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BSF MARTYRS A LEGACY OF PRIDE AND VALOURBORDER SECURITY FORCEBlock 10, CGO Complex, New Delhi-110003www.bsf.nic.in Vol IBorder Security Force (BSF)In the aftermath of 1965 Indo-Pak conflict, the leadership of the country came out with alternative blueprint of dedicated Federal Force for securing Indian borders with Pakistan. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then, Prime Minister constituted a committee comprising of General J N Chaudhuri, the Chief of Army Staff, Shri L P Singh, the Home Secretary and the Defence Secretary to draft the blueprint. Thus, Border Security Force was raised on 1st December, 1965 by embodying various State Armed Police battalions deployed on the borders under the inspiring leadership of Shri K F Rustamji, IP as its first Director General. With a humble beginning with 25 Battalions of State Armed Police of bordering states, today, BSF has emerged to be the worlds largest border guarding force with over 2,50,000 committed Seema Praharis. BSF guards a staggering 6623 kms border of India with Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Western Command of the Force is responsible for 2290 kms of land border, 237 kms of Line of Control (Loc) and 85 kms Coastal border with Pakistan. The Eastern Command safeguards 4096 kms of IB including 930 kms tricky and riverine borders with Bangladesh. Besides guarding borders, BSF has now been entrusted with the added responsibility to tackle the Left Wing Extremism in the States of Odisha and Chhattisgarh. These 50 years have been a glorious saga of valour, sacrifice and dedication where BSF has stood up to every challenge and emerged triumphant. During its Golden journey, BSF has played a pivotal role & contributed immensely to all facets of National security right from the day of its raising. BSF shouldered responsibilities such as election duties, aid to civil authorities during natural calamities, law & order duties with great aplomb. The force has also played a significant role in restoring peace and in smothering the menace of militancy in the State of Punjab, J&K and North-Eastern States for which the Seema Praharis earned gallantry medals for their acts of bravery. A total of 1551 BSF bravehearts sacrificed their lives in the line of duty to attain covetous and exalted position of martyr. The riveting and fascinating saga of BSF will always continue to be the hallmark of this elite Force.Angkor Publishers (P) Ltd., Email: angkor@rediffmail.comCMYK Form I (1600 sheets Single Side 170 GSM Matt)BSF MARTYRSA LEGACY OF PRIDE AND VALOURBSF MARTYRSA LEGACY OF PRIDE AND VALOURBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourVOLUME IApril 2015Border Security ForceBlock 10, CGO Complex, New Delhi-110003www.bsf.nic.inii BSF Martyrsedition May 2015Copyright Directorate General, Border Security Force, New DelhiAll rights reserved. No part of this Publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher.Published by:Directorate General, Border Security Force, 10, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi110 003Printed at:Angkor Publishers (P) Ltd., B-66, Sector-6, Noida-201 301. Mobile: 9871456571, 9910161199, E-mail: angkor@rediffmail.comDisclaimer:This book is a compendium of BSF personnel, who have sacrificed their lives on the altar of duty and in no way confers any right to the NOKs/dependents or anybody to claim Martyr Status or any social or financial benefits provided by Central or State Governments or its functionaries.BSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and Valour iiiForewordBSF during its Golden Journey has played a pivotal role & contributed immensely on all facets of national security right from the day of its raising/inception. Indo Pak conflict of 1965 compelled the then leadership of the country to raise a dedicated federal force for securing Indian border with Pakistan. Raised on 1st Dec 1965 with a humble beginning with 25 Bns of state Armed Police of bordering states, today it has emerged to be the worlds largest border guarding force. This elite force has participated in all major border conflicts with Pakistan and internal security situation/operations since then. During the nascent years of its raising the force was tasked to assist Mukti Vahini for Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. It is on record that BSF was mobilized before the actual war had broken out during Liberation War of Bangladesh. Since then the gallant journey of BSF is continuing in the form of fighting militancy and restoring peace in Punjab, counter insurgency operations in J&K and fighting insurgents in North East and now fighting Maoists besides its primary role of guarding Indo-Pak and Indo Bangladesh Border. To pay tribute to our martyrs in this Golden Jubilee year, we have compiled stories of valour and supreme sacrifice of BSF personnel in the form of a book, titled, BSF MARTYRS A LEGACY OF PRIDE AND VALOUR.During this Golden Journey, 1551 BSF personnel have laid down their lives in the line of duty which speaks for itself about the commitment to national security, patriotism and high order of professionalism. The supreme sacrifice of the Bordermen has been duly recognised by the Govt of India by awarding 1 Mahavir Chakra, 11 Veer Chakra, 4 Kirti Chakra, 12 Shourya Chakra, 231 PPMG and 870 PMG.It is our solemn duty to ensure that families of our martyrs are looked after in the best possible way as is also the wish of our Honble Prime Minister and Honble Home Minister.I am confident that Force will carry the legacy of its motto Jeevan Paryant Kartavya in the times to come too.Jai Hind(devendra Kumar Pathak) IPS DG BSFiv BSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and ValourAcknowledgementsInter dependence is a higher value than independence.In the Golden Jubilee year of BSF, this book on BSF Martyrs is a perfect tribute to our brave hearts who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. This book has been possible through the combined efforts of large number of BSF officers and men, as compilation of data spanning 50 years in a short time was indeed a herculean task. I am grateful for the vision, wisdom and inspiration received from Shri D K Pathak, IPS, DG BSF, who was the main driving force behind this gigantic task that we had undertaken.My sincere thanks are due to Shri K K Sharma, IPS, ADG(Ops) BSF and Shri Rajni Kant Mishra, IPS, ADG(HR) BSF for their valuable guidance and encouragement to make this endeavour a success. Not to mention Shri O S Jha, DIG, Faculty of Studies and his team for initial compilation of the data. Shri A D Abdali, DIG (IT), Shri P Koshy, DC (IT) for IT related support for data collection and compilation without whose efforts, this task could not have been accomplished. My heartfelt thanks to Ftr IsG and Commandants of all the Bns for sending valuable information regarding our Martyrs in a short span of time.My thanks to Shri A S Malik, DIG (Adm), Shri S S Chandel, Comdt (Coord), Shri Sanjay Sharma, 2IC (Adm) and staff of Adm branch for their painstaking and sustained efforts for fruition of this magnum opus BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour.I must acknowledge the sentimental attachment and concerted hard work put in by Shri Bhagavan Das, Ms. Manisha Shrivastava and their team at Angkor Publishers (P) Ltd. for undertaking the production of this monumental volume on a war footing.Adequate care has been taken to incorporate the data of all the martyrs upto April, 2015. However, if any information has been missed, it is without any prejudice and such errors are regretted.(Pawan Kumar dubey)IG (Adm)It gives me immense pleasure to know that in the golden jubilee year, Border Security Force is dedicating a book honouring the martyrs of the Force and has aptly titled it as BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour.Such momentous occasions give us an opportunity to express our gratitude towards our brave hearts and recall the supreme sacrifice made by the border men during the most challenging times in the history of this great nation. I am sure this book, dedicated to the martyrs of the Force, will be a true tribute and honour to the sacrifices made by them. I am indeed glad to see their gallant deeds have been penned in golden letters, which will be preserved for the coming generation as a treatise of heroic act.I am confident that this book will act as a source of inspiration and enthuse our border men to render services for the motherland more devotedly and dedicatedly.I wish the Force a grand success during the Golden Jubilee Year and hope it grows from strength to strength.(Rajnath Singh)x`g Eka=khHkkjrubZ fnYyh&110001Home ministerindiaNew Delhi-110001jktukFk flagraJnatH sinGHMeSSAgelR;eso t;rsx`g jkT; Eka=khHkkjr ljdkjminister of state for Home affairsGovernment of indiagfjHkkbZ ijFkhHkkbZ pkS/jhHaribhai Parathibhai chaudharyMeSSAgeI am glad, to know that BSF has entered 50th year of glorious service to the nation and during 2015 BSF is publishing a Book BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourThe Border Security Force has served the country with great dedication. It has demonstrated the highest levels of commitment, professionalism and discipline in maintaining the sanctity of International Borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. Besides this, the force had contributed immensely during 1971 Indo-Pak war and has also been instrumental in curbing terrorism in Punjab, militancy in J&K and insurgency in far flung areas of North-East. The contribution of BSF in tackling ongoing left wing extremism menace is commendable.I pay homage to the gallant officers and men of the force who have made supreme sacrifice at the altar of duty. I convey my best wishes to all the bordermen and their families.(Haribhai P. Chaudhary)New Delhi14 May, 2015lR;eso t;rsfdjsu jhthtwKiren riJiJUI am delighted to learn that Border Security Force is celebrating 2015 as Golden Jubilee year and is publishing a book remembering the martyrs of BSF titled as BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour.The Border Security Force, the first line of defence of the nation, has been guarding our borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh and also credited with the vital role in counter insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and North East. It has also been performing commendably in Anti LWE operations these days.BSF has a glorious past and bordermen have proven their worth on every occasion whenever nation needed them. While discharging their onerous duties, many officers and men of this elite force have laid down their lives in the service of Motherland. Let us remember our Martyrs with gratitude for the supreme sacrifice they have made in the line of duty.I salute these brave bordermen and their family members. I congratulate BSF for taking this commendable step towards remembering their Martyrs and am confident this will instill more patriotism in BSF troops and will remain a source of inspiration for all time to come.(Kiren Rijiju)MeSSAgeNew Delhi16 May, 2015lR;eso t;rsx`g jkT; Eka=khHkkjr ljdkjminister of state for Home affairsGovernment of indiaviii BSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and Valourcontents Volume iForeword ...... iiiAcknowledgements ...... ivMessages ...... viiAwards and Medals ...... xWar Memorials ...... xiiVOLUME-I01 Bn ...... 102 Bn ...... 703 Bn ...... 1104 Bn ...... 1805 Bn ...... 2706 Bn ...... 2807 Bn ...... 3008 Bn ...... 3209 Bn ...... 3510 Bn ...... 3911 Bn ...... 4512 Bn ...... 5113 Bn ...... 5614 Bn ...... 6215 Bn ...... 6816 Bn ...... 7017 Bn ...... 7318 Bn ...... 8219 Bn ...... 8420 Bn ...... 9321 Bn ...... 9622 Bn ...... 10823 Bn ...... 12424 Bn ...... 13125 Bn ...... 13726 Bn ...... 15027 Bn ...... 15528 Bn ...... 16429 Bn ...... 16730 Bn ...... 17031 Bn ...... 17732 Bn ...... 18333 Bn ...... 19134 Bn ...... 19535 Bn ...... 20436 Bn ...... 20637 Bn ...... 20838 Bn ...... 21639 Bn ...... 21940 Bn ...... 22841 Bn ...... 22942 Bn ...... 23543 Bn ...... 24044 Bn ...... 24645 Bn ...... 24746 Bn ...... 24847 Bn ...... 24948 Bn ...... 25649 Bn ...... 25750 Bn ...... 26651 Bn ...... 27252 Bn ...... 27553 Bn ...... 27854 Bn ...... 28655 Bn ...... 29356 Bn ...... 30457 Bn ...... 30858 Bn ...... 31659 Bn ...... 32160 Bn ...... 32661 Bn ...... 33562 Bn ...... 33963 Bn ...... 34464 Bn ...... 34665 Bn ...... 35266 Bn ...... 35467 Bn ...... 35668 Bn ...... 35869 Bn ...... 36370 Bn ...... 36971 Bn ...... 37072 Bn ...... 37473 Bn ...... 37574 Bn ...... 38875 Bn ...... 39776 Bn ...... 40277 Bn ...... 41178 Bn ...... 41679 Bn ...... 425BSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and Valour ix112 Bn ...... 592113 Bn ...... 595115 Bn ...... 601116 Bn ...... 604117 Bn ...... 611118 Bn ...... 614120 Bn ...... 622121 Bn ...... 629122 Bn ...... 630123 Bn ...... 633124 Bn ...... 637125 Bn ...... 641126 Bn ...... 642127 Bn ...... 646128 Bn ...... 648129 Bn ...... 651130 Bn ...... 654131 Bn ...... 655132 Bn ...... 656133 Bn ...... 667135 Bn ...... 672136 Bn ...... 674137 Bn ...... 678138 Bn ...... 685140 Bn ...... 686141 Bn ...... 687142 Bn ...... 692143 Bn ...... 698144 Bn ...... 705145 Bn ...... 706151 Bn ...... 711152 Bn ...... 715153 Bn ...... 717contents Volume ii80 Bn ...... 42781 Bn ...... 43182 Bn ...... 43483 Bn ...... 43684 Bn ...... 44885 Bn ...... 45286 Bn ...... 45387 Bn ...... 46188 Bn ...... 46689 Bn ...... 47190 Bn ...... 47891 Bn ...... 48292 Bn ...... 48693 Bn ...... 49594 Bn ...... 49795 Bn ...... 49896 Bn ...... 50497 Bn ...... 51198 Bn ...... 51599 Bn ...... 519100 Bn ...... 520101 Bn ...... 522102 Bn ...... 524103 Bn ...... 535104 Bn ...... 539105 Bn ...... 544106 Bn ...... 552107 Bn ...... 562108 Bn ...... 570109 Bn ...... 577110 Bn ...... 585111 Bn ...... 589161 Bn ...... 730162 Bn ...... 745163 Bn ...... 752165 Bn ...... 753171 Bn ...... 754172 Bn ...... 758173 Bn ...... 777181 Bn ...... 782182 Bn ...... 785183 Bn ...... 790191 Bn ...... 791192 Bn ...... 797193 Bn ...... 798194 Bn ...... 801195 Bn ...... 808199 Bn ...... 816200 Bn ...... 8171066 BSF Arty Regt. ...... 821SHQ BSF Kupwara ...... 821SHQ BSF Srinagar ...... 822SHQ BSF Tura ...... 823SHQ BSF Jammu ...... 824FTR HQ Jammu ...... 825STC BSF Kashmir ...... 826SHQ BSF Bandipur ...... 827SHQ BSF Gujarat ...... 829Annexure ..... A-1Index (Alphabetical) ..... I-1Index (Yearwise) ..... I-25x BSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and ValourPadma ShriMaha Vir ChakraPadma BhushanPadma VibhushanKirti ChakraAwards and MedalsParam Vishisht Seva MedalBSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and Valour xiAti Vishishtha Seva MedalPresidents Police Medal for Gallantry Police Medal for GallantrySena MedalShaurya ChakraVir ChakraAwards and Medalsxii BSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and ValourBSF War Memorials^^kghnksa dh fprkvksa ij tqM+saxs gj cjl esysoru is ejus okyksa dk ;gh ckdh fukk gksxk**& jkeizlkn fcfLeyChhawla DelhiBSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and Valour xiiiKutch GujaratTanot Rajasthan Raja Mohatam Punjabxiv BSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and ValourJodhpur RajasthanKillapada MeghalayaSrinagar Jammu and KashmirSardar Post GujaratBSF MartyrsA Legacy of Pride and Valour xvJalandhar PunjabBSF Academy Tekanpur (Gwalior)Abbreviations2IC Second-in-CommandAC Assistant CommandantADIG Additional Deputy Inspector GeneralASI Assistant Sub InspectorB/B BarberComdt CommandantConst (Ct) ConstableDIG Deputy Inspector GeneralDVR DriverDy Comdt (DC) Deputy CommandantHC Head ConstableInsp InspectorLNK Lance NaikMC Mounted ConstableNK NaikSI Sub InspectorSMO Senior Medical OfficerSub SubedarWC Water CarrierWM Washer Mangrks ok izkIL;fl loxZZ ftRok ok Hkks{;ls eghe~ARkLeknqfRkB dkSUrs; ;q)k; d`rfup;%AA 37AAhato v prpsyasi svargam jitv v bhokyase mahmtasmd uttiha kaunteya yuddhya kta-nicayah.Translation: O son of Kunti, either you will be killed on the battlefield and attain the heavenly planets, or you will conquer and enjoy the earthly kingdom. Therefore, get up and fight with determination.Purport: Even though there was no certainty of victory for Arjunas side, he still had to fight for, even being killed there, he could be elevated into the heavenly planets.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 101 BnConst RAJBIRRegt No. : 860762748Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.02.1988Regt No. 860762748 Ct Rajbir of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Feb 1988 at Malikpur (Punjab) while performing CI duty. Ct Rajbir was born on 4 April 1965 and joined BSF on 22 May 1986.On 18 Feb 1988, Ct Rajbir was on escort duty of special patrol.moving in two vehicles. At about 2000 hrs, while the vehicles were crossing a sugarcane field near village Malikpur, they were fired upon from three different directions by militants using assault rifles. Ct Rajbir sustained bullet injuries on his head and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Krishna Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kulasi, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.LNK DARSHAN SINGHRegt No. : 830050558Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.03.1994Regt No. 830050558 L/Nk Darshan Singh of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 March 1994 at Sayed Ali Akbar Shah, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. LNk Darshan Singh was born on 1 March 1963 and joined BSF on 8 July 1983.On 22 March 1994 at about 1200 hrs, while troops of the unit were patrolling in the general area Sayed Ali Akbar Mazar, Khanbari Chowk, Karfully Mohalla Fateh Kadal, Srinagar, militants fired upon the patrol. In that incident, LNk Darshan Singh sustained bullet injuries on his chest. He was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital. At about 1215 hrs, while enroute, he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Balbir Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Rakason, PO-Jadla, PS-Rahon, Nawanshahar, Distt-SSB Nagar, Punjab.01 Bn2 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst B AJAM ALI, PMGRegt No. : 980097214Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.2000Regt No. 980097214 Ct B Ajam Ali of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 2000 at Vill-Kudwani (J&K) while performing CI duty. Ct B Ajam Ali was born on 14 May 1978 and joined BSF on 16 Jan 1998.On 26 Sept 2000, in a joint Cordon and Search Operation by troops of 01 and 151 Bn BSF, at village Wangand, militants opened fire on the inner cordon party in which Ct B Ajam Ali sustained bullet injuries. He was evacuated to Civil Hospital, Anantnag, where he succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Shri SB Khader Basa (father) resides at H.No. 4-109, Nallarivandlapalli, PO-Kalikiri, Distt-Chittor, Andhra Pradesh.Const MOHD SAFI KHANRegt No. : 914037253Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.06.2000Regt No. 914037253 Ct Mohd Safi Khan of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 June 2000 at Vill. Riyal (J&K) while performing CI duty. Ct Mohd Safi Khan was born on 22 March 1971 and joined BSF on 27 July 1991.On 23 June 2000 at about 2305 hours, during a search operation of a suspected house by troops of the unit, militants opened fire on the party from a nearby house. In that firing, Ct Md Safi sustained bullet injuries. He was evacuated to 151 Bn BSF Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on 24 June 2000 at 0203 hours. His next of kin Smt Resham Jan (wife) resides at Vill-Halmatpura, Distt-Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 3Const TANURAM NARZARYRegt No. : 800029499Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.08.1995Regt No. 800029499 Ct Tanuram Narzary of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Aug 1995 at Munawarabad Seed Factory Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Ct Tanuram Narzary was born on 24 July 1962 and joined BSF on 20 Dec 1980.On 2 Aug 1995 in a joint cordon and search operation by troops of 01 and 194 Bn BSF, near Munawarabad Seed Factory, at about 1630 hours, suddenly a group of militants opened heavy volume of fire on the troops. In that fire, Ct Tanuram Narzary sustained bullet injuries. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Dipamani Narzary (wife) resides at Vill-Pub Banganabari, PO-Mushalpur, Distt-Nalbari, Assam.Const JANSHI RAM MEENARegt No. : 890081446Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.1995Regt No. 890081446 Ct Janshi Ram Meena of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Feb 1995 at Zaina Kadal, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Ct Janshi Ram Meena was born on 1 April 1968 and joined BSF on 7 Aug 1989.On 10 Feb 1995 at about 1700 hrs, militants opened indiscriminate firing on the ROP in area Zaina Kadal. In that firing, Ct Janshi Ram Meena, who was performing ROP duty, died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Santra Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bawari, PO-Dhingawara, Tehsil-Rajgarh, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan.4 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst MANZOOR AHMEDRegt No. : 90403642Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.1995Regt No. 90403642 Ct Manzoor Ahmed of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Feb 1995 at Zaina Kadal, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 March 1972, Ct Manzoor Ahmed joined BSF on 05 Sept 1990.On 10 Feb 1995 at about 1700 hours, militants opened indiscriminate firing on the ROP in area Zaina Kadal. In that firing, Ct Manzoor Ahmed, who was performing ROP duty, died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Jameela Akhter (wife) resides at Vill-Nanil, PO-Nanil, PS-Anantnag, Distt-Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK MANI RAMRegt No. : 852544776Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.03.1994Regt No. 852544776 LNk Mani Ram of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 March 1994 at Safakadal Road Jn Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 12 Aug 1967, LNk Mani Ram joined BSF on 20 Dec 1985.On 21 March 1994 at about 1210 hours, while troops of the unit were patrolling near Safakadal Road Junction, militants fired upon them. In that fire, LNk Mani Ram sustained bullet injury in the left side of his chest. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Shakuntala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chandapur, PO-Sonari, PS-Piparpur, Teh-Amethi, Distt-Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 5Const NATHU SINGHRegt No. : 700100053Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.02.1988Regt No. 700100053 Ct Nathu Singh of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Feb 1988 at Batala (Punjab) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 April 1952, Ct Nathu Singh joined BSF on 4 Feb 1970.On 30 Jan, 1988 at about 0630 hrs, while troops of the unit from post Choranwali were searching a farm house near Batala-Aliwal road, militants fired upon them with assault rifles. In that firing, Ct Nathu Singh was injured and was admitted to Civil Hospital, Amritsar where he succumbed to his injuries on 16 Feb 1988.His next of kin Smt Abhey Kanwar (wife) resides at Vill-Khudi, PO-Pawa, Via-Chati Khatu, Teh-Didwana, Distt-Nagour, Rajasthan.HC BHARPUR SINGHRegt No. : 660101590Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.01.1988Regt No. 660101590 HC Bharpur Singh of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Jan 1988 at Batala (Punjab) while performing CI duty. Born on 4 July 1947, HC Bharpur Singh joined BSF on 22 Aug 1966.On 30 Jan 1988, at about 0630 hrs, while troops of the unit from post Choranwali were searching a farm house near Batala-Aliwal road, militants fired upon them with assault rifles. In that firing, HC Bharpur Singh sustained bullet injuries and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Raj Kale Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Birdhana, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.6 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC VIJAY SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 660102052Unit : 01 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.12.1987Regt No 660102052 HC Vijay Singh of 01 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Dec 1987 at Sagarpura, Dist-Gurdaspur (Punjab) while performing CI duty. Born on 15 Dec 1947, HC Vijay Singh joined BSF on 12 Oct 1966.On 24 Dec 1987, during the search of the farm house of one Tara Singh of village-Sagarpura by the troops of the unit, terrorists opened fire indiscriminately on the search party with automatic weaons. In that firing, HC Vijay Singh sustained bullet injuries and died on the spot.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Balwant Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Bhatipur, Distt-Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.01 Bn BSF01 Bn BSF raised on 1 March 1966 as 6th Reserve Battalion BSF at Tekanpur. After its raising, the unit was deployed for J&K I S duty and subsequently unit moved to Kutch, Bhuj in Aug 1967. During 1971 Indo Pak war, unit was deployed in Bhuj under Army operational control. Unit was further deployed for election duty in Bihar and subsequently on border duties in Rajasthan, Punjab, Manipur, Assam & Meghalaya. Apart from its vast experience of border duties in NE, and Western Border, the unit has showed its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Bihar. This unit has 11 martyrs and has earned 4-Sena Medal and 5 PMG. At present the battalion in deployed in IB at Seemanagar under Ftr HQ BSF South Bengal (WB).BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 7Const D R PENDUMRegt No. : 920098608Unit : 02 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.09.1998Regt No. 920098608 Ct D R Pendum of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 08 Sept 1998 at BOP Bilbari (Assam) while performing IB duty. Born on 25 June 1973, Ct D R Pendum joined BSF on 1 Aug 1992.On 8 Sept 1998 at about 1930 hrs, troops of E Coy 2 Bn BSF deployed at BOP Bilbari were attacked by 10-15 civilians near village-Ujan Bilbari with lethal weapons. He was rescued and evacuated in severely injured condition to civil hospital Karimganj where he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Neetu Bai Pendum (mother) resides at VPO-Pipad Gaon, Distt-Bhandara, Maharastra.Const SATBIR SINGHRegt No. : 890210109Unit : 02 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.07.2001Regt No. 890210109 Ct Satbir Singh of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 July 2001 at CI Post Wangoo, Loktak, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 5 Aug 1967, Ct Satbir Singh joined BSF on 19 Oct 1989.On 21 July 2001, at about 1700 hrs, a special operation party of 02 Bn BSF left CI Post Wangoo in a convoy for operation at village-Sugnu, Distt Thoubal (Manipur). At about 1730 hrs, the last vehicle of the convoy was fired upon by 4-5 unknown militants from a civil truck at Wangjing Khunow. Ct Satbir Singh was in the BP Bunker, came out, challenged the militants and retaliated the fire. During the encounter he sustained multiple bullet injuries on his belly and thigh. He was evacuated to RIMS Imphal where he succumbed to his injury on the same day.His next of kin Smt Krishna Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Mandola Zerpur, Distt-Mohinder Garh, Haryana.02 Bn02 Bn8 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC V A HUSSAINRegt No. : 850025222Unit : 02 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.06.2002Regt No. 850025222 HC V A Hussain of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 June 2002 at CI Post Sugnu, Loktak, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 18 Sept 1965, HC V A Hussain joined BSF on 24 Jan 1985.An operation was planned on 5 June 2002 to nab the UGs from village Serou. The Ops parties left CI Post Sugnu between 0500 hrs to 0515 hrs. When the Operation party reached near VVF Camp located on a hill, militants blasted the BP Bunker with IED. HC V A Hussain was in the BP Bunker vehicle and in the explosion he sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it on the spot.His next of kin Smt Memuna Devi (wife) resides at 17 Gulsan Park, Near Avkar Society, 100 Ft Road, Distt-Anand, Gujarat. HC/DVR JADHAV VIKRAM GOPALRegt No. : 821021800Unit : 02 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.06.2002Regt No. 821021800 HC/Dvr Jadhav Vikram Gopal of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 June 2002 at CI Post Sugnu, Loktak, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 20 Oct 1962, HC/Dvr Jadhav Vikram Gopal joined BSF on 6 Oct 1982.An operation was planned on 5 June 2002 to nab the UGs from village Serou. The Ops parties left CI Post Sugnu between 0500 hrs to 0515 hrs. When the Operation party reached near VVF Camp located on a hill, militants blasted the BP Bunker with IED. HC/Dvr Jadhav Vikram Gopal was driving the BP Bunker vehicle and in the explosion he sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it on the spot. His next of kin Smt Kalpana Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Agran Dhulgaon (Soni), Sangli, Maharastra.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 9Const MADAN LALRegt No. : 931067482Unit : 2 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.06.2002Regt No. 931067482 Ct Madan Lal of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 June 2002 at CI Post Sugnu, Loktak, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 15 Jan 1973, Ct Madan Lal joined BSF on 19 Oct 1993.An operation was planned on 5 June 2002 to nab the UGs from village Serou. The Ops parties left CI Post Sugnu between 0500 hrs to 0515 hrs. When the Operation party reached near VVF Camp located on a hill, militants blasted the BP Bunker with an IED. Ct Madan Lal who was in the BP Bunker vehicle sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it on the spot.His next of kin Smt Koshliya Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Anandgarh, Distt-Sirsa, Haryana.Shri VIVEK SAXENA, AC, PMG, Shaurya ChakraIRLA No. : 10077764Unit : 2 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.01.2003IRLA No. 10077764 Shri Vivek Saxena, AC of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Jan 2003 at North West of Sajik Tampak, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 20 Dec 1973, Shri Vivek Saxena, AC joined BSF on 6 March 2000.On 8 Jan 2003, troops of 2 Bn BSF, 2 Coys of 128 Bn BSF and one Coy of 64 Bn BSF carried out a joint operation in village Sajik Tampak area. They came under heavy fire of the UGs from the surrounding dominating height. During the encounter Shri Vivek Saxena, AC sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG & Shaurya Chakra (Posthumously).His next of kin Shri Ramswaroop Saxena (father) resides at H/No. 147/C-3, Krishnalok-1, Banthra, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.10 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst HARINDER YADAV, PMGRegt No. : 920055977Unit : 02 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.01.2003Regt No. 920055977 Ct Harinder Yadav of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Jan 2003 at North West of Sajik Tampak, Manipur, while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 20 Nov 1972, Ct Harinder Yadav joined BSF on 19 May 1992.On 8 Jan 2003 troops of 02 Bn BSF, 2 Coys of 128 Bn BSF and one Coy of 64 Bn BSF carried out a joint operation in village Sajik Tampak area, Manipur. They came under heavy fire of the UGs from the surrounding dominating height. During the encounter Ct Harinder Yadav sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Bindu Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Indara Paschim Patti, PO-Kopa Ganj, Distt-Mau, Uttar Pradesh.Const BHIM SINGHRegt No. : 902542734Unit : 02 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.04.02Regt No. 902542734 Ct Bhim Singh of 02 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 April 02 at general area of Kumbi Bazar, Manipur while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 3 March 1970, Ct Bhim Singh joined BSF on 17 April 1990.On 27 April 2002 at about 1630 hrs, troops of 02 Bn carried out patrolling in general area of Kuimbi Bazar (Manipur) from 271700 hrs to 271845 hrs. They came under heavy fire of the UGs near village-Saitapur Tri Junction. Ct Bhim Singh sustained bullet injury in his neck. He was evacuated to RIMS Hospital, Imphal where he succumbed to his injury on the same day.His next of kin Smt Salma Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Rasina, DisttKaithal, Haryana.02 Bn BSF02 Bn BSF was raised on 1 June 1967 at Dantiwara (Gujarat). The unit had played an active role in IS Duties during the year 1989 and CI (Ops) role at Manipur from 2000 to 2003. Eight men of the unit sacrificed their lives during war/enemy action. At present the battalion is deployed on LC at Bandipur Sector under Ftr HQ BSF Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 11Const HAKIM ALIRegt No. : 906888069Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt no. 906888069 Ct Hakim Ali of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. Ct Hakim Ali was born on 2 March 1970 and joined BSF on 23 June 1990. He served in various part of the country like Jammu, north Bengal, IS duty in APwith utmost devotion, dedication, loyalty and hard work. Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992, a patrol team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successful operation. A land mine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and the vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Hakim Ali sacrificed his life. His next of kin Smt Salama Khatoon (mother) resides at Vill-Kaila Dangi, PO-Bindole, Dist-West Dinajpur, West Bengal.Const HARDAN SINGHRegt No. : 860078588Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt no. 860078588 Ct Hardan Singh of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. He joined BSF on 30 May 1986, Ct Hardan Singh was born on 1 May 1966. Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Hardan Singh sacrificed his life. His next of kin Smt Om Biri (wife) resides at VPO-Silawar, Dist-Muzaffar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.03 Bn03 Bn12 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC P T LEPCHARegt No. : 667881598Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt no. 667881598 HC P T Lepcha of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. HC P T Lepcha was born in a Buddhist family on 19 March 1942 and joined BSF on 17 July 1966, Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident HC PT Lepcha sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Lucy Kaboo Lepcha (wife) Vill-Bombasty, PO-Kalimpong, Dist-Darjeeling, West Bengal.Const RAJ MALRegt No. : 888558583Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt no. 888558583 Ct Raj Mal of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. Ct Raj Mal was born on 4 May 1968 and joined BSF on 29 May 1988.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Raj Mal sacrificed his life. His next of kin Smt Sheela Devi (wife) Vill-Buradeher, PO-Buana, Dist-Jind, Haryana.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 13Const RAM SWAROOP SINGHRegt No. : 870058307Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt no. 870058307 Ct Ram Swaroop Singh of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. He joined BSF on 1 April 1987. Ct Ram Swaroop Singh was born on 16 Sept 1968. He joined BSF as a constable in the month of April 1987. Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Ram Swaroop Singh sacrificed his life. His next of kin Smt Saraswati Devi (wife) Vill-Setho Ki Dhai, PO-Jajodh, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.Const SUBRAMANIAM CRegt No. : 880099367Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt no. 880099367 Ct Subramaniam C of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. He joined BSF on 01 April 1988. Ct Subramaniam was born on 21 May 1966. He joined BSF as a constable on 1 April 1988. Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Subramaniam C sacrificed his life. His next of kin Smt Ammim Ammal (mother) Vill-Cheerappath House, PO-Pulappatta, Via-Peringod, Distt-Palghat, Kerala.14 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SURESH MINJRegt No. : 906888032Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt No. 906888032 Ct Suresh Minj of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duties. He was born on 12 March 1972 and joined BSF on 23 June 1990.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Suresh Minj sacrificed his life. His next of kin Shri Deonis Minj (father) resides at Vill-Badapar, Post-Musgutri, Teh-Bagicha, Distt-Raigarh, Madhya Pradesh.Const RAJBALM RAM Regt No. : 737440249Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt No.737440249 Ct Rajbalm Ram of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. Born on 2 June 1949, Ct Rajbalm Ram joined BSF on 27 March 1973.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Rajbalm Ram sacrificed his life. His next of kin Smt Shanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Narayanpur, PO-Kalyanpur, Distt-Bhojpur, Bihar.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 15HC PURSHOTTAM SINGHRegt No. : 690322233Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt No. 690322233. HC Purshottam Singh of 03 bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. Born on 8 July 1948, HC Purshottam Singh joined BSF on 12 April 1969.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident HC Purshottam Singh sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Rajan Shri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Mundena Kalan Khurd, PO-Ghughsona, Teh-Bharathana, Distt-Etawah, Uttar Pradesh.NK BODH RAJRegt No. : 803100088Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt No. 803100088. Nk Bodhraj Singh of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. He was born on 30 April 1945 and joined BSF on 2 Sept 1980.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Nk Bodh Raj sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Lila Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Keran, PO-Bantalb, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.16 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst CHANDER BHUSHAN Regt No. : 888005531Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt No. 888005531. Ct Chander Bhushan of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. He was born on 10 Dec 1968 and joined BSF on 1 April 1988.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Chander Bhushan sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Gyanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Parsantola, PO-Bardian Parshuram, Distt-Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.Inspr KARTAR CHAND Regt No. : 67422028Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.12.1989Regt No. 67422028. Inspr Kartar Chand of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Dec 1989 while performing IS duty. He was born on 5 Sept 1945 and joined Kashmir Armed Police Battalion on 12 April 1960 as Constable and later joined BSF on its raising in 1965.On 9 Dec 1989, Inspr Kartar Chand was leading his coy operation against extremists at Vill-Kamala Bodla, PS-Mallanwala, Distt-Ferozpur. On getting a specific intelligence input that the militants were hiding in Vill-Bodla, Inspr Kartar Chand carried out operation to eliminate militants. Inspr Kartar Chand, in exchange of fire, killed two militants. Suddenly a bullet hit Inspr Kartar Chand on the chest and he succumbed to his injuries. He was awarded PMG on 9 Dec 1989.His next of kin Smt Garu Devi (wife) resides in Vill-Kesso Manasan, PO-Kessomansan, Distt- Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 17Const BALBIR CHANDRegt No. : 901913290Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt No. 901913290. Ct Balbir Chand of 03 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. He was born on 16 May 1969 and joined BSF on 1 April 1990.