Surgical Strike hero Lance Naik Sandeep Singh lost his life on Monday in the anti-infiltration operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara along the Line of Control (LoC). Singh was a part of the Indian Army's 4 Para (Special Forces) unit that conducted the surgical strikes across the border in 2016.
The 30-year-old soldier succumed to the bullet injuries he sustained in the operation. Before his death, he killed two infiltrators trying to cross the border at Tangdhar area of Kupwara.
Paying tributes to the braveheart, Army's Northern Command twitted, “ArmyCdrNC and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of L/Nk Sandeep Singh & offer deepest condolences to the family.”
Singh, who is survived by his wife and a five-year-old-son, hailed from Punjab's Gurdaspur. He joined the Indian Army in 2007 and was a part of the unit that conducted the surgical strike against Pakistan in 2016.
On Sunday, the security forces had launched the anti-infiltration operation after noticing suspicious movement along the border. In the operation, they killed five militants who were trying to sneak into the Indian side of the border.
The tension on the border has increased after the recent act of barbarism by Pakistani forces. The Pakistan Border Action (BAT) team had beheaded a BSF soldier.
Reacting to the heinous act, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying that barbarism meted out by terrorists and the Pakistan Army against Indian soldiers will be avenged.