Service No : 20002513H
Date of Birth : 18 Nov 1991
Place of Birth: Spiti dist (HP)
Unit : 62 RR/Dogra Scouts
Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom: Aug 3, 2017
Sepoy Tanzin Chhultim was born on 18 Nov 1991 in Karpat village of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. He joined the Army in Sep 2012 and had developed into a disciplined and committed soldier. After serving for a couple of years with his parent unit, Sep Tanzin was deputed to serve with 62 RR battalion deployed in J & K for counter insurgency operations.
Shopian Operation : Aug 03, 2017
On the late night of 2nd August 2017, Sep Tanzin’s unit received information from the intelligence sources about the presence of terrorists in Zaipora area of Shopian district. It was decided to launch an operations against the terrorists and deal with the threat. Sep Tanzin was part of the assault team led by Maj Kamlesh Pandey that reached the suspected area and launched the search and cordon operation. At around 2 am on 3rd Aug, while the operation was underway, the troops of 62 RR came under attack from the terrorists, firing from vantage points.
A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter with heavy exchange of fire. Three soldiers including Maj Kamlesh Pandey and Sep Tanzin were injured, who were rushed to Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar. Sep Tanzin succumbed to the injuries, en-route to the hospital and was martyred. Sep Tanzin was a gallant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty, living up to the highest traditions of Indian Army. Sepoy Tanzin Chhultim was unmarried and is survived by his mother Smt Tanzing Angmo.