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident Ct Balbir Chand sacrificed his life.His next of kin Shri Sewa Ram (father) resides at Vill-Changran, PO-Changran, Distt-Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.SI R S RATHORERegt No. : 660107026Unit : 03 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.09.1992Regt No. 660107026. SI R S Rathore of 03 Bn BSF attained martydom on 24 Sept 1992 while performing IS duty. He was born on 1 April 1945 and joined BSF on 24 Aug 1966.Unit was deployed in Internal Security duties in Andhra Pradesh during the year 1991 to 1992 for anti naxal operation. On 24 Sept 1992 the team was returning in a police vehicle after conducting a successfully operation. A landmine was laid on the road by the naxalites near village-Vishwa Nath Puram, Dist-Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and vehicle was blasted off. In this incident SI RS rathore sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Lali Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chamedi, PO-Pali (Dharman), Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.03 Bn BSF3 Bn BSF was raised on 16 June 1969 at Dantiwada (Gujrat). This unit was deployed in Anti Naxalities duties in AP, IS duty in Punjab, Indo Pak Border, Indo-Bangla Border, LOC, AI Role & Indo-Pak War in 1971. This unit has 14 Martyrs and bestowed upon 1-Vir Chakra, 2-Sena Medal and 4-Police Medals.18 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst M P DASRegt No. : 83900031Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1990Regt No. 83900031 Ct M P Das of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1990 at M K Para (Tripura) while performing IB duty. Born on 25 May 1961, Ct M P Das joined BSF on 10 Dec 1983. On 4 Dec 1990 at about 1330 hrs while he was on guard duty with pay distribution party and enroute from C Coy HQ (at BOP M K Para) to out-post of this Coy, the party was attacked by militants and in this encounter Ct M P Das sustained and succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sibani Bala Das (wife) resides at Vill-Arjunpur Das Para, PO-Tokipur, Distt-24 Parganas, West Bengal.Const LAXMI PRASADRegt No. : 88032199Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1990Regt No. 88032199 Ct Laxmi Prasad of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1990 at M K Para (Tripura) while performing border duty. Born on 6 Nov 1967, Ct Laxmi Prasad joined BSF on 19 July 1988. On 4 Dec 90 at about 1330 hrs while he was on guard duty with pay distribution party and enroute from C Coy HQ (at BOP M K Para ) to out-post of this Coy, the party was attacked by militants and in this encounter Ct Laxmi Prasad sustained and succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Deveshwri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bhatiyama, PO-Kothuli, Distt-Chamoli Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh.04 Bn04 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 19Const/BB KHEM CHANDRegt No. : 82239004Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1990Regt No. 82239004 Ct/BB Khem Chand of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1990 at M K Para (Tripura) while performing border duty. Born on 18 April 1964, Ct/BB Khem Chand joined BSF on 18 April 1982. On 4 Dec 1990 at about 1330 hrs while he was on guard duty with pay distribution party and enroute from C Coy HQ (at BOP M K Para ) to out-post of this Coy, the party was attacked by militants and in this encounter Ct/BB Khem Chand sustained and succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Kamla Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Garhi Bajidpur, PO-Damdama, Distt-Gurgaon, Haryana.HC MADHO SINGHRegt No. : 66100402Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.11.1991Regt No. 66100402 HC Madho Singh of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Nov 1991 at S D Colony, Batmaloo, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 3 March 1944, HC Madho Singh joined BSF on 10 Oct 1966. On 21 Nov 1991 at about 1635 hrs a patrol party of F coy, while patrolling in area S D Colony, Dandrika, Lachmanpora, Batmaloo was attacked by militants by throwing a grenade. The grenade was thrown when the patrol party was negotiating a curve. The grenade exploded in between HC Madho Singh and Ct Sanjay Choudhary and they sustained multiple splinter injuries on their legs and arms. Later HC Madho Singh succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Master Virender Singh (son) resides at Vill-Gharyamia, PO-Ranthi (Munsiary), Distt-Pithoragarh, Uttar Pradesh.20 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst/DVR DHARSHAN KUMARRegt No. : 90004881Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.12.1991Regt No. 90004881 Ct/Dvr. Dharshan Kumar of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Dec 1991 at Batmaloo, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 10 Sept 1968, Ct/Dvr. Dharshan Kumar joined BSF on 11 May 1990. On 31 December 1991, Ct/Dvr. Dharshan Kumar was on driver duty (Govt. duty) and was standing in motor Workshop for repairing his vehicle in Batmaloo, Srinagar (J&K). An unknown militant silently came behind him and fired on him with a silencer pistol. Resultantly, Ct/Dvr. Dharsan Singh lost his life on the spot.His next of kin Smt Biaso Devo (mother) resides at Vill-Chadwal, PO-Dayala Chack, Distt-Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK MOHAN LALRegt No. : 810013036Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.05.1992Regt No. 810013036 LNk Mohan Lal of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 May 1992 at Sabji Mandi near Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 26 Jan 1960, LNk Mohan Lal joined BSF on 8 Sept 1981. On 18 May 1992, at about 1030 hrs while LNk Mohan Lal was on ROP duty in area Subzi Mandi, near Bakshi stadium in Srinagar (J&K), an unidentified militant fired at him from an unknown direction. L/Nk Mohan Lal lost his life on the spot.His next of kin Smt Savitri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Sarswati Niketan Shisu, PO-Rishikesh Railway Road, Distt-Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 21Shri H R SHARMA, AC, PMGIRLA No. : 3889Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.02.1993IRLA No. 3889 Shri H R Sharma, AC of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Feb 1993 at Nawabazar, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 15 April 1941, Shri H R Sharma, AC joined BSF on 28 Oct 1966 on embodiment form PAP. On 18 Feb 1993, at about 1400 hrs a joint cordon search ops by troops consisting of 4/26/92/109 Bn was planned in area Nawabazar, Shorgari Mohalla, Jamalhatta, Watalkadal, Dreshkadal and Kaksarai etc. Shri H R Sharma, AC, 04 Bn BSF received bullet injuries while he was directing his troops to complete the cordon. He was fired upon from outside the cordon and unfortunately received a direct bullet hit and succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Surendra Sharma (wife) resides at Vill-1-S4 Adarsh Nagar, Sant Road, Distt-Kapurthala, Punjab.Const SHIVE CHARANRegt No. : 88032131Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.04.1993Regt No. 88032131 Ct Shive Charan of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 April 1993 at Jahangir Chowk, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 July 1968, Ct Shive Charan joined BSF on 14 July 1988. On 16 April 1993 at about 1130 hrs, Ct Shive Charan was on sentry duty in a bunker near Jahangir Chowk, Sringar (J&K). Militant hurled a grenade on BSF bunker at Jahangir Chowk, Srinagar which exploded very close to the bunker and Ct Shive Charan sustained splinter injuries and succumbed to his injuries in 92 Base Hospital (Srinagar).His next of kin Smt Urmila Juyel (wife) resides at Vill-Gadia, PO-Srikothal, Distt-Pouri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh. 22 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst BIMAL KUMARRegt No. : 9025407Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.06.1993Regt No. 902540718 Ct Bimal Kumar of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 June 1993 at Ridge Chowk, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 31 July 1971, Ct Bimal Kumar joined BSF on 24 Feb 1990. On 12 June 1993, at about 1215 hrs, Ct Bimal Kumar was on CAT Operation duty with other troops headed by Unit Comdt near Ridge Chowk, Srinagar (J&K). An encounter with militants took place and in the heavy firing by militants Ct Bimal Kumar sustained grevious bullet injury on the right side of the face and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Rekha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-H.No. 1050, Chhawla, New Delhi.Const MUNSUKH LALRegt No. : 89163208Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.09.1993Regt No. 89163208 Ct Munsukh Lal of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Sept 1993 at Down Town, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 15 June 1967, Ct Munsukh Lal joined BSF on 3 March 1989. On 18 Sept 1993, at about 0645 hrs, in downtown area, Srinagar (J&K), militants lobbed a grenade followed by firing on cordon parties of 4/59 Bns in area Pather Masjid. As a result, Ct Mansukh Lal sustained splinter injuries and he was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Maya Devi (wife) resides at C-11323, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar, PO Pushpa Bhawan, New Delhi.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 23Const DILIP MAHAJANRegt No. : 89009255Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.02.1994Regt No. 89009255 Ct Dilip Mahajan of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Feb 1994 at Ridge Chowk, Batmaloo, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 7 Oct 1968, Ct Dilip Mahajan joined BSF on 1 March 1989. On 1 Feb 1994, at 1000 hrs, in Batmaloo area, Ct Dilip Mahajan was on ROP duty with other troops. Militants fired on troops of 4 Bn BSF when they were strengthening a bunker in Ridge Chowk Batmaloo (SGR). The re-inforcement party was also fired upon heavily. Own troops retaliated by fire. In this militant firing, five personnel of 4 Bn BSF were seriously injured and out of them Ct Dilip Mahajan succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Sh Jagan Nath (father) resides at VillKalamb, POKalamb, DisttDhulia, Maharashtra.Inspr MAHABIR PRASAD, PMGRegt No. : 670212284Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.07.1998Regt No. 670212284 Inspr Mahabir Prasad of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 July 1998 at Wangipura, Kinehoma, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 6 Feb 1948, Inspr Mahabir Prasad joined BSF on 30 Oct 1967. On 27 July 1998 at about 1500 hrs, Inspr Mahabir Prasad was on Cordon & Search duty in village Wangipura, Kinyehom. In this operation militants heavily fired on our Cordon & Search party. In retaliation our party also fired on militants. During exchange of fire, one bullet hit on the right eye of Inspr Mahabir Prasad which proved fatal for him.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kabutra Devi (wife) resides at VillRam Chand Pura, POPartapur, DisttAlwar, Rajasthan. 24 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI(G) SHANGARA SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 69254005Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.08.1998Regt No. 69254005 SI(G) Shangara Singh of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Aug 1998 at Dangarpora, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 14 Sept 1949, SI (G) Shangara Singh joined BSF on 16 May 1968. On 18 Aug 1998, a special operation DANGARPURA was carried in Dangarpur Chak-I from 1130 hrs to 1930 hrs by troops of 4/82 &173 Bn BSF. On reaching the area our Ops party found militants in nearby standing paddy fields. There was intense exchange of firing with militants for about 4 hrs. There was hand to hand fight between militants and the party of Shri Rathore DC. SI(G) Shangara Singh in gallant action tried to save the life of Shri K S Rathore, DC and in the process sustained critical injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Rishpal Kaur (wife) resides at VillBurj Phoola, POKirtowal, DisttAmritsar, Punjab.SI P T C NAGAIAHRegt No. : 70298062Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.10.2002Regt No. 70298062 SI P T C Nagaiah of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Oct 2002 in between Pastoon and Seer of Tral area in Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 4 Feb 1950, SI P T C Nagaiah joined BSF on 1 June 1970. On 2 Oct 2002 at about 0845 hrs a party consisting of SI P T C Nagaiah and 36 ORs of F coy of this unit alongwith one SO of 120 Bn left from BSF Camp Wagad to place ROP in area of responsibility. During placing of ROP one IED exploded in between the area of Pastoon and Seer. SI P T C Nagaiah sustained grievous injuries in IED blast planted by militants and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt P Rosanna (wife) resides at VPO-Kanigiri, Distt-Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 25HC DURJAN SINGHRegt No. : 84005090Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.10.2002Regt No. 84005090 HC Durjan Singh of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Oct 2002 in between Pastoon and Seer of Tral area in Srinagar (J&K) while performing Election duty. Born on 5 Feb 1964, HC Durjan Singh joined BSF on 12 July 1984. On 2 Oct 2002 while he was on Election duty in between Seer and Pastoon of Tral area Srinagar in J&K, sustained grievous injury in IED Blast planted by militants and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Kardyari (wife) resides at VPO-Achal Para, Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.Const BABAN DALIMKARRegt No. : 89009226Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.10.2002Regt No. 89009226 Ct Baban Dalimkar of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Oct 2002 in between Pastoon and Seer of Tral area in Srinagar (J&K) while performing Election duty. Born on 22 Aug 1970, Ct Baban Dalimkar joined BSF on 1 March 1989. On 2 Oct 2002 while he was on Election duty in between Seer & Pastoon of Tral area Srinagar in J&K, sustained grievous injury in IED Blast planted by militants and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Bandana Dalimkar (wife) resides at VPOKowhala, DisttBaldana, Maharashtra.26 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst BINDESWAR PRASADRegt No. : 95003140Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.10.2002Regt No. 95003140 Ct Bindeswar Prasad of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Oct 2002 in between Pastoon and Seer of Tral area in Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 4 June 1976 he joined BSF on 20 July 1995. On 2 Oct 2002, at about 0845 hrs, a own party consisting of 1 SO and 36 ORs of F coy of this unit including Ct Bindeswar Prasad left from BSF Camp Wagad to place ROP in the area of responsibility. During placing of ROP one IED exploded in between the area of Pastoon and Seer with the result that Ct Bindeswar Prasad sustained grievous injury in IED Blast planted by militants and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Rekha Devi (wife) resides at VillMadhopur, POSilow, DisttNalanda, Bihar.Const VINOD KUMAR, PPMGRegt No. : 881236868Unit : 04 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.05.2005Regt No. 881236868 Ct Vinod Kumar of 04 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 May 2005 in general area of Loligali Dhamkund, Distt-Ramban (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 July 1968 he joined BSF on 26 April 1988. On 15 May 2005, at about 0800 hrs, while he was on patrolling duty with a party in general area of Loligali, Dhamkund (J&K), militants started firing on patrol party and during the encounter Ct Vinod Kumar succumbed to the bullet injuries sustained by him in militant fire. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Suman Devi (wife) resides at VPODallamazra, DisttSaharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.04 Bn BSF: 04 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1986 at Jalandhar Cantt (Punjab). Unit remained deployed in various locations in J&K from Jan 1992 to Sept 2012. Apart from its vast experience of border duties in NE, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism and militancy. The unit has so far earned 2 PPMG and 17 PMG & is known as Unit of Gallants. Presently the battalion is deployed on IB at Baishnav Nagar under Ftr HQ BSF, South Bengal (West Bengal).BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 27Const RAJINDER KUMARRegt No. : 891631512Unit : 05 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.04.2000Regt No. 891631512 Ct Rajinder Kumar of 05 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 April 2000 at FDL Rakhee while performing LC duty. Born on 14 March 1968 Ct Rajinder Kumar joined BSF on 6 March 1989.On 19 April 2000, at about 1830 hrs, there was exchange of motor fire between Pak post Patni-Top and own FDL GOC complex which is in front of own post Rakhee. Approximately 25-27 bombs of 82 mm Mor were fired by Pak post Patni-Top which fell close to own FDL Dadal and Rakhee. Enemy also resorted to simultaneous firing on Rakhee post with their high caliber weapons from Tamaktilla and Patni-Top. At about 1850 hrs one bomb fired by Pak post Patni-Top pierced through the wall of the pucca bunker where Ct Rajinder Kumar was manning the MMG. The splinters of the bomb severely injured Ct Rajender Kumar, who succumbed to his injuries on the spot instantly. His next of kin Smt Saroj Devi, wife, resides at VPO Igrah, PS-Jind, Distt-Jind, Haryana.HC JAGDISH RAMRegt No. : 810025916Unit : 05 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.11.2000Regt No. 810025916 HC Jagdish Ram of 05 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Nov 2000 at FDL GOC-II while performing LC duty. Born on 03 Sept 1960 HC Jagdish Ram of 05 Bn BSF joined BSF on 13 Jan 1981.On 2 Sept 2000, at about 1900 hrs, Pak post Patni-Top started shelling of HE bombs of 82 mm Motor towards own post GOC-II. Own troops of GOC-II retaliated. The shelling stopped at 030400 hrs from both sides. After half an hour enemy post Patni-Top fired one HE bomb of 82 mm Motor on own post GOC-II which hit the living accommodation of Jawans, resultantly HC Jagdish Ram sustained multiple splinter injuries on his spinal cord and right kidney. He was evacuated by helicopter to Command Hospital Udhampur. Later he succumbed to the splinter injuries sustained due to enemy firing, on 26 Nov 2000 at 1730 hrs at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.His next of kin Smt Urmila Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Gahmar, PSMacaray, DisttGhazipur, Uttar Pradesh.05 Bn BSF: 05 Bn BSF was raised on 18 Feb 1984 at Panjipara North Bengal Frontier. The unit played active role to guard the international border, IS Duties and election duties. Two men of the unit sacrificed their lives during war/enemy action. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Gandhinagar under Ftr HQ BSF Gujarat. BSF, South Bengal, (West Bengal).05 Bn05 Bn28 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourInspr BALKAR SINGHRegt No. : 685880177Unit : 06 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.04.1991Regt No. 685880177 Inspr Balkar Singh of 06 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 April 1991 at Haiderpura, Srinagar, J&K while performing International Border Security Duties. Born on 5 Oct 1945, Inspr Balkar Singh joined BSF on 5 Oct 1968.On 24 April 1991 E coy personnel in 2 vehicles led by Inspr Balkar Singh were ambushed by militants of Kashmir, in Bazar area of village Haiderpura on Srinagar New Airport road, at about 0710 hrs. In this fierce ambush Inspr Balkar Singh sustained injuries and was evacuated to 92 BH of Army. However, Inspr Balkar Singh succumbed to his injuries at about 0845 hrs. His next of kin Smt Rajbinder Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Mohaleke, PO-Mudhkhokhar, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.HC PRAHLAD SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 695994947Unit : 06 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.02.1998Regt No. 695994947 HC Prahlad Singh of 06 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Feb 1998 at Wangam (Kokernag) while performing duties in counter insurgency role. Born on 24 May 1944, HC Prahlad Singh joined BSF on 28 May 1965.On 20 Feb 1998 troops of 06 Bn cordoned village Wangam. While search was being carried out, troops were fired heavily by militants. HC Prahlad Singh who was the part of inner cordoned party killed a militant. In the meantime another militant, fired on HC Prahlad Singh. As a result he received fatal bullet injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Nanchi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Saraynagar, PO-Bachhad, Narnaul, Distt-Mahendergarh, Haryana.06 Bn06 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 29LNK E PAUL RAJRegt No. : 831023393Unit : 06 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.01.1992Regt No. 831023393 LNk E Paul Raj of 06 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Jan 1992 at Pattan, Srinagar (J&K) while performing International border Security Duties. Born on 3 July 1962, Nk E Paul Raj joined BSF on 10 Aug 1983.While a patrol party performing the duties in the area of Pattan, on 24 Jan 1992 at about 1530 hrs, the militant laid the ambush on the patrol party. In the firing one of the Jawans No. 83102339 E Paul Raj sustained injuries. He was evacuated to 92 BH SGR, but succumbed to his injuries on 28th Jan 1992. His next of kin Shri Esu Pillai Pillai (father) resides at PO-Chettikulam, Distt-Trichy, Tamilnadu.HC RAMCHARAN DWIVEDIRegt No. : 810010455Unit : 06 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.05.2004Regt No. 810010455 HC Ramcharan Dwivedi of 06 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 May 2004 at Lower Munda, Jammu, SGR National Highway while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 5 Dec 1960, HC Ramcharan Dwivedi joined BSF on 15 Jan 1981.HC Ram Charan Dwivedi had been performing the DR duty from Pantha Chowk to New Delhi. On 23 May 2004 at about 1025 hrs while he was travelling in BSF convoy, the militant blasted an IED on Jammu SGR National Highway at Lower Munda due to this the passengers including HC Ramcharan Dwivedi were fatally injured.His next of kin Smt Sumitra (wife) resides at VillDavra, PO-Khara, Distt-Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.06 Bn BSF06 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1986 at Patgaon, Assam, just after its raising, the unit was deployed at Golaghatt, Meerapani as Central Neutral security Force. This unit was also deployed at Tangdhar, Handwara, Kokernag in CI Ops duty, during deployment Unit killed several militants and recovered arms & amns. The unit has 4 martyrs and earned 3 PPMG and 2 PMG in its honour, and is known as Unit of Gallants. 30 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourNK P RAGHUNATHAN Regt No. : 81309015Unit : 07 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.04.1995Regt No. 81309015 Nk P Raghunathan of 07 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 April 1995 at Gani stadium, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 27 May 1964, Nk P Raghunathan joined BSF on 26 Dec 1981. On 15 April 1995, at about 1300 hrs, militants fired indiscriminately on the bunker post in the area of Gani stadium Srinagar. In exchange of firing Nk P Raghunathan sustained bullet injury and was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Gita R Nathan (wife) resides at Kochuveettil House, VPOOachira, DisttQuilon, Kerala.HC SRIKANT TIWARI Regt No. : 75003563Unit : 07 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.07.1995Regt No. 75003563 HC Srikant Tiwari of 07 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 July 1995 at Khyam Chowk, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 10 July 1953, HC Srikant Tiwari joined BSF on 4 June 1975.On 13 July 1995, at about 1500 hrs, two improvised bullet proof vehicles were carrying troops from THQ location at Dalgate to Nowhatta. When the vehicles reached Khayam Chowk at about 1505 hrs, militants fired on these vehicles. The bullets passed through window and the driver side door and hit HC Srikant Tiwari on his right check and below right eye. HC Srikant Tiwari was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital for medical treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Gayatri Devi (wife) resides at VPO Bariswan, Teh-Shahpur Patti, DisttBhojpur, Bihar.07 Bn07 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 31Shri SUBHASH SHARMA, DC, PPMGIRLA No. : 41283Unit : 07 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.04.1996IRLA No. 41283 Shri Subhash Sharma, DC of 07 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 April 1996 at Nalamber road near Mirwiaze Manzil, Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 20 July 1965, he joined BSF on 15 May 1989.On 16 April 1996, patrol party cum bunker changing party of C Coy was led by Shri Subhash Sharma, DC. While returning from Rajouri Kadal to Knowdara, his party was attacked by militants by exploding IED. Simultaneously militants fired heavily on patrol party resulting in on the spot demise of Shri Subhash Sharma, DC. His gallant actions in various operations carried out in J&K have been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Babita Sharma (wife) resides at PA-2, Vigyan Nagar, PO-Kota, Distt-Kota, Rajasthan.Const PRADEEP KERKETTARegt No. : 89003077Unit : 07 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.04.1996Regt No. 89003077 Ct Pradeep Kerketta of 07 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 April 1996 at Nalamber road near Mirwiaze Manzil, Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 7 Oct 1968, Ct Pradeep Kerketta joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 16 April 1996, patrol party cum bunker changing party of C Coy was attacked by the militants while returning from Rajouri Kadal to Knowdara, by exploding IED kept on the carrier of bicycle on side Nalamber road near Mirwiaze Manzil Rajouri Kadal followed by heavy firing resulting in on the spot demise of Ct Pradeep Kerketta. His next of kin Smt Basanti Ekka (wife) resides at VillSala, PODurup, DisttPalamu, Jharkhand.07 Bn BSF: The unit was raised at Hissar (Haryana) on 5 May 1986. It was deployed at various locations on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. Unit also served in high altitude location at Niru, Bandipur, Jammu and Kashmir. The unit has been bestowed upon with 1 Presidents Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). The unit also won prestigious General Choudhury Trophy in the year 2013 being adjudged the best Bn of the Force. 32 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC N I SINGHRegt No. : 689332289Unit : 08 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.10.1991Regt No 689332289 HC N I Singh of 08 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Oct 1991 in Kashmir while deployed in CI role. HC N I Singh was born on 10 Aug 1948 and joined BSF on 14 June 1968.On 25 Oct 1991, at about 1300 hrs a patrol of E Coy Ex-Khurbat Pura was sent to Vill-Damhal Hanzpur and Vill-Khurbatpura. While returning patrol party was fired upon by militants at Vill-Khurbat Pura. During exchange of fire bullets hit HC N I Singh who succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Anjana Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Jiturdhighir Par, PO Paitur Bajar, PS Kailashahar (TripuraNorth).Const KASHMIR SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 891993209Unit : 08 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.10.1992Regt No. 891993209 Ct Kashmir Singh of 08 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Oct 1992 in Kashmir while performing CI duties. Ct Kashmir Singh of 08 Bn BSF was born on 2 Jan 1969 and joined BSF on 10 Aug 1989.Ct Kashmir Singh was in cordon and search operation on the intervening night 14/15 Oct 1992 in area Shallabug. There he sustained bullet injury in abdomen during an encounter with militants and succumbed to his injuries on the way to base Hospital Srinagar.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry.His next of kin Shri Baljit Singh (father) resides at VillKakkar, PO Kakkar, Distt Amritsar, Punjab. Photograph not available08 Bn08 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 33Inspr DALBIR SINGH PADDARegt No. : 662320603Unit : 08 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.04.1998Regt No. 662320603 Inspr Dalbir Singh Padda of 08 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 April 1998 at FDL Bagicha (J&K) while deployed on LoC due to PAK firing. Inspr Dalbir Singh Padda was born on 15 May 1945 and joined BSF on 29 July 1964.On 15 April 1998, at about 1840 hrs, Inspr Dalbir Singh Padda was conducting and supervising evening stand-to at FDL Begicha. PAK FDL Uppar Brilaman, Majid and black rock suddenly opened unprovoked heavy fire of HMG, 82 Mor and RCL on own FDL Begicha. Consequently he sustained fatal bullet injury on his chest fired by enemy HMG and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Davinder Kaur (wife) resides at VillPaddey, POPaddey Ghoman, DisttGurdaspur, Punjab.Const/Cook PRASANNA KUMAR DUTTARegt No. : 890870187Unit : 08 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.07.1998Regt No. 890870187 Ct/Cook Prasanna Kumar Dutta of 08 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 July 1998 while deployed on LoC due to PAK firing. Ct/Cook Prasanna Kumar Dutta was born on 21 Jan 1970 and joined BSF on 1 Nov 1989.On 6 July 1998, at about 1440 hrs, ARTY Shelling from Shagma PAK post started on own Post Pt. 4305. While Cook Prasanna Kumar Dutta was present in the Cook house an Arty shell exploded on the roof of the cook house causing splinter injuries on his body which proved fatal to him.His next of kin Smt Deepa Rani Dutta (wife) resides at VillDwari, POKaigram, DisttBurdwan, West Bengal. Photograph not available34 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst G K DAIMARYRegt No. : 901531290Unit : 08 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.12.2002Regt No 901531290 Ct G K Daimary of 08 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Dec 2002 at Vill-Bamun, Kashmir, while performing CI duty. Ct G K Daimary was born on 4 Feb 1968 and joined BSF on 5 July 1990.On 13 Dec 2002, a cordon and search operation was launched in village-Bamun to apprehend one listed Militant of HM. QRT cleared the ground floor and went up to clear first floor. When the house clearing was in progress Ct G K Daimary who had taken position near stairs on first floor was fired upon the militant from the roof top. He succumbed to the bullet injuries.His next of kin Smt Sitra Daimary (wife) resides at Dhupguri, PO- Orang, PS- Mazbat, Distt- Darang, Assam.Const KRISHNA KALITA Regt No. : 940071478Unit : 08 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.03.2013Regt No 940071478 Ct Krishna Kalita of 08 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 March 2013 in Kashmir while deployed for CI duty. Born on 1 Sept 1975, Ct Krishna Kalita joined BSF on 25 Feb 1994.On 21 March 2013 a party in two vehicles started from Tac Hqr Machis Factory, Baramulla for collection of Govt. stores from Panthachowk. At about 0730 hrs, rear veh was fired upon by militants at Ahmed Hospital from close range. Ct K Kalita received bullet injuries in his skull and succumbed to his injuries at 211130 hrs at 92 Base Hospital.His next of kin Smt Kalpana Kalita (wife) resides at VillKendubari, POLakhopur, TehSamota, DisttNalbari, Assam.08 Bn BSF08 Bn BSF was raised on 1 May 1986 at Kadamtala under North Bengal Frontier. The unit participated in Operation Vijay (Kargil War) during the year 1998-99. It played active role to guard the international border as well as IS Duties and Election Duties. Six men of the unit sacrificed their lives during war/enemy action. The unit has so far earned 1 PPMG and 3 PMG in its honour. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Bikaner under Ftr HQ BSF Rajasthan.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 35Const SHRIRAM GAWARIARegt No. : 930056528Unit : 09 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.12.2014Regt No 930056528 Ct Shriram Gawaria of 09 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Dec 2014 on Indo-Pak border in AOR of BOP Regal, Samba (J&K) while performing IB Duty. Born on 11 Aug 1973, Ct Shriram Gawaria joined BSF on 5 March 1993.On 13 Dec 2014, at about 0930 hrs, one BSF party went for zero line patrolling for area domination and pillar checking. At about 1145 hrs, they were fired upon by Pak Rangers between BP No. 193 & 194, without any provocation, from Pak Post Rajab Shahid. Ct Shriram Gawaria who was in patrol party retaliated effectively but sustained bullet injury and later succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Ghoti Devi (wife) resides at VPOKhateh Pura, PSJhunjhunu, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.Note:- Case for award of Presidents Police Medal for Gallantry is under consideration. Const DEVENDRA SINGHRegt No. : 062542832Unit : 09 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.01.2015Regt No 062542832 Ct Devendra Singh of 09 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Jan 2015 at BOP NSP Khora, Samba (J&K) while performing IB Duty. Born on 1 July 1984, Ct Devendra Singh joined BSF on 20 Nov 2006.On 5 Jan 2015, at about 1502 hrs, Pakistan Post Lumbriyal started heavy volume of Mortar fire targeting own BOP NSP Khora. Ct Devendra Singh who was coming from Jawan barrack for camp guard at Morcha immediately took position amid mortar shelling and fired 7-8 rounds from AGS on Pakistan Post Lumbriyal. Due to his effective and accurate fire, Pak Post Lumbriyal stopped firing but another Pak Post Akram Sahid started firing Mortar shell on BOP NSP Khora. In this mortar shelling Ct Devendra Singh sustained splinter injury on head and later succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Reeta Devi (wife) resides at VPO Muharani, PS-Iglas, Distt-Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.Note:- Case for award of Presidents Police Medal for Gallantry is under consideration. 09 Bn09 Bn36 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC UDAYENDU HALDAR Regt No. : 857901329Unit : 09 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.08.2011Regt No 857901329 HC Udayendu Haldar of 09 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Aug 2011 at Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. He was born on 13 Jan 1964 and joined BSF on 9 Oct 1985.On 25 Aug 2011, at about 0745 hrs, a party left for Bn HQ Baramulla for Adm duties. At about 1240 hrs, a Grenade was lobbed by unknown militant towards BSF party standing near narrow street of the market. Resultantly, HC Udayendu Haldar sustained serious splinter injuries and succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar.His next of kin Smt Shipra Haldar (wife) resides at VillPatia, POMadhabpur, DisttNadia, West Bengal.Const DEVEN LAMA Regt No. : 976000220Unit : 09 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.09.2002Regt No 976000220 Ct Deven Lama of 09 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Sept 2002 at Sheep Complex, DisttPulwama (J&K) while performing CI duty. He was born on 10 Jan 1978 and joined BSF on 13 Oct 1997.On the intervening night 17/18 Sept 2002, Ct Deven Lama was detailed for guard duty at Sentry Post No. 05, THQ 9 Bn BSF, Sheep Complex. At about 180105 hrs, while he was proceeding towards the place of duty, he was attacked by militants with grenade. The impact of explosion of grenade thrown by militants was so powerful that two grenades held by Ct Deven Lama in his pouch were also exploded and he died on the spot due to blast. His next of kin Smt Anju Lama (mother) resides at VillChoonabhutti (Tea Estate), PO-Chomurchi Bazar, Distt-Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 37Const SHAM LAL ROY, PMG Regt No. : 90003081Unit : 09 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.04.2002Regt No. 90003081 Ct Sham Lal Roy of 09 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 09 April 2002 at VillKhurampora, DisttShopian (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. He was born on 8 Jan 1971 and joined BSF on 16 Feb 1990On 9 April 2002 an encounter with militants took place at vill-Khurampora, Distt Shopian (Kashmir). Ct Sham Lal Rai fought bravely but sustained bullet injuries on his forehead in encounter with militants in which three dreaded militants were killed. A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered. His sacrifice has been recognized by the Government of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Anita Devi (wife) resides at VPONawada, DisttBegusarai, Bihar.SI MALKIAT SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 860053066Unit : 09 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.01.2002Regt No. 860053066 SI Malkiat Singh of 09 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Jan 2002 at Awindgund (Pulwama) while performing CI duty. He was born on 5 Dec 1964 and joined BSF on 10 April 1986.On 11 Jan 2002, at about 1330 hrs, a party left post Shajimarg for patrolling in general area of village Awindgund. This patrolling party was fired upon heavily by militants. SI Malkiat Singh was on his way to F Coy to prepare for DPC List E at BOP Shajimarg. On receipt of information regarding encounter, he reached there to strengthen the cordon. SI Malkiat Singh fought bravely and sustained bullet injury during the encounter and later succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by the Government of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Kamal Preet (wife) resides at VPOBassi Jalal Khan, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.38 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI JAI CHAND YADAVRegt No. : 68955135Unit : 09 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.09.1996Regt No. 68955135 SI Jai Chand Yadav of 09 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 08 Sept 1996 in Kashmir while performing CI duty. Born on 11 Oct 1944, SI Jai Chand Yadav joined BSF on 11 Oct 1965.On 5 Sept 1996, at about 1930 hrs, while SI Jai Chand Yadav sustained injuries on the left side of his head and body in the Grenade attack as well as firing by the militants. He was immediately evacuated to AIIMS, New Delhi by air and on 8 Sept 1996 at about 1535 hrs, he succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Yoga Devi (wife) resides at VillKurpat, POParghari, DisttBhagalpur, StateBihar.09 Bn BSF09 Bn BSF raised on 15 April 1986 at Jodhpur under Ftr HQ BSF Rajasthan, after raising unit is deployed on eastern & western border, as well as counter insurgency in J&K and NE, The unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorist in J&K and North East. The unit has 4 martyrs, earned 15 Nos PMG & 1 Parakram Padak in its honour, as such known as Unit of Gallants. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Samba under Ftr HQ BSF, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 39Const C STANLY, Kirti ChakraRegt No. : 95009756Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.07.2002Regt No. 95009756 Ct C Stanly of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 July 2002 at village Vheck Ichhagaz, Pulwama, Srinagar, while performing CI duty. Born on 25 July 1973, Ct C Stanly joined BSF on 16 Feb 1995.On 3 July 2002, a party of 1 SI and 14 ORs left Pakharpura for cordoning of village Chacki Changoz. Ct C Stanly took position at vital point to cover the escape route. He saw one militant in the room of top floor. The militant also having seen the troops surrounding the house opened fire towards Ct C Stanly. The fire was effectively retaliated by Ct C Stanly. Militant shifted his position and started firing from ground floor. Ct C Stanly was hit on the stomach. Ct C Stanly fired one long burst on that militant and killed him on the spot. Later Ct C Stanly succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Kirti Chakra (Posthumously).His next of kin Shri D Chinna Pillai (father) resides at Vill-Vandangavailai House, PO-Kulappuram, Distt-Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.Shri JAI SINGH, AC, PMG, PPMGIRLA No. : 74786Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.04.2001IRLA No. 74786 Shri Jai Singh, AC of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 April 2001 at Kokrakhal, Budgam, J&K, while performing CI duty. Born on 14 Aug 1955, Shri Jai Singh, AC joined BSF on 22 Dec 1977.On 29 April 2001, a Bn level special operation was launched in Budgam area. After the stops were put in position search groups were sent. Shri Jai Singh, AC took his party to Vill-Kukarkhal, a helmet of about six houses. When the party was proceeding towards the first house of village, a militant rushed out of the house spraying bullets towards this party. Two militants hiding in that house also fired. In this encounter with militants Shri Jai Singh, AC sustained bullet injuries. Standing in open area, he with his party killed 03 militants. Shri Jai Singh, succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG & PPMG (posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kiran Dhalaria (wife) resides at Dhalaria House, Upper Ram Nagar, Post-Dharamsala, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.10 Bn10 Bn40 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SUSHEEL KUMAR PANDITA, PPMGRegt No. : 94403628Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.04.2001Regt No. 94403628 Ct Susheel Kumar Pandita of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 April 2001 at Kokrakhal, Budgam, J&K, while performing CI duty. Born on 21 March 1972, Ct Susheel Kumar Pandita joined BSF on 19 Dec 1994.On 29 April 2001 a Bn level special operation was launched in Budgam area. After the stops were put in position search groups were sent. Ct Susheel Kumar Pandita went with his party to village-Kukarkhal, a helmet of about six houses. When the party was proceeding towards the first house of village, a militant rushed out of the house spraying bullets towards this party. Two militants hiding in that house also fired. In this encounter with militants Ct Susheel Kumar Pandita sustained bullet injuries. Standing in open area, he with his party killed 3 militants. Ct Susheel Kumar Pandita succumbed to injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Somawati (mother) resides at Mehta Photo Studio, Near Police Station, PO-Rehambel, Distt-Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.Const SHABEER AHMAD KHAN, PPMGRegt No. : 94403658Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.04.2001Regt No. 94403658 Ct Shabeer Ahmad Khan of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 April 2001 at Kokrakhal, Budgam, J&K, while performing CI duty. Born on 10 April 1976, Ct Shabeer Ahmad Khan joined BSF on 20 Dec 1994.On 29 April 2001 a Bn level special operation was launched in Budgam area. After the stops were put in position search groups were sent. Ct Shabeer Ahmad Khan went with his party to village-Kukarkhal, a helmet of about six houses. When party was proceeding towards the first house of village, a militant rushed out of the house spraying bullets towards this party. Two militants hiding in that house also fired. In this encounter Ct Shabeer Ahmad Khan sustained bullet injuries. Standing in open area, he with his party killed 3 militants. Ct Shabeer Ahmad Khan succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Fehmeeda (wife) resides at Mohalla Astanpora, VPO-Iskanderpora, Distt-Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 41HC SANT RAM Regt No. : 86001486Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 86001486 HC Sant Ram of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1963, HC Sant Ram joined BSF on 7 April 1986.On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel, came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which HC Santram and 7 constables succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Gulabi (wife) resides at Vill-Bhanwar, PO-Sanna, Distt-Jaspur Nagar, Chattisgarh.Const PALARAM LAMBARegt No. : 90173942Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 90173942 Ct Palaram Lamba of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 05 March 1971, Ct Palaram Lamba of 10 Bn BSF joined BSF on 20 July 1990.On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which Ct Palaram Lamba along with 7 others succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Saroj Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chandalia, PO-Nangal Katha, Distt-Mahendergarh, Haryana.42 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SATENDER SHARMARegt No. : 98008184Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 98008184 Ct Satender Sharma of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 12 July 1979, Ct Satender Sharma joined BSF on 03 Jan 1998.On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which Ct Satender Sharma along with 7 others succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Rajni Sharma (wife) resides at Vill-Churli (Tekanpur), Post-Churli (Tekanpur), Dist-Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.Const HIRA SINGHRegt No. : 04005031Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 04005031 Ct Hira Singh of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 15 April 1982, Ct Hira Singh BSF joined BSF on 5 Aug 2004.On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which Ct Hira Singh along with 7 others succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Gurjeet Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Baje Chack, PO-Jiwanwal Babbri, Dist-Gurdaspur, Punjab.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 43Const KUBER GOUDA H HOSAMANIRegt No. : 041461985Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 041461985 Ct Kuber Gouda H Hosamani of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 27 Sept 1983, Ct Kuber Gouda H Hosamani joined BSF on 22 Sept 2004.On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which Ct Kuber Gouda Hosamani along with 7 others succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Iravva Hanumanthe Gouda Hosamani (mother) resides at Vill-Doni, Post-Doni, Distt-Gadag Karnataka.Const DERE PRAVIN PRATAPRegt No. : 05399191Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 05399191 Ct Dere Pravin Pratap of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 20 Aug 1985, Ct Dere Pravin Pratap joined BSF on 16 Oct 2005On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which Ct Dere Pravin Pratap along with 7 others succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Kavita Pravin Dere (wife) resides at Vill-Kavathe, PO-Kavathe, Distt-Satara, Maharashtra.44 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst NARESH KUMARRegt No. : 08666275Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 08666275 Ct Naresh Kumar of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Aug 1987, Ct Naresh Kumar joined BSF on 20 Feb 2008. On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which Ct Naresh Kumar along with 7 others succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Mithlesh Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Mohaloni, PO-Mohaloni, Distt-Bharatpur, Rajasthan.10 Bn BSF10 Bn BSF was raised on 10 Sept 1971 at Jodhpur (Rajasthan). When this unit was deployed on IB at Derababa Nanak, temporarily relieved from Border duties during OP Blue star and performed creditably when employed in CI Role at Amritsar, Unit has 12 martyrs and bestowed upon 1-Kirti Chakra, 3-PPMG, 2-PMG and 9-PPMS. This unit also participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war.Const VIJAY KUMARRegt No. : 07005112Unit : 10 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2011Regt No. 07005112 Ct Vijay Kumar of 10 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2011 at Ultapani, Kokrajhar, Assam while performing CI duty. Born on 27 Feb 1987, Ct Vijay Kumar joined BSF on 5 April 2007.On 14 March 2011, at about 1800 hrs, one Swaraj Mazda vehicle of this unit while proceedings from THQ, 10 Bn BSF Bangaldoba, to CI Post Ultapani loaded with stores and personnel came under severe indiscriminate fire of automatic weapons by NDFB militants. Own party retaliated the fire. The driver of said vehicle inspite of sustaining bullet injury took the vehicle out of killing area. In this incident, 18 personnel of this unit sustained multiple bullet injuries out of which Ct Vijay Kumar along with 7 others succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Tulsa Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Dharampura, PO-Dharampura, Distt-Ferozpur, Punjab.