans-martyred-in-jk-avalanche-may-reach-nagpur-on-jan-31/01311530

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2 Tributes
  • Meenal Joshi - Alappuzha,Kerala

    2017 at 11:37 am Reply

    Your sacrifice will always be remembered and you will remain a hero for countless Indians. I salute you. Jai Hind

  • Akshay k Parwe

    2017 at 11:34 am Reply

    We are very proud
    Vikas bhaiya
    We will never forget your memories
    With us
    Jai hind

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