Service No : JC-440791Y
Birth Place : Belgaum dist(Karnataka)
Rank : Subedar
Unit : 21 Madras
Arm/Regt :The Madras Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : 29 Jul 2016
Subedar Basappa Patil belonged to Khanajaon village in Belgaum district of Karnataka. He completed his schooling in his native place and later joined the Indian army on 24th of July 1990. He was recruited into 21 Madras battalion of the Madras Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle honours.
By 2016, he had put in around 16 years of service and had the experience of operating in various field units in different terrain and work environments. He also had risen to the rank of Subedar by the year 2016 and was involved in various operations as a junior commissioned officer.
Mine Blast on LoC : July 2016
During 2016, Sub Basappa Patil was serving with the unit deployed in Kargil sector of J & K area in 2016. As the unit was located near the LOC, its troops were manning various forward posts in its AOR(Area of Responsibility). Besides manning designated forward posts the unit also operated regular patrols to monitor the gaps between the manned posts. The troops had to exercise extreme caution while paroling as the terrain was very tough with various natural obstacles and also scattered with enemy laid mines or booby traps.
On 29 July 2016, Sub Basappa Patil, was leading a patrol party that included Sep Hasansab Khudavand too. The patrol party while traversing through the their planned route came under a mine blast. The blast was very severe and the soldiers including Sub Patil and Sep Hasansab suffered serious injuries. They were evacuated for the medical treatment but it did not help. Sub Basappa Patil and Sep Hasansab Khudavand later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Sub Basappa Patil was a valiant soldier and a committed junior commissioned officer who laid down his life in the service of the nation.
Sub Basappa Patil, is survived by his wife Shakunthala, daughter Keerthy and son Prakash.