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 4511 Bn11 BnHC T VIJAY KUMARRegt No. : 791020223Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.08.1998Regt No. 791020223 HC T Vijay Kumar of 11 Bn BSF martyred on 28 Aug 1998 at Argem post (Bandipur) while performing CI duty. Born on 7 May 1959, HC T Vijay Kumar joined BSF on 11 April 1979.On 28 Aug 1998, at 1930 hrs, when personnel of C Coy of Unit was returning to base camp Argem post after lifting ROP at 1900 hrs as per scheduled programme in their AOR, suddenly militants fired upon the ROP party and encounter took place. A bullet of militants hit the face of HC T Vijay Kumar and he succumbed to his injury while being evacuated to Unit/SHQ BSF MI Room. His next of kin Smt Cicily Vijay (wife) resides at Vill- Thirupuram, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala.SI H H THIPPAIAHRegt No. : 685001211Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.10.1994Regt No. 685001211 SI H H Thippaiah of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Oct 1994 at Leverputa BOP, Cachhar (Assam) while performing IB duty. Born on 27 April 1948, SI H H Thippaiah joined BSF on 10 Aug 1968.On 8 Oct 1994, Offg Coy Comdr SI H H Thippaiah of Leverputa BOP along with a party left for Sidpur to apprehend some intruders. The BD nationals tried to escape however BSF party caught one person. Villagers gathered and tried to free the apprehended BD national and assaulted BSF party with lethal weapons. BSF party fired two rounds as a result one villager died. In the assault SI H H Thippaiah and two other BSF personnel were seriously injured. SI H H Thippaiah who got head injury succumbed to his injuries on 8 Oct 1994. His next of kin Smt Yalamma (wife) resides at H.No. 20, 1 Main Road, 3 Cross Valmikinagar, Mysore Road, Bangalore, Karnataka.46 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC OM PRAKASHRegt No. : 730035215Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.07.1993Regt No. 730035215 HC Om Prakash of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 July 1993 at Badgam (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 3 May 1953, HC Om Prakash joined BSF on 10 Dec 1973.On specific information troops A & D Coys left from THQ on 30 July 1993, at about 0900 hrs for village Monapapai, Distt-Badgam (Kashmir). While party was laying cordon of above village, at about 1030 hrs, on 30 July 1993, they came under heavy fire of militants. One of the bullet of this fire hit HC Om Prakash and he fell on the ground and succumbed to the injury. His next of kin Smt Savitri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bishanekapur, PO-Goral, Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.HC PARAMJEET SINGH Regt No. : 754770156Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.07.1997Regt No. 754770156 HC Paramjeet Singh of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 July 1997 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 5 Mar 1956, HC Paramjeet Singh joined BSF on 10 Mar 1975.On 19 July 1997, ROP of 11 Bn BSF and 33 Bn BSF was carrying out checking of road before placing piquets on Bandipur/Srinagar Convoy route via Manasbal. They located one doubtful packet lying near the road of School of Vill-Chiwa. The said doubtful packet i.e. IED suddenly exploded at about 190740 hrs resulting in death of HC Paramjeet Singh of this Unit who had detected the IED. His next of kin Smt Kripal Kour (wife) resides at H.No. 488, Ward No. 2, Vijaypur, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 47Const RAJESH KUMARRegt No. : 944550326Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.09.1999Regt No. 944550326 Ct Rajesh Kumar of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Sept 1999 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 3 April 1973, Ct Rajesh Kumar joined BSF on 27 Jan 1994.On 16 Sept 1999, a patrol party with Ct Rajesh Kumar as a member was sensitising Road Popchan-Nadhihal, Bandipur (J&K). At about 0715 hrs an IED was detected near patrol pump Nadhihal and that area was cordoned by troops of B Coy. At about 1255 hrs, the IED was demolished which the help of bomb disposal squad and area was again searched by bomb disposal squad of 14 RR. An IED exploded approx 10 feets from earlier IED when cordon party was retreating at 1325 hrs resulting in spontaneous death of Ct Rajesh Kumar. His next of kin Shri Nand Kishore (father) resides at Vill-RZ 64 New Roshanpura, Nazafgarh, New Delhi.LNK CHINMOY BHOWMIKRegt No. : 85824400Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.06.1999Regt No. 85824400 Lance Naik Chinmoy Bhowmik of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 June 1999 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 2 Jan 1965, LNk Chinmoy Bhowmik joined BSF on 16 Mar 1985.On 15 June 1999 at about 1030 hrs a special ops was conducted in Vill-Nathpura, Bandipur. When search of a house started by own troops, militants started firing from neighbouring house and tried to escape by firing indiscriminately and throwing hand grenades. At this moment LNk Chinmoy Bhowmik came out of his position, fired and killed 2 militants. In this process LNk Chinmoy Bhowmik sustained fatal bullet injury in his chest from side of his bullet proof jacket and succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by awarding him DGs CR (Posthumously).His next of kin Mrs Anjana Bhomik (wife) resides at Vill-Jaraitala Bazar, Distt-Cachar, Assam.48 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst MOHD. IQBAL, PMGRegt No. : 90755235Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.04.2000Regt No. 90755235 Ct Mohd. Iqbal of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 April 2000 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1966, Ct Mohd Iqbal joined BSF on 17 June 1990.On 9 April 2000, a special operation was carried out in the area of vill-Nusu, Bandipur (J&K). Troops cordoned off the area where three foreign militants were hiding. The militants started firing due to which Ct Mohd. Iqbal sustained fatal bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of Smt Hafaza Begum (wife) resides at VPO-Perhinder, Distt-Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.Const LALIT MOHAN, PMGRegt No. : 88254144Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.04.2000Regt No. 88254144 Ct Lalit Mohan of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 April 2000 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Jan 1968, Ct Lalit Mohan joined BSF on 01 Feb 1988.On 09 April 2000 a special operation was carried out in the area of Vill-Nusu, Bandipur (J&K). Troops cordoned off the area where three foreign militants were hiding. The militants started firing due to which Ct Lalit Mohan sustained fatal bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Rekha Lakhchaura, (wife), resides at VPO-Saknana, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand. Const JAGDISH CHANDRA BHATTRegt No. : 971100039Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.08.1999Regt No. 971100039 Ct Jagdish Chandra Bhatt of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Aug 1999 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 17 April 1976, Ct Jagdish Chandra Bhatt joined BSF on 3 Feb 1997.On 17 Aug 1999, at about 1300 hrs a special operation was conducted in village watpura. At about 1545 hrs, while search of a house was being carried out, heavy volume of fire came from inside causing injury to party personnel. Thereafter the second party which was searching another house also came under heavy fire. Ct Jagdish Chandra Bhatt sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to it on the spot.His next of kin Smt Budhimati Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Ganeshpur, PO-Kargbari, Distt-Dehradun, Uttarakhand.Const JAVED ALIRegt No. : 944557550Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.10.1999Regt No. 944557550 Ct Javed Ali of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Oct 1999 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 4 March 1973, Ct Javed Ali joined BSF on 21 May 1994.A Special operation was carried out under SHQ BSF Bandipur in area Gurhajan by the troops of various Bns of BSF from 15 Oct 1999. On 15 Oct 1999 when party was advancing on the hill near sajal Pathri, at about 0800 hrs, 2-3 bursts came from upper side of the hill on the troops, in which Ct Javed Ali sustained bullet injuries on his face near nose and died on the spot. His next of kin Smt Salma Begum (wife), resides at Vill-Jhalanwa, PO-Gyuaspur, Distt-Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 49Const MOHD. IQBAL, PMGRegt No. : 90755235Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.04.2000Regt No. 90755235 Ct Mohd. Iqbal of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 April 2000 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1966, Ct Mohd Iqbal joined BSF on 17 June 1990.On 9 April 2000, a special operation was carried out in the area of vill-Nusu, Bandipur (J&K). Troops cordoned off the area where three foreign militants were hiding. The militants started firing due to which Ct Mohd. Iqbal sustained fatal bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of Smt Hafaza Begum (wife) resides at VPO-Perhinder, Distt-Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.Const LALIT MOHAN, PMGRegt No. : 88254144Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.04.2000Regt No. 88254144 Ct Lalit Mohan of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 April 2000 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Jan 1968, Ct Lalit Mohan joined BSF on 01 Feb 1988.On 09 April 2000 a special operation was carried out in the area of Vill-Nusu, Bandipur (J&K). Troops cordoned off the area where three foreign militants were hiding. The militants started firing due to which Ct Lalit Mohan sustained fatal bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Rekha Lakhchaura, (wife), resides at VPO-Saknana, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand. Const JAGDISH CHANDRA BHATTRegt No. : 971100039Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.08.1999Regt No. 971100039 Ct Jagdish Chandra Bhatt of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Aug 1999 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 17 April 1976, Ct Jagdish Chandra Bhatt joined BSF on 3 Feb 1997.On 17 Aug 1999, at about 1300 hrs a special operation was conducted in village watpura. At about 1545 hrs, while search of a house was being carried out, heavy volume of fire came from inside causing injury to party personnel. Thereafter the second party which was searching another house also came under heavy fire. Ct Jagdish Chandra Bhatt sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to it on the spot.His next of kin Smt Budhimati Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Ganeshpur, PO-Kargbari, Distt-Dehradun, Uttarakhand.Const JAVED ALIRegt No. : 944557550Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.10.1999Regt No. 944557550 Ct Javed Ali of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Oct 1999 at Bandipur while performing CI duty. Born on 4 March 1973, Ct Javed Ali joined BSF on 21 May 1994.A Special operation was carried out under SHQ BSF Bandipur in area Gurhajan by the troops of various Bns of BSF from 15 Oct 1999. On 15 Oct 1999 when party was advancing on the hill near sajal Pathri, at about 0800 hrs, 2-3 bursts came from upper side of the hill on the troops, in which Ct Javed Ali sustained bullet injuries on his face near nose and died on the spot. His next of kin Smt Salma Begum (wife), resides at Vill-Jhalanwa, PO-Gyuaspur, Distt-Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. 50 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SATISH KUMAR, PMGRegt No. : 90109698Unit : 11 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.04.2000Regt No. 90109698 Ct Satish Kumar of 11 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 April 2000 at Bandipur while performing IS duty. Born on 15 March 1972, Ct Satish Kumar joined BSF on 03 Oct 1990.On 09 April 2000, a special operation was carried out in the area of Vill-Nusu, Bandipur (J&K). Troops cordoned off the area where three foreign militants were hiding. The militants started firing due to which Ct Satish Kumar sustained fatal bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of Smt Neelam Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Rehan, PO-Peeri, Distt-Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir.11 Bn BSFThe unit was raised as 2nd Battalion Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) which includes 3 Garhwali and 3 Rajasthan Coys and participated 1965 Indo Pak war in Sriganganagar Area. On 1 April 1966 the Unit was re-designated as 11 Battalion BSF under the command of Shri Ladu Ram, Commandant. The unit also participated in 1971 war. The unit was deployed at various locations on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak Border in almost every tough terrain and militancy prone area. The unit is bestowed upon 2 PMG and 2 Sena Medal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 51Const BISWAJIT SAHARegt No. : 92544026Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.08.2003Regt No. 92544026 Ct Biswajit Saha of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Aug 2003 while performing CI duty. Born on 08 Feb 1971, Ct Biswajit Saha joined BSF on 06 April 1992.A stand off attack was launched by the militants at 1210 hrs on 14 Aug 2003 on CI Base Suidevta. Own troops retaliated. During exchange of fire between militants and own troops, at about 141420 hrs, Ct Biswajit Saha who was inside a dhok near the door was hit by a ricochet bullet in the left side of abdomen. He was given first aid but due to difficult terrain and ongoing exchange of fire, the injured Const could not be evacuated in time and he succumbed to the injuries at 142020 hrs.His next of kin Smt Kanan Saha (mother) resides at Vill-Adhikari Para, PO-Kalua, Distt-Burdwan, West Bengal.Const RAJESH KUMAR SAHOORegt No. : 99003645Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.07.2003Regt No. 99003645 Ct Rajesh Kumar Sahoo of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 July 2003, at about 1900 hrs, while performing CI duty. Born on 3 Feb 1976, Ct Rajesh Kumar Sahoo joined BSF on 28 June 1999.On 24 July 2003, a party from CI Base Thuru left for patrolling in general area Lasuli, Thuru Top, Kharok and Bharat Kot. At about 1900 hrs, terrorists hiding on the heights of Chunt and Thuru Tops, opened a heavy volume of fire on patrolling party. In indiscriminate firing by militants Ct Rajesh Sahoo sustained bullet injury on left side of his neck. He was evacuated to CI Base Thuru and further to Command Hospital Udhampur where he succumbed to his injury on 26 July 2003 at approx 1215 hrs.His next of kin Smt Lilawati Sahoo (mother) resides at Vill-Somwari, Qtr No. 200/2, PO-Hanuman Nagar, Distt-Nagpur Maharashtra.12 Bn12 Bn52 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst KUNGAR KISHORE WAMANRAO, PMGRegt No. : 99003655Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.12.2002Regt No. 99003655 Ct Kungar Kishore Wamanrao of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Dec 2002, at about 1130 hrs, while performing CI duty. Born on 05 April 1979, Ct Kungar Kishore Wamanrao joined BSF on 28 June 1999.On 17 Dec 2002, at about 1130 hrs, a spl ops was launched in general area Jabbarian. There an encounter took place with militants in which amidst heavy firing Ct Kungar Kishore Wamanrao reached close to the militants but sustained injuries due to fire. Ct Kungar Kishore Wamanarao kept on firing and injured one militant and later succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Lila Bai W. Kungar (mother) resides at VPO-Uttar Wadhona, Teh-Ner, Distt-Yavtmal, Maharashtra.Const PRADEEP SINGHRegt No. : 87143893Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.2002Regt No. 87143893 Ct Pradeep Singh of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 May 2002, at about 0710 hrs, while performing CI duty. Born on 13 May 1967, Ct Pradeep Singh joined BSF on 12 Oct 1987.On 30 May 2002, at about 0710 hrs, a column ex CI post Thuru, was carrying out patrolling in general area Kund. Column was fired upon by terrorists in which, Ct Pradeep Singh sustained bullet injury and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Manodi Patwal (wife) resides at C-119, Rameshwar Nagar Basti Phase-I, PO-New Krishi Upaj Mandi, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 53HC JAGDISH CHANDERRegt No. : 87644135Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.2002Regt No. 87644135 HC Jagdish Chander of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 May 2002, at about 0710 hrs, while performing CI duty. Born on 2 July 1965, HC Jagdish Chander joined BSF on 9 June 1987.On 30 May 2002, at about 0710 hrs, a column ex CI post Thuru, was fired upon by terrorists in general area Kund causing death of 1 Ct Re-enforcement from CI post Thuru was also fired upon by terrorists, resultantly HC Jagdish Chander who was in re-inforcement party sustained bullet injury and sacrificed his life to the nation.His next of kin Smt Kala Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Matri Kundia, Teh-Rashmi, Distt-Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.Const MUKESH SINGHRegt No. : 98007952Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.2001Regt No. 98007952 Ct Mukesh Singh of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 07 Oct 2001, at about 1930 hrs, while performing IS duty. Born on 22 July 1979, Ct Mukesh Singh joined BSF on 28 Aug 1998.On 7 Oct 2001, at about 0400 hrs, a special joint ops Chhanbin with 12 tps of 12 Bn BSF, 102 Bn BSF and 38 RR under over all Command of 12 Bn BSF was launched in general area Hariwala, Lapri Hill to nab the militants. At about 1930 hrs, while the column of Commando Pl of 12 Bn was moving in area Gajna-Kopra, militants fired at them in which Ct Mukesh Singh sustained bullet injuries on his right side abdomen and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Basanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Dolmar, PO-Dogra, Distt-Nainital, Uttarakhand. 54 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK NATHU SINGHRegt No. : 860013934Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.02.2000Regt No. 860013934 LNk Nathu Singh of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Feb 2000 at about 0820 hrs while performing IS duty at Jharkhand. Born on 5 Feb 1967, LNk Nathu Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1986.On 12 Feb 2000, at about 0730 hrs, two polling booth parties of booth No. 233 and 234 proceeded for duty in Benamor area. The terrain was undulated full of deep forest and the weather was foggy. At about 1.5 km from road head an IED was exploded on the Kaccha track and simultaneously fired upon by militants from three sides. The fire between militants and own troops continued for about 40 to 45 minutes. Reinforcement of Coy Comdr and SHO Police station Vishnugarh searched the area, LNk Nathu Singh was found lying dead in the bushes about 30 meters away from blast side. His next of kin Smt Prabha Tomar (wife) resides at Vill-Orathi, PO-Porasa, Distt-Morena, Madhya Pradesh.Shri B S RAWAT, Dy. Comdt. IRLA No. : 31152Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.02.1995IRLA No. 31152 Shri BS Rawat, Dy Comdt. of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Feb 1995 at about from 1415 hrs to 1525 hrs while performing IS duty in Kashmir. Born on 14 Oct 1946, Shri B S Rawat, Dy Comdt. joined BSF on 4 Sept 1966.On 23 Feb 1995, at about 1445 hrs, a patrolling and Cat Ops in area Bilal Colony-Bachpora was launched. At about 1450 hrs, Shri B S Rawat, DC with a party was in one of the lanes when some militants opened fire on them. The party surrounded the house from where fire was coming. Shri B S Rawat, DC entered the house firing from his AK-47 rifle and injured the militant. However, he sustained bullet injury on his left side temple and succumbed to his injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Naumi Rawat (wife) resides at Qtr No. 05, Widows Qtrs, BSF STS-1 Tigri, New Delhi. HC U R S CHOWDHURYRegt No. : 709220633Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.02.1995Regt No. 709220633 HC URS Chowdhury of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Feb 1995 at about from 1415 hrs to 1525 hrs while performing IS duty in Kashmir. Born on 2 Oct 1951, HC URS Chowdhury joined BSF on 1 Sept 1970.On 23 Feb 1995, at about 1445 hrs, a patrolling and CAT Ops in area Bilal Colony-Bachpora was launched. At about 1450 hrs HC URS Chowdhury with his party was in one of the lanes when some militants opened fire on them. The party surrounded the house from where fire was coming. HC URS Chowdhury opened fire towards the house and started cordoning the house. As a result of militants firing he sustained serious bullet injury and attained martyrdom.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Mita Singha Chowdhury (wife) resides at 108/8-E, MG Road, PO-Hardevpur, Calcutta.Const MEHBOOB AHMEDRegt No. : 90403653Unit : 12 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.12.1994Regt No. 90403653 Ct Mehboob Ahmed of 12 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Dec 1994 at 1700 hrs while performing IS duty in Kashmir. Born on 1 Dec 1969, Ct Mehboob Ahmed joined BSF on 11 Sept 1990.On 8 Dec 1994, at about 1700 hrs, a veh patrolling in area Firdosh Colony was sent. In one of Firdosh colony lane heavy volume of fire came from one of the house on this party. Ct Mehboob Ahmed observed some militants firing. He along with other Cts. rushed to that side. Ct Mehboob Ahmed entered the house where two bullets hit his neck. He fell down on ground and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Masrat Banu (wife) resides at Vill-Paranpillan, PO-Lagama, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir. 12 Bn BSFThe unit was raised as 3 RAC Bn at Bharatpur in April 1951 and re-designated as 12 Bn BSF on 1 April 1966. The unit was deployed at various locations on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border in almost every tough terrain and militancy prone area. The unit also actively participated during the Indo-Pakistan war in the year 1971. The unit is bestowed upon 1VSM, 5PPMG, 1Prime Ministers Jeewan Raksha Padak, 1-PMG1, 2-Police special duty medal and 9-Police medal for meritorious service. 56 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst PRAHALAD SINGHRegt No. : 860056300Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.12.1990Regt No. 860056300 Ct Prahalad Singh of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Dec 1990 at Vill-Ransi Khurd, Punjab while performing CI duty. Born on 2 Aug 1966, Ct Prahalad Singh joined BSF on 5 Mar 1986.On 12 Dec 1990, at about 0800 hrs, a party left for search towards village Khurd. Two terrorist were hiding in the nearby sugarcane field. This party, cordoned the sugarcane field along with troops of CRPF and police personnel. They waited till the troops of other forces arrived for the operation. At about 0915 hrs, encounter started which continued up to 1100 hrs. It was believed that the extremists were either dead or wounded seriously. The search party advanced by adopting fire and move tactics and when party had entered 7 to 8 meters inside the cane field, the extremist who were hiding in the sugarcane field opened fire causing fatal injury to Ct Prahalad Singh. His next of kin Smt Shanti Kawar (wife), resides at Vill-Sukhwasi, PO-Gudabagwandas, Distt-Nagaur, Rajasthan.Const KASHMIRI LALRegt No. : 888009838Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.12.1990Regt No. 888009838 Ct Kashmiri Lal of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Dec 1990 at Vill-Ransi Khurd, Punjab while performing CI duty. Born on 10 May 1966, Ct Kashmiri Lal joined BSF on 13 April 1988.On 12 Dec 1990, at about 0800 hrs, a party left for search towards village Khurd. Two terrorist were hiding in the nearby sugarcane field. This party, cordoned the sugarcane field along with troops of CRPF and police personnel. They waited till the troops of other forces arrived for the operation. At about 0915 hrs, encounter started which continued up to 1100 hrs. It was believed that the extremists were either dead or wounded seriously. The search party advanced by adopting fire and move tactics and when party had entered 7 to 8 meters inside the cane field, the extremist who were hiding in the sugarcane field opened fire causing fatal injury to Ct Kashmiri Lal.His next of kin Smt Ram Pyari (mother) resides at VPO-Searhadha, Distt-Kaithal, Haryana.13 Bn13 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 57Const BACHAN SINGHRegt No. : 89002930Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.12.1990Regt No. 89002930 Ct Bachan Singh of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Dec 1990 at vill-Ransi Khurd, Punjab while performing CI duty. Born on 10 Jan 69, Ct Bachan Singh joined BSF on 01 Mar 89.On 12 Dec 1990, at about 0800 hrs, a party left for search towards village Khurd. Two terrorist were hiding in the nearby sugarcane field. This party, cordoned the sugarcane field along with troops of CRPF and police personnel. They waited till the troops of other forces arrived for the operation. At about 0915 hrs, encounter started which continued up to 1100 hrs. It was believed that the extremists were either dead or wounded seriously. The search party advanced by adopting fire and move tactics and when party had entered 7 to 8 meters inside the cane field, the extremist who were hiding in the sugarcane field opened fire causing fatal injury to Ct Bachan Singh.His next of kin Smt Geeta Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Khanati, PO-Chhawari, Distt-Rohtash, Bihar.HC M HENERY JOSEPHRegt No. : 741021032Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.12.1991Regt No. 741021032 HC M Henery Joseph of 13 Bn BSF martyred on 19 Dec 1991 at Mansa (Punjab). Born on 05 March 1955, HC M Henery Joseph joined BSF on 04 June 1974.HC M Henery Joseph sustained splinters injury of HE Bomb in a cordon and search operation against terrorist in the sugarcane field at Jattana Ka Kalan village, Distt-Bathinda (Punjab). He was admitted in Govt. Civil Hospital Mansa on 04 Dec 1991 for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries at about 1705 hrs on 19 Dec 1991.His next of kin Smt Stellamary (wife) presently resides at Vill-Vattakanaj, PO-Konam, Via-Nagarcoil, Distt-Kenyakumari, Tamilnadu. 58 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst PURSHOTAM DASRegt No. : 89141011Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 89141011 Ct Purshotam Das of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 in militant attack between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 15 Aug 1970, he joined BSF on 1 Mar 1989.Ct Purshotam Das died in action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the country. Ct Purshotam Das fought valiantly with militant before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest tradition of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the integrity of India and martyred on 26 Sept 1999.His next of kin Smt Maya Devi (wife) presently resides at Vill-Arineyakapura, PO-Jatnagla, PS-Shourth, Distt-Karoli, Rajasthan.Const NARAYAN CHANDERRegt No. : 90488688 Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 90488688 Ct Narayan Chander of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 at militant attack between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 17 Jan 1971, Ct Narayan Chander joined BSF on 25 Sept 1990.Ct Narayan Chander died in action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the country. Ct Narayan Chander fought valiantly against militants before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest traditions of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the unity and integrity of India and martyred on 26 Sept 1999.His next of kin Smt Gayatri Bala Chandra (mother), presently resides at Vill/PO-Kirnahar, PS-Nanoor Distt-Birbhum, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 59Const BIREN KUMAR BIRUARegt No. : 92010248Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 92010248 Ct Biren Kumar Birua of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 at militant attack between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 16 Aug 1971, Ct Biren Kumar Birua joined BSF on 17 Sept 1992.Ct Biren Kumar Birua died in action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of India. Ct Biren Kumar fought valiantly against militants before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest traditions of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the unity and integrity of India and martyred on 26 Sept 1999. His next of kin Smt Jeera Rani Birua (wife) presently resides at Vill-Jajapasi, PO-Fulkaulie, Distt-Keonjhar, Odisha.Const PRADEEP KUMAR PANDARegt No. : 97655029Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 97655029 Ct Pradeep Kumar Panda of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 at militant attack between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 10 July 1975, Ct Pradeep Kumar Panda joined BSF on 30 Sept 1997.Ct Pradeep Kumar Panda died in action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of India. Ct Pradeep Kumar Panda fought valiantly against militants before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest traditions of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the unity and integrity of India and martyred on 26 Sept 1999.His next of kin Smt Pramila Panda (mother) resides at Vill-Fertilizer township, PO-Rourkela, Distt-Sunder Garh, Odisha. 60 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK S ANANDANRegt No. : 861025413Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 861025413 LNk S Anandan of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 at militant attack between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 2 April 1964, he joined BSF on 29 Mar 1986.LNk S Anandan died in action action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of India. LNk S Anandan fought valiantly against militants before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest traditions of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the unity and integrity of India and martyred on 26 Sept 1999. His next of kin Smt Sheeja (wife) resides at Vill-Male House (Elappully), PO-Vengodi, PS-Pudussery, Distt-Palghat, Kerala.Const ULLUM R MARAKRegt No. : 87007423Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 87007423 Ct Ullum R Marak of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 at militant attack between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 4 Nov 1967, Ct Ullum R Marak joined BSF on 03 Nov 1987.Ct Ullum R Marak died in action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of India. Ct Ullum R Marak fought valiantly against militants before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest traditions of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the unity and integrity of India and martyred on 26 Sept 1999. His next of kin Smt Seveny R Sangma (wife) presently resides at VPO-Bajeng Doba, PS-Bajeng Doba, Distt-East Garo Hills, Meghalaya.Const TEJPAL SINGH MALIKRegt No. : 87433920Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 87433920 Ct Tejpal Singh Malik of 13 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 at militant attack between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 6 Jan 1966, Ct Tejpal Singh Malik joined BSF on 10 April 1987.Ct Tejpal Singh Malik died in action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of India. Ct Tejpal Singh Malik fought valiantly against militants before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest traditions of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the unity and integrity of India and martyred on 26 Sept 1999. His next of kin Smt Nibha Rani (wife) resides at VPO-Karoda Hathi, PS-Babri, Distt-Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.Const/DVR HEERA SINGHRegt No. : 88243272Unit : 13 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.09.1999Regt No. 88243272 Ct/Dvr Heera Singh of 13 Bn BSF was attained martyrdom on 26 Sept 1999 at militant attack (ambush) between BOP 18 miles and Chamanu Adm Base while performing convoy duty. Born on 23 June 1968, Ct/Dvr Heera Singh joined BSF on 18 July 1988.Ct/Dvr Heera Singh died in action while defending the sovereignty and the territorial integrity. Ct/Dvr Heera Singh fought valiantly against militants before succumbing to his injuries, thus upholding the highest traditions of the country and the Force. He had made the supreme sacrifice in heroic action for maintaining the unity and integrity of India. His next of kin Smt Saraswari Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Sheri, PO-Kamed Devi, PS-Bhageshwar, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand.13 Bn BSF: 13 Bn BSF was raised on 1 Dec 1965 which was embodied from 04 RAC at Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1965 war at Tanot (Rajasthan) and 1971 war at Punjab. Apart from its vast experience of border duties in Punjab, J&K, and Eastern border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab, J&K and Manipur against militancy. The unit has participated in 5 Major operations and so far earned 8 PPMG and 30 PMG in its honour, as such known as Unit of Gallants. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Rani Nagar under Ftr HQ BSF North Bengal (WB). Bn has won General Chaudhary Trophy on two occasions.62 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour14 Bn14 BnShri SK BABU RAMRegt No. : 66143716Unit : 14 BnMartyred on : 05.12.1971Regt No. 66143716 Shri SK Babu Ram of 14 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Dec 1971 at BOP Asuthar (Rajasthan) during 1971 Indo-Pak war. Born on 1 July 1912, Shri SK Babu Ram joined BSF on 1 April 1966.14 Bn took active part in 1971 Indo-Pak war. Shri SK Babu Ram of 14 Bn was deployed on BOP Asuthar, Rajasthan. On 5 Dec 1971, Pak Aircrafts bombarded the BOP Asutar due to which Shri SK Babu Ram attained martyrdom.Const/Cook POONA RAMRegt No. : 66143742Unit : 14 BnMartyred on : 05.12.1971Regt No. 66143716 Ct/Cook Poona Ram of 14 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Dec 1971 at BOP Asuthar (Rajasthan) during 1971 Indo-Pak war. Ct/Cook Poona Ram joined BSF in the year 1966.14 Bn took active part in 1971 Indo-Pak war. Ct/Cook Poona Ram of 14 Bn was deployed on BOP Asuthar, Rajasthan. On 5 Dec 1971, Pak Aircrafts bombarded the BOP Asutar due to which Ct/Cook Poona Ram attained martyrdom.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 63SI/RO VISHWANATH MEHTARegt No. : 69143008Unit : 14 BnMartyred on : 18.12.1971Regt No. 69143008 SI/RO Vishwanath Mehta of 14 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Dec 1971 at BOP Mehrana (Rajasthan) during 1971 Indo-Pak war. Born on 3 Nov 1928, SI/RO Vishwanath Mehta joined BSF on 21 Dec 1963.14 Bn took active part in 1971 Indo-Pak war. SI/RO Vishwanath Mehta was deployed on BOP Shahgarh, Rajasthan. On 18 Dec 1971 at about 0830 hrs, SI/RO Vishwanath Mehta attained martyrdom during an ambush laid by enemy near BOP Mehrana (Rajasthan) while he was on operational move with party from BOP Shahgarh to Mandala. His next of kin Smt Chandrani Mehta (wife) resides at D-1/A, D Block, Janakpuri, Delhi.Const/DVR BHANWAR SINGHRegt No. : 66143016 Unit : 14 BnMartyred on : 18.12.1971Regt No. 66143016 Ct/Dvr Bhanwar Singh of 14 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Dec 1971 at BOP Mehrana (Rajasthan) during 1971 Indo-Pak war. Born on 2 Jan 1946, Ct/Dvr Bhanwar Singh joined BSF on 2 Jan 1966.14 Bn took active part in 1971 Indo-Pak war. Ct/Dvr Bhanwar Singh was deployed on BOP Shahgarh, Rajasthan. On 18 Dec 1971 at about 0830 hrs, Ct/Dvr Bhanwar Singh attained martyrdom during an ambush laid by enemy near BOP Mehrana (Rajasthan) while he was on operational move with party from BOP Shahgarh to Mandala. 64 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst RAM DAMODARRegt No. : 889440485Unit : 14 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.11.1989Regt No. 889440485 Ct Ram Damodar of 14 Bn BSF was martyred on 20 Nov 1989 at Harraj while performing CI duty. Ct Ram Damodar was born on 15 July 1969 and joined BSF on 15 April 1988.On 20 Nov89 due to bullet injuries sustained by him while undertaking a successful encounter against extremists, in the area of village Harraj and Lalle, PS-GhallKhurd, Distt-Ferozepur, Punjab where he attained martyrdom. His next of kin is Smt Sunita Devi, Vill-Narahi, PO- Thavaipur, Distt-Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. HC SHER SINGHRegt No. : 685881006Unit : 14 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.07.1989Regt No. 685881006 HC Sher Singh of 14 Bn BSF was martyred on 24 July 1989 at Punjab while performing IS duty. HC Sher Singh was born on 2 Feb 1943 and joined BSF on 5 Feb 1963. On 24 July 1989, at about 1830 hrs, the party was checking Maruti Van No. PAE 3248. At the same time they gave signal to stop one recovery Van No. HPA 6567 which was coming from Moga side, but instead of heading the signal and stopping, the recovery van tried to escape. In this process it hit the Maruti van which was being checked and while escaping with great speed it also hit HC Sher Singh who was standing on the other side of the Road and was busy in checking vehicles coming from Ferozpur side. All the personnel of naka tried to stop the vehicle but it escaped. At that time it appeared that few terrorists might be escaping in the recovery van. HC Sher Singh was seriously injured in the Head and evacuated to civil Hospital Ferozpur, where he succumbed to injuries on 24 July 1989 at 2210 hrs. His next of kin is Smt Mallapa Devi, VPO- Bhoura, Distt- Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 65Const/BB SURJA RAMRegt No. : 821430062Unit : 14 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.02.1998Regt No. 821430062 Ct/BB Surja Ram of 14 Bn BSF was martyred on 16 Feb 1998 at BOP-Malabela, C/O 56 APO while performing LOC Duty. Ct/BB Surja Ram was born on 1 Dec 1963 and joined BSF on 20 Dec 1982.Unit while deployed on LOC at BOP Malabela. He sustained bullet injury on his head due to Pak firing on 7 Feb 1998 at about 15125 hrs. While being treated at Army Hospital he succumbed to the injury on 16 Feb 98 at about 2200 hrs. His next of kin Smt Lichhu Devi, Vill-Marwar (Lohawat), PO-Pachami Dhani Lohawat Jatwasi, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.Const MANJU BHAIRegt No. : 898006210Unit : 14 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.09.1998Regt No. 898006210 Ct Manju Bhai of 14 Bn BSF was martyred on 19 Sept 1998 at C/O 56 APO while performing LOC Duty. Ct Manju Bhai was born on 1 June 1969 and joined BSF on 9 April 1989.On 19 Sept 98 at about 2100 Pak post Shajamal started fire, No. 89800621 Ct Manju Bhai of this unit sustained bullet injury on the upper portion of his chest at about 2125 hrs while he was in a firing trench/Morcha. He was immediately given first-aid and evacuated to 170 MH where he was declared brought dead at about 2300 hrs and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Lata Ben, Vill-Chanasar, PO-Raniyar, Distt-Dahod, Gujarat.66 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC MANNU SINGHRegt No. : 760013549Unit : 14 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.10.1998Regt No. 760013549 HC Mannu Singh of 14 Bn BSF was martyred on 15 Oct 1998 at BOP Maljocha while performing Border Duty. HC Mannu Singh was born on 1 Oct 1956 and joined BSF on 14 Dec 1976.On 15 Oct 1998, Pak Bhor and DERA started unprovoked firing on own LOP Malootha Ex.14 Bn BSF No. 760013548 HC Mannu Singh of 14 Ban BSF who was deployed on BOP Maljocha had returned from Naka duty at about 150620 hrs. Due to unprovoked firing of Pak, a bullet fired by the enemy post struck HC Mannu Singh on the left side of the face causing critical injury to him. He was given first aid and evacuated to 170 MH where army doctors declared him brought dead and he attained martyrdom. His next of kin Smt Angoori Devi, Vill-PaharPur, PO-Saman, Distt-Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.Const KAWAL NAIN SINGH Regt No. : 98000134Unit : 14 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.07.2007Regt No. 98000134 Ct Kawal Nain Singh of 14 Bn BSF was martyred on 11 July 2007 at BOP Sadarasi while performing Border duty. Born on 15 Mar 1977, CT Kawal Nain Singh joined BSF on 9 Mar 1998. At about 1750 hrs on 08 July 2006 Ct Kamal Nain of E Coy of this unit along with one HC of 93 BAN BSF left BOP Sadarasi (Coy HQ) for ambush cum patrolling duty on point No. 17/A of BOP Sadarasi, while patrolling HC KL Chakraborty found Ct Kamal Nain limping on his feet while walking and after some time Ct Kawal Nain fell down on IBB Road and attained martyrdom on operational duty.His next of kin Smt Messey Kour, Vill-Gamaraj, PO-Bata Gund, Distt-Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 67Const MUDASIR NAZIRRegt No : 134200815 Unit : 14 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.10.2014Regt No. 134200815 Ct Mudasir Nazir of 14 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Oct 2014 at BOP Sonamati while performing duty on border. Born on 2 Feb 1989, Ct Mudasir Nazir joined BSF on 16 Feb 2013. On 6 Oct 2014 at about 0130 hrs while on ACP duty in areas falling between BP number 382/4-s to 383/3-s in AOR of BOP Sonamati, noticed suspected movement of some cattle and smugglers on the Bangladesh side of the bridge. He got down from the bridge and ran along the Dulancha Nallah in front of BP No. 383/3-s to chase smugglers. In this process he got entangled in the bushes and lost his balance and rolled down in the Nallah where the depth of the channel is approximately 20 feet and died to drowning. His next of kin Smt Jawahirah Akther (mother), resides at Vill- Badroo, PO-Yaripora, PS-Yaripora ,Teh-Kulgaam, Distt- Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir.14 Bn BSF14 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1966 at Raisingnagar (Rajasthan). This unit participated in 1971 Indo-Bangladesh War. This unit has 4 martyrs, earned 4 PMG and 3 Sena Medal, as such known as Unit of Gallants.68 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC DWIJENDRA CH BAKSHIRegt No. : 72770266Unit : 15 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.11.2000Regt No.72770266 HC DC Bakshi of 15 Bn BSF was martyred on 30 Nov 2000 at Sabzi Mandi Baramulla while purchasing vegetables for Bara Khana. HC DC Bakshi born on 24 Nov 1948 and joined BSF on 8 Feb 1972. On 30 Nov 2000, No. 72770266 HC DC Bakshi and No. 77001466 LNk Sanup Singh both of 15 Bn BSF while purchasing vegetables for Barakhana on the occasion of BSF raising Day were fired upon by some militant which resulted in firing from both sides and causing bullet injuries to both BSF personnel. Immediately, the injured persons were evacuated to civil Hospital Baramulla with the help of J&K Police, where HC DC Bakshi was declared brought dead by the doctors and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Jyoti Bakshi (wife) resides at Vill-Shubhashpally, W/No.5 PO-Bilasipara P/S Bilasipara, Distt- Dhubri, Assam. Const DILBAGH SINGHRegt No. : 93007869Unit : 15 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.2002Regt No. 93007869 Ct Dilbagh Singh of 15 Bn BSF was martyred on 7 Oct 2002 at FDL Chhat OP (Ex-III Pimple complex) while Border. Born on 15 Aug 1971, Ct Dilbagh Singh joined BSF on 17 Feb 1993.On 6 Oct 2002, at about 2015 hrs, unprovoked shelling started from PaK FDL Chhat. In the shelling one HE bomb hit the wall of our own MOR position. Ct Dilbagh Singh sustained splinter injuries and later on succumbed to injuries.15 Bn15 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 69HC M U KUTTAPPARegt No. : 87411734Unit : 15 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.2002Regt No. 87411734 HC M U Kuttappa of 15 Bn BSF was martyred on 7 Oct 2002 at FDL Chhat OP (Ex- III Pimple complex). Born on 15 May 1966, HC M U Kuttappa joined BSF on 24 Aug 1987. On 6 Oct 2002, at about 2015 hrs, unprovoked shelling started from PaK FDL Chhat. In the shelling one HE bomb hit the wall of our own MOR position. HC M U Kuttappa sustained splinter injuries and later on succumbed to injuries.His next of kin Smt M U Seethamma (mother) resides at Vill-Alkola, PO-Maragodu, Distt-Kodagu, Karnataka. 