Date of Birth: July 1,1991

Birth Place : Andhyakhara ,Rajasthan

Service: Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 44 RR

Regt : Rajput Regiment

Date of Martyrdom : Feb 23, 2017

Sepoy Vikas Singh Gurjar

Sepoy Vikas Singh Gurjar was born on 1st July 1991 in Andhyakhara village of Karauli district in Rajasthan. At the age of 19 he got recruited in Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army. He was married to Ramraji and had two daughters; his elder daughter was two-and-a-half years, younger one was eight months old while his wife was pregnant with their third child when the ghastly event happened in which he lost his life.

 

Vikas Singh Gurjar belonged to Rajput Regiment and was posted to  44 Rashtriya Rifles in Kashmir.

 

Shopian Attack: Feb 2017

 

Sepoy Vikash Singh was posted to a unit which is specially designated for the counter-insurgency operation in Kashmir. His unit had received specific information that some of the militants were hiding in a house in Kungoo village of Sophia district of south Kashmir. On 22nd  Feb 2017, a team was formed to nab the militants; Sepoy Vikash was also part of the team which went in the search operation to the suspected hideout. However, the militants were not present there and at around 2 AM in the morning, when they were coming from the operation and had reached Mulu Chitragam, militants of  Hizb-ul-Mujahideen attacked the patrolling unit of Army and police. The suspected militants launched the attack by firing indiscriminately at the forces’ vehicles, leaving seven soldiers injured, including two officers. Three of them later succumbed to injuries. Sepoy Vikash Singh was among the three soldiers killed by militants in this ambush. Sepoy Vikash laid down his life in the service of the nation and made supreme sacrifice for the safety and security of fellow countrymen.

 

Sepoy Vikas Singh Gurjar is survived by his wife Ramraji and his parents.

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