Service No : JC521396L
Birth Place: Shibu Chak (J & K)
Last Rank: Subedar
Unit: 10 Dogra
Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : Sep 18, 2016
Subedar Karnail Singh (46) belonged to 10 Dogra regiment and was a resident of Bishna in Jammu. He was among the 19 brave hearts who laid down their lives in the line of duty in September 2016 when Pakistani terrorists struck the Army’s Administrative base in Uri sector of J & K.
The soldier left behind his mother Ratna Devi, wife Geeta Devi and his three sons Anmol, Arun, and Shivam. While Anmol is studying in the First year of Degree course, Arun is a student of class 11th and Shivam of class I.
He was one of the 19 soldiers who was martyred in Uri Attack in Sep 2016. At around 5:30 a.m. on 18 September, four militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri, near the Line of Control in a pre-dawn ambush. They lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes followed by indiscriminate firing by automatic weapons. As a rear administrative base camp, the HQs had a fuel storage facility, which caught fire along with tents with soldiers sleeping in them. As a result of this dastardly attack, 17 army personnel were martyred. A gun battle ensued that lasted for six hours, during which all the four militants were killed. An additional 19-30 soldiers were also reported to have been injured in the attack. Most of the soldiers martyred were from the 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments. One of the injured soldiers succumbed to his injuries on 19 September at R&R Hospital in New Delhi, followed by another soldier on 24 September, bringing the death toll to 19.
The nation will remain grateful to this brave soldier for his courage and supreme sacrifice.
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