15 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1962 as 06 RAC at Bikaner. Unit participated in Indo-Pak conflict of 1965. On 1 April 1966 the unit was embodied into Border Security Force as 15 Bn BSF. During 1971 war unit was deployed under Ops control of 31 Inf Bde and captured 10 Pak posts. 9 personnel were decorated with Gallantry awards. While remaining deployed on IS duty in Kashmir, 3 persons attained martyrdom and one person was awarded gallantry medal. 70 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SATVIR YADAVRegt No. : 86005645Unit : 16 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1992Regt No. 86005645 Ct Satvir Yadav of 16 Bn BSF martyred on 30 May 1992 at near Dallah on Manuke Derka Dellah Road, PS-Jagraon (PB) while IS duty. Born on 30 May 1967, Ct Satvir Yadav joined BSF on 5 Mar 1986.On 30 May 1992 at about 0610 hrs a party in a vehicle went to Tac HQ for collection of fresh ration. Party took Manuke dark Dallah route for move to THQ. At village Dallah, while crossing a dry drain a powerful explosion took place at 0620 hrs. After the explosion, the terrorist came to the place of occurrence and fired two burst of AK-47 rifle on the injured BSF Pers and also ensured that none of them survives. In this attack attack 6 ORs including Ct Satvir Yadav was martyred.His next of kin Smt Saroj Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Partap Pur, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan. HC AMAR SINGHRegt No. : 68165114Unit : 16 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1992Regt No. 68165114 HC Amar Singh of 16 Bn BSF martyred on 30 May 1992 at near Dallah on Manuke Derka Dellah Road, PS-Jagraon (PB) while IS duty. Born on 26 June 1949, HC Amar Singh joined BSF on 08 Sept 1968.On 30 May 1992 at about 0610 hrs a party in a vehicle went to Tac HQ for collection of fresh ration. Party took Manuke dark Dallah route for move to TAC HQ. At village Dallah, while crossing a dry drain a powerful explosion took place at 0620 hrs. After the explosion, the terrorist came to the place of occurrence and fired two burst of AK-47 rifle on the injured BSF Pers and also ensured that none of them survives. In this attack attack 06 ORs including HC Amar Singh was martyred.His next of kin Smt Basanti Devi resides at Vill-Dungara, PO-Semlta, Distt-Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. 16 Bn16 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 71Const DIPEN KR DASRegt No. : 876550834Unit : 16 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1992Regt No. 876550834 Ct Dipen Kr Das of 16 Bn BSF martyred on 30 May 4992 at near Dallah on Manuke Derka Dellah Road, PS-Jagraon (PB) while IS duty. Born on 5 Jan 1969, Ct Dipen Kr Das joined BSF on 1 April 1987.On 30 May 1992 at about 0610 hrs a party in a vehicle went to Tac HQ for collection of fresh ration. Party took Manuke dark Dallah route for move to THQ. At village Dallah, while crossing a dry drain a powerful explosion took place at 0620 hrs. After the explosion, the terrorist came to the place of occurrence and fired two burst of AK-47 rifle on the injured BSF Pers and also ensured that none of them survives. In this attack 06 ORs including Ct Dipen Kr Das attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Sailabala Das (mother) resides at Vill-North East Nopara, PO-Nopara, Distt-North 24 Pargana, West Bengal.Const ARUN KUMAR SINGHRegt No. : 89002981Unit : 16 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1992Regt No. 89002981 Ct Arun Kr Singh of 16 Bn BSF martyred on 30 May 1992 at near Dallah on Manuke Derka Dallah Road, PS-Jagraon (PB) while IS duty. Born on 15 Oct 1969, Ct Arun Kr Singh joined BSF on 1 Mar 1989.On 30 May 1992 at about 0610 hrs a party in a vehicle went to Tac HQ for collection of fresh ration. Party took Manuke dark Dallah route for move to THQ. At villiage Dallah, while crossing a dry drain a powerful explosion took place at 0620 hrs. After the explosion, the terrorist came to the place of occurrence and fired two burst of AK-47 rifle on the injured BSF Pers and also ensured that none of them survives. In this attack attack 06 ORs including Ct Arun Kr Singh was martyred.His next of kin Smt Iti Kumari Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Minapur, PO-BTPS, Distt-Begusarai, Bihar. 72 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK A SASIRegt No. : 750085528Unit : 16 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1992Regt No. 750085528 LNk A Sasi of 16 Bn BSF was martyred on 30 May 1992 near Dallah on Manuke Derka Dallah Road, PS-Jagraon (PB) while on IS duty. Born on 10 Dec 1957, LNk A Sasi joined BSF on 5 June 1975.On 30 May 1992 at about 0610 hrs a party in a vehicle went to Tac HQ for collection of fresh ration. Party took Manuke dark Dallah route for move to THQ. At village Dallah, while crossing a dry drain a powerful explosion took place at 0620 hrs. After the explosion, the terrorist came to the place of occurrence and fired two burst of AK-47 rifle on the injured BSF Pers and also ensured that none of them survives. In this attack attack 6 ORs including LNk A Sasi were martyred.His next of kin Smt Omana Sasi (wife) resides at VPO-Kalliyoor, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala.Const MOHAN CHAVANRegt No. : 90633678Unit : 16 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1992Regt No. 90633678 Ct Mohan Chavan of 16 Bn BSF was martyred on 30 May 1992 near Dallah on Manuke Derka Dallah Road, PS-Jagraon (PB) while on IS duty. Born on 01 June 1968, Ct Mohan Chavan joined BSF on 23 Jan 1990.On 30 May 1992 at about 0610 hrs a party in a vehicle went to Tac HQ for collection of fresh ration. Party took Manuke dark Dallah route for move to THQ. At village Dallah, while crossing a dry drain a powerful explosion took place at 0620 hrs. After the explosion, the terrorist came to the place of occurrence and fired two burst of AK-47 rifle on the injured BSF Pers and also ensured that none of them survives. In this attack attack 06 ORs including Ct Mohan Chavan was martyred.His next of kin Shri Dhaku (father) resides at Vill & PO-Basale Gaon, Distt-Solapur, Maharashtra.Photograph not available16 Bn BSF16 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1966 at Barmer (Rajasthan) by embodying RAC Bn. The Battalion so far has participated in three major operations viz Kutch operation in April 1965 in the Rann of Kutch (Gujarat), Sept 1965 Operation in Barmer (Rajasthan) and 1971 Ops in Rai Singh Nanagar (Raj). The Unit also participated in OP Prakaram while in Army Ops control. The unit has so far earned 10 medals for gallantry, 1 VSM and 14 Police medal for meritorious service. At present the battalion is deployed on LC at Humhama under Ftr HQ BSF Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 73Const BRIJ LAL, SMRegt No. : 66176192Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.12.1971Regt No. 66176192 Ct Brij Lal of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Dec 1971 at BOP Gadra (Rajasthan) while performing IB duty. Born on 20 Oct 1944, Ct Brij Lal joined Force on 20 Oct 1964.On 14 Dec 1971, Ct Brij Lal was deployed at BOP Gadra under Rajasthan Frontier. The skirmishes which was going on in the area with the Pakistani forces during 1971 India-Pak war, he sustained injuries and succumbed to them thereby making supreme sacrifice in service of nation during Indo-Pak 1971 war. His next of kin Smt Dham Kour (wife) resides at Vill-Kothana, PO-Kaithra, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.Const SUGAN SINGHRegt No. : 66176531Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.12.1971Regt No. 66176531 Ct Sugan Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Dec 1971 at BOP Gadra (Rajasthan) while performing IB duty. Born on 20 June 1948, Ct Sugan Singh joined BSF on 20 June 1966.On 14 Dec 1971, Ct Sugan Singh was deployed at BOP Gadra under Rajasthan Frontier. The skirmishes which was going on in the area with the Pakistani forces during 1971 India-Pak war, he sustained injuries and succumbed to them thereby making supreme sacrifice in service of nation during Indo-Pak 1971 war. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Sena Medal 1971 (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Bhapu Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Solankiya Tala, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.17 Bn17 Bn74 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC KALYAN SINGHRegt No. : 66176467Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.12.1986Regt No. 66176467 HC Kalyan Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martydom on 19 Dec 1986 at Bhatinda (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 20 Sept 1943, HC Kalyan Singh joined BSF on 24 Sept 1966.On 19 Dec 1986, while deployed in anti-terrorism role in Bhatinda, Punjab, he sacrificed his life in a car accident by terrorists. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation. His next of kin Smt Sukh Kanwar (wife) resides at Vill-Kanocha, PO-Khardi, Distt-Pali, Rajasthan.LNK JAGDEV SINGHRegt No. : 771020605Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.09.1988Regt No. 771020605 LNk Jagdev Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Sept 1988 at Makhu, Ferozpur (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 23 Oct 1959, LNk Jagdev Singh joined BSF on 22 Jan 1977.On 13 Sept 1988, while deployed in anti-terrorism role in Ferozpur (Punjab) near Makhu Rly Station, Ferozpur (Punjab) LNk Jagdev Singh was on patrolling duty. His party was ambushed by terrorists in which he sustained bullet injuries and and succumbed to those injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Vibha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Nanda Singh Kapurwa, PO-Samar Honda, Distt-Rai Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 75Const RAM PRAKASHRegt No. : 790014960Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.09.1988Regt No. 790014960 Ct Ram Prakash of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Sept 1988 at Makhu, Ferozpur (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 20 Oct 1956, Ct Ram Prakash joined BSF on 05 Nov 1979.On 13 Sept 1988, while deployed in anti terrorism role in Ferozpur (Punjab) near Makhu Rly Station, Ferozpur (Punjab) Ct Ram Prakash was on patrolling duty. His party was ambushed by terrorists in which he sustained bullet injuries and and succumbed to those injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt-Prayag Wati (wife) resides at VPO-Nai Garhi, Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.LNK PURAN SINGHRegt No. : 740015070Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.05.1989Regt No. 740015070 LNk Puran Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 May 1989 at Khosadhal Singh Ferozpur (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 28 May 1956, LNk Puran Singh joined BSF on 19 July 1974.On 31 May 1989, while deployed in anti-terrorism role at Khosadhal Singh Distt-Ferozpur (Punjab), he was on patrolling duty. While on duty his party was ambushed by terrorists and attained martydom on the spot due to bullet injury. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Sanjogita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ghar, PO-Bariyal, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.76 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK PARAS NATHRegt No. : 68744124Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.06.1989Regt No. 68744124 LNk Paras Nath of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 June 1989 at Khosadhal Singh Ferozpur (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 20 Oct 1949, LNk Paras Nath joined BSF on 18 Nov 1968.On 31 May 1989, while deployed in anti-terrorism role at Khosadhal Singh Distt-Ferozpur (Punjab), he was on patrolling duty while on duty his party was ambushed by terrorists and sustained bullet injury in the incident. Further he was evacuated to 159 GHT Alwandi but succumbed to injury on 2 June 89. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Sunana Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ukhai East, PO-Ukhai, Distt-Siwan, Bihar. HC DARYAO SINGHRegt No. : 701030946Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.04.1991Regt No. 701030946 HC Daryao Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 April 1991 at Gamorikala (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 1 April 1950, HC Daryao Singh joined BSF on 7 Jan 1970.On 18 April 1991, while deployed at Gamorikala Distt-Sangrur (Punjab) extremists attacked on BSF troops and during exchange of fire he sustained bullet injury and attained martyrdom on the spot. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Krishna Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Boria Kamalpur, PO-Boria Kamalpur, Distt-Mohindergarh, Haryana. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 77HC RAGHUBIR SINGHRegt No. : 66176508Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.04.1991Regt No. 66176508 HC Raghubir Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 April 1991 at Gamorikala (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 8 March 1947 HC 1947, Raghubir Singh joined BSF on 27 April 1966.On 18 April 1991, while deployed at Gamorikala, Distt-Sangrur (Punjab) terrorists attacked on BSF troops and during exchange of fire he sustained bullet injury and attained martyrdom on the spot. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Raj Kanwar (wife) resides at Vill-Munida Ramsar, PO-Munida Ramsar, Distt-Jaipur, Rajasthan. Const BHAGWATI PRASADRegt No. : 85176003Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.04.1991Regt No. 85176003 Ct Bhagwati Prasad of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 April 1991 at Gamorikala (Punjab) while performing anti terrorism duty. Born on 30 Jan 1965, Ct Bhagwati Prasad joined BSF on 12 Aug 1985.On 18 April 1991, while deployed at GamorikalaDistt-Sangrur (Punjab) terrorists attacked on BSF troops and during exchange of fire he sustained bullet injury and attained martyrdom on the spot. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Laxmi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Thengabunj (Punchar), PO-Thangar, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh. 78 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst ROSHAN LALRegt No. : 890078026Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.04.1991Regt No. 890078026 Ct Roshan Lal of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 April 1991 at Gamorikala (Punjab) while performing IB/CI/IS duty. Born on 10 April 1968, Ct Roshan Lal joined BSF on 11 Feb 1989.On 18 April 1991, while deployed at Gamorikala, Distt-Sangrur (Punjab) terrorists attacked on BSF troops and during exchange of fire he sustained bullet injury and attained martyrdom on the spot. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Sushila Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Badala, PO-Jangar, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab. Const PURSHOTTAM LALRegt No. : 900081284Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.08.1993Regt No. 900081284 Ct Purshottam Lal of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Aug 1993 at Vill-Nathi Pura, Jakhura Anantnag while performing CI duty. Born on 6 June 1968, Ct Purshottam Lal joined BSF on 27 Sept 1990. On 30th Aug1993, Militants ambushed BSF party at Vill-Nathi Pura, Jakhura, Anantnag and he sustained bullet injury during firing and attained martyrdom on the spot. Thus, he laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Dhako Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Gulpur Simloi, PO-Farida Nagar, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 79HC KEDAR NATH JHARegt No. : 76002573Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.05.1995Regt No. 76002573 HC Kedar Nath Jha of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 May 1995 at Wadura, Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 Jan 1958, HC Kedar Nath Jha joined BSF on 02 Feb 1976. On 29 May 1995, Terrorists fired on agriculture building near Wadura. BSF troops rushed to the spot for rescue but in the meantime, wall of said building collapsed on him. He immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar and attained martyrdom there.His next of kin Smt Manjula Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Haradwar, PO-Pali, Distt-Darbhanga, Bihar.Const NARENDER SINGHRegt No. : 87365982Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.12.1993Regt No. 87365982 Ct Narender Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Dec 1993 at Srinagar-Pattan Road while performing CI duty. Born on 15 April 1969, Ct Narender Singh joined BSF on 20 Oct 1987. On 6 Dec 1993, militant fired on Veh Tata 407 carrying BSF troops resultantly driver lost balance and vehicle toppled into the Nallah and he sustained head injury and laid his life by doing supreme sacrifice in the service of nation.His next of kin Smt Lata Rawat (wife) resides at Vill-Sarora Sakali, PO-Dogdda, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.80 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst KARTAR CHANDRegt No. : 91004777Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.08.2001Regt No. 91004777 Ct Kartar Chand of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Aug 2001 at Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 May 1970, Ct Kartar Chand joined BSF on 20 Feb 1991. On 12 Aug 2001, while performing ROP duty at Bus stand Kupwara (J&K), a grenade was thrown by the militant on him resultantly he died on the spot. His next of kin Smt Laxmi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Dhalpar, PO-Johana, Distt-Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.Const TENISON JAMATIA, PMGRegt No. : 021301214Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.02.2005Regt No. 021301214 Ct Tenison Jamatia of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Feb 2005 at Distt-Palamu, Jharkhand while performing LC duty. Born on 10 Feb 1982, Ct Tenison Jamatia joined BSF on 15 Nov 2002. On 7 Feb 2005, while persons of C Coy of this unit were moving on foot towards polling station Mittar and MMPTI under Police station Manatu, Distt-Palamu (Jharkhand), enroute a mine blasted resultantly he sustained grievous injury and expired on the spot.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry-2005. (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Haribakti Jamatia (mother) resides at Vill-Hadrai Para, PO-Hadrai Para, Distt-Tripura (East), Tripura. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 81Const MAHABEER PRASADRegt No. : 957226933Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.01.2012Regt No. 957226933 Ct Mahabeer Prasad of 17 Bn BSF martyred on 07 Jan 2012 at BOP Arjun, NB FTR while performing IB duty. Born on 06 June 1972, Ct Mahabeer Prasad joined BSF on 29 May 1995. On 7 Jan 2012, while performing ACP duty along Indo-BD border expired due to vehicle accident.His next of kin Smt Bimla Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Disnow, PO-Disnow, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.17 Bn BSF: The unit was raised /re-designated at Jodhpur on 1 June 1967 from 1 RAC Battalion. During 1971 Indo-Pak conflict (i.e. OP CACTUS LILY), this unit played active role, crossed IB on 4 Dec 1971 and captured Pak BOPs Saibahu, Mannor, Ranakohar, Relnor and Kotak Dhora.Unit was presented memento as CONQUERORS OF THAR by XVII Grenadiers in the recognition of association during Ops Cactus Lily.HC RANVIR SINGHRegt No. : 890068393Unit : 17 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.10.2013Regt No.890068393 HC Ranvir Singh of 17 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Oct 2013 at Bn HQ Alamganj, Dhubri (Assam) while performing border duty. Born on 4 Jan 1971, HC Ranvir Singh joined BSF on 18 April 1989. On 13 Oct 2013 at Bn HQ Alamganj, Dhubri (Assam) while erecting banner on the occasion of Dussehera Puja near gate No.1, HC Ranvir Singh came in contact of high tension electric wire. He was immediately evacuated to Gauripur Hospital, where he declared brought dead by the doctor. His next of kin Smt Surjee Devi (wife) resides at H.No.E-1-A1, PO-Qutab Vihar, Phase-I, Goyla Dairy, New Delhi. 82 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst K JOTHI BASURegt No. : 934556598Unit : 18 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.08.1995Regt No. 934556598 Ct K Jothi Basu of 18 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Aug 1995 while performing LC duty. Born on 1 May 1973, Ct K Jothi Basu joined BSF on 9 Oct 1993. On 15 Aug 1995, while on sentry duty Ct K Jothi Basu observed movement of militants near LC opposite Salamabad Nala. It was followed by heavy firing by militants using HMG/MG/Sniper weapons and effective fire from Pakistani post Kopara Lambuwala. While passing this information to Coy HQ on telephone, Ct K Jothi Basu sustained bullet injuries on his right soldier and succumbed to injuries on the spot. His next of kin Shri C Krishnan (father), resides at VPO-Palukal, Distt-Kanya Kumari, Tamil Nadu.Const IRSHAD AD WAGEY Regt No. : 971992856Unit : 18 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.08.2001Regt No. 971992856 Ct Irshad Ad Wagey of 18 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Aug 2001 while availing of joining time at his home town on permanent posting from 100 Bn BSF to 18 Bn BSF. Born on 1 April 1973, Ct Irshad Ad Wagey joined BSF on 1 May 1997. On 5 Aug 2001 while individual availing joining period for his posting from 100 Bn BSF to 18 Bn BSF was abducted by unknown militants at Arahabad (near to his home town) on 05 Aug 2001. The militant killed him and threw his body which was recovered by police on 06 Aug 2001. His next of kin Smt Misra Bano (wife) resides at VPO-Nandimarg, Distt-Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. Photograph not available18 Bn18 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 83HC TEK BAHADUR CHHETRY, PPMGRegt No. : 800011075 Unit : 18 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.01.2002Regt No. 800011075 HC Tek Bahadur Chhetry of 18 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Jan 2002 while on IS duty. Born on 15 Dec 1960, HC Tek Bahadur Chhetry joined BSF on 7 March 1980.On 28 Jan 2002 during a cordon search and operation by troops of 18 Bn BSF in area Ahmedanagar, Soura (J&K). Militants fired upon the troops. In firing, HC Tek Bahadur Chhetry sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Vishnu Maya Chhetry (wife) resides at Vill-Rampal Colony, PO-Tekanpur, Distt-Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. 18 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 20 April 1966 at Raoti, DisttJodhpur (Raj) as a reserve Battalion. This Bn was one of the Commando Bns of the BSF that worked with Mukti Bahini during liberation war of Bangladesh from Pakistan. The unit participated in 1971 war. The unit has been bestowed upon Presidents Police & Fire Service for Gallantry2, Police Medal for Gallantry7, Sena Medal1, Gold Medal1 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service5. 84 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAN SINGHRegt. No. : 901818630Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.11.1992Regt No. 901818630 Ct Ran Singh of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Nov 1992 at Pulwama (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 25 June 1970, Ct Ran Singh joined BSF on 30 March 1990.During the year 1992, 19 Bn BSF was deployed in I S duty at Distt-Pulwama (J&K). On 13 Nov 1992 at about 1130 hrs, a mobile patrol party of 19 Bn BSF was fired upon by militants near village Chak-Badrinath, as a result of which Ct Ran Singh who was also a member of the same party, sustained bullet injury and succumbed soon after the incident.His next of kin Smt Rewati Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kokawas, PO-Hatundi, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan.Const PRAdIP KumAR dASRegt. No. : 896889947Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.4.1993Regt No. 896889947 Ct Pradip Kumar Das of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 April 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 27 Sept 1964, Ct PK Das joined BSF on 20 April 1989.During the year 1993, 19 Battalion BSF was deployed at District Sopore (J&K). On 14 April 1993, Ct PK DasD Coy was on sentry duty from 0600 hrs to 0800 hrs at forward post of J&K Bank Sopore. At 0745 hrs, militants fired single sniper shot at Ct PK Das and bullet hit him on his right iliac region and came out from left iliac region. He was immediately evacuated for treatment but he succumbed at 0715 hrs on same day.His next of kin Smt Radha Rani Das (mother) resides at C/O Shri Amulya Kumar Das, 145, Bishnupur (Kassim Bazar), PS-Behrampur, Distt-Murshidabad, West Bengal. 19 Bn19 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 85HC SOCHENdRA KumARRegt. No. : 770025913Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.1993Regt No. 770025913 HC Sochendra Kumar of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Jan 1957, HC Sochendra Kumar joined BSF on 2 Feb 1977.On 7 Aug 1993, an attack on BSF post was reportedly planned to be carried by an Afghan Militant Mohd Akbar Qureshi alias Akbar Bhai. Unit organized spl operation to thwart militant design. Militants opened fire from the lane on a party in which HC Sochendra Kumar sustained bullet injury and succumbed on the spot and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Anila Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Marwa, PO-Bihpur, Distt-Bhagalpur, Bihar. Const TuLCHI RAmRegt. No. : 891420785Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.1993Regt No. 891420785 Ct Tulchi Ram of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 18 March 1969, Ct Tulchi Ram joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 7 Aug 1993, an attack on BSF post was reportedly planned to be carried by an Afghan Militant Mohd Akbar Qureshi alias Akbar Bhai. Unit organized spl operation to thwart militant design. Militants opened fire from the lane on a party in which Ct Tulchi Ram sustained bullet injury and succumbed on the spot and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Parmeshwari Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Jegniya (Bidawatan), Teh-Ratangarh, Distt-Churu, Rajasthan. 86 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourNK ABduL RAZAQ GANIRegt. No. : 750011754Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.1993Regt No. 750011754 Nk Abdul Razaq Gani of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 5 April 1955, Nk Abdul Razaq Gani joined BSF on 17 March 1975.On 7 Aug 1993, an attack on BSF post was reportedly planned to be carried by an Afghan Militant Mohd Akbar Qureshi alias Akbar Bhai. Unit organized spl operation to thwart militant design. Militants opened fire from the lane on a party in which Nk Abdul Razaq Gani sustained bullet injury and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Shamali Begum (wife) resides at VPO-Kalaroos, PS-Kalaroos, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir. Const VIJAY PALRegt. No. : 907251439Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.1993Regt No. 907251439 Ct Vijay Pal of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 25 May 1972, Ct Vijay Pal joined BSF on 10 July 1990.On 7 Aug 1993, an attack on BSF post was reportedly planned to be carried by an Afghan Militant Mohd Akbar Qureshi alias Akbar Bhai. Unit organized spl operation to thwart militant design. Militants opened fire from the lane on a party in which Ct Vijay Pal sustained bullet injury and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Basanti Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Panthroli, Teh-Kathadi, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 87Const SARWAN KumARRegt. No. : 860055897Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.1993Regt No. 860055897 Ct Sarwan Kumar of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Oct 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 July 1967, Ct Sarwan Kumar joined BSF on 5 March 1986.On 7 Oct 1993 at about 1130 hrs, a CAT Ops was carried out by the troops of 19 Bn BSF at Khanka Mohalla (Sopore) between Cement Bridge and Hathishah post of 73 Bn BSF. During the process of CAT Ops troops of 19 Bn BSF were heavily fired upon by militants and re-inforcement from 41/65/73 Bns BSF was reached. As such, during the encounter, Ct Sarwan Kumar got bullet injury and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Santosh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Goryan, PS-Khandela, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan. Const TP KANNANRegt. No. : 88243381Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.1993Regt No. 88243381 Ct TP Kannan of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Oct 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing Anti Terrorism duty. Born on 17 May 1967, Ct T P Kannan joined BSF on 30 Aug 1988.On 7 Oct 1993 at about 1130 hrs, CAT Ops was carried out by the troops of 19 Bn BSF at Khanka Mohalla (Sopore) between cement bridge and Hathishah post of 73 Bn BSF. During the processes of CAT Ops troops of 19 Bn BSF were heavily fired upon by militants and re-inforcement from 41/65/73 Bns BSF was reached. During the encounter, Ct TP Kannan got bullet injury and died on the spot.His next of kin Shri P Thanka Raj (father) resides at Vill-Erumbukadu, PO-Ananthanadarkudy, Distt-Kanya Kumari Tamilnadu.88 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SuNIL KAmBLERegt. No. : 89009279Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.1993Regt No. 89009279 Ct Sunil Kamble of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Oct 1993 at Sopore (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 6 Oct 1970, Ct Sunil Kamble joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 7 Oct 1993 at about 1130 hrs, CAT Ops was carried out by the troops of 19 Bn BSF at Khanka Mohalla (Sopore) between cement bridge and Hathishah post of 73 Bn BSF. During the process of CAT Ops troops of 19 Bn BSF were heavily fired upon by militants and such re-inforcement from 41/65/73 Bns BSF was reached. During the encounter, Ct Sunil Kamble got bullet injury and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Leelabai Shankar Rao Kamble (mother) resides at Vill-Vilas Nagar Amravati, PO-Amaravati, Distt-Amravati, Maharashtra.HC ASHOK KumARRegt. No. : 874340668Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2004Regt No. 874340668 HC Ashok Kumar of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 01 Oct 2004 at CI Base Lelna, Bidda (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 18 April 1968, HC Ashok Kumar joined BSF on 16 April 1987.On 1 Oct 2004, a patrol party consisting of 01 SO and 22 ORs alongwith 01 SPO left CI base Thuru for operation in thearea of Lelna and Thuru top. At about 1100 hrs, the patrol party was fired upon by the militants near the Lelna top due to which Ct Kamal Kant Jamatia and SPO Jan Mohd sustained injuries. On getting information of encounter, re-inforcement was sent from CI base Thuru, Basa and THQ Bidda to the encounter site. During ensuing encounter HC Ashok Kumar got bullet injury and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Pushpa Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Jarani Khurd, PO-Jarani Kalan, Distt-Etah, Uttar Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 89Const S PARAS RAmRegt. No. : 90003934Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.12.1999Regt No. 90003934 Ct S Paras Ram of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Dec 1999 at FDLs (Mandi Mandir) at J&K while performing GD duty. Born on 2 June 1972, Ct S Paras Ram joined BSF on 16 Nov 1990.On 31 Dec 1999 at about 0235 hrs, No. 90003934 Ct S Paras Ram was on sentry duty in LMG Bunker at FDL.While carrying speculative firing from LMG, all of a sudden LMG fell down as a result of which a burst of two rounds went off and pierced from his neck and passed through right temple and eye causing instant death. His next of kin Smt Mathura Bai (wife) resides at VPO-Bahaduri Wadi, PS-Wadner Bhairav, Distt-Nasik, Maharashtra. HC BHAGWAN SINGHRegt. No. : 830027170Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.05.2000Regt No. 830027170 HC Bhagwan Singh of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 May 2000 at FDLs (Mandi Mandir) at J&K while performing LC duty. Born on 20 Jan 1962, HC Bhagwan Singh joined BSF on 1 July 1983.On 12 May 2000 at about 1905 hrs, while HC Bhagwan Singh was deployed at FDL point 90, one of the bunker was struck with heavy lightening resulting in the instant death of HC Bhagwan Singh on the spot due to severe burn injuries.His next of kin Smt Kalawati Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Ramgarh, Teh-Mohniya, Distt-Bhabua, Bihar.90 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC BIRENdER CHOudHARYRegt. No. : 869110063Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.05.2000Regt No. 869110063 HC Birender Choudhary of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 May 2000 at FDLs (Mandi Mandir) at J&K while performing LC duty. Born on 27 Nov 1967, HC Birender Choudhary joined BSF on 28 Feb 1986.On 29 May 2000 at about 1800 hrs, while HC Birender Choudhary was deployed at own FDL Danchi Top, one of the bunker was struck with heavy lightening.HC Birender Choudhary sustained injury and was unconscious when he was examined by unit CMO enroute between Gali Maidan and Naka-II. However, at about 1000 hrs he succumbed to death.His next of kin Smt Poonam Choudhary (wife) resides at Vill-Chahuta (South Tola), PO-Kamtaul, PS-Bisel, Distt-Madhubani, Bihar. ASI/RO RAVI PAuLRegt. No. : 7812100068Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.10.2003Regt No. 7812100068 ASI/RO Ravi Paul of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Oct 2003 at GND Hospital, Amritsar while performing IB duty. Born on 20 April 1957, ASI/RO Ravi Paul joined BSF on 20 April 1978.On 3 Oct 2003 at about 1110 hrs ASI/RO Ravi Paul was repairing telephone lines inside BOP Pulkanjari by climbing on the top of the pole at the height of 16/17 feets. He fell down alongwith pole. He was immediately evacuated to Sector Hospital Amritsar where he was given first aid and then referred to GND Hospital Amritsar where he succumbed at about 0600 hrs on 5 Oct 2003.His next of kin Smt Sanjogta Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Dheer, PS-Bhawarana, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 91HC/RO LAXmI NARAYAN HEmBRAmRegt. No. : 959110548Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.04.2006Regt No. 959110548 HC/RO Laxmi Narayan Hembram of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 April 2006 at THQ Mohura Uri (J&K) while performing AI duty. Born on 8 Jan 1972, HC/RO Laxmi Narayan Hembram joined BSF on 26 Oct 1995.On 11 April 2006, HC/RO Laxmi Narayan Hembram alongwith one other person was sent from Coy HQ Kamlesh bridge to check and repair the line communication between Coy HQ and Pattu bridge. The defective line was propped up on a metallic pole embedded deep on the road side. While pulling it out, the pole went up wards and accidentally came in contact with the electric line passing over head and deceased was electrocuted. He was immediately evacuated to SD Hospital Uri, however he succumbed enroute.His next of kin Smt Janki Hembram (wife) resides at Vill-Talapati, PO-Dova, PS-Badampahar, Teh-Rairangpur, Distt-Mayur Bhanj, Orissa. Const SuBHASH SINGHRegt. No. : 892540183Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.2008Regt No. 892540183 Ct Subhash Singh of 19 Bn BSF martyred on 3 April 2008 at BOP Nidiya (Tripura) while performing IB duty. Born on 5 Jan 1968, Ct Subhash Singh joined BSF on 16 Dec 1988.On 3 April 2008, at about 2000 hrs, Ct Subhash Singh while on guard duty at BOP New Nindiya (Tripura) was struck by lightning and succumbed instantly. As per postmortem report the cause of death of Ct Subhash Singh was due to cardio respiratory failure following the lightning.His next of kin Smt Rekha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Laudhana, PO-Kumhlyawan, Teh-Majhampur, Distt-Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. 92 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst BIKASH CHANdRA dASRegt. No. : 113650121Unit : 19 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.11.2013Regt No. 113650121 Ct Bikash Chandra Das of 19 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Nov 2013 at Patrol base forest beat of BOP Jaliakhola while performing IB duty. Born on 21 Aug 1991, Ct Bikash Chandra Das joined BSF on 17 April 2011.On 23 Nov 2013, Ct Bikash Chandra Das was deployed at patrol base of BOP Jaliakhola, died due to drowning while he alongwith other 3 pers had gone for patrolling.His next of kin Smt Sankari Das (mother) resides at Vill- Pilkhana, PO-Roshanbagh, PS-Murshidabad, Distt-Murshidabad, West Bengal.19 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Jaisalmer on 1 April 1968 from 1 RAC Battalion. The unit was deployed at various locations in tough terrains and militancy prone areas. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 93Const LAL BAHAduR YAdAVRegt. No. : 08666483Unit : 20 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.04.2009Regt No. 08666483 Ct Lal Bahadur Yadav of 20 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 April 2009 at Latehar (Jharkhand) while performing IS duty. Ct Lal Bahadur Yadavborn on 7 Jan 1989 and joined BSF on 22 Feb 2008.Ct Lal Bahadur Yadav of B Coy was detailed for election duty at Dist Latehar in Jarkhand on April 2009. On 17 April 2009, B Coy started its movement on foot from Sarju to Tac HQ Latehar for escorting polling party and further move to next location for second phase of elections. At about 1055 hrs near village Kone Ct Lal Bahadur, who was on IED checking/scout party, observed some freshly dug earth. He alerted the party to take positions. Instantly, a powerful IED blast, injuring Ct Lal Bahadur Yadav who succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Shri Ram Bachan Yadav (father) resides at Vill-Loharpura, PO-Mau, Teh-Gohad, Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.HC LAL SINGH TOmARRegt. No. : 901732507Unit : 20 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.02.2013Regt No. 901732507 HC Lal Singh Tomar of 20 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Feb 2013 at BOP Iron-Bridge, Distt Murshidabbad (WB) while performing BOP duty. HCLal Singh Tomar born on 20 July 1969 and joined BSF on 1 March 1990.HC Lal Singh Tomar was performing duty at BOP Iron Bridge on Indo-Bangladesh border in Mursidabad Distt. On the intervening night of 18th/19 Feb 2013at about 1930 hrs, HHTI detected movement of cattle smugglers opposite to BP No. 19/4-S on river bed moving towardsBangladesh side.A QRT led by HC Lal Singh Tomar rushed to reinforce ACP. While chasing the smugglers along the bank of river Ganga he slipped and drowned in river Ganga. His mortal remains retrieved from the river at 190145 hrs. His next of kin Smt Sunita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Nangla Udai singh, Post-Aberni, Teh-Mahavan, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.20 Bn20 Bn94 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourSI J SASIdARANRegt. No. : 705440497Unit : 20 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.11.2002Regt No. 705440497 SI J Sasidaran of 20 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Nov 2002 at Kadeem Jamia Mosque, Bandipur while performing CI duty. He was born on 2 June 1950, SI J Sasidaran joined BSF on 5 March 1970.On 19 Nov 2002, SI J Sasidaran alongwith 8 ORs of 20 Bn BSF detailed for patrolling duty in town area of Bandipur. This party was attacked by militants by exploding an IED in front of a hardware shop near Kadeem Jamia Mosque, Bandipur. SI J Sasidaran sustained injuries in that explosion and died on the spot on due to multiple splinter injuries causing massive internal bleeding.His next of kin Smt S. Ambika (wife) resides at Vill-Mevarkal, Post-Alamcode, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala.Const ASHOK KumARRegt. No. : 870046771Unit : 20 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.07.2001Regt No. 870046771 Ct Ashok Kumar of 20 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 July 2001 at Post Water Point in ward No. 6 of Bandipur town while performing CI duty. Ct Ashok Kumarborn on 8 April 1967 and joined BSF on 1 May 1987.On 12 July 2001 at about 0915 hrs, some unidentified militants threw a hand grenade on a party comprising of 7 ORs including Ct Ashok Kumar while they were getting ready to move out for patroling from the CI Post Water Point Ex-20 Bn BSF. Due to grenade explosion, all 07 pers of 20 Bn BSF sustained multiple splinter injuries. The injured pers were immediately evacuated to BSF Hospital Bandipur and further referred to 92 BH SGR. While under treatment at 92 BH, Ct Ashok Kumar succumbed to his injuries on 17 July 2001.His next of kin Smt Mamta Sharma (wife) resides at Vill-Moroli, Post-Mehtabpur, Teh & Distt-Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.Const RAJESH KumARRegt. No. : 901732835Unit : 20 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.02.1995Regt No. 901732835 Ct Rajesh Kumar of 20 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Feb 1995 at FDL Naini while performing Border duty. Ct Rajesh Kumar born on 25 Jan 1971 and joined BSF on 1 March 1990.FDL Naini in Acchad area was one of the vulnerable FDL being dominated by Pak FDLs from three directions. On 26 Feb 1995, Ct Rajesh Kumar was on Sentry duty at FDL Naini from 1500 hrs to 1700 hrs. At about 1600 hrs Pak Post Saini started firing on FDL Naini. Ct Rajesh Kumar came down from Sentry Post to the ground level and took cover behind a stone boulder wall. While defending his post in this situation, one bullet came through small hole left for observation and hit Ct Rajesh Kumar on his chest and he succumbed due tothis bullet injury.His next of kin Smt Mithilesh Diwedi (wife) resides at Vill-Mansanagala, PO-Sigaha Ushufpur, Distt-Sahejahanpur, Uttar Pradesh.Const/RO KANWALJEET SINGHRegt. No. : 68209050Unit : 20 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 68209050 Ct RO Kanwaljeet Singh of 20 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Simbol Post in Punjab, Dera Baba Nanak area while performing duty during Indo-Pak war of 1971. Ct RO Kanwaljeet Singh was born on 18 Aug 1949 and joined BSF in the year 1968.Ct/RO Kanwaljeet Singhwas deployed at DBN area in Punjab under Ops control of Army XI Corps. All Coys of 20 Bn BSF participated in the Indo-Pak war of 1971 and Unit captured approximately 80 square miles of Pak territory and took approximately 100 Pak civilians into its custody. The Battalion suffered only one casualty, death of Ct/RO Kanwaljeet Singh during this operation who put up a brave front before making the supreme sacrifice.His next of kin Smt Kartar Kaur (mother) resides at-H.No. 41, Nikka Singh Colony, Ram Tirath Road, PO-Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab. 20 Bn BSF: On 1 April 1966, 5 Bn of Punjab Armed Police (PAP) was designated as 5 Bn BSF with its HQrs at Gurdaspur (Punjab). The Bn was re-designated as 20 Bn BSF on 1 June 1967. