Service No : JC452643A

Place of Birth: Udhampur(J&K)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Subedar

Unit : 16 Grenadiers

Arm/Regt: The Grenadiers

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Award: Sena Medal

Date of Martyrdom: 05 Oct 2020

Sub Sukhdev Singh SM

Subedar Sukhdev Singh hailed from Peoni village in Majalta tehsil of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir. He joined the Army after completing his school education like many young people for his village. He was recruited into 16 Grenadiers of the Grenadiers, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers and rich history of various battle honours. After serving for few years, he got married and the couple had a daughter Tanvi and a son Tanmay.


As a young soldier he had taken part in the Kargil war in the year 1999, while his unit was deployed in Kargil sector. By the year 2020, he had been promoted to the rank of Subedar and had developed into a battle-hardened soldier and a very dependable junior commissioned officer. He had served in various operational areas by then and gathered substantial field experience.


Cross-Border Firing (Nowshera Sector): 05 Oct 2020


During Oct 2020, Sub Sukhdev Singh’s unit 16 Grenadiers was deployed in Rajouri district of J&K. The unit troops were manning the forward posts in the Nowshera sector along the LOC.  The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. Like the previous years the year 2020 too continued with ceasefire violations and by Oct 2020 the number exceeded 4000. Pakistan continued to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides. In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in Nowshera sector along the LOC on 05 Oct 2020.


On 05 Oct 2020, in the evening around 1900 hrs Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district. During that period, Sub Sukhdev Singh was supervising the forward posts along the Line of Control in the Nowshera sector. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy cross border firing at Kalal, Lam and Jhangad sectors along the LOC. Indian army responded in a befitting manner to the Pakistani aggression and consequently, a heavy exchange of fire ensued thereafter, which continued intermittently for several hours. However, during this heavy exchange of fire, Sub Sukhdev Singh got severely injured. He was shifted to the Army medical facility but he succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Sub Sukhdev Singh was a valiant soldier and a committed junior commissioned officer, who laid down his life in the line of his duty. Sub Sukhdev Singh was given the gallantry award, “Sena Medal” on 26 Jan 2021 for his courage, camaraderie, devotion to duty, and supreme sacrifice.


Sub Sukhdev Singh is survived by his parents, wife, daughter Tanvi Rajput and son Tanmay Rajput.

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    2020at11:29 am Reply

    jai hind sahab aap hamesa hamare dil me rahoge

  • Abhinaba Dey

    2021at8:22 pm Reply

    May god bless your family..Your contribution towards the nation is remarkable . Every indians are greatful and proud of you.

  • Sachin Chouhan

    2021at11:26 am Reply

    The country will not forget your contribution. You are the true son of the country.

    We are proud of you. You protect the country by staying on the border.

    May god bless your family

  • Sudipta Mondal

    2021at1:26 pm Reply

    Dear wonderful soldiers,
    May God bless your family. The greatest sacrifice is when you sacrifice your own happiness for the sake off someone else. Because of your big sacrifice,we can live safely in our home. Jai Hind ! Vande Mataram!
    We salute our Indian Army

  • Sudipta Mondal

    2021at1:45 pm Reply

    Dear wonderful soldiers,
    May God bless your family. The greatest sacrifice is when you sacrifice your own happiness for the sake off someone else. Because of your big sacrifice, we can live safely in our home. Jai Hind! Vande Mataram!
    The big salute to our brave soldiers.

  • Purnima Singh

    2021at7:29 pm Reply

    jai hind.
    i would like to salute for your sacrifice for the nation.the country will never forget your sacrifice towards the nation.may god bless your family.

  • Jyotsna Bharati

    2021at9:33 am Reply

    Such an inspiration reading about you Sir.
    No words can thank you and all the brave soldiers who selflessly fight and stand strong for our country.
    Huge respect for you Sir, God bless.

  • Sahil Bhagat

    2021at5:39 pm Reply

    Salute to you Subedaar Sukhdev Singh.
    Jai Hind!

  • Nitin George

    2021at6:25 pm Reply

    A big salute to you and all the brave soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who laid down their lives fighting for our Nation; A big salute to you for your passion for our Country & People. Very grateful to our Army for their everlasting dedication.

  • Ishita Bhatnagar

    2021at7:19 pm Reply

    Words are not enough to express the gratitude for the bravery shown by Sir. The entire nation would forever be indebted for the sacrifice made by him. Salute to the family as well for making their son so brave and selfless. Not everyone has the will to serve the country but India still sleeps peacefully because of all the soldiers like Sir. Jai Hind.

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