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971. The unit was deployed at various locations in Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan border. The unit has been bestowed upon 1PPMG, 1VSM and 6PMG. 96 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC PARAS NATHRegt. No. : 66210132Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.02.1972Regt No. 66210132 HC Paras Nath of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Feb 1972 at Dera Baba Nanak (PB) while performing Border duty. HC Paras Nath born on 10 Oct 1918 and joined BSF on 17 April 1947 from Punjab Armed Police (PAP).During Indo-Pak war 1971 HC Paras Nath detained by PAK Army in serious condition. He had sustained shell wounds in the thigh in enemy action. He subsequently succumbed to these injuries in Pak hospital on 23 Feb 1972. HC Paras Nath fought gallantly against the Pakistan Armyand laid down hislife for the nation.His next of kin Smt Rampati (wife) resides at Vill-Raghu Nathpur, PO-Ram Nagar, PS-Gauri Ganj, Distt-Sultan Pur, Uttar Pradesh. LNK KISHAN LALRegt. No. : 662104324Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 662104324 LNk Kishan Lal of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971 at Dera Baba Nanak (PB) while performing Border duty. LNk Kishan Lal born on 30 Aug 1946 and joined BSF on 4 Sept 1965 from PAP. LNk Kishsn Lal alongwith SI Jaswant Singh, HC Hardial Singh, MC Mohan Singh, Ct Joginder Singh and MC Santokh Singh were ambushed during Indo Pak war on intervening night of 3-4 Dec 1971 in Kasowal (India). All the troops reached Dhusi Hund near village Jurajke except LNk Kishan Lal, Ct Joginder Singh and MC Santokh Singh. Neither their mortal remains were found nor they were reported in the list of POWs published. Hence he was declared missing as per existing rules. Accordingly LNk Kishan Lal was treated as Believed killed. His next of kin late Shri Inder Singh (father) resides at VPO-Kandewala Amar, Distt-Firozpur, Punjab.21 Bn21 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 97Const HARI SINGHRegt. No. : 66210429Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66210429 Ct Hari Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971 at Dera Baba Nanak (PB) while performing Border duty. Ct Hari Singh born on 18 Jan 1938 and joined on 26 Jan 1961 Punjab Armed Police (PAP), which was later on embodied in BSF. Ct Hari Singh was deployed at BOP Ghanieke on intervening night of 3-4 Dec 1971 when Pak Army started shelling on the BOP. He had taken position in 2 Mor Pit and fired from there. He was not seen being killed, nor he had been reported in the list of POWs published. Hence he was declared missing as per existing rules. Accordingly Ct Hari Singh was treated as Believed Killed. His next of kin Smt Ved Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Madna Kalan, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.Const JOGINdER SINGHRegt. No. : 66210558Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66210558 Ct Joginder Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971 at Dera Baba Nanak (PB) while performing Border duty. Ct Joginder Singh born on 2 Aug 1941 and joined Punjab Armed Police (PAP) on 27 Aug 1963, which was later on embodied in BSF.Ct Joginder Singh alongwith SI Jaswant Singh, HC Hardial Singh, MC Mohan Singh, LNk Kishan Lal and MC Santokh Singh were ambushed during Indo Pak war on intervening night of 3-4 Dec 1971 in Kasowal. All the troops reached Dhusi Hund near village Jurajke, except LNk Kishan Lal, Ct Joginder Singh and MC Santokh Singh. His mortal remains were not found and not reported in the list of POWs published. Hence, he was declared missing as per existing rules. Accordingly Ct Joginder Singh was treated as Believed Killed. His next of kin Smt Kashmir Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Rajutal, Via-Atari, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab. 98 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAJBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 90488060Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.06.1992Regt No. 90488060 Ct Rajbir Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 June 1992 at Kashmir Valley while performing CI duty. Ct Rajbir Singh was born on 7 April 1972 and joined BSF on 26 July 1990. On 19 June 1992 an information received from sources that some explosives/devices on the road between Nowgaon bypass crossing and Natipora. A special operation was organized. When the party reached about 500 yards they were heavily fired upon by militants. Ct Rajbir Singh took position and retaliated in self defence. Unfortunately, he sustained bullet injuries and later onsuccumbed to his injuries. Ct Rajbir Singh made his supreme sacrifice in the duty of the nation holding up the highest traditions of the Border Security Force. His next of kin Smt Kulwanti Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Kinala, PO-Kinala, Distt-Hisar, Haryana.LNK PRAKASH KHOTRegt. No. : 84001054Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.10.1992Regt No. 84001054 LNk Prakash Khot of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Oct 1992 at Kashmir Valley while performing CI duty. He was born on 1 June 1964, LNk Prakash Khot joined BSF on 1 Feb 1984. Troops of 21 Bn BSF involved in an armed encounter with militants in area Bye Pass Chowk Naugam Masjid Road on 14 Oct 1992 at about 0630 hrs. LNk Prakash Khot with his pursuit party when reached Bye Pass Chowk Naugam Masjid Road, the militants fired on them from a narrow lane. LNk Prakash Khot bravely responded to militants firing, but sustained serious injury. He was evacuated to hospital where he succumbed. LNk Prakash Khot made his supreme sacrifice in the duty of the nation up holding the highest traditions of the Border Security Force.His next of kin Smt Surekha Khot (wife) resides at Vill-Shivpuri, PO-Kameri, Distt-Sangli, Maharashtra.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 99LNK JP BARuAHRegt. No. : 83777034Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.10.1993Regt No. 83777034 LNk JP Baruah of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Oct 1993 at Kashmir Valley while performing CI duty. LNk JP Baruah born on 1 Jan 1962 and joined BSF on 15 Oct 1983. On 15 Oct 1993 LNk J P Baruah with other personnel of the COY were deployed on ROP duty on New Airport Road at Parrypora. At about 1025 hrs militants fired upon ROP party. As a result of militant action LNk J P Baruah sustained bullet injuries and later on succumbed to his injuries. LNk J P Baruah shown real courage and laid down his life for the nation.His next of kin Smt Dulomani Baruah (wife) resides at Vill-Gendiya, Post-Agaanibadi, Distt-Dibrugrah, Assam.Const RAJNIKANT SARKARRegt. No. : 89755205Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.09.1998Regt No. 89755205 Ct Rajnikant Sarkar of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Sept 1998 at Kashmir Valley while performing CI duty. Ct Rajnikant Sarkar born on 11 Oct 1965 and joined BSF on 30 July 1989. On 25 Sept 1998 Ct Rajnikant Sarkar with his commander SI CB Mall and three others were mounting their LMG on a three storied building where an IED planted by militants blasted. The intensity of the explosion was very high. The mortal remains of Ct Rajnikant Sarkar were found lying near the morcha. Ct Rajnikant Sarkar sacrificed his precious life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Uma Sarkar (wife) resides at Vill-Mallabela, PO-Mallabela, PS-Haringhata, West Bengal. 100 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK mILAN PATRARegt. No. : 84777060Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.11.1999Regt No. 84777060 LNk Milan Patra of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Nov 1999 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. LNk Milan Patra was born on 22 Nov 1965, and joined BSF on 19 Aug 1984. On 11 Nov 1999 at about 0630 hrs a cordon party consisting of Troops of 21 Bn BSF during operation came under heavy firings by militants, as a result, LNk Milan Patra was hit with bullets shootsand succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot. LNk Milan Patra shown real courage and fought gallantry against the well entrenched militants and laid down hislife for the nation along with five other Jawans. In this operation 6 dreaded foreign/local militants were killed and huge quantity of Arms/Amns recovered.His next of kin Smt Malika Pator (wife) resides at Vill-Charaihagi Gaon, PO-Barchala, Distt-Morigaon, Assam.LNK JAIBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 87365484Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.11.1999Regt No. 87365484 L/Nk Jaibir Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Nov 1999 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. LNk Jaibir Singh was born on 16 May 1965 and joined BSF on 1 April 1987. On 11 Nov 1999 at about 0630 hrs a cordon party consisting of Troops of 21 Bn BSF during operation came under heavy firing of militants, as a result, LNk Jaibir Singh was hit with bullet shots and succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot. LNk Jaibir Singh showed real courage and fought gallantry against the well entrenched militants and laid down his life for the nation along with five other Jawans. In this encounter 6 dreaded foreign/local militants were killed and huge quantity of Arms/Amns recovered.His next of kin Smt Sakuntala Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Babail, PO-Babail, PS-Panipath, Distt-Panipath, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 101Const NIHAL SINGHRegt. No. : 90171352Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.11.1999Regt No. 90171352 Ct Nihal Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Nov 1999 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 15 Nov 1970, Ct Nihal Singh joined BSF on 27 Feb 1990. On 11 Nov 1999 at about 0630 hrs a cordon party consisting of Troops of 21 Bn BSF came under heavy firings by militants, as a result, Ct Nihal Singh was hit with bullets shootsand succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot. Ct Nihal Singh shown real courage and fought gallantry against the well entrenched militants and laid down his life for the nation along with five other Jawans. In this encounter 6 dreaded foreign/local militants were killed and huge quantity of Arms /Amns recovered.His next of kin Smt Resham Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kheri, PO-Gosainwala, Distt-Sirsa, Haryana.Const OmA RAmRegt. No. : 02221161Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.2004Regt No. 02221161 Ct Oma Ram of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 2004 at Chaplinchera (Tripura) while performing Border duty. Born on 30 July 1978, Ct Oma Ram joined BSF on 30 Jan 2002.On 3 Jan 2004 Ct Oma Ram along with five others while onVeh patrolling to establish new BOP Bholanathpara were ambushed and fired upon by the militants. Ct Oma Ram was injured in this encounter and succumbed to injuries. Ct Oma Ram made his supreme sacrifice in line of duty upholding the highest traditions of the Force.His next of kin Smt Lila Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Lawari, PO-Siyara, PS-Bilana, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.102 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAVINdER YAdAVRegt. No. : 97129878Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.2004Regt No. 97129878 Ct Ravinder Yadav of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 2004 at Chaplinchera (Tripura) while performing Border duty. Ct Ravinder Yadav was born on 1 July 1978 and joined BSF on 9 July 1997. On 3 Jan 2004 Ct Ravinder Yadav along with five others while on vehicle patrolling to establish new BOP Bholanathpara were ambushed and fired upon by the militants. Ct Ravinder Yadav was injured in this encounter and succumbed to injuries. Ct Ravinder Yadav made supreme sacrifice in line duty upholding the highest traditions of the Force.His next of kin Smt Geeta Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Laxmi Ram Brahm Ke Tola, PO-Sonki Bhat, Distt-Balia, Uttar Pradesh.Const dEWAN SINGHRegt. No. : 67210124Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.12.1971Regt No. 67210124 Ct Dewan Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Dec 1971 at Dera Baba Nanak (PB) while performing IB duty. Ct Dewan Singh was born on 27 Nov 1940 and joined BSF on 27 Nov 1962 from Punjab Armed Police (PAP). Ct Dewan Singh died on 16 Dec 1971 while fighting on the Indo-Pakistan Border for the mother land. He sustained shell injury in enemy action against Pakistan. He subsequently succumbed to the injuries. Ct Dewan Singh shown real courage and fought gallantry against the Pakistan Army and laid down his life for the nation.His next of kin Smt Chandro Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Bhanwan Khurd, Teh-Gohana, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 103mC SANTOKH SINGHRegt. No. : 66221660Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66221660 MC Santokh Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971 at Dera Baba Nanak (PB) while performing IB duty. MC Santokh Singh was born on 20 Feb 1940 and joined BSF on 12 March 1958 from Punjab Armed Police (PAP). MC Santokh Singh along with SI Jaswant Singh, HC Hardial Singh, MC Mohan Singh, Ct Joginder Singh and LNK Kishan Lal were ambushed during Indo Pak war on night 3/4 Dec 1971 in Kasowal (India). All the troops reached Dhusi Hund near village Jurajke except LNK Kishan Lal, Ct Joginder Singh and MC Santokh Singh. Neither he was seen being killed nor had reported in the list of POWs published. Hence he was declared missing as per existing rules. Accordingly MC Santokh Singh was treated as Believed Killed. His next of kin Smt Darshan Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Saidpur, PO-Patti, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.NK SAT PRAKASHRegt. No. : 662102090Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971 Regt No. 662102090 Nk Sat Prakash of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971 at Dera Baba Nanak (PB) while performing IB duty. Nk Sat Prakash was born on 11 April 1942 and joined BSF on 22 May 1961 from Punjab Armed Police (PAP). Nk Sat Prakash deployed in Indo-Pak Border as a Section Commander under BOP Nangli (India). On 3 Dec 1971 Pak Army started heavy Arty Shelling. Nk Sat Prakash and his troops bravely responded the firings of Pak Army and at the time of withdrawal Nk Sat Prakash was intercepted by Pak Army. Since he was not seen being killed nor had been reported in the list of POWs published. Hence he was declared missing as per existing rules. Accordingly Nk Sat Prakash was treated as Believed Killed.His next of kin Smt Ramesh Kumari (wife) resides at VPO-Ghanari, Teh- Amb, Distt-Una, Himachal Pradesh104 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC/RO uGRASEN SINGHRegt. No. : 850051713Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.08.1992Regt No. 850051713 HC/RO Ugrasen Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Aug 1992 in Kashmir Valley while performing CI duty. HC/RO Ugrasen Singh was born on 2 Oct 1964 and joined BSF on 12 Sept 1985. On 16 Aug 1992 at about 1815 hrs the veh of Commandant 21 Bn BSF and his escorts vehs ambushed by militants near Gulshan Nagar. Militants fired upon the two vehs with automatic weapons. HC/RO Ugrasen Singh while on Commandant rover duty sustained serious bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries on the same day. HC/RO Ugrasen Singh saved the life of his Commandant and laid down his life for the nation.His next of kin Smt Rita Singh (wife) resides at Vill-Kalyani, PO-Chero, Teh-Salimpur, Distt-Deoriya, Uttar Pradesh.SI C B mALLRegt. No. : 69962338Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.09.1998 Regt No. 69962338 SI C B Mall of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Sep 1998 at Kashmir Valley while performing CI duty. SI C B Mall was born on 1 July 1948 and joined BSF on 26 May 1967. On 25 Sept 1998 SI C B Mall along with Ct Rajnikant Sarkar and three others when mounting their LMG on a three storey building, the IED planted by militants was blasted. The intensity of the explosion was very high. The body of SI C B Mall got disintegrated and was found 15 yards away from the Morcha down below the road side. SI C B Mall laid his precious life to save the life of people and for the nation.His next of kin Smt Bishnu Devi Mall (wife) resides at Vill-Jorayan, PO-Jorayan, Distt-West Nepal, Nepal.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 105SuB HAZARA RAmRegt. No. : 75309018Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.11.1999Regt No. 75309018 Sub Hazara Ram of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Nov 1999 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Sub Hazara Ram was born on 21 Nov 1953 and joined BSF on 10 April 1975. On 11 Nov 1999 at about 0630 hrs a cordon party consisting of troops of 21 Bn BSF while striking on a group of militants hiding in a house in the thickly populated village area in Sopore came under heavy firing by militants. As a result, Sub Hazara Ram sustained bullets injury and succumbed to the injuries on the spot. Sub Hazara Ram shown real courage and fought gallantly against the well entrenched militants and laid down his life for the nation along with five other Jawans. In the Ops, 6 dreaded foreign/local militants were killed and huge quantity of Arms /Amns recovered.His next of kin Smt Sita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Haler, PO-Ghogra, PS-Dasuya, Distt-Hoshiyarpur, Punjab.LNK BALWINdER SINGHRegt. No. : 86043742Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.11.1999Regt No.86043742 LNk Balwinder Singh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Nov 1999 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. LNK Balwinder Singh was born on 28 Feb 1965 and joined BSF on 15 June 1986. On 11 Nov 1999 at about 0630 hrs a cordon party consisting of troops of 21 Bn BSF while striking on a group of militants hiding in a house in the thickly populated village area in Sopore came under heavy firings by militants. As a result, LNk Balwinder Singh sustained bullet injury and succumbed to the injuries on the spot. LNk Balwinder Singh shown real courage and fought gallantly against the well entrenched militants and laid down his life for the nation along with five other Jawans. In the Ops 6 dreaded foreign/local militants were killed and huge quantity of Arms /Amns recovered.His next of kin Smt Nirmala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Repur Hat, PO-Datarpur, PS-Hazipur, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.106 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst mANOHAR LALRegt. No. : 92009498Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.11.1999 Regt No. 92009498 Ct Manohar Lal of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Nov 1999 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Ct Manohar Lal was born on 1 Feb 1973 and joined BSF on 28 May 1992. On 11 Nov 1999 at about 0630 hrs a cordon party consisting of troops of 21 Bn BSF while striking on a group of militants hiding in a house in the thickly populated village area in Sopore came under heavy firing by militants. As a result, Ct Manohar Lal sustained bullet injury and succumbed to the injuries on the spot. Ct Manohar Lal shown real courage and fought gallantly against the well entrenched militants and laid down his life for the nation along with five other Jawans. In the Ops 6 dreaded foreign/local militants were killed and huge quantity of Arms /Amns recovered.His next of kin Smt Sanju Pareek (wife) resides at Vill- Kyamsar, PO & Distt-Nagaur, Rajasthan.Inspr dHARAm SINGHRegt. No. : 72121010Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.2004 Regt No. 72121010 Inspr Dharam SIngh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 2004 at Chaplinchera (Tripura) while performing IB duty. Inspr Dharam Singh was born on 4 April 1954 and joined BSF on 17 April 1972. On 3 Jan 2004 Inspr Dharam Singh along with five others while on Veh patrolling to establish new BOP Bholanathpara were ambushed and fired upon by the militants. Inspr Dharam Singh sustained injury in the encounter and succumbed to injuries. Inspr Dharam Singh made his supreme sacrifice in the duty of the nation upholding the highest traditions of the Border Security Force.His next of kin Smt Kamlesh Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Hasangrah, PO-Hasangrah, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.Const RAmKESH mEENARegt. No. : 02221183Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.2004 Regt No. 02221183 Ct Ramkesh Meena of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 2004 at Chaplinchera (Tripura) while performing IB duty. Ct Ramkesh Meena of 21 Bn BSF was born on 18 July 1977 and joined BSF on 31 Jan 2002. On 3 Jan 2004 Ct Ramkesh Meena along with five others while on Veh patrolling to establish new BOP Bholanathpara were ambushed and fired upon by the militants. Ct Ramkesh Meena sustained injury in the encounter and succumbed to injuries. Ct Ramkesh Meena made his supreme sacrifice in the duty of the nation upholding the highest traditions of the Border Security Force.His next of kin Smt Nahani Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Namner, Teh-Sikrai, Distt-Dausa, Rajasthan.Const K L RAmESHRegt. No. : 90009453Unit : 21 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.2004 Regt No. 90009453 Ct K L Ramesh of 21 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 2004 at Chaplinchera (Tripura) while performing IB duty. Ct K L Ramesh of 21 Bn BSF was born on 2 Aug 1968 and joined BSF on 22 Feb 1990. On 3 Jan 2004 Ct K L Ramesh along with five others while on Veh patrolling to establish new BOP Bholanathpara were ambushed and fired upon by the militants. Ct K L Ramesh sustained injury in the encounter and succumbed to injuries. Ct K L Ramesh made his supreme sacrifice in the duty of the nation upholding the highest traditions of the Border Security Force.His next of kin Master Mohan Kumar (son) resides at Vill- Ramagondanahalii, White Field Main Road, Bangalore, Karnataka.21 Bn BSF: 21 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1963 at Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab) by embodying PAP Coys. 24 men of the unit sacrificed their lives during war/enemy action. Presidents Medal for distinguished service awarded to Shri Ujagar Singh, Commandant (For Gallantry during Indo-Pak War 1965) and Constable Darshan Singh, Constable Dewan Singh and Constable Joginder Singh were awarded Sena Medal for their gallant action during 1971 India-Pakistan War. The unit participated in 1965 and 1971 War. At present the battalion is deployed on IB under Ftr HQ BSF Guwahati. 108 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC NIRmAL SINGH, PPmGRegt. No. : 20/345Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1965Regt No. 20/345 HC Nirmal Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1965 at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi while performing Border duty during Indo-pak war. HC Nirmal Singh born on 30 April 1944 and joined PAP on 6 May 1963.During the Indo-Pak conflict in Sept 1965, 22 Bn, BSF (then 20 Bn PAP) bore heavy brunt of Pak Army on 6 Sept 1965. The attack was launched by 105 Pak Infantry Brigade. The Jawans retaliated appropriately and remained firm like rock to their positions at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi etc. Seven brave soldiers of the unit who sacrificed their life in defending the post and borders of the nation. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPM for Gallantry-1967 (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Salwinder Kour (wife) resides at VPO-Pholam Wala, Distt-Jallandhar, Punjab.Const SHAm SINGH, PPmGRegt. No. : 20/585Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1965Regt No. 20/585 Ct Sham Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1965 at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqiduring Indo-Pak war. During the Indo-Pak conflict in Sept 1965, 22 Bn BSF (then 20 Bn PAP) bore heavy brunt of Pak Army on 6 Sept 1965. The attack was launched by 105 Pak Infantry Brigade. The Jawans retaliated appropriately and remained firm like rock to their positions at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi etc. He was one of those seven brave soldiers of theunit who sacrificed their lives in defending the post and borders of the nation. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPM for Gallantry-1967 (Posthumously). 22 Bn22 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 109Const KARTAR SINGHRegt. No. : 20/444Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1965Regt No. 20/444 Ct Kartar Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1965 at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi during Indo-Pak war.During the Indo-Pak conflict in Sept 1965, 22 Bn BSF (then 20 Bn PAP) bore heavy brunt of Pak Army on 6 Sept 1965. The attack was launched by 105 Pak Infantry Brigade. The Jawans retaliated appropriately and remained firm like rock to their positions at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi etc. He was one of those seven brave soldiers of theunit who sacrificed their lives in defending the post and borders of the nation. Const KABuL SINGHRegt. No. : 20/304Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1965Regt No. 20/304 Ct Kabul Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1965 at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi during Indo-Pak war. During the Indo-Pak conflict in Sept 1965, 22 Bn BSF (then 20 Bn PAP) bore heavy brunt of Pak Army on 6 Sept 1965. The attack was launched by 105 Pak Infantry Brigade. The Jawans retaliated appropriately and remained firm like rock to their positions at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi etc. He was one of those seven brave soldiers of the unit who sacrificed their lives in defending the post and borders of the nation. 110 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SuRAJ mAL, PPmGRegt. No. : 20/529Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1965Regt No. 20/529 Ct Suraj Mal of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1965 at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi during Indo-Pak war. Born on 16 Sept 1936, Ct Suraj Mal joined PAP on 25 Nov 1957 which was later embodied as 22 Bn BSF.During the Indo-Pak conflict in Sept 1965, 22 Bn BSF (then 20 Bn PAP) bore heavy brunt of Pak Army on 6 Sept 1965. The attack was launched by 105 Pak Infantry Brigade. The Jawans retaliated appropriately and remained firm like rock to their positions at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi etc. He was one of those seven brave soldiers of the unit who sacrificed their lives in defending the post and borders of the nation. The heroic action of brave soldiers of the unit was elicited, praise by Army HQ and even by enemy BdeCdr. The impregnable defence put up by the Jawans of JHANGER post finds a mention in the history of Sept 1965 war written by Indian writers.His supreme sacrifice for the nation has been recognized by the Govt. of India and the martyrs was awarded by PPM for Gallantry-1967 (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Vidya Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Anwali, Teh-Gohana, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana. Const Om PRAKASH, PPmGRegt. No. : 20/765Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1965Regt No. 20/765 Ct Om Prakash of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1965 at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi during Indo-Pak war.During the Indo-Pak conflict in Sept 1965, 22 Bn BSF (then 20 Bn PAP) bore heavy brunt of Pak Army on 6 Sept 1965. The attack was launched by 105 Pak Infantry Brigade. The Jawans retaliated appropriately and remained firm like rock to their positions at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi etc. He was one of those seven brave soldiers of the unit who sacrificed their lives in defending the post and borders of the nation.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPM for Gallantry-1967 (Posthumously). BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 111HC mEHAR CHANdRegt. No. : 66221018Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66221018 HC Mehar Chand of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971 at BOP Khokhar, Nirmal, Sadiqi and Sawarwali during Indo-Pak war.22 Bn, BSF (then 20 Bn, PAP) was under the operational Command of 67 Independent Infantry Brigade of Foxtrot Sector under XI Corps. Jalandhar during 1971 Indo-Pak war. 4 Coys of this Unit were deployed on BOPs and 2 Coys for defending Sabuna Distributory. In the evening of 3 December, 1971, 4 BOPs Khokhar, Nirmal, Dadiqi and Sawarwali were overrun by Pak Army with infantry and armoured attack. He was one of those two soliders of the unit who sacrified their lives.HC SARNAN dASRegt. No. : 66221052Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.12.1971Regt No. 66221052 HC Saran Das of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Dec 1971 at BOP Khokhar, Nirmal, Sadiqi and Sawarwali during Indo-Pak war. On 3 Dec 1971 during attack on BOPs Khokhar, Nirmal, Sadiqi and Sawarwali, Pak Army launched heavy bombardment. HC Sarnan Das held his position till his last breath despite of heavy odds continuously for three days and got martyrdom showing high level of bravery in defending the nation.112 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SuRAJ mALRegt. No. : 66221570Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.12.1971Regt No. 66221570 Ct Suraj Mal of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Dec 1971 at BOP Khokhar, Nirmal, Sadiqi and Sawarwali during Indo-Pak war. Born on 18 March 1946, Ct Suraj Mal joined BSF on 18 March 1966.On 3 Dec 1971 during attack on BOPs Khokhar, Nirmal, Sadiqi and Sawarwali, Pak Army launched heavy bombardment. Ct Suraj Mal held his position till his last breath despite of heavy odds continuously for three days and got martyrdom showing high level of bravery in defending the nation. His next of kin Smt Bharpai Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bodhkhalsa, PO-Neerala, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.Const mALKIAT SINGHRegt. No. : 66221438Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.12.1971Regt No. 66221438 Ct Malkiat Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Dec 1971 at Mauzam and Mauzam Bund during Indo-Pak war. On the intervening night of 11/12 Dec 1971, two sections of the unit joined an attack with 3/11 GR, for the re-capture of village Mauzam and Mauzam Bund. On 11 Dec 1971, Ct Malkiat Singh laid down his life in area Alamshal due to enemys shelling/MMG fire.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 113Const SAWINdER SINGHRegt. No. : 66221321Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.12.1971Regt No. 66221321 Ct Sawinder Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Dec 1971 at Mauzam and Mauzam Bund during Indo-Pak war. On the intervening night of 11/12 Dec 1971, two sections of the unit joined an attack with 3/11 GR, for the re-capture of village Mauzam and Mauzam Bund. On 11 Dec 1971, Ct Sawinder Singh laid down his life in area Alamshal due to enemys shelling/MMG fire.Const HP GHOSHRegt. No. : 89151150Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.01.1992Regt No. 89151150 Ct H P Ghosh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Jan 1992 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Ct HP Ghosh born on 16 March 1970 and joined BSF on 25 Feb 1989.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 8 Jan 1992 at about 1215 hrs, the militants lobbed 2 Nos hand grenades on BSF vehicle (near Jamia Masjid) resultantly, Ct H P Ghosh of 22 BN BSF got seriously injured and succumbed to death at 92 Base Hospital and sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Sudha Rani (mother) resides at Vill-Harpukur, PO-Chapri, Distt-Nadia, West Bengal.114 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst dK OJHARegt. No. : 90003073Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.01.1992Regt No. 90003073 Ct DK Ojha of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Jan 1992 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Ct DK Ojha born on 12 Feb 1970 and joined BSF on 16 Feb 1990.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 08 Jan 1992 at about 1215 hrs, the militants lobbed 02 hand grenades on BSF vehicle (near Jamia Masjid) resultantly, Ct DK Ojha of 22 BN BSF got seriously injured, undaunting to his injuries, he retaliated the militants with counter fire and kept on firing till his last breath.His next of kin Smt Jayanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Jorawarour, PO-Ganjraj Ganj Distt-Ara (Bhojpur), Bihar.LNK CHAmAN LALRegt. No. : 74004053Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.02.1992Regt No. 74004053 LNk Chaman Lal of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Feb 1992 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 19 May 1951, LNk Chaman Lal joined BSF on 16 Jan 1974.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 5 Feb 1992 at about 0615 hrs, the militants fired upon BSF special patrol party (from Nowhata to Bori Kadal), resulting which LNk Chaman Lal got injuries on chest and was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he was declared as brought dead. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants. His next of kin Smt Resham Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Khama, Distt-Jallandhar, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 115Const JAI BHAGWANRegt. No. : 88622541Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.04.1992Regt No. 88622541 Ct Jai Bhagwan of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 April 1992 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 10 Dec 1967, Ct Jai Bhagwan joined BSF on 15 April 1988.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 28 April 1992 at about 0830 hrs, militants lobbed 02 grenades and opened heavy volume of fire with UMG/AK-47 rifles on BSF troops in the area of Wooden Bridge, resulting which Const. Jai Bhagwan of 22 BN BSF sustained injuries at his chest and was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he was declared him as brought dead. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Sunita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Navada, Po-Sazidbher, Distt-Meerut, Utter Pradesh.Const umESH duTTRegt. No. : 90254685Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.10.1992Regt No. 90254685 Ct Umesh Dutt of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Oct 1992 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 30 June 1971, Ct Umesh Datt joined BSF on 12 July 1990.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 29 Oct 1992 at about 0845 hrs, the militants opened heavy volume of fire with automatic weapons on BSF Cordon Party near Nowhata Chowk (Srinagar), resulting which Ct Umesh Dutt got serious bullet injuries on his left side of forehead just below the steel helmet, and immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where operated upon by Army Surgeons, given four units of blood but he died at 291200 hrs.He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Mamta Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Dandupur, PO-Naidu, Distt-Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.116 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst ASHOK KumARRegt. No. : 88622544Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.11.1992Regt No. 88622544 Ct Ashok Kumar of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Nov 1992 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 20 Jan 1967, Ct Ashok Kumar joined BSF on 15 April 1988.During anti-insurgency operations in Kashmir valley, on 29 Nov 1992 at about 1745 hrs, militants hurled 2 grenades followed by heavy volume of fire on BSF bunkers at Borikadal; due to which Ct Ashok Kumar of 22 BN BSF sustained multiple splinter injuries on his head, chest and both eyes. He was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he was declared him as brought dead at about 2200 hrs. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Sunita Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Govindpur, Po-Mahalwala, Distt-Meerut, Uttar Pradesh LNK JOGINdER PAL SINGHRegt. No. : 83455007Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.01.1993Regt No. 83455007 LNk Joginder Pal Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Jan 1993 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 15 May 1963, LNk Joginder Pal Singh joined BSF on 1 June 1983.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 26 Jan 1993 at about 1015 hrs, the militants fired heavily on BSF bunker in Borikadal & down town area at Srinagar. LNk Joginder Pal Singh was standing alert inside the bunker manning right loophole sustained bullet injury in his right eye. He was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he was succumbed to his injuries at 261100 hrs. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Meena Kumari (mother) resides at VPO-Janghal, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 117Const HARI SINGHRegt. No. : 88221001Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.09.1993Regt No. 88221001 Ct Hari Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 08 Sept 1993 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 6 June 1962, Ct Hari Singh joined BSF on 1 May 1988.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 08 Sept 1993 at about 1145 hrs, a militant hurled grenade at BSF bunker Nowhata Chowk heavily crowded from Jamia Masjid complex followed with automatic weapons fire. Ct Hari Singh who was manning loop hole inside the bunker got grievous injuries on his head (through the steel helmet) and other parts of his body and immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he was declared as brought dead. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Jal Kour (wife) resides at Vill: Luksar The: Bahadurgarh Distt: Rohtak, Haryana. Const S C BISWASRegt. No. : 89151187Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.07.1993Regt No. 89151187 Ct S C Biswas of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 July 1993 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 02 June 1967, Ct SC Biswas joined BSF on 26 Feb 1989.During anti-insurgency operation, in Kashmir valley, on 25 July 1993 at about 1945 hrs, the militants fired heavily with automatic weapons on BSF bunker Kowdara, at Rajouri Kadal in down town area of Srinagar. Ct S C Biswas who was on duty inside the bunker No. 04, sustained bullet injuries on his head through loop hole. He was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to injuries at 252040 hrs. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Sheela Rani (wife) resides at Vill-Durgapur, PO-Haritala, Distt-Nadia, West Bengal. 118 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK muKESH KumAR SHARmARegt. No. : 86001405Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.01.1994Regt No. 86001405 LNk Mukesh Kumar Sharma of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Jan 1994 in Srinagar (J&K) while performing anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley. Born on 1 Oct 1965, Ct Mukesh Kumar Sharma joined BSF on 1 April 1986.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 1 Jan 1994 at about 1245 hrs, the militants lobbed 2 grenades at bunker No. 01 located inside a narrow lane in Kowdara, Sirnagar and fired heavily from automatic weapons. One of the grenade got struck on the camouflage net and exploded over the bunker while the other rolled inside through the entrance of the bunker and exploded on the door way.LNk Mukesh Kr. Sharma got severe splinter injuries on his face, chest and both hands and he was immediately evacuated to 92 Base hospital where he was declared him as dead. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Anita Sharma (wife) resides at VPO-Sihora, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.Const mANOJ KumARRegt. No. : 99127078Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.01.2004Regt No. 99127078 Ct Manoj Kumar of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Jan 2004 at BOP Garjanpassa, while carrying out patrolling at IB. Born on 5 June 1979, Ct Manoj Kumar joined BSF on 15 Feb 1999.On 27 Jan 2004, at about 0945 hrs, a foot patrol of 22 Bn BSF from BOP Bahadur to BOP Garjanpassa was ambushed by militants near BP No. 2288, about 2 km short of BOP Garjanpassa. Militants resort to heavy volume of fire in which Ct Monoj Kumar sacrificed his life.His next of kin Shri Harihar Behera (father) resides at VPO-Khalna, Distt-Keonjhar, Odisha.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 119Const ASHOK APPERegt. No. : 94009124Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.01.2004Regt No. 94009124 Ct Ashok Appe of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Jan 2004 at BOP Garjanpassa, while carrying out patrolling at IB. Born on 1 June 1973, Ct Ashok Appe joined BSF on 10 Jan 1994.On 27 Jan 2004, at about 0945 hrs, a foot patrol of 22 Bn BSF from BOP Bahadur to BOP Garjanpassa was ambushed by militants near BP No. 2288, about 2 km short of BOP Garjanpassa. Militants resort to heavy volume of fire in which Ct Ashok Appe sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Sujata (wife) resides at Vill-Harugeri, PO-Gandhigani, Distt-Bidar, Karnataka.Shri KK YAdAV, ACIRLA No. : 10385449Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.05.2005IRLA No. 10385449 Shri KK Yadav, AC of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 May 2005, while carrying out vehicular patrolling at IB. Born on 7 Sept 1979, Shri K K Yadav, AC joined BSF on 6 Jan 2003.On 17 May 2005, at about 1130 hrs, a patrol party of 22 Bn BSF on a Gypsy, while returning from ROP duty, came under heavy volume of firing by militants in between ROP point No. 3 and 4 of BOP Thalchera. In that firing, Shri KK Yadav, AC sustained fatal injuries and sacrificied his life conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Shweta Yadav (mother) resides at Vill-Banthkhani, PO-Kolila, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan.120 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourInspr KRIPAL SINGHRegt. No. : 68176141Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.05.2005Regt No. 68176141 Inspr Kripal Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 May 2005, while carrying out vehicular patrolling at IB. Born on 3 May 1948, Inspr Kripal Singh joined BSF on 9 March 1968.On 17 May 2005, at about 1130 hrs, a patrol party of 22 Bn BSF on a Gypsy, while returning from ROP duty, came under heavy volume of firing by militants in between ROP point No. 3 and 4 of BOP Thalchera. In that firing, Insp Kripal Singh sustained fatal injuries and sacrificed his life conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Kiran Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Balahir, PO-Nangli, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan.Const/dVR SHAmSHER SINGHRegt. No. : 88255975Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.05.2005Regt No. 88255975 Ct/Driver Shamsher Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 May 2005, while carrying out vehicular patrolling at IB. Born on 13 May 1966, Ct/Dvr Shamsher Singh joined BSF on 15 Oct 1988.On 17 May 2005, at about 1130 hrs, a patrol party of 22 Bn BSF on a Gypsy, while returning from ROP duty, came under heavy volume of firing by militants in between ROP point No. 3 and 4 of BOP Thalchera. In that firing, Ct/Dvr Shamsher Singh sustained fatal injuries and sacrificed his life conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Shauvntala Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Dhanban, Distt-Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 121Const NATHA RAmRegt. No. : 91004622Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.05.2005Regt No. 91004622 Ct Natha Ram of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 May 2005, while carrying out vehicular patrolling at IB. Born on 18 April 1969, Ct Natha Ram joined BSF on 11 Jan 1991.On 17 May 2005, at about 1130 hrs, a patrol party of 22 Bn BSF on a Gypsy, while returning from ROP duty, came under heavy volume of firing by militants in between ROP point No. 3 and 4 of BOP Thalchera. In that firing, Ct Natha Ram sustained fatal injuries and sacrificed his life conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Neelam Kumari (wife) resides at VPO-Palli, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.Const KRISHAN LALRegt. No. : 99121545Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.05.2005Regt No. 99121545 Ct Krishan Lal of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 May 2005, while carrying out vehicular patrolling at IB. Born on 8 March 1981, Ct Krishan Lal joined BSF on 12 Dec 1999.On 17 May 2005, at about 1130 hrs, a patrol party of 22 Bn BSF on a Gypsy, while returning from ROP duty, came under heavy volume of firing by militants in between ROP point No. 3 and 4 of BOP Thalchera. In that firing, Ct Krishan Lal sustained fatal injuries and sacrificed his life conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Bimla Kumar (wife) resides at Vill-Ratnal, PO-Khairi, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.122 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst ASHIK KumAR mINZRegt. No. : 02002631Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.05.2005Regt No. 02002631 Ct Ashik Kumar Minz of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 May 2005, while carrying out vehicular patrolling at IB. Born on 13 Dec 1978, Ct Ashik Kumar Minz joined BSF on 20 Jan 2002.On 17 May 2005, at about 1130 hrs, a patrol party of 22 Bn BSF on a Gypsy, while returning from ROP duty, came under heavy volume of firing by militants in between ROP point No. 3 and 4 of BOP Thalchera. In that firing, Ct Ashik Kumar Minz sustained fatal injuries and sacrificed his life conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Smt Sukha Minz (mother), resides at Vill-Chachkopi, PO-Tuko, Distt-Ranchi, Jharkhand.Const JOGINdER KumARRegt. No. : 90004688Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.11.1999Regt No. 90004688 Ct Joginder Kumar of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Nov 1999, while carrying out patrolling at IB. Born on 10 March 1971, Ct Joginder Kumar joined BSF on 21 Feb 1990.During anti-insurgency operation in Kashmir valley, on 03 Nov 1999 at about 1800 hrs, while two vehicles of 22 Bn BSF were going to Pantha Chowk on bonafide Govt. duty passing through B.B Cantt, Batwara (Srinagar). On the main road, the militants opened fire on the both vehicles. BSF Jawans immediately retaliated to the fire. During cross firing, Const. Joginder Kumar of this unit got a bullet injury on his head and succumbed to his injury on the spot. He sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation conducting operations against militants.His next of kin Shri Darshan Kumar (brother), resides at Vill-Kanger, PO-Bhalwal, Teh-Akhnoor, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 123HC TuLSA SINGHRegt. No. : 66221015Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66221015 HC Tulsa Singh of 22 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971 at BOP Khokhar, Nirmal, Sadiqi and Sawarwali during Indo-Pak war.22 Bn BSF (then 20 BN, PAP) was under the operational Command of 67 Independent infantry Brigade of Foxtrot Sector under XI Corps. Jallandhar during 1971Indo-Pak war. Four coys of this Unit were deployed on BOPs and 2 Coys for defending Sabuna Distributory. On the evening 03 Dec 1971, four BOPs Khokhar, Nirmal, Dadiqi and Sawarwali were over run by Pak Army with infantry and armoured attack in which HC Tulsa Singh laid down his life while showing high level of braving. Const mOOLA SINGHRegt. No. : 20/286Unit : 22 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1965Regt. No. 20/286 Ct Moola Singh of 22 BN BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1965 at BOP Jhanger, I Sadiqi while performing duty on IB.During the Indo-Pak conflict in Sept 1965, 22 Bn BSF (then 20 Bn PAP) bore heavy brunt of Pak Army on 6 September, 1965. The attack was launched by 105 Pak Infantry Brigade. The Jawans retaliated appropriately and remained firm like rock to their positions at BOP Jhanger, Sadiqi etc. He was one of those seven brave soldiers of the unit who sacrificed their lives in defending the post and borders of the nation.22 Bn BSF: 22 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1963 at Fazilka (Punjab) and soon after its raising, the unit took active part in the 1965 and 1971 war. During war, the unit was deployed in Fazilka, Punjab. Apart from its vast experience of IS duty in Srinagar (KMR) from 1991 to 1994 and 1997 to 2000 under Ops Control of Sector HQ ISD-II (Srinagar), the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in J & K. 32 soldier of this unit sacrificed their life till date. The unit has so far earned 6 PPMG and 1 PMG in its honour, as such known as Unit of Gallants, At present the Battalion is deployed on IB at Rani Nagar under Ftr HQ BSF, North Bengal (WB). 124 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC mEHAR SINGHRegt. No. : 66254038Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt. No. 66254038 HC Mehar Singh of 23 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Burj, Ajnala Sector while performing IB duty.On the intervening night of 3/4 of December, 1971, 88 Bde of Pakistan launched a surprise massive attack of battalion strength on Indian BOP Burj in Ajnala Sector. HC Mehar Singh was hit by the enemy Artillery shell and sustained deep injuries in his abdomen. Despite the injuries, he successfully held up the picket for over two hrs along with 15 men and subsequently succumbed to the injuries. Before his last breath he personally destroyed all the secret papers and directed one of the Ct to destroy the telephone so that the enemy could not monitor anything. Const dEWAN CHANdRegt. No. : 66232164Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt. No. 66232164 Const Dewan Chand of 23 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Burj, Ajnala Sector while performing IB duty.On 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Burj in Ajnala Sector, Ct Dewan Chand was LMG No. 01 holding the forward most bunker facing the enemy. 88 Bde of Pakistan launched a surprise massive attack of battalion strength on the BOP. Two attacks of the enemy were beaten back mainly due to the correct cross fire given by Ct Dewan Chand. Under heavy pressure the platoon was forced to withdraw. Ct Dewan Chand offered himself to give the covering fire and stayed in his bunker and engaged the enemy, which resulted in tactical withdrawal of the platoon without much loss. While doing so, he was hit by enemy bullet in his head and he laid down his life in the most valiant manner.23 Bn23 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 125Const PRABHAKARAN PILLAIRegt. No. : 70232021Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt. No. 70232021 Ct Prabhakaran Pillai of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Toti, Ajnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty. Ct Prabhakaran Pillai joined BSF on 22 Dec 1970.On 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Toti Ajnala Sector, Ct Prabhakaran Pillai, was manning the forward most trenches of BOP. An enemy assault came on his position, when he came out of the trench and shot a number of enemy soldiers. After exhausting his ammunition, he assaulted the enemy single handed with bayonet and on the same night he was shot at a point blank range and fell as a martyr. Const BAWA SINGHRegt. No. : 71232048Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt. No. 71232048 Ct Bawa Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Toti at Ajnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty.On 4 Dec 1971 at BOP Toti, Ajnala Sector, Ct Bawa Singh, was manning the BOP. An enemy assault came on his post. Ct Bawa Singh fought well defending his post and after exhausting his ammunition came out of his defences and fought with his bayonet. In this hand to hand fight he was shot at a point blank range and he sacrificed his life for the motherland.126 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst/Cook GuRmuKH SINGHRegt. No. : 67232151Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt. No. 67232151 Ct/Cook Gurmukh Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 4 December, 1971 at BOP Fatehpur at Ajanala (Punajb) while performing IB duty.On the intervening night of 3 & 4 December, 1971, Pakistani Army attacked BOP Fatehpur, Ajanala Sector in about battalion strength. Bulks of men from this BOP were out on listening posts and there were about 8 to 10 men in the BOP. The men at this BOP put up a determined fight in which Cook Gurmukh Singh was bayoneted to death after he had finished his ammunition on the enemy.Const SANTHOKH SINGH, PmGRegt. No. : 62321670Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt. No. 62321670 Ct Santhokh Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 3/4 Dec 1971 at BOP Sherpur at Ajnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty.On the intervening night of 3/4 December, 1971 Ct Santokh Singh was manning the forward most LMG bunker of BOP Sherpur facing the enemy when the enemy attack came on his position. He struck to the ground, inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, and successfully repulsed three attacks of enemy. In the fourth desperate and determined attack of enemy, his position was over run and he sacrificed his life in the defence of his BOP. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Harjinder Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Bhullar, PO-Fathoopur, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 127Const AJAIB SINGHRegt. No. : 63310127Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt. No. 63310127 Ct Ajaib Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 04 Dec 1971 at BOP Sherpur at Ajnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty.On 04 Dec 1971 at BOP Sherpur, Ajnala Sector, Ct Ajaib Singh was LMG No. 2 in the forward most LMG bunker facing the enemy, when the enemys attack came on this position; he struck to the ground, inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy columns, and successfully repulsed three attacks of the enemy. In the fourth desperate and determined attempt of the enemy, his position was over run and he sacrificed his life in the defence of the post. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). His next of kin Shri Hari Singh (father) resides at VPO-Dhada Khurd, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Const KARTAR SINGHRegt. No. : 66232426Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.12.1971Regt. No. 66232426 Ct Kartar Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 6 Dec 1971 at BOP Burj at Ajnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty.On 6 Dec 1971, at about 1500 hrs, D Coy of 23 Bn BSF alongwith troops of 15 Maratha LI launched a counter-attack on the enemy defended at BOP Burj. The 43 Baluch Regiment of Pak Army was in defences in BOP Burj area with two coy up. Ct Kartar Singh made a supreme sacrifice in dislodging the enemy from the defences. He destroyed many trenches of the enemy and was killed when charging a BMG position of the enemy.128 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK mOHINdER SINGHRegt. No. : 66232554Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.12.1971Regt. No. 66232554 LNk Mohinder Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 9 Dec 1971 at BOP Burj at Ajnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty.On 9 Dec 1971 in a broad day light at BOP Burj, Ajnala Sector, in a counter attack operation on enemy position, LNk Mohinder Singh went to enemy position with disregard to his personal safety and risk of life, destroyed two enemy trenches making use of hand grenades, before he sacrificed his life in enemy fire.Const CHARAN SINGHRegt. No. : 66232005Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.12.1971Regt. No. 66232005 Ct Charan Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 6 Dec 1971 at BOP Burj at Ajnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty.On 6 Dec 1971, at about 1500 hrs, D Coy of 23 Bn BSF alongwith troops of 15 Maratha LI launched a counter-attack on the enemy defended at BOP Burj. The 43 Baluch Regiment of Pak Army was in defences in BOP Burj area with two coy up. Ct Kartar Singh made a supreme sacrifice in dislodging the enemy from the defences. He destroyed many trenches of the enemy and was killed when charging a BMG position of the enemy.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 129Const KuNdAN SINGHRegt. No. : 62324330Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.12.1971Regt. No. 62324330 Const Kundan Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 9 Dec 1971 at BOP Burj at Ajnala (Punajb) while performing IB duty. On 9 Dec 1971 in a broad day light at BOP Burj, Ajnala Sector, in a counter attack operation on enemy position, Ct Kundan Singh went to enemy position with disregard to his personal safety and risk of life, destroyed two enemy trenches making use of hand grenades, before he sacrificed his life in enemy fire.Const HARdEV SINGHRegt. No. : 62326360Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.12.1971Regt. No. 62326360 Ct Hardev Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 9 December, 1971 at BOP Burj atAjnala (Punjab) while performing IB duty. On 9 Dec 1971 in a broad day light at BOP Burj, Ajnala Sector, in a counter attack operation on enemy position, Ct Hardev Singh went to enemy position with disregard to his personal safety and risk of life, destroyed two enemy trenches making use of hand grenades, before he sacrificed his life in enemy fire.130 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC SATYA SINGH, PmGRegt. No. : 88009049Unit : 23 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.04.2004Regt. No. 88009049 HC Satya Singh of 23 Bn BSF martyred on 22 April 2004 at PS Jagar Gunda, Distt-Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) while performing Election duty. Born on 31 March 1967, HC Satya Singh joined BSF on 10 Feb 1988.HC Satya Singh of 23 Bn, BSF was deployed at P S Jagar Gunda, Distt.-Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) for Parliamentary Election Duties-2004 as part of Adhoc R-II Bn. On 22 April 2004 at about 1250 hrs while HC Satya Singh was moving as scout for a foot column of his company personnel, naxalites detonated a remotely controlled IED planted on the heap of rocks on the roadside, inflicliting critical injury to him. HC Satya Singh succumbed to injuries while being evacuated to Civil Hospital, Raipur.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Seema Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Gignow, Distt-Bhiwani, Haryana. 23 Bn BSFConsequent to embodiment of 23 Battalion PAP, 23 Bn BSF was raised on 2 Oct 1966 at Ajnala (Punjab). The unit took active part in 1971 Indo-Pak War while deployed at Ajnala (Punjab). The unit has to its credit a long list of achievements spread during the last 49 years which have brought glory to the Nation and BSF in particular. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 131Inspr dHARAmBIR SHARmARegt. No. : 770012742Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.10.1990Regt No. 770012742 Inspr Dharambir Sharma of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Oct 1990 at Nishat (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 12 July 1955 Insp Dharambir Sharma joined BSF on 21 Sept 1977.While unit was deployed on LC at Nishat (Kashmir) he was entrusted the duties of Inspr (G). On 26 Oct 1990 while he was going from Bn HQ to JAD (G) office on Govt. duty kidnapped by militants and later on was killed by Militants.His next of kin Smt Saroj Bala (wife) resides at VPO-Deepalpur, Distt-Sonipat, Haryana. Const JAGdEV SINGH, PPmGRegt. No. : 873326041Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.09.1991Regt No. 873326041 Ct Jagdev Singh of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Sept 1991 at Raithan (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 2 Feb 1967, Ct Jagdev Singh joined BSF on 22 June 1987.On 18 Sept 1991, Ct Jagdev Singh was detailed for Driver duty for collection of fresh rations from Army supply point. In general area village-Raithan, Distt-Badgam (Kashmir) vehicle was ambushed by the militants and Ct Jagdev Singh was hit with a burst of fire at his chest. He took the vehicle away from ambush site and saved other men on board and later succumbed to injury.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Narender Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Banuwale PO-Madhowal, Distt-Kapoorthala, Punjab. 24 Bn24 Bn132 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SudHAKAR SINGH, PPmGRegt. No. : 880039392Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.09.1991Regt No. 880039392 Ct Sudhakar Singh of 24 Bn BSF martyred on 18 Sept 1991 at Raithan (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 1 July 1968, Ct Sudhakar Singh joined BSF on 8 Aug 1988.On 18 Sept 1991, while 24 Bn BSF was deployed at Nishat in Kashmir valley he was detailed escort of ADM Vehicle for collection of fresh rations from Army supply point. Vehicle was ambushed in general area village Raithan, Distt-Baudgam, by militants in which Ct Sudhakar Singh sustained bullet injuries in his vital organs and later succumbed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). His next of kin Shri Brijbhusan Singh (father) resides at Vill-Bhaluni, PO-Karnai, Distt-Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. Const dARSHAN LALRegt. No. : 840052573Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.10.1991Regt No. 840052573 Ct Darshan Lal of 24 Bn BSF martyred on 17 Oct 1991 at Arigam (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 7 Dec 1961, Ct Darshan Lal joined BSF on 30 Oct 1984.On 17 Oct 1991 troops of 66 Bn & 24 Bn were going to BSF Post Palmaidan as escort party. While returning from post, the party was ambushed by the militants enroute.The party immediately dismounted from vehicles and retaliated the militants fire. The party was fired upon by the militants from all the directions and in this fight Ct Darshan Lal succumbed to injuries.His next of kin Smt Amarjit Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Sherpur, PO-Chhachharali, Distt-Ambala, Haryana. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 133Const JASWANT SINGH, PPmGRegt. No. : 910077855Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.12.1992Regt No. 910077855 Ct Jaswant singh of 24 Bn BSF martyred on 1 Dec 1992 at Panjas, Badgam (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 13 Sept 1970, Ct Jaswant singh joined BSF on 19 Dec 1990.On 1 Dec 1992, a Spl Ops code named Operation Hunt was conducted in the villages of Distt-Budgam (Kashmir). The party of 24 Bn BSF was directed to engage and flush out the militants who were firing from house tops of village Panjas. In this Ops Ct Jaswant Singh was also hit by the militant bullet on his head and he attained martyrdom instantaneously.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Paramjit Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Cheema Bath, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab. Const JATINdER KumARRegt. No. : 873325954Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19 May 1992Regt No. 873325954 Ct Jatinder Kumar of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 May 1992 at Wadura (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 9 Feb 1967, Ct Jatinder Kumar joined BSF on 22 June 1987.On 19 May 1992, a party of 24 Bn BSF including Ct Jatinder Kumar were detailed for security for school examination at Bomai, Wadura (Kashmir). While returning from duty, the party was ambushed by the militants by blasting IED and heavy volume of fire in which Ct Jatinder Kumar succumbed to injuries.His next of kin Shri Om Prakash (father) resides at Vill-Gopalnagar, PO-Majitha Road, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab. 134 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC BHANWAR SINGHRegt. No. : 684880860Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.01.1992Regt No. 684880860 HC Bhanwar Singh of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Jan 1992 at Khag SQ 4699 (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 7 Feb 1951, HC Bhanwar Singh joined BSF on 12 Nov 1968.On 15 Jan 1992 at about 2100 hrs ANEs opened heavy volume of fire with automatic weapons from five different directions at Khag post (B Coy 24 Bn BSF). The troops of B Coy including HC Bhanwar Singh who were from inside the post immediately took positions in the improvised morchas and retaliated the militants fire. In the ensuing exchange of fire HC Bhanwar Singh scumbed to injuries. His next of kin Smt Dhapu Kanwar (wife) resides at Vill-Setrao PO-Shergarh, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.Const HuKum SINGHRegt. No. : 832430040Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.05.1992Regt No. 832430040 Ct Hukum Singh of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 May 1992 at Wadura (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 19 Dec 1962, Ct Hukum Singh joined BSF on 18 Jan 1983.On 19 May 1992, a party of 24 Bn BSF including Ct Hukam Singh was detailed for security for school examination at Bomai, Wadura (Kashmir). While returning from duty, was ambused by the militants by blasting IED and heavy volume of fire in which Ct Hukam Singh sustained injuries and sacrificed his life for nation.His next of kin Smt Chandrakala (wife) resides at Vill-Dob, PO-Gomukh, Distt-Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 135Const TEHASELdAR SINGH, PPmGRegt. No. : 900015555Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.10.1992Regt No. 900015555 Ct Tehaseldar Singh of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Oct 1992 at Watergam (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 08 June 1970, Ct Tehaseldar Singh joined BSF on 6 June 1970.On 12/13 Oct 1992 a special Ops was conducted by troops of 24 Bn BSF in village Watergam. The party came under heavy fire of militants. Ct Tehseldar Singh immediately retaliated and killed two armed militants.Meanwhile one of the bullets from militants pierced through the helmet of Ct Tehasildar Singh and hit him on the head causing fatal injury.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Maya Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Basoi, PO-Mugpura, Distt-Morena, Madhya Pradesh. Const NEKSHA SINGHRegt. No. : 87433399Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.07.1996Regt No. 874333996 Ct Neksha Singh of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 July 1996 at Umar Colony, Soura (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 1 July 1965, Ct Neksha Singh joined BSF on 5 April 1987.On 30 July 1996, a patrol party carrying out patrolling in the general area of Umar Colony (Srinagar). At Umar colony, an IED with remote control was blasted by the militants in which fatal injuries were sustained by Ct Neksha Singh.His next of kin Smt Bimlesh Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Besera, PO-Palseda, Distt-Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. 136 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst LAXmI KANT SHARmARegt. No. : 930027061Unit : 24 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.01.2002Regt No. 930027061 Ct Laxmi Kant Sharma of 24 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Jan 2002 at CI Base Basantgarh (J&K) while performing Anti Militant operation. Born on 10 Aug 1974, Ct Laxmi Kant Sharma joined BSF on 19 April 1993.On 12th Jan 2002 when SAD Mission party consisting of one SO and 39 Others Ranks of 24 Bn BSF were returning to CI Base Basantgarh after operating in General area Punara for two days and two nights, the terrorists blasted 02 IEDs with remote control at about 121010 hrs and 121012 hrs at a distance of approx 500 yards away from STF post Punara enroute to Harthal in which No. 93002706 Ct Laxmi Kant Sharma sustained fatal injuries anddied on the spot.His next of kin Smt Munni Devi (Wife) resides at Vill-Bahlolpur PO-Latrahinyan Distt-Chhapra, Bihar. 24 Bn BSFThe unit was raised/re-designated at Jallalbad (PB) on 2 Jan 1966 from 27 PAP Battalion. The unit was deployed at various locations in tough terrains and militancy prone areas. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion has been awarded several commendation certificates.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 137Const SARBJIT SINGHRegt. No. : 682540791Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 682540791 Ct Sarbjit Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 2 Jan 1950, Ct Sarbjit Singh joined BSF on 27 Aug 1968. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty he laid his life as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Fauja Singh (father) resides at VPO-Shekh, Vill- Kairon, Distt- Amritsar, Punjab.Const mAHABIR SINGHRegt. No. : 672540419Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 672540419 Ct Mahabir Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 11 Jan 1947, Ct Mahabir Singh joined BSF on 11 Jan 1967.On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the offensive operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Smt Santra Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Mehalawas, PO-Patherwas, Distt- Rewari, Haryana. 25 Bn25 Bn138 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC JAGdISH SINGHRegt. No. : 662766498Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662766498 HC Jagdish Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 10 Nov 1942, HC Jagdish Singh joined BSF on 14 March 1961. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty he laid his life as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin are Smt Sukhwant Kaur (wife) resides of Vill-Bhudhar Khind, PO-Buchal Kalan, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab. Const L BABuRegt. No. : 702540228Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 702540228 Ct L Babu of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 10 March 1950, Ct L Babu joined BSF on 31 Jan 1970. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin are Shri C Raghavan (father) resides of Manalivila Veedu A N Chalikonam, PO-Parassla, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 139Const dEEP CHANdRegt. No. : 662543851Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662543851 Ct Deep Chand of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 24 April 1947, Ct Deep Chand joined BSF on 24 April 1966. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin are Shri Ganga Ram (father) resides of Vill-Khita Wass, PO-Frikh Nagar, Distt-Gurgaon, Haryana.Const KASHmIRA SINGHRegt. No. : 662543637Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662543637 Ct Kashmira Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 25 Aug 1945, Ct Kashmira Singh joined BSF on 1 Sept 1965. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrificeas a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Kehar Singh (father) resides at Vill-Dhirapatra, PO-Jhakehri Har, PS-Mamdot, Distt-Firozpur, Punjab. 140 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst LOK dEV TIWARIRegt. No. : 690016396Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 690016396 Ct Lok Dev Tiwari of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 22 Aug 1948, Ct Lok Dev Tiwari joined BSF on 1 July 1969. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the offensive operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Smt Kiran Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Tolra Haia Rehella, Distt-Palamu, Bihar.Const SOHAN LALRegt. No. : 702540042Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 702540042 Ct Sohan Lal of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 25 Oct 1953, Ct Sohan Lal joined BSF on 1 May 1970. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrificeas a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Tulsi Ram (father) resides at VPO-Kathgarh, PS-Balachour, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 141Const GuRmuKH SINGHRegt. No. : 70254053Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 70254053 Ct Gurmukh Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 1 Aug 1949, Ct Gurmukh Singh joined BSF on 13 April 1970. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Smt Kartar Kaur (mother) resides at Vill- Mughal Majri, PO-Sihon Majra, Distt- Ropar, Punjab.Const muKHTIAR SINGHRegt. No. : 662322160Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662322160 Ct Mukhtiar Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 24 Jan 1935, Ct Mukhtiar Singh joined BSF (PAP) on 10 Feb 1957. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Nathu Ram (father) resides at Vill-Kaliawas, PO- Khasroli, Distt- Rohtak, Haryana. 142 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SANTOKH SINGHRegt. No. : 662545895Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662545895 Ct Santokh Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 2 June 1943, Ct Santokh Singh joined BSF on 12 July 1965. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Behal Singh (father) resides at Vill-Mukawan, Via-Khem Karan, PO-Khem Karan, Distt- Amritsar, Punjab. Const KARNAIL SINGHRegt. No. : 693093563Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 693093563 Ct Karnail Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 9 Feb 1948, Ct Karnail Singh joined BSF on 18 Feb 1967. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Smt Darsan Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Musse, PO-Gagobua, Distt- Amritsar, Punjab. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 143Const R VASudHARANRegt. No. : 702540219Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 702540219 Ct R Vasudharan of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 3 June 1950, Ct R Vasudharan joined BSF on 31 Jan 1970. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri N Raghwas (father) resides at Vill-Luxuary Vilas,PO-Kallara, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala.NK SuRAT SINGHRegt. No. : 662541853Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662541853 Nk Surat Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 23 Sept 1945, Nk Surat Singh joined BSF on 23 Sept 1965. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the offensive operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Chet Ram (father) resides at VPO- Kalkha, Distt-Karnal, Haryana. 144 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC/RO SuBHRAm SINGHRegt. No. : 691430353Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 691430353 HC/RO Subhram Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 1 Sept 1942, HC/RO Subhram Singh joined BSF on 7 July 1965. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Raghubir Dagal (father) resides at Vill- Bhadapur, PO-Rui, Distt-Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.Const BIRJI LALRegt. No. : 662544939Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662544939 Ct Birji Lal of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 27 Aug 1947, Ct Birji Lal joined BSF on 28 Aug 1965. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Daleep Singh (father) resides at Vill-Bhilwara, PO-Tajpur, Via-Mandi Atali, Distt-Mohindergarh, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 145Const GuRNAm SINGHRegt. No. : 662542603Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662542603 Ct Gurnam Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 12 July 1944, Ct Gurnam Singh joined BSF on 12 July 1965. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Banta Singh (father) resides at VPO- Khalra, Teh-Patti, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.Const SudHARSHAN NAIRRegt. No. : 702540769Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 702540769 Ct Sudharshan Nair of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 2 March 1952, Ct Sudharshan Nair joined BSF on 1 Aug 1970. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Prabhkaran Pillai (father) resides at Vill-Vypparthal Veedi Theeppukal, PO-Pothencede, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala.146 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst JAGdISH RAmRegt. No. : 66254464Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 66254464 Ct Jagdish Ram of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 9 Sept 1943, Ct Jagdish Ram joined BSF on 9 Sept 1965. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Shri Kanwar Singh (father) resides at Vill-Mohad Pur, PO-Towaru, Distt-Gurgoan, Haryana.NK JAGdISH RAIRegt. No. : 662541756Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662541756 Nk Jagdish Rai of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 28 April 1944, Nk Jagdish Rai joined BSF on 2 Jan 1966. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin Smt Vidya Devi (wife) resides at VPO- Sanwar, Distt-Bhiwani, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 147NK ATTAR SINGHRegt. No. : 662541279Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 662541279 Nk Attar Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 at Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 1 June 1944, Nk Attar Singh joined BSF (PAP) on 22 Aug 1963. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin is Smt Sawatri Devi (wife) resides at VPO- Bijwasan, New Delhi.Const KASTOORI LALRegt. No. : 70254006Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 70254006 Ct Kastoori Lal of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 19 Feb 1953, Ct Kastoori Lal joined BSF on 1 May 1970. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the offensive operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin are Shri Prakash Singh (father) resides at VPO-Kathgarh, Teh-Balachur, Distt-Nawa Sahar, Punjab.148 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC/Rm AVTAR SINGHRegt. No. : 682540986Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 682540986 HC/RM Avtar Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1971 in Firozpur Sector, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 24 Nov 1945, HC/RM Avtar Singh joined BSF on 13 May 1968. On 4 Dec 1971, while he was on duty, he made supreme sacrifice as a result of enemy action in the operation against Pakistan during Indo-Pak war.His next of kin is Smt Harnam Kaur (mother) resides at VPO-Phagwara, Distt Kapurthala, Punjab.Const JAIRAmRegt. No. : 733(PAP)Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.09.1965Regt No. 733(PAP) Ct Jairam of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Sept 1965 at Hussainiwala, Punjab during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 23 Nov 1940, Ct Jairam joined BSF (PAP) on 27 Nov 1962. On 22 Sept 1965, he made supreme sacrifice while he was fighting with the Pakistani troops at Hussainiwala, Punjab during 1965 Indo-Pak war.His next of kin is Smt Bhagwani Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Majra, PO-Lawan, Distt-Mohindergarh, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 149HC GuRBACHAN SINGHRegt. No. : 29/131(PAP)Unit : 25 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.09.1965Regt No. 29/131(PAP) HC Gurbhachan Singh of 25 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Sept 1965 during Indo-Pak war while deployed on Indo-Pak border. Born on 16 Oct 1928, HC Gurbachan Singh joined PAP (BSF) on 28 Oct 1948.He was Posted at Pak Ranger Post Kunjanwala which the PAP has captured at the start of Indo-Pak conflict. Martyred on 20 Sept 1965, while the Pak Force launched attack on Hussainiwala, the night between 19/20 Sept 1965 and post Kunjanwala came under heavy mortar shelling, machine gun fire in which he lost life at altar of duty.His next of kin is Smt Harjeet Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Daulatpur, Via-Gagret, Teh-Unna, Dist-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.25 Bn BSF25 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1963 by embodying PAP Coys. It was designated as 29 Battalion PAP. On 2 Oct 1966, unit was designated as 25 Bn BSF. This unit participated during 1965 & 1971 IndoPak War. This unit has 25 martyrs, earned 1 President Police and Fire Service Medal for distinguished service, PPMS-27, PPM-3, PM-4 as such known as Unit of Gallants.150 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SHASHI KUMARRegt No. : 904017825 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.02.1992Regt No. 904017825 Ct Shashi Kumar of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 21 Feb 1992 at Srinagar while performing internal security duty. Ct Shashi Kumar born on 1 Jan 1971 and joined BSF on 13 Dec 1990.On 21 Feb 1992 at about 1515 hrs militants resorted to indiscriminate firing on 2 BSF vehicles at Dangarpura resulting in which Ct Shashi Kumar died due to bullet injuries caused by militant firing while deployed on IS duty at Srinagar.His next of kin Smt Chanda Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Ganga Sariya, Distt- Munger, Bihar.Const RAJENDER KUMARRegt No. : 90002811 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.02.1992Regt No. 90002811 Ct Rajender Kumar of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 21 Feb 1992 at Srinagar while performing internal security duty. Born on 10 Feb 1971, Ct Rajender Kumar joined BSF on 27 Jan 1990.On 21 Feb 1992 at about 1515 hrs militants resorted to indiscriminate firing on 2 BSF vehicles at Dangarpura resulting in which Ct Rajender Kumar died due to bullet injuries caused by militant firing while deployed on IS duty at Srinagar.His next of kin Shri Abadh Bihari (father) resides at VPO-Penapatr Lona, Distt- Baisaly, Bihar.26 Bn26 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 151Const SAMIRAN KUMAR SARKARRegt No. : 897009265 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.07.1992Regt No. 897009265 Ct Samiran Kumar Sarkar of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 7 July 1992 at Srinagar while performing internal security duty, Ct Samiran Kumar Sarkar born on 1 Aug 1969 and joined BSF on 13 Jan 1989.On 7 July 1992, at about 0700 hrs while patrolling party of F coy 26 Bn was proceeding towards Nowgam Bazar, militants fired upon them, Ct Samiran Kumar Sarkar died due to bullet injuries caused by militant firing while deployed on IS duty at Srinagar.His next of kin Smt Jyostna Sarkar resides at Vill- Balrampur, PO-Balirahat, Distt-Cooch Behar, West Bengal.HC GIRISH CHANDERRegt No. : 68104356 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.05.1994Regt No. 68104356 HC Girish Chander of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 8 May 1994 at Srinagar while performing internal security duty. Born on 2 Nov 1949, HC Girish Chander joined BSF on 20 July 1968.On 7 May 1994 at about 1710 hrs militants hurled two grenade followed by heavy firing on our troops at Patlipura post in which 10 personnel sustained multiple grenade splinter injuries and two personnel sustained minor injuries. All the serious patients were immediately evacuated to unit MI room and after first aid all personnel evacuated to 92 BH and admitted, there HC Girish Chandra died due to splinter injury caused by militant attack while he was on IS duty at Srinagar.His next of kin Smt Brijeshwar Devi resides at Vill-Bishald, PO-Bishald, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.152 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst NIMAI CHANDRA NANDI, PPMGRegt No. : 88123905 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.08.1994Regt No. 88123905 Ct Nimai Chandra Nandi of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 13 Aug 1994 at Srinagar while performing internal security duty. Born on 6 Nov 1966, Ct Nimai Chandra Nandi joined BSF on 10 April 1988.On 13 Aug 1994 Shri AB Singh, AC alongwith one coy & Cdo Pl left for joint spl ops in area Batmaloo (new colony) Srinagar at 0130 hrs. At about 0550 hrs militants fired on our cordon party with UMGs from the hide out of 3 cluster houses, in which Ct Nimai Chandra Nandi and Ct Subhash Chand Roy of D coy sustained bullet injuries. Both the individuals were immediately evacuated to 92 Bn where Ct Nimai Chandra Nandi succumbed to his injuries caused by militants while deployed on IS duty at SGR. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding President Police Medal of GallantryHis next of kin Shri Ananda Gopal Nandi (father) resides at VPO-Ismailpur, Distt-Murshidabad, West Bengal.LNK DIWAN SINGHRegt No. : 86132835 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.02.2000Regt No. 86132835 LNk Diwan singh of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 5 Feb 2000 at Srinagar while performing counter insurgency duty security duty. Born on 15 July 1964, LNk Diwan Singh joined BSF on 5 Sept 1986.On 5 Feb 2000, HC Ranbir Singh, LNk Diwan Singh, Ct Rajbahadur Singh D coy of this unit were on duty at Shiraz Chowk post of D coy 26 Bn located at Khalifapura (Khanyar). At about 1530 hrs, the party observed some crowd gathering around 15 mtrs away from the bunker on Road Side, Guard Comdr HC Ranbir Singh directed LNk Diwan Singh to go towards crowd to disperse the gathering. The movement LNk Diwan Singh reached near crowd under the cover of the other sentry, suddenly one unknown militant fired one round from silencer fitted pistol upon LNk Diwan Singh. LNk Diwan Singh died due to bullet injury caused by militant while deployed on IS duty at SGR.His next of kin Smt Omwatyi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Radol, PO-Visawar, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 153Const SUBE SINGHRegt No. : 89633923 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.08.2003Regt No. 89633923 Ct Sube Singh of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 30 Aug 2003 at BOP Jalangi West Bengal while performing border duty. Born on 11 Aug 1966, Ct Sube Singh joined BSF on 28 Aug 1989.On 30 Aug 2003 at about 1930 hrs a special ops party of BOP Jalangi consisting of HC Sri Ram Yadav, Ct Sube Singh and Ct Monoj Kanungo alongwith HC(G) Ranbir Singh Rana left in engine fitted country boat hired for carrying out special ops in general area of BOP Dayarampur in river Padma. Party while moving towards BOP Charbhadra Base in said boat enrooted observed two boats coming from BD side and own party intercepted them. From one of the boats, a civilian/smuggler jumped in the river Padma to escape and Ct Sube Singh tried to catch hold of smuggler. Since there was fast current in river Padma, Ct Sube Singh died due to drowning while on Spl ops duty at BOP Jalangi (West Bengal).His next of kin Smt Bimla Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kalantai, Distt-Churu, Rajasthan.SMO Dr N PAULIRLA No. : 19461274 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.01.2004IRLA No. 19461274 SMO Dr N Paul of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 25 Jan 2004 at Srinagar while performing IS duty. Born on 14 April 1965, SMO Dr N Paul joined BSF on 4 Dec 1994.On 25 Jan 2004 at around 1845 hrs militants fired on mini bus No. JK-01D-3343 of SHQ BSF Baramulla near village Chhur (GR-386343) 4 Kms short of Sangrama on NH-1A while bus was returning with proper escort from Srinagar airport after dropping passengers availing BSF AVRO. Dr Nilanjan Paul, SMO 26 Bn BSF who was attached to 112 Bn BSF travelling in the said Veh sustained bullet injuries. The vehicle with the injured was rushed to the nearest BSF post Sangrama. Dr Yashpal Singh, SMO 116 Bn BSF and Dr Alok Prasad, SMO 137 Bn BSF who were also travelling in the same vehicle, tried to resuscitate the injured officer. He was immediately rushed to FTR hospital Baramulla where he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Krishna Paul (wife) resides at 590/B, V.K. Road, Shera Phuli, Hoogly, West Bengal.HC SAROOP CHANDRegt No. : 75265011 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.2005Regt No. 75265011 HC Saroop Chand of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 27 March 2005 at ops base Mannu while performing CI ops duty. HC Saroop Chand born on 25 Feb 1958 and joined BSF on 24 Dec 1975.On 27 March 2005 at about 2130 hrs Shri Prakash Surin, AC was enroute for spl ops. His vehicle was fired upon by militants and they also threw grenade resulting bullet injuries to Ct/Dvr Kalai Rajan on his right arms and splinter injury on abdomen. Coy Comdr Shri Prakash Surin, AC called Coy HQ for re-enforcement and medical aid. One party from Ops base Mannu rushed towards the spot. When this vehicle reached approx, one km short of ambush site this vehicle was also ambushed by militants with heavy volume of fire from all side and HC Saroop Chand died due to militant firing while deployed on CI Ops duty at Ops base Mannu at (J&K).His next of kin Smt Deepa Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Haryal PO-Kishtwar, Distt-Doba, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK HOSHIYAR SINGHRegt No. : 86254343 Unit : 26 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.2005Regt No. 86254343 LNk Hoshiyar Singh of 26 Bn BSF martyred on 27 March 2005 at Ops base Mannu while performing CI ops duty. LNk Hoshiyar Singh born on 5 April 1966 and joined BSF on 27 April 1986.On 27 March 2005 at about 2130 hrs Shri Prakash Surin, AC was enrouted for Spl Ops, his vehicle was fired upon by militants and they also threw grenade resulting injuries to Ct/Dvr Kalai Rajan on his right arms and splinter injury on abdomen. Coy Comdr Shri Prakash Surin, AC called Coy HQ for re-enforcement and medical aid. One party from Ops base Mannu rushed towards the spot. When this vehicle reached approximately one km short of ambush site, this vehicle was also ambushed by militants with heavy volume of fire from all sides and LNk Hoshiyar Singh died due to militant firing while deployed on CI Ops duty at Ops, Base Mannu at (J&K).His next of kin Smt Sunita Yadav resides at VPO-Gurawara, Distt-Rewari, Haryana.26 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Amritsar (Punjab) on 2 Nov 1966 from 33 PAP Bn. The unit was deployed various locations in tough terrains and militancy prone areas. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 155HC MOHINDER SINGH, Vir ChakraRegt No. : 66276064 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03 Dec 1971Regt No. 66276064 HC Mohinder Singh of 27 Bn BSF martyred on 3 Dec 1971 at BOP Picket Rania, Distt-Amritsar while performing IB duty. Born on 7 April 1935, HC Mohinder Singh joined Force on 1 June 1959.During Indo-Pak war of 1971, HC Mohinder Singh was commanding a Section Post - BOP Rania. On 3 Dec 1971 during Indo-Pak war, he inspired his men to stand the fight. The enemy attacked twice in strength and succeeded to reach wire obstacles and surounded the post. HC Mohinder Singh ran out of his trench and rallying his men charged in the evening, killing 4 of enemies. He continued to fight till he was badly wounded by enemys machine gun fire and breathed his last at battle field.The gallantry and determination of highest order displayed by HC Mohinder Singh has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Vir Chakra (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kamaljit Kaur (daughter) resides at Vill-Thalla, PO-Thalla, PS-Phillour, Distt-Jalandhar, Punjab. Const MAHENDER PRASADRegt No. : 86003130 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.08.1993Regt No. 86003130 Ct Mahender Prasad of 27 Bn BSF martyred on 26 Aug 1993 in Kashmir in an IED Blast while performing the special operation in village -Kuzur (Kashmir). Born on 1 Jan1960, Ct Mahender Prasad joined BSF on 25 May 1986.On 26 Aug 1993 at 1200 hrs Ops party consisting one officer and 40 Ors of Commando platoon left for Spl Ops in Vill-Kuzur and Zinipur with one light vehicle and 3 Medium vehicles including bunker Vehicles. At about 261400 hrs while the spl ops party was on its way to Zinipur after conducting raid ops in Vill-Kuzur an IED exploded under the fourth vehicle that is bunker vehicle after three vehicles have already passed over the same point. During this incident Ct Mahender Prasad sacrificed his life in the service of Nation.His next of kin Smt Kabutra Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Alhiapur, PO-Deveria Meer, Distt-Deveria, Uttar Pradesh.27 Bn27 Bn156 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst V MURGESANRegt No. : 92009510 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.08.1993Regt No. 92009510 Ct V Murgesan of 27 Bn BSF martyred on 26 Aug 1993 in Kashmir in IED Blast while performing the special operation in village -Kuzur (Kashmir). He was born on 20 June 1970. Ct V Murgesan joined BSF on 19 June 1992.On 26 Aug 1992 at 1200 hrs Ops party consisting one officer and 40 Ors of Commando Platoon left for Spl Ops in Vill-Kuzur and Zinipur with one light vehicle and 3 Medium vehicle including bunker Vehicles. At about 261400 hrs while the spl ops party was on its way to Zinipur after conducting raid ops in Vill-Kuzur an IED exploded under the fourth vehicle that is bunker vehicle after three vehicles have already passed over the same point. During this incident Ct V Murgesan sacrificed his life in the service of Nation.His next of kin Smt Chinnaka (mother) resides at Vill-Kalle Palle, PO-Varathur, Distt-Chittor, Andhra Pradesh. Shri I KONWAR, DC, PPMGIRLA No. : 2379 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.10.1993IRLA No. 2379 Shri I Konwar, DC of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Oct 1993 in counter insurgency operations in Kashmir valley. He was born on 17 Dec 1948. On 3 Oct 93 an operation was conducted in village Tilsara (Budgam) by the troops of 27 BN BSF. The search party headed by Shri I Konwar, DC was fired upon by the militants which was promptly retaliated by fire by BSF party. Militants fled in the jungle area and search party chased the militants. During hot pursuits militants inflicted bullet injury to Shri I. Konwar, DC, who succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Meena Konwar (wife) resides at Near Deputy Dhar Gohain School, Survey Ajanta Path Bye Lane-02, PO-Beltola, Distt-Kamrup, Guwahati, Assam. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 157Const BHRIGU NATH SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 90002735 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.10.1993Regt No. 90002735 Ct Bhrigu Nath Singh of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Oct 1993 in counter insurgency operation. He was born on 15 Sept 1968, Ct Bhrigu Nath Singh joined BSF on 26 Jan 1990. On 3 Oct 1993 an operation was conducted in village Tilsara (Budgam) by the troops of 27 BN BSF. The search party was fired upon by the militants which was promptly retaliated by fire by BSF party. Militants fled in the jungle area and search party chased the militants. During hot pursuits militants inflicted bullet injury to Ct Bhrigu Nath Singh who succumbed to this injury.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Champa Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chunnidar, PO-Barka Singhan Pura, Distt-Bhojpur, Bihar. Const VINOD KUMARRegt No. : 90401804 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.10.1993Regt No. 90401804 Ct Vinod Kumar of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Oct 1993 at counter insurgency in Kashmir. Born on 27 April 1972, Ct Vinod Kumar joined BSF on 13 Dec 1990.On 3 Oct 93 an operation was conducted in village Tilsara (Budgam) by the troops of 27 Bn BSF. The search party was fired upon by the militants which was promptly retaliated by fire by BSF party. Militants fled in the jungle area and search party chased the militants. During hot pursuits militants inflicted bullet injury to Ct Vinod Kumar who succumbed to this injury.His next of kin Smt Ranu Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Chatapura, PO-Shivnar, Via-Mokama, Distt-Patna, Bihar. 158 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK DEV RAO MATRERegt No. : 840017020 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.01.1994Regt No. 840017020 LNk Dev Rao of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Jan 1994 in anti-militancy operations in Srinagar. Born on 31 March 1960, LNk Dev Rao joined BSF on 20 Sept 1984.On 24 Jan 1994 Militants hurled a grenade at bunker manned by the troops of 27 BN BSF at Chadoora Bridge. As a result of grenade blast LNk Dev Rao Matre sustained splinter injuries and succumbed to his injuries at 92 BH Sringar while being treated for injuries. His next of kin Shri Laxman Matre (father) resides at Vill-Lehegaon (Rey), PO-Lehegaon (Rey), Distt-Amravati, Via-Daryapur, Maharashtra. NK/RO RAJ KARAN SAINIRegt No. : 88522004 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1994Regt No. 88522004 Nk/RO Raj Karan Saini of 27 Bn BSF martyred on 26 April 1994 in anti-militant operation in Srinagar. He was born on 15 Nov 1964, Nk /RO Raj Karan Saini joined BSF on 13 May 1988.On 26 April 1994 at about 1630 hrs 3 vehicles of 27 Bn under Command of SI Sucha Singh left for Panthachowk to receive the leave party who were coming from RHQ. At 1730 hrs some militants fired two-three brust on the leading vehicle in Bagh-e-Mehtab area. Nk/RO Raj Kumar Saini who was sitting in the leading vehicle sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries before reaching 92 BH Srinagar.His next of kin Shri Babu Ram (father) resides at Vill-Nagari, PO-Nagari, Distt-Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 159LNK E M MANUSWAMYRegt No. : 860099192 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.05.1997Regt No. 860099192 L/Nk E M Manuswamy of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 May 1997 in Kashmir valley in anti militancy operation. Born on 11 Nov 1968, L/Nk E M Manuswamy joined BSF on 6 Dec 1986.On 19 May 1997, at about 1930 hrs, a joint ambush was laid by the Trops of 27/71 Bn BSF on bundh in village Lalihar. At about 2120 hrs, the troops observed some movements of militants inside village Lalihar followed by fire. The ambush party entered the village Lalihar to cut escape routes of militants, while the troops were in the process of sealing the escape routes, the militants opened fire on ambush party. In exchange of fire E M Manuswamy sustained bullet injuries to which he succumbed. His next of kin Smt ET Janaki (wife) resides at Vill-Thiruvpathi, PO-Maluvadi, Distt-Dharamapuri, Tamilnadu. HC LALA RAMRegt No. : 820010968 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.03.2000Regt No. 820010968 HC Lala Ram of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 March 2000 at BOP Joshitila Sukhraibari, Teliamura (Tripura) in Militant firing. Born on 6 June 1961, HC Lala Ram joined BSF on 11 March 1982.On 24 March 2000 at about 0830 hrs two light vehicle were detailed for administrative duty. The vehicle which was going ahead came under heavy volume of fire by the militant from hill top on three directions near BOP Joshitilla on Border road resultantly HC Lala Ram recieved fatal injuries and succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Suresh Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kakrala, PO-Kakrala, Teh-Mohindergarh, Distt-Mohindergarh, Haryana. 160 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK KHITISH CH. SARKARRegt No. : 86700078 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.03.2001Regt No. 86700078 LNk Khitish Ch. Sarkar of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 March 2001 at BOP Joshitila Sukhraibari, Teliamura (Tripura) in militant fire. He was born on 7 Nov 1967, LNk Khitish Sarkar joined BSF on 10 July 1986.On 21 March 2001 at about 0815 hrs BSF/Grif protection party of bravo coy 27 BN BSF was ambushed by Militants between IBB Road Reangbasti and Kalatilla near BP No. 1890. Militants opened heavy volume fire on BSF/Grif party. BSF protection party retaleated and encounter continued for 35 min meanwhile reinforcement from Kalatilla BOP and Reangbasti also rushed the spot and engaged the militants. In the incident the LNk Khitish Ch. Sarkar sustained injuries and succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Renu Sarkar (wife) resides at Vill-Santinagar, PO-Haldibari, PS-Haldibari, Distt-Cooch Bihar, West Bengal. Const/DVR KARTIK NARAYAN ESHORERegt No. : 89151956 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.03.2000Regt No. 89151956 Ct/Dvr Kartik Narayan Eshore of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 March 2000 at BOP Joshitila Sukhraibari, Teliamura (Tripura) in militant fire. Born on 8 March 1970, Ct/Dvr Kartik Narayan Eshore joined BSF on 7 April 1989.On 24 March 2000 at about 0830 hrs two light vehicle were detailed for administrative duty. The vehicle which was going ahead came under heavy volume of fire by the militant from hill top on three directions near BOP Joshitilla on Border road resultantly Ct/Dvr Kartik Narayan Eshore recieved fatal injuries and succumbed to injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Babli Eshore (wife) resides at Vill-Balarampur, Shauragori, PO-Kamal Shouragori, Distt-Cooch Behar, West Bengal. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 161Const BHAGYA RAM RABHARegt No. : 97006521 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.03.2001Regt No. 97006521 Ct Bhagya Ram Rabha of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 March 2001 at BOP Joshitila Sukhraibari, Teliamura (Tripura) by Militant firing. Born on 27 Oct 1971, Ct Bhagya Ram Rabha joined BSF on 21 March 1997.On 21 March 2001 at about 0815 hrs BSF/Grif protection party of bravo Coy 27 Bn BSF was ambushed by Militants on Border Road Reangbasti to Kalatilla near BP No. 1890. Militants inflicted heavy volume to fire with automatic weapons on BSF/Grif/ labour party proceeding towards Khasiyabasti. BSF protection party also retaliated and continued the cross fires upto 35 min meanwhile reinforcement from Kalatilla BOP and Reangbasti also rushed the spot and engaged the militants by firing. In this incident Ct Bhagya Ram Rabha received fatal injuries and succumbed to the injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Chitra Rabha (mother) resides at Vill-Bher Bhari, PO-Ratanpur, PS-Chhayagaon, Distt-Kamrup, Assam. Const RAMENDRA SINHARegt No. : 922870273 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.03.2000Regt No. 922870273 Ct Ramendra Sinha of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 March 2000 at BOP Joshitila Sukhraibari, Teliamura (Tripura) in Militant firing. Born on 31 Oct 1972, Ct Ramendra Sinha joined BSF on 20 Sept 1992.On 24 March 2000 at about 0830 hrs two light vehicle were detailed for administrative duty. The vehicle which was going ahead came under heavy volume of fire by the militant from hill top on three directions near BOP Joshitilla while on IBB road resultantly Ct Ramendra Sinha recieved fatal injuries and succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Shri Govinda Sinha (father) resides at VPO-Bihara PT-14, PS-Kaligara, Distt-Cachar, Assam. 162 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst GIRI GOPAL DATTUGIRRegt No. : 99003953 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.03.2001Regt No. 99003953 Ct Giri Gopal Dattugar of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 March 2001 at BOP Joshitila Sukhraibari, Teliamura (Tripura) by Militant firing. Born on 1 June 1977, Ct Giri Gopal Dattugir joined BSF on 1 July 1999.On 21March 2001 at about 0815 hrs BSF/ Grif protection party of bravo coy 27 Bn BSF was ambushed by Militants on IBB Road Reangbasti to Kalatilla near BP No. 1890. Militants inflicted heavy volume to fire with automatic weapons on BSF/Grif/ labour party proceeding towards Khasiyabasti. BSF protection party also retaliated and continued the cross fires upto 35 min meanwhile reinforcement from Kalatilla BOP and Reangbasti also rushed the spot and engaged the militants by firing. Ct Giri Gopal Dattugar succumbed to the injuries recieved in encounter.His next of kin Smt Laxmi Bai (mother) resides at Vill-Honali, PO-Deoni, PS-Deoni, Distt-Latur, Maharashtra.Shri M KUNJO SINGH, DCIRLA No. : 49243758 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.07.2002IRLA No. 49243758 Shri M Kunjo Singh, DC of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 July 2002 at BOP Pahadmora in militant firing. He was born on 12 Feb 1950, Shri M Kunjo Singh, DC joined BSF on 7 Sept 1970.On 19 July 2002 at about 1700 hrs Shri M Kunjo Singh, DC alongwith one officer and 9 ORs visited BOP Pahadmora in two vehicles. When both vehicles were crossing Behlabari Bazar, militants opened heavy fire on both vehicles. Shri M Kunjo Singh, DC immediately stoped the vehicle and jumped from vehicle and retaliated with his AK 47 rifle. In this encounter Shri M Kunjo Singh, DC succumbed to injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt M Inaobi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Uchekori Tockhok, PO-Uchekon, PS-Singjamei, Distt-Imphal, Manipur. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 163Const SACHIN SRI KHANDAKARRegt No. : 99003983 Unit : 27 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.07.2002Regt No. 99003983 Ct Sachin Sri Khandakar of 27 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 July 2002 at BOP Pahadmora by Militant firing. Born on 27 May 1980, Ct Sachin Sri Khandakar joined BSF on 2 July 1999.On 19 July 2002 at about 1700 hrs Ct Sachin Sudhma Rao Sri Khandakar was part of the party which visited BOP Pahadmora in two vehicles. When the both vehicle were crossing Behlabari Bazar, militants opened heavy fire on both vehicles. Ct Sachin Sudhma Rao Sri Khandakar along with his officer jumped from vehicle and retaliated. In this encounter Ct Sachin Sudhma Rao Sri Khandakar sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Chandrakala (mother) resides at Vill-Teosa, PO-Teosa, PS-Teosa, Distt-Amravati, Maharashtra. 27 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Khemkaran (Punjab) on 2 Oct 1966 from 37 PAP Battalion. The unit was deployed various locations in tough terrains and militancy prone areas. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.164 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC PREM SINGHRegt No. : 68198201 Unit : 28 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.07.1990Regt No. 68198201 HC Prem Singh of 28 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 July 1990 at Sri Hargobindpur (Punjab) while performing CI duty. Born on 3 Feb 1945, HC Prem Singh joined BSF (PAP) on 1 Jan 1964.On 21 July 1990 at about 2030 hrs, ambush party consisting of 10 ORs including HC Prem Singh as 2IC of ambush party, laid ambush near village Sherowal. At about 2225 hrs, militants who were hidding in one tractor trolley opened indiscriminate fire on ambush party. When illu Amn of 2 Mor was exhausted, HC Prem Singh took dragon light and focussed the light on fleeing terrorists to facilitate effective firing. He spotted one terrorist across the link road appx 10 yds from ambush position. In an attempt to liquidate the terrorist, HC Prem Singh charged on the terrorist with dragon light in one hand and sten in the other. The terrorist jumped from his position and fired on his chest a brust of AK-47, HC Prem Singh succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Tipu Kanwar (wife) resides at VPO-Kirana, Distt-Pali, Rajasthan.Const BALDEV SINGHRegt No. : 69287072 Unit : 28 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1973Regt No. 69287072 Ct Baldev Singh of 28 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1973 at Jalalabad (Punjab) while performing IB duty. Born on 22 July 1948, Ct Baldev Singh joined BSF on 16 Dec 1969.On 25 May 1973 at about 0820 hrs Ct Baldev Singh, part of a routine patrol party returning to BOP Kamal Balelke observed a Pak patrol intruded into Indian Territory. He challenged them to surrender at this Pak patrol took position and fired on our patrol. Patrol Comdr instructed for covering fire and led remaining patrol to charge on to Pak patrol. Ct Baldev Singh with lightning action charged toward Pak patrol against the shower of bullets unruffled and undeterred.In doing so when he reached very close to the Pak Rangers, he was hit with a bullet. Still he pounced on one of the Rangers but immediately collapsed.His next of kin Smt Surinder Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Kukowal, PO-Panshta, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.28 Bn28 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 165Shri SUDHIR Kr BAMETA, AC, PPMGRegt No. : 19772554 Unit : 28 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.07.2002IRLA No. 19772554 Shri Sudhir Kumar Bameta, AC of 28 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 July 2002 at Poonch Sector while performing LC duty. Born on 15 Dec1970, Shri Sudhir Kumar Bameta joined BSF on 15 Nov 1997.On 17 July 2002, during Ops Parakram, a joint operation was launched by 28 Bn BSF and 11 Maratha LI. While searching area between point 8688 and Sheela Ridge, search party led by Shri Sudhir Kumar, AC was fired upon by two terrorists hiding in a Maize field. In this fire Shri Sudhir Kumar, despite sustaining gunshot and splinter injuries, charged towards the terrorist and killed one of them at point blank range. While neutralizing terrorist, officer received second gunshot wound in right leg. The officer succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Geetanjali Bameta (wife) resides at H.No. 6-170/31 Anandpuri, PO-Talli Domari, Teh-Haldwani, Distt-Nainital, Uttrakhand.Const XAVIER KINDO, PMGRegt No. : 89401572 Unit : 28 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.09.2012Regt No. 89401572 Ct Xavier Kindo of 28 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Sept 2012 at COB Pallur, Koraput, Odisha while performing ANO duty. Born on 10 March 1970, Ct Xavier Kindo joined BSF on 22 Sept 1989.On 1 Sept 2012, at about 0820 hrs, Ct Xavier Kindo went for IED checking towards general area Patamunda, (Koraput, Odisha) from COB Pallur. 200 meters ahead of village-Patamunda, he heard beeps in the metal detector and immediately alerted the party behind him about suspected IED/ambush and the party took safe position. Thereafter, Ct Xavier Kindo proceeded to trace and neutralize IED. He noticed movement of Naxals on ridge across Nullah. Ct Xavier Kindo threw grenade and fired 3 rounds hitting one of the Naxals. Naxals detonated the IED in which Ct Xavier Kindo was blown into pieces.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Nirmala Kindo (wife) resides at Vill-Ghanghra, PO-Kancir, Distt-Gumla, Jharkhand.166 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst JAGAN NATHRegt No. : 66100623 Unit : 28 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.1972Regt No. 66100623 Ct Jagan Nath of 28 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2/3 Jan 1972 at Jalalabad (Punjab) while performing IB duty during Indo-Pak war. Born on 24 March 1947, Ct Jagan Nath joined BSF on 25 March 1966.On the intervening night of 2/3 Jan 1972, enemy launched attack on Noor Shah Sector with support of Arty fire. Ct Jagan Nath along with one coy person on sentry duty was ordered to repulse the enemy attack. They succeeded in repulsing the attack and keeping the momentum, attacked enemy position, as a result of which enemy suffered a heavy loss and BSF captured the enemy position. While attacking the enemy positions, Const Jagan Nath sustained serious injuries, due to heavy shelling of enemy and lost his life on the spot.Individual was unmarried at the time of martyrdom. As per available records, now his father and mother both are expired.28 Bn BSF28 Bn BSF came into existence on 1 Mar 1966 at Jalandhar Cantt, Punjab. During its deployment in Indo-Pak war 1971 at Dhariwal (Punjab) and operation Blue Star, the unit performed commendably. The unit has been bestowed upon 6 Gallantry medals. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 167Const RAMESH KUMAR, PMGRegt No. : 860035024 Unit : 29 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.03.1992Regt No. 860035024 Ct Ramesh Kumar of 29 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 March 1992 at Vill-Kotkalan, PS-Sadar Jallandhar, Punjab while performing Internal Security duty. Born on 20 Sept 1967, Ct Ramesh Kumar joined BSF on 3 Dec 1985.On 11 March 1992, BSF Naka party of 29 Bn with one Police guide laid naka at Link Road junction point near village Kotkalan, PS-Sadar Jallandhar. At about 112000 hrs movement of two persons was observed by the naka party. The police guide challenged them. On being challenged, the persons ran towards the field of standing wheat crops. Ct Ramesh Kumar chased the militants and in the ensuing encounter, Ct Ramesh Kumar sustained brust fire on his forehead and succumbed on the spot.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG posthumously.His next of kin Smt Vidya Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Mamka, PO-Khour Devoian, PS-RS Pura, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. SI GORU RAM, PMGRegt No. : 661041152 Unit : 29 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.06.1989 Regt No. 661041152 SI Goru Ram of 29 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 June 1989 at Vill-Dhun, Tarantaran, Punjab while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 21 Sept 1947, SI Goru Ram joined BSF on 21 Sept 1965.On 28 June 1989 at about 2130 hrs, while BSF patrolling party consisting of Insp (G) Tirath Ram, SI Goru Ram and other BSF troops were returning to BSF post Ahlikalan in Jeep after collecting information regarding militant activities from Vill-Hajipur. They were ambushed by militants about 600 yds short of village Ahilkalan & ahead of Vill-Hussainpur Blu. Militants positioned along Dhusi Band fired burst with AK-47 rifle on the patrolling party. As a result of firing, the vehicle of patrol party went out of control and rolled down from Dhusi Bund. Own party immediately returned fire on the militants. However, militants taking advantage of darkness and Dhusi Band escaped 29 Bn29 Bn168 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourtowards river Beas. In this incident, SI Goru Ram sustained fatal injuries and subsequently succumbed to his injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding himPMG posthumously.His next of kin Smt Bhateri Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Loal, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Insp (G) TIRATH RAM, PPMGRegt No. : 664770617 Unit : 29 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.06.1989Regt No. 664770617 Insp (G) Tirath Ram of 29 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 June 1989 at Vill-Dhun, Tarantaran, Punjab while performing CI duty. Born on 23 May 1944, Inspr(G) Tirath Ram joined Force on 9 Jan 1962.On 28 June 1989 at about 2130 hrs, while BSF patrolling party consisting of Insp (G) Tirath Ram, SI Goru Ram and other BSF troops were returning to BSF post Ahlikalan in Jeep No. DED 4585 after collecting information regarding militant activities from Vill-Hajipur, they were ambushed by militants about 600 yds short of Vill-Ahilkalan & ahead of Vill-Hussainpur Blu. Militants positioned along Dhusi Band fired burst with AK-47 Rifle on the patrolling party. As a result of firing, the vehicle of patrol party went out of control and rolled down from Dhusi Bund. Own party immediately returned fire on the militants. However, militants taking advantage of darkness and Dhusi Band escaped towards river Beas. In this incident, Insp (G) BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 169Tirath Ram sustained fatal injuries and subsequently succumbed to his injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Satya Devi (wife) resides atVill-Kuldabi, PO-Beja Bain,Teh-Sunder Bani, Distt-Rojori, Jammu and Kashmir.29 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 2 July 1971 at Jallandhar (Punjab). The unit was deployed at various locations in Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. Unit participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war. The unit has 3 martyrs and bestowed upon 4 Presidents Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). 170 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri R S RATHORE, DCIRLA No. : 3131Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.11.1990IRLA No. 3131 Shri R S Rathore, DC of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Nov 1990 at Moreh (Manipur) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 22 Feb 1948, Shri R S Rathore, DC joined BSF on 4 April 1967.On 2 Nov 1990 Shri R S Rathore, DC started from Bn HQ Pallel to BOP Moreh (Manipur) in two vehicles, each vehicle had five armed BSF persons for escorting duties. The jeep carrying the officer with a cash of Rs. 2,26,880-80 and 5 ORs, was ambushed by a group of UGs, equipped with sophisticated weapons at a point about 14 Kms from Moreh (Manipur). In the exchange of fire, Shri R S Rathore, DC succumbed to the injuries sustained by him.His next of kin Smt Hari Kanwar (wife) resides at VPO-Garjana, Dist-Nagaur, Rajasthan.Const VEER SINGHRegt No. : 892430799 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.11.1990Regt No. 892430799 Ct Veer Singh of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Nov 1990 at Moreh (Manipur) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 10 Oct 1970, Ct Veer Singh joined BSF on 2 March 1989.On 2 Nov 1990 a party went from Bn HQ Pallel to BOP Moreh (Manipur) in a convoy of two vehicles. Ct Veer Singh was guard of the vehicle carrying the Officer with a cash of Rs. 2,26,880-80 and 4 other ORs. This vehicle was ambushed by UGs, at a point about 14 Kms from Moreh (Manipur). In the exchange of fire Ct Veer Singh succumbed to the injuries sustained in the encounter on the spot.His next of kin Shri Hardev Singh (father) resides at Vill-Chhajupura PO-Rahunan Gali, Dist-Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. 30 Bn30 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 171Const JAMIR HUSSAIN Regt No. : 891515719 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.11.1990Regt No. 891515719 Ct Jamir Hussain of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Nov 1990 at Moreh (Manipur) while performing CI Ops duty. He was born on 5 Dec1970, Ct Jamir Hussain joined BSF on 27 Feb 1989.On 2 Nov 1990 a party went from Bn HQ Pallel to BOP Moreh (Manipur) in a convoy of two vehicles. Ct Jamir Hussain was guard of the vehicle carrying the officer with a cash of Rs. 2,26,880-80 and 4 other ORs. This vehicle was ambushed by UGs, at a point about 14 Kms from Moreh (Manipur). In the exchange of fire Ct Jamir Hussain succumbed to the injuries sustained in the encounter on the spot.His next of kin Smt Safia Bibi (mother) resides at VPO-Kanachi, Dist-Birbhum, West Bengal. Const RAJBIR SINGH YADAVRegt No. : 842543954 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.11.1990Regt No. 842543954 Ct Rajbir Singh Yadav of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Nov 1990 at Moreh (Manipur) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 10 Aug 1965, Ct Rajbir Singh Yadav joined BSF on 8 Oct 1984. On 2 Nov 1990 a party went from Bn HQ Pallel to BOP Moreh (Manipur) in a convoy of two vehicles. Ct Rajbir Singh Yadav was guard of the vehicle carrying the Officer with a cash of Rs. 2,26,880-80 and 4 other ORs. This vehicle was ambushed by UGs, at a point about 14 Kms from Moreh (Manipur). In the exchange of fire Ct Rajbir Singh Yadav succumbed to the injuries sustained in the encounter on the spot.His next of kin Smt Krishna Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Khohri, PO-Bhungra, Dist-Alwar, Rajasthan. 172 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAJ KUMAR Regt No. : 892430877 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.11.1990Regt No. 892430877 Ct Raj Kumar of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Nov 1990 at Moreh (Manipur) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 20 July 1969, Ct Raj Kumar joined BSF on 2 March 1989.On 2 Nov 1990, a party went from Bn HQ Pallel to BOP Moreh (Manipur) in a convoy of two vehicles. Ct Raj Kumar was guard of the vehicle carrying the Officer with a cash of Rs. 2,26,880-80 and 4 other ORs. This vehicle was ambushed by UGs, at a point about 14 Kms from Moreh (Manipur). In the exchange of fire Ct Raj Kumar succumbed to the injuries sustained in the encounter on the spot.His next of kin Smt Rajbathi Devi (mother) resides at VPO-Kohra Rustampur, Dist-Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. NK KARTAR CHANDRegt No. : 725990112 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.11.1990Regt No. 725990112 Nk Kartar Chand of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Nov 1990 at Moreh (Manipur) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 2 Nov 1951, Nk Kartar Chand joined BSF on 27 Oct 1971.On 2 Nov 1990 a party went from Bn HQ Pallel to BOP Moreh (Manipur) in a convoy of two vehicles. Nk Kartar Chand was guard of the vehicle carrying the Officer with a cash of Rs. 2,26,880-80 and 4 other ORs. This vehicle was ambushed by UGs, at a point about 14 Kms from Moreh (Manipur). In the exchange of fire Nk Kartar Chand succumbed to the injuries sustained in the encounter on the spot.His next of kin Smt Bimla Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Biaspur, PO-Arnia, Dist-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 173Shri DHARAM PRAKASH, Comdt, PPMGIRLA No. : 7836 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.07.1992IRLA No. 7836 Shri Dharam Prakash, Comdt of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 July 1992 at Kashmir (Valley) while performing IS duty. Born on 5 Aug 1939, Shri Dharam Prakash, Comdt joined BSF on 14 Sept 1969.On 16 July 1992 at about 1845 hrs Shri Dharam Prakash, Comdt.spotted some suspicious truck and activity at Ishbar Chowk in Nishat village, Srinagar (J&K). As the party was approaching the suspicious truck, miscreants attacked at party with grenade fire. Shri Dharam Prakash, Comdt. sustained splinter injuries. He charged at militants and in the process he sustained bullets injuries. Shri Dharam Prakash, Comdt succumbed to his injuries on 16 July 1992 at 92 Base Hospital. His sacrifice has been recognised by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry posthumously on 13 May 1994. His next of kin Smt Satyawati (wife) resides at VPO-Shiswala, Via-Birhi Kalan, Dist-Bhiwani, Haryana. Const ASHOK KUMAR Regt No. : 873329163 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.07.1992Regt No. 873329163 Ct Ashok Kumar of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 July 1992 at Kashmir Valley while performing IS duty. Born on 6 April 1964, Ct Ashok Kumar joined BSF on 15 Sept 1987.On 31 July 1992 at about 1845 hrs, two vehicles on dak duty party consisting 1 HC and 13 Ors were ambushed by militants near Umar Colony, Lal Bazar, Srinagar. Ct Ashok Kumar was was part of the party. Militants threw two grenades and fired indiscriminately in which Ct Ashok Kumar sustained injuries and died on the spot. His next of kin Smt Leela Devi (mother) resides at VPO-Baratballa, Dist-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. 174 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst MATHURESH SINGHRegt No. : 809900125 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.05.1994Regt No. 809900125 Ct Mathuresh Singh of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 May 1994 at Kashmir (Valley) while performing IS duty. Born on 5 Aug 1960, Ct Mathuresh Singh joined BSF on 16 Aug 1980.On 11th May 1994 at about 1605 hrs Ct Mathuresh Singh while deployed at a bunker in area forest lane, Srinagar (Kashmir) was fired upon by militants with weapon fitted with silencer. The bullet fired by the militants caused serious injury to Ct Mathuresh Singh who succumbed to his injury at 92 BH Srinagar on the same day at about 1615 hrs. His next of kin Smt Sheela Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Peguornagladanthu, PO-Pengour, Dist-Bharatpur, Rajasthan. HC RAJPAT RAMRegt No. : 830027569 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.12.1999Regt No. 830027569 HC Rajpat Ram of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Dec 1999 at Kashmir Valley while performing IS duty. Born on 20 Feb 1963, HC Rajpat Ram joined BSF on 1 July 1983.On 22 Dec 1999 on a specific information an encounter took place in village-Yakmanpura (Kashmir) with armed militants. In the operation, HC Rajpat Ram also participated. At about 0730 hrs HC Rajpat Ram got a bullet injury on his right cheek which further entered into the vital central part of the brain while fighting with militants and succumbed to his injuries at 0800 hrs.His next of kin Smt Sukhia Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Pachrasi, PO-Rasulpur Pachrasi, Dist-Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 175LNK R CHANDRA MOHANRegt No. : 851024965 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2000Regt No. 851024965 LNk R Chandra Mohan of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2000 at Kashmir Valley while performing IS duty. Born on 4 April 1963, LNk R Chandra Mohan joined BSF on 11 June 1985.On 18 Jan 2000 at about 0830 hrs ROP party of A Coy 30 Bn BSF ex-Harinor laid ROP after checking of road. After checking at point No. 5 the party consisting of LNk R Chandra Mohan proceeded towards ROP point No. 6. On arrival at said point LNk R C Mohan, entered inside the temp shed, one IED planted under the embankment made for filling the patrol pump site blasted by militant probably by the remote control due to which LNk R Chandra Mohan sustained serious injuries and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt C Mohana Mohan (wife) resides at Vill-Palliyar, PO-Mayoor, Distt-Thanjore, Tamilnadu. Const ABDUL MAZID Regt No. : 950066031 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2000Regt No. 950066031 Ct Abdul Mazid of 30 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2000 at Kashmir Valley while performing IS duty. Born on 7 Aug 1976, Ct Abdul Mazid joined BSF on 4 Feb 1995.On 18 Jan 2000 at about 0830 hrs ROP party of A Coy 30 Bn BSF ex-Harinor laid ROP after checking of road. After checking at point No. 5 the party consisting of Ct Abdul Mazid proceeded towards ROP point No. 6. On arrival at said point, Ct Abdul Mazid, entered inside the temp shed, one IED planted under the embankment made for filling the patrol pump site blasted by militant probably by the remote control due to which Ct Abdul Mazid sustained serious injuries and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Fatima Khatun (mother) resides at VPO-Barnesh Bazar, Dist-Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. 30 Bn BSF30 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1969 at Khalra, Punjab by embodiment of 2 PAP. Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war in operation CACTUS LILLY and was deployed at Khalra (Khemkaran Sector) Punjab. Apart from its vast experience of border duties in NE, J&K and western Border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against militancy in J&K. The unit has so far earned 9 Gallantry medals in its honour. 14 pers have sacrificed their lives in action against militancy. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Bhuj under Ftr HQ BSF Gujarat.Const BHUJOY KUMAR GHOSHRegt No. : 891517300 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.02.2000Regt No. 891517300 Ct Bhujoy Kumar Ghosh of 30 Bn BSF martyred on 26 Feb 2000 at Kashmir Valley while performing IS duty. Born on 9 April 1969, Ct Bhujoy Kumar Ghosh joined BSF on 28 Feb 1989.On 26 Feb 2000 at about 1552 hrs Comdt.alongwith 10 others in two vehicles (Gypsy) left from THQ to visit post Harinor ofA Coy. At about 1625 hrs when the Comdt vehicle alongwith escorting vehicle/Gypsy reached approximately 27 Kms from Karannagar (Srinagar) 200 yards ahead of village Khanpeth militant exploded the planted IED, resulting in the Gypsy carrying the escort party blown off into pieces. Ct Bhujoy Kumar Ghosh who was in the vehicle died on the spot due to this IED attack.His next of kin Smt Arnapurna Ghosh (mother) resides at Vill-Gulampara, PO-Bohar, Distt-Burdwan, West Bengal.HC RAJA RAM YADAV Regt No. : 830027143 Unit : 30 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.02.2000Regt No. 830027143 HC Raja Ram Yadav of 30 Bn BSF martyred on 26 February 2000 at Kashmir Valley while performing IS duty. Born on 1 April 1963, HC Raja Ram Yadav joined BSF on 1 July 1983.On 26 Feb 2000 at about 1552 hrs commandant alongwith 10 others in two vehicles (Gypsy) left from THQ to visit post Harinor of A Coy. At about 1625 hrs when the Comdt vehicle alongwith escorting vehicle/Gypsy reached approximately 27 Kms from Karannagar (Srinagar) 200 yards ahead of village Khanpeth militant exploded the planted IED, resulting in the Gypsy carrying the escort party blown off into pieces. HC Raja Ram Yadav who was in the vehicle died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Zeera Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Udhodawani, PO-Shital, Distt-Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 17731 Bn31 BnShri R K WADHWA, AC, Mahaveer ChakraIRLA No. : 1001Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.12.1971IRLA No. 1001 Shri R K Wadhwa, AC of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Dec 1971 at Raja Mohttam Post while defending his post during Indo-Pak war. Born on 10 Nov 1940, Shri R K Wadhwa joined BSF on 15 July 1968.On 3 Dec 1971, Raja Mohttam post was lost to Pak Army.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the BOP from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, alongwith two platoons mounted attack on a coy of 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971. After a three hour battle, Shri Wadhwa and troops secured the post and repulsed counter attacks.The Pak Army attacked the post with a Bn. Shri Wadhwa went from bunker to bunker motivating his troops. On wee hrs of 11 Dec 1971, Shri Wadhwa, AC fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending the post.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Mahaveer Chakra posthumously.His next of kin Shri Dewan Chand Wadhwa (father) resides at Flat No. 11, Unique Apts, Plot No. 2 Sector 13, Rohini, Delhi.Inspr BHAGWAT SINGHRegt No. : 66104101 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.12.1971Regt No. 66104101 Inspr Bhagwat Singh of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Dec 1971 at Raja Mahtam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war. Born on 1 July 1930, Inspr Bhagwat Singh joined BSF on 19 July 1950.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the Raja Mohtam Post from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons, of which Insp.Bhagwat Singh was also part, mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971. After a three hour battle our troops secured the post.The Pak Army launched Bn level counter attack. On wee hrs of 11 Dec 1971, Inspr Bhagwat Singh fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending the post.His next of kin Smt Bhanwar Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Chosa Road, Delepura Nagaur, Rajasthan. 178 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourSI IQBAL SINGH, Sena MedalRegt No. : 49310004 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.12.1971Regt No. 49310004 SI Iqbal Singh of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Dec 1971 at Raja Mohttam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war 1971. Born on 1 Oct 1930, SI Iqbal Singh joined BSF on 15 July 1949.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the Raja Mohtam Post from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons, of which SI Iqbal Singh was also part, mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971.After a three hour battle our troops secured the post. The Pak Army launched Bn level counter attack. On wee hrs of 11 Dec 1971, SI Iqbal Singh fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending his post.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Sena Medal posthumously.His next of kin Smt Raj Dulari (wife) resides at C/O Nirmal Singh, Amritsar, Punjab. Const SUKHA SINGHRegt No. : 65310305 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.12.1971Regt No. 65310305 Ct Sukha Singh of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Dec 1971 at Raja Mohttam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war 1971. Born on 27 Aug 1944, Ct Sukha Singh joined BSF on 27 Aug 1965.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the Raja Mohtam Post from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons, of which Ct Sukha Singh was also part, mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971.After a three hour battle our troops secured the post.The Pak Army launched Bn levelcounter attack.On wee hrs of 11 Dec 1971, Ct Sukha Singh fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending his post.His next of kin Smt Harbhajan Kaur (wife) resides VPO-Basarke, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 179Const OM PRAKASHRegt No. : 683100545 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.12.1971Regt No. 683100545 Ct Om Prakash of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Dec 1971 at Raja Mohttam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war 1971. Born on 1 March 1951, Ct Om Prakash joined BSF on 28 Oct 1968.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the Raja Mohtam Post from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons of which Ct Om Prakash was also part, mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971. After a three hour battle our troops secured the post. On night of 8 Dec 1971, Ct Om Prakash fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending his post.His next of kin Smt Somawati (wife) resides at VPO-Kabar Saha, Distt-Jind, Haryana.Const RAM PRAKASHRegt No. : 683101252 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.12.1971Regt No. 683101252 Ct Ram Prakash of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Dec 1971 at Raja Mohttam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war. Born on 8 Dec 1951, Ct Ram Prakash joined BSF on 12 Nov 1968.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the Raja Mohtam Post from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons, of which Ct Ram Prakash was also part, mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971.After a three hour battle our troops secured the post. The Pak Army launched Bn level counter attack.On wee hrs of 11 Dec 1971, Ct Ram Prakash fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending his post.His next of kin Smt Lokhi Devi (wife) resides at VPO- Bir, Palanpur, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. 180 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAM SINGH, Sena MedalRegt No. : 71310020 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.12.1971Regt No. 71310020 Ct Ram Singh of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Dec 1971 at Raja Mahtam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war. Born on 5 Jan 1954, Ct Ram Singh joined BSF on 27 July 1971.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the Raja Mohtam Post from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons, of which Ct Ram Singh was also part, mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971.After a three hour battle our troops secured the post.On the night of 7 Dec 1971, Ct Ram Singh fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending his post.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Sena Medal posthumously. His next of kin Smt Vidya Devi (wife) resides at C/O Shri Tek Chand, VPO-Hussaingarh, Distt Rohtak, Haryana. Cook TAHAL SINGHRegt No. : 71310090 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.12.1971Regt No. 71310090 Cook Tahal Singh of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Dec 1971 at Raja Mohttam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war. Born on 25 Dec 1951, Cook Tahal Singh joined BSF on 25 Dec 1971.On 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the Raja Mohtam Post from Pak Army.Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons, of which Ct Ram Brakash was also part, mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment in the wee hrs of 7 Dec 1971.After a three hour battle our troops secured the post.The brave warriors of BSF became triumphant and recaptured the BOP. But, unfortunately on 30 Dec 1971, Cook Tahal Singh died in the blast of blind bomb placed by enemy.His next of kin Shri Heera Singh (father) resides at VPO- Rauka, Mamdot, Distt-Ferozpur, Punjab. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 181Cook SADUL SINGHRegt No. : 71310005 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1971Regt No. 71310005 Cook Sadul Singh of 31 Bn BSF martyred on 4 Dec 1971 at Raja Mahtam Post while defending his post against 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army during Indo-Pak war. Born on 29 May 1953, Cook Sadul Singh joined BSF on 9 Oct 1971.On 3 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF which held Raja Mohtam Post in the Mamdot Sector in Punjab was asked to retreat in view of offensive launched by the 9 Baloch Regiment of Pak Army.However, on 5 Dec 1971, 31 Bn BSF was assigned the challenge to recapture the BOP from Pak Army. Shri R K Wadhwa, AC, BSF alongwith two platoons, in which Cook Sadul Singh had also served mounted a fierce attack on the Coy strength of the 9 Baloch Regiment.On the night of 4 Dec 1971, Cook Sadul Singh fell to the bombardment of the enemy while defending his post.His next of kin Shri Smt Kiran Kanwar (wife) resides at Vill-Bogerai, PO-Simla, Distt-Churu, Rajasthan. Const RUDRA PRATAP SINGHRegt No. : 88365098 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.03.1997Regt No. 88365098 Ct Rudra Pratap Singh of 31 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 March 1997 at Sopore, Wadura (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 12 Sept 1968, Ct Rudra Pratap Singh joined BSF on 11 Feb 1988.On 10 March 1997, at about 1330 hrs, a party of C Coy, consisting of Ct Rudra Pratap Singh went to market for purchasing of fruits for Coy mess.When the party consisting above personnel was returning on foot to Plaza post, unidentified militants fired upon them, resultantly Ct Rudra Pratap Singh succumbed to his injuries on spot as two bullets hit him on his head and at right side of the face from a close range.His next of kin Shri Hari Prasad Singh (father) resides at VPO-Chandraon, Distt-Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. 182 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC RAMESH LALRegt No. : 86004705 Unit : 31 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.2001Regt No. 86004705 HC Ramesh Lal of 31 Bn BSF martyred on 7 Aug 2001 in a militant attack at Jammu Railway Station (J&K). Born on 2 Feb 1966, HCRamesh Lal joined BSF on 19 March 1986.On 7 Aug 2001, HC Ramesh Lal was returning from Bn HQ, 31 Bn BSF, KMS Wala, Firozepur, Punjab to Tac HQ, 31 Bn BSF, Srinagar, at about 2023 hrs, some militants fired indiscriminately at platform No. 1 of railway station Jammu Tawi. Resultantly, HC Ramesh Lal succumbed to hemorrhage and shock as a result of multiple bullet injuries.His next of kin Smt Kamalesh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Beetan, PS-Una, Distt-Una, Himachal Pradesh. 31 Bn BSF31 Bn BSF was raised on 11 Aug 1965 at Jalandhar Cantt (Punjab).The unit took active part in the various operation including 1971 war and have experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and India-Pakistan border. The unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in J&K. The unit has so far earned 1 Mahavir Chakra (Posthumous), 2 Sena Medal (Posthumous), 10 PPMG/ PMG in its honour. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Aradpur under Ftr HQ BSF, South Bengal, West Bengal. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 183Inspr MOHAR SINGH, PMG (Bar)Regt No. : 67001063Unit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.02.2000Regt No. 67001063 Inspr Mohar Singh of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Feb 2000 at Siakot, Manipur while deployed for Assembly Elections (IS duty) in Manipur. Born on 19 Sept 1945, Inspr Mohar Singh was enrolled in 2 RAC as Ct on 17 Sept 1965 which was later on embodied into BSF on 10 July 1967.On 12 Feb 2000 while State Assembly Election polling in Manipur State was in progress, 32 Bn BSF was deployed in Manipur and assigned the task to conduct free and fair polling. Comdt. alongwith Insp. Mohar Singh and 20 Ors in 3 vehicles visited BSF troops deployed in Sangaikot axis. In the meantime, Sector Magistrate requested to provide security to polling boxes and polling staff upto CC Pur with their strong convoy. On 12 Feb 2000 at about 1530 hrs, when convoy was negotiating mountainous terrain, approx 5 kms short of BSF post at Siakot, party/convoy was ambushed by the UGs and fired upon heavily from all directions. During encounter Inspr Mohar Singh, who was on rear vehicle of the convoy sustained bullet injury on his head during the course of retaliating fire to militants and sacrificed his life. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Bar Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously). Besides above, Insp. Mohar Singh was also awarded with Police Medal for Gallantry in the year 1972 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service in the year 1998.His next of kin Smt Narayani Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Birnwas, PO-Mandhan, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan.32 Bn32 Bn184 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst JAWAHAR RAMRegt No. : 830025994Unit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.02.1990Regt No. 830025994 Ct Jawahar Ram of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Feb 1990 at Vill-Kot Todarmal, Punjab while performing IS duty. Born on 1 Oct 1960, Ct Jawahar Ram joined BSF on 21 Nov 1983.On 13 Feb 1990 at about 2230 hrs, while on Mobile Patrolling duty on Maruti Gypsy, Ct Jawahar Ram sustained fatal injuries due to mine blast and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Vudyawati Devi (wife) resides at VPO Amarpur, Distt- Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. Const ARAVIND KUMARRegt No. : 86161003Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.11.1990Regt No. 86161003 Ct Aravind Kumar of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Nov 1990 at Satrana bridge, Punjab while performing IS duty. Ct Aravind Kumar joined BSF in year 1986.On 4 Nov 1990, Ct Aravind Kumar while on internal security duty at Satrana bridge, Punjab laid his life on the altar of duty.His next of kin Smt Manju Kumar (wife) resides at TC&S Hazaribagh BSF, PO-Meru Camp, Distt-Hazaribagh, Bihar. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 185Const TARUN KUMAR BHATTACHARJEERegt No. : 84800008Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.03.1991Regt No. 84800008 Ct Tarun Kumar Bhattacharjee of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 March 1991 at Vill-Chandi Das, Punjab while performing IS duty. Born on 13 Nov 1964, Ct Tarun Kumar Bhattcharjee joined BSF on 13 Feb 1984.On 26 March 1991, a joint BSF and Police cordon, Search operation was organized, in which two sections each from A,B and E Coys of 32 Bn BSF participated. At about 261630 hrs, the entire joint party of BSF and police reached Vill- Chandi Das and started cordoning of the village from various directions. Suddenly fire was started from the house of Kartar Singh and a bullet hit the Ct Tarun Kumar Bhattacharjee on his upper side of left shoulder and he succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Alo Bhattacharjee (wife) resides at VPO-Daskalgram, Distt-Birbhum, West Bengal.Const MICHAL TOPPORegt No. : 890031964Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.06.1992Regt No. 890031964 Ct Michal Toppo of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 June 1992 near Vill-Dera Pathana Batala, Punjab while performing IS duty. Born on 15 Nov 1969, Ct Michal Toppo joined BSF on 1 Mar 1989.On 11 June 1992 at 2045 hrs, while returning from Amritsar, Ambulance of 105 Bn BSF was ambushed by terrorists, near village- Dera Pathana on Batala - DBN road. As a result Ct Michal Toppo of 32 Bn BSF sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries in the GND hospital Amritsar (Punjab) on 12 June 1992. His next of kin Shri Julius Toppo (father) resides at Vill-Garmi, PO-Mander, Distt-Ranchi, Jharkhand.186 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst NASIURDDIN AHEMEDRegt No. : 881108068Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.04.1994Regt No. 881108068 Ct Nasiurddin Ahemed of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 April 1994 at BOP Suhurkalan, Punjab while performing IB duty. Born on 12 March 1968, Ct Nasiurddin Ahemed joined BSF on 5 April 1988.On 12 April 1994, while on naka duty at BOP Suhurkalan, Derababanak Nanak, Gurdaspur, Punjab, Ct Nasiurddin Ahemed sustained bullet injury due to border firing and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Rahela Bibi (mother) resides at VPO- Mathi, Distt- 24 Pargana, West Bengal. Const SURESH LAKRARegt No. : 88944149Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.03.1995Regt No. 88944149 Ct Suresh Lakra of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 March 1995 at Sri Gufara Post (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 25 July 1962, Ct Suresh Lakra joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 25 March 1995, militants fired rifle grenade at Post Sri Gufara manned by troops of 32 Bn BSF followed by firing. As a result of the militants fire, Ct Suresh Lakra and Ct Rajesh Kumar sustained bullet/splinter injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Abhymirani Lakra (wife) resides at Vill- Kitan, PO- Amgaon, Distt- Gumla, Bihar. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 187Const RAJESH KUMARRegt No. : 90755701Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.03.1995Regt No. 90755701 Ct Rajesh Kumar of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 March 1995 at Sri Gufara Post (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 Sept 1970, Ct Rajesh Kumar joined BSF on 26 Aug 1990.On 25 March 1995, militants fired rifle grenade at Post Sri Gufara manned by troops of 32 Bn BSF followed by firing. As a result of the militants fire, Ct Rajesh Kumar and Ct Suresh Lakra sustained bullet/splinter injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Maya Devi (mother) resides at Vill- Meen Charkar, PO- Smil Pur, Via- Bishna, Distt- Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir.HC SUDARSHAN SHARMARegt No. : 67822679Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.08.1995Regt No. 67822679 HC Sudarshan Sharma of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Aug 1995 at Saligram, Anantnag (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 14 April 1945, HC Sudarshan Sharma joined BSF on 8 Nov 1967.On 2 Aug 1995, HC Sudarshan Sharma while on ROP duty on Khanabal- Pahalgam road came under impact of IED blast near Vill- Saligram and sustained multiple splinter injuries. He was evacuated to THQ 32 Bn BSF and further to 92 BH Srinagar but succumbed to his injuries en-route. His next of kin Shri Niraj Kumar (nephew) resides at Vill- Govindpur, PO- Datiyana, Distt- Patna, Bihar. 188 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC HARI PADA GHOSHRegt No. : 700079489Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.11.1995Regt No. 700079489 HC Hari Pada Ghosh of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Nov 1995 at Zerapur Chowk, Anantnag (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 Jan 1952, HC Hari Pada Ghosh joined BSF on 1 June 1970.On 28 Nov 1995 at about 1745 hrs, while troops of A Coy of 32 Bn BSF were returning to their post, militants blasted IED/grenade followed by firing near Zerapur Chowk, Distt- Anantnag. Due to the firing/blast, HC Hari Pada Ghosh sustained injuries and evacuated to THQ 32 Bn BSF where he succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Pritirani Ghosh (wife) resides at Vill- Digberia, PO- Badu, Madhyagram, Distt- 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal. Const BALWANT SINGHRegt No. : 93004590Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.04.1999Regt No. 93004590 Ct Balwant Singh of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 April 1999 at Dharla river under Madanakhure BOP (WB) while performing border duty. Born on 29 April 1972, Ct Balwant Singh joined BSF on 10 Aug 1993.On 5 April 1999, Ct Balwant Singh along with 2 ORs while on naka duty in area of BP No. 925/6-S seized one cow and chased to catch another one. The cattle ran into the river and in an attempt to catch the cattle, he followed it and in the process drowned in the river. His body was recovered from the river on 6 April 1999 at 1445 hrs. His next of kin Smt Amrit Kour (mother) resides at Vill- Makhanpur, PO- Miran Sahib, Via- R.S. Pura, Distt- Jammu Jammu and Kashmir. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 189Const KOJ BAKARegt No. : 97006535Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.01.2000Regt No. 97006535 Ct Koj Baka of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Jan 2000 at CI Post Phubala, Manipur while performing IS duty. Born on 1 Jan 1975, Ct Koj Baka joined BSF on 27 March 1997.On 17 Jan 2000, at 1815 hrs, about 30-35 insurgents opened heavy volume of fire on the BSF post from three directions. Own troops retaliated the fire with rifles and 2 Mor. In the ensuing encounter, Ct Koj Baka who was manning the LMG morcha along with Ct PMS Rao sustained bullet injury at left side of neck and succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Kuj Yapa (mother) resides at Vill- Dutta, PO- Ziro, Via-North Lakhimpur, Distt- Lower Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh. HC H GOVINDAPPARegt No. : 841022719Unit 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.02.2001Regt No. 841022719 HC H Govindappa of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Feb 2001 at Vill- T Charpas and Kurpi Pukri (Manipur) while performing I S duty. Born on 5 Oct 1964, HC H Govindappa joined BSF on 7 Feb 1984.On 8 Feb 2001, HC H Govindappa was driving a vehicle, which came under heavy volume of fire of militants near Ceretery (Manipur). Own troops retaliated and in the encounter, HC H Govindappa sustained bullet injury. He was immediately evacuated to Civil Hospital CC Pur where the doctors declared him brought dead. His next of kin Smt C T Padma (wife) resides at Vill- Salnebokikere, PO- Dobakikere, Distt- Chikmanglore, Karnataka. 190 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour32 Bn BSF32 Bn BSF was raised on 1 Jan 1984 at Roshanbagh, Distt-Murshidabad, West Bengal. The unit took active part in various operation and have experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and India-Pakistan border. The unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in J&K. The unit has so far earned 4 PMG & 1 PMLSM in its honour. At present the battalion is deployed at Hissar (Har), under IG (HQ), FHQ as reserve Battalion. HC SULTAN ALIRegt No. : 901916367Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.07.2010Regt No. 901916367 HC Sultan Ali of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 July 2010 at BOP Chakphagwari, Akhnoor, J & K while performing border duty. Born on 13 June 1969, HC Sultan Ali joined BSF on 15 Feb 1990.On 6 July 2010 at about 0545 hrs, HC Sultan Ali while on naka duty at Naka point No. 2 of BOP Chakphagwari sustained bullet injury due to sniper fire from across the border. He was evacuated to MI Room of 14 Sikh LI where he was martyred.His next of kin Smt Samima Nasrin (wife) resides at Vill- Diaganj, PO- Kharba, Distt- Malda, West Bengal. Const K HARI PRASADRegt No. : 080095347Ubit : 32 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.07.2010Regt No. 080095347 Ct K Hari Prasad of 32 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 July 2010 at BOP Dewra, Akhnoor, J & K while performing border duty. Born on 15 Feb 1986, Ct K Hari Prasad joined BSF on 16 Oct 2008.On 6 July 2010 at about 1930 hrs, Ct K Hari Prasad while on naka duty in AOR of BOP Dewra sustained bullet injury due to sniper fire from across the border. He was evacuated to MI Room of 14 Sikh LI where he succumbed to the injuries at 062030 hrs.His next of kin Smt K Kuppamma (mother) resides at Vill- Kasirala, PO-Kasiral, Distt-Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 191SI MILKHI RAMRegt No. : 675445984Unit : 33 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.07.1994Regt No. 675445984 SI Milkhi Ram of 33 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 July 1994 at Sadarkotwala, Bandipur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty, Born on 15 May 1947. SI Milkhi Ram joined BSF on 27 Jan 1966.A BSF convoy from Ex IS Duty Post-Hajan (Bandipur), 33 Bn BSF under the command of SI Milkhi Ram left for Tac HQ 33 Bn BSF Bandipur. On way to Tac HQ, when the convoy reached at village Sadarkotwala, it came under heavy fire opened by the militants from the hill top. An IED planted on the main road by the militants blasted under the vehicle in which SI Milkhi Ram was travelling, as a result of which the SI Milkhi Ram expired on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sheela Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Munanwali, PO- Dodwan, Teh- Gurdaspur, DisttGurdaspur, Punjab.LNK SHIV DAYAL SINGHRegt No. : 75003609Unit : 33 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.07.1994Regt No. 75003609 LNk Shiv Dayal Singh of 33 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 July 1994 at Sadarkotwala, Bandipur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 Oct 1954, LNk Shiv Dayal Singh joined BSF on 20 Oct 1975.A BSF convoy from Ex IS Duty Post-Hajan (Bandipur), 33 Bn BSF under the command of SI Milkhi Ram left for Tac HQ 33 Bn BSF Bandipur alongwith LNk Shiv Dayal Singh and others. On way to Tac HQ, when the convoy reached at village Sadarkotwala, it came under heavy fire opened by the militants from the hill top. An IED planted on the main road by the militants blasted under the vehicle in which LNk Shiv Dayal Singh was travelling, as a result of which the LNk Shiv Dayal Singh expired on the spot.His next of kin Smt Annapurna Chouhan (wife) resides at Adarsh Colony, C/o Laxman Singh Dadiya, Ex-MLA, PO-Shajapur, Distt-Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh.33 Bn33 Bn192 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri P S CHAUHAN, DCIRLA No. : 26594Unit : 33 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.07.1997IRLA No. 26594 Shri P S Chauhan, DC of 33 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 July 1997 at Chiwa, Bandipur (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 4 Feb 1947, Shri P S Chauhan, DC joined BSF on 31 Mar 1966.On 19 July 1997 at about 1035 hrs when troops of 11/33 Bn BSF were on ROP/QRT duty near Chiwa Primary School on Bandipur-Srinagar Road, militants blasted very powerful remote controlled IED resulting into the spot death of Shri P S Chauhan, who was performing the duty of Coy Comdr A Coy and on QRT duty.His next of Kin Smt Usha Chouhan (wife) resides at Qtr No.1-2, Navratan Colony, BSF Academy, Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh.Inspr TRILOCHAN SINGHRegt No. : 66001083Unit : 33 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.07.1997Regt No. 66001083 Inspr Trilochan Singh of 33 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 July 1997 at Chiwa, Bandipur (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 18 March 1949, Inspr Trilochan Singh joined BSF on 20 July 1966.On 19 July 1997 at about 1035 hrs when troops of 11/33 Bn BSF was on ROP/QRT duty near Chiwa Primary School on Bandipur-Srinagar Road, militants blasted very powerful remote controlled IED resulting into the spot death of Inspr Trilochan Singh, who was performing the duty of Coy 2IC of A Coy of 33 Bn BSF and on QRT duty.His next of kin Smt Asha Rani (wife) resides at VPOGuruhas Sahay Gali No. 1, H.No. 4, DisttFirozpur, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 193HC BHAG CHANDRegt No. : 73002889Unit : 33 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.07.1997Regt No. 73002889 HC Bhag Chand of 33 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 July 1997 at Sadarkotwala, Chiwa, Bandipur (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 8 Apr 1953, HC Bhag Chand joined BSF on 28 Aug 1973.On 19 July 1997 at about 1035 hrs when troops of 11/33 Bn BSF were on ROP/QRT duty near Chiwa Primary School on Bandipur-Srinagar Road, militants blasted very powerful remote controlled IED resulting into the spot death of HC Bhag Chand, who was performing the duty of ROP/QRT duty.His next of kin Smt Bimla Devi (wife) resides at VPOPadampur Motadhak (Near Dr. Arun Rawat Residence), Kotdwar, DisttPauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.Const SUDESH KUMAR Regt No. : 90004810Unit : 33 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.07.1997Regt No. 90004810 Ct Sudesh Kumar of 33 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 July 1997 at Sadarkotwala, Chiwa, Bandipur (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born 27 March 1971, Ct Sudesh Kumar joined BSF on 1 March 1990.On 19 July 1997 at about 1035 hrs when troops of 11/33 Bn BSF were on ROP/QRT duty near Chiwa Primary School on Bandipur-Srinagar Road, militants blasted very powerful remote controlled IED as result, No. 90004810 Ct Sudesh Kumar of F coy of this unit who was on ROP/QRT duty received grievous injuries. The individual subsequently succumbed to injuries while admitted in 92 Base Hospital on 21 July 1997.His next of kin Smt Prakasho Devi (mother) resides at VillRatna Chak (Beelien), PO-Hira Nagar, DisttKathua, Jammu and Kashmir.194 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC SHAYAMLAL CHAKRABORTYRegt No. : 85833012Unit : 33 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.2003Regt No. 85833012 HC Shayamlal Chakraborty of 33 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 2003 at Khwakta (Manipur on), while performing counter insurgency duty. Born on 7 Dec 1963, HC Shayamlal Chakraborty joined BSF on 7 Feb 1985.No. 85833012 HC (G) S Chakraborty of 33 Bn was deployed at D Coy location at CI Post Khwakta (Manipur). On 3rd Jan 2003 at about 0805 hrs, SI(G) U P Choudhary alongwith HC (G) S Chakraborty left to meet a contact in the nearby market. HC(G) S Chakraborty after the meeting with contact went ahead about 200 mtrs to fetch another man. At about 0825 hrs, when HC (G) was returning, two scooter borne UGs approached him and pillion rider after getting down from the scooter shot him with a pistol from close range and both the UGs fled away on the scooter. HC(G) S Chakraborty succumbed to the bullet injury on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sampati Chakraborty (wife) resides at C/o Shri Amullya Kumar, Bagula Road, PO- Krishnagar, DisttNadia, West Bengal.33 Bn BSF33 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1987 at Jalandhar (Punjab). Apart from its vast experience of border duties in Punjab, J&K and Manipur, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab, Manipur and J&K. The unit has so far earned 7 Gallantry medals. 7 Personnel of the unit have sacrificed their lives in the service of nation. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Akhnoor under Ftr HQ BSF Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 195SI TEK RAMRegt No. : 674992829 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.08.1994Regt No. 674992829 SI Tek Ram of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Aug 1994 at Daksum (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 8 March 1942, SI Tek Ram joined BSF (PAP) on 24 Nov 1962.On 20 Aug 1994 at about 0815 hrs, a group of about 30 to 40 militants restored to heavy firing with UMGs and AK-47 rifles on the troops of this unit deployed at Coy post Sinthan Pass from three positions. In this fire SI Tek Ram was hit by the burst of bullets and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Bharpai Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Varhana, PO-Berri, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana. Const S MURLIDHARAN PILLAIRegt No. : 902107443Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.08.1994Regt No. 902107443 Ct S Murlidharan Pillai of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Aug 1994 at Daksum (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 20 May 1968, Ct S Murlidharan Pillai joined BSF on 12 March 1990.On 20 Aug 1994 at about 0815 hrs, a group of about 30 to 40 militants restored to heavy firing with UMGs and AK-47 rifles on the troops of this unit deployed at Coy post Sinthan Pass from three positions. In this fire Ct S Murlidharan Pillai was hit by the burst of bullets and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Saraswati (mother) resides at Vill-Thrikovil Vattom, PO-Mukhatala, Distt-Quilon, Kerala. 34 Bn34 Bn196 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst K MANIMARANRegt No. : 89009858 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.08.1994Regt No. 89009858 Ct K Manimaran of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Aug 1994 at Dayalgaon, Anantnag (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 25 May 1970, Ct K Manimaran joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 20 Aug 1994 at about 0800 hrs near village Buna Dayalgram the militants opened heavy volume of fire with automatic weapons on vehicle moving on the road. The troops sitting in the body of the vehicle retaliated the militant fire and the vehs were rushed out of danger area. In this encounter Ct Manimaran sustained bullet injuries. He was further evacuated to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar where he succumbed to injuries.His next of kin Smt Adhi Laxmi (wife) resides at Vill- Thruvidaimarudur, PO- Kumbakonam, Distt- Thanjavur Tamilnadu. NK MAHENDER SINGHRegt No. : 800014285 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.10.1994Regt No. 800014285 Nk Mahender Singh of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Oct 1994 at Saminar, Anantnag (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 19 June 1962, Nk Mahender Singh joined BSF on 1 Aug 1980.On 20 Oct 1994 at about 1255 hrs a party of which Nk Mahender Singh was a part was moving in 3 Vehs from Mate-Gaoram to Daksum.The party was ambushed at Gurdaman by militants.Two vehs managed to move out of danger zone whereas third vehs was trapped at ambush place. During heavy exchange of fire Nk Mahender Singh sustained injuries and later succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Premwati Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kabalana, PO-Kabalana, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 197Const RAMESHWAR SHARMARegt No. : 695881333 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.10.1994Regt No. 695881333 Ct Rameshwar Sharma of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Oct 1994 at Saminar, Anantnag (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 22 June 1948, Ct Rameshwar Sharma joined BSF on 1 July 1969.On 20 Oct 1994 at about 1255 hrs a party of which Ct Rameshwar Sharma was a part was moving in 3 Vehs from Mate-Gaoram to Daksum.The party was ambushed at Gurdaman by militants.Two vehs managed to move out of danger zone whereas third vehs was trapped at ambush place. During heavy exchange of fire Ct Rameshwar Sharma sustained injuries and later succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Sunena Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Parsurampur, PO-Prasi, Distt-Gaya, Bihar. Const PRAMOD KUMAR PATNAIKRegt No. : 93016627 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.10.1994Regt No. 93016627 Ct Pramod Kumar Patnaik of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Oct 1994 at Chack (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 5 March 1972, Ct Pramod Kumar Patnaik joined BSF on 15 Feb 1993.On 20 Oct 1994 at about 1255 hrs a party of which Ct Pramod Kumar Patnaik was a part was moving in 3 Vehs from Mate-Gaoram to Daksum.The party was ambushed at Gurdaman by militants.Two vehs managed to move out of danger zone whereas third vehs was trapped at ambush place. During heavy exchange of fire Ct Pramod Kumar Patnaik sustained injuries and later succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Swarnlata Patnaik (wife) resides at VPO-Raktapetia, Distt-Puri, Orissa. 198 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst PRADEEP SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 886772046 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.01.2000Regt No. 886772046 Ct Pradeep Singh of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Jan 2000 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 4 May 1968, Ct Pradeep Singh joined BSF on 21 April 1988.On 16 Jan 2000 at 0230 hrsto 1600 hrs troops raided specific hide-out of militants in Zizbal, Distt-Pulwama (J&K). When the party reached near the hideout heavy volume of fire from militants side come on the party. The troops retaliated and in this encounter Ct Pradeep Singh of this unit was hit by militants fire and succumbed on the spot. His sacrifice has been recognised by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG.His next of kin Smt Rajbala (wife) resides at VPO-Mundharkhurd, Distt-Bhiwani, Haryana. Inspr DINA NATH THAKUR, PPMGRegt No. : 900019533 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.04.2000Regt No. 900019533 Inspr Dina Nath Thakur of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 April 2000 at Pulwama (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 9 June 1962, Inspr Dina Nath Thakur joined BSF on 9 April 1990.At about 0800 hrs on 9 April 2000 a party consisting of Inspr Dina Nath Thakur, Offg Coy Comdr B Coy alongwith 1 SO and 10 ORs left for Dodh Kolyen. En-route they were informed by their source that 3/4 militants were staying in a specific house in village-Sir of Pulwama. House was cordoned by patrolling party of B Coy and the reinforcment reached there. While searching the house militants fired at Inspr D N Thakur who sustained bullet injuries. Inspr D N Thakur along with an OR moved to other room in search of other militant and there he succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Lata Davi Thakur (wife) resides at Vill-Purthi, PO-Durthikilar, Distt-Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 199Const KHARAT GANESH NAMDEORegt No. : 90194337 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.09.2000Regt No. 90194337 Ct Kharat Ganesh Namdeo of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Sept 2000 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 9 July 1968, Ct Kharat Ganesh Namdeo joined BSF on 21 Feb 1990.On 29 Sept 2000 he was detailed for ROP duty along with other troops.After briefing he left for ROP at 0630 hrs for point No. 6. During checking IED between Pt No5 and 6 a blast took place at about 0815 hrs in which Ct Kharat Ganesh Namdeo was injured. He was evacuated to 92 Base hospital, Srinagar for treatment and later succumbed to injuries at 1300 hrs.His next of kin Smt Puspa Kharat (wife) resides at Vill-Deokhed, PO-Changephal, Distt-Buldana, Maharashtra. Const SANATAMMAPPA BISALADINNIRegt No. : 930090702 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.10.2000Regt No. 930090702 Ct Sanatammappa Bisaladinni of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Oct 2000 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 5 Feb 1971, Ct Sanatammappa Bisaladinni joined BSF on 22 Jan 1993.On 5 Oct 2000 at 0855 hrs militants blasted an IED through remote control near village Hundur targating Ops party of D Coy which was coming back from Ops in village luragam on Wagad Tral Road. 3 Pers of this unit were injured, out of these Ct S Sanatammappa was serious. Injured pers were evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar where he expired on same day.His next of kin Smt Gayanamma S Bisaladinni (wife) resides at Vill-Mudur, PO-Kangadaganor, Distt-Bijapur, Karnataka. 200 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri D K BUDHAULIYA, 2IC IRLA No. : 32267Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001IRLA No. 32267 Shri D K Budhauliya, 2IC of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing Internal Security Duty. He was born on 27 July 1953, Shri D K Budhauliya, 2IC joined BSF on 17 June 1975.On 18 Jan 2001 at 0855 hrs militants blasted an IED through remote control near village Hundur targeting Ops party of D Coy this unit which was returning from Ops in village luragam on Wagad Tral Road. 3 Pers of this unit injured out of thisShri D K Budhauliya, 2IC was seriously injuried. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries on 18 Jan 2001.His next of kin Smt Gayatri Budhaliya (wife) resides at Vill-Gandhinagar (Near Private Bus Stand), PO-Mahoba, Distt-Mahob, Uttar Pradesh. HC/RO VINOD ARegt No. : 96343003 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001Regt No. 96343003 HC/RO Vinod A of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 16 April 1976, HC/RO Vinod A joined BSF on 17 Jan 1996.On 18 Jan 2001 militants blasted an IED using remote control near Sadarman, Tral, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) on an operational party. In this IED blast HC/RO Vinod A sustained fatal injury and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Shri Ayyanppan Pillai (father) resides at Vill-Thrikovil Vottam, PO-Decent Junction, Distt-Quilon, Kerala. Const /Dvr T B SHARMARegt No. : 871087917Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001Regt No. 871087917 Ct/Dvr T B Sharma of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 30 Nov 1967, Ct/Dvr T B Sharma joined BSF on 30 Oct 1987.On 18 Jan 2001 militants blasted an IED using remote control near Sadarman, Tral, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) on an operational party. In this IED blast Ct/Dvr T B Sharma sustained fatal injury and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Radha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Lilong Bhanlipur, PO-S Lilong Bazar, Distt-Imphal, Manipur. Const SARFARAJ KHANRegt No. : 971990627 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001Regt No. 971990627 Ct Sarfaraj Khan of 34 Bn BSF attained on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 1 March 1974, Ct Sarfaraj Khan joined BSF on 14 Feb 1997.On 18 Jan 2001 militants blasted an IED using remote control near Sadarman, Tral, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) on an operational party. In this IED blast Ct Sarfaraj Khan sustained fatal injury and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Jamila Begam (wife) resides at Vill-Quaicmuqam, PO-Auail, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 201Shri D K BUDHAULIYA, 2IC IRLA No. : 32267Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001IRLA No. 32267 Shri D K Budhauliya, 2IC of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing Internal Security Duty. He was born on 27 July 1953, Shri D K Budhauliya, 2IC joined BSF on 17 June 1975.On 18 Jan 2001 at 0855 hrs militants blasted an IED through remote control near village Hundur targeting Ops party of D Coy this unit which was returning from Ops in village luragam on Wagad Tral Road. 3 Pers of this unit injured out of thisShri D K Budhauliya, 2IC was seriously injuried. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries on 18 Jan 2001.His next of kin Smt Gayatri Budhaliya (wife) resides at Vill-Gandhinagar (Near Private Bus Stand), PO-Mahoba, Distt-Mahob, Uttar Pradesh. HC/RO VINOD ARegt No. : 96343003 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001Regt No. 96343003 HC/RO Vinod A of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 16 April 1976, HC/RO Vinod A joined BSF on 17 Jan 1996.On 18 Jan 2001 militants blasted an IED using remote control near Sadarman, Tral, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) on an operational party. In this IED blast HC/RO Vinod A sustained fatal injury and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Shri Ayyanppan Pillai (father) resides at Vill-Thrikovil Vottam, PO-Decent Junction, Distt-Quilon, Kerala. Const /Dvr T B SHARMARegt No. : 871087917Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001Regt No. 871087917 Ct/Dvr T B Sharma of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 30 Nov 1967, Ct/Dvr T B Sharma joined BSF on 30 Oct 1987.On 18 Jan 2001 militants blasted an IED using remote control near Sadarman, Tral, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) on an operational party. In this IED blast Ct/Dvr T B Sharma sustained fatal injury and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Radha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Lilong Bhanlipur, PO-S Lilong Bazar, Distt-Imphal, Manipur. Const SARFARAJ KHANRegt No. : 971990627 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.01.2001Regt No. 971990627 Ct Sarfaraj Khan of 34 Bn BSF attained on 18 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 1 March 1974, Ct Sarfaraj Khan joined BSF on 14 Feb 1997.On 18 Jan 2001 militants blasted an IED using remote control near Sadarman, Tral, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) on an operational party. In this IED blast Ct Sarfaraj Khan sustained fatal injury and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Jamila Begam (wife) resides at Vill-Quaicmuqam, PO-Auail, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir. 202 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RANJIT KUMAR RAIRegt No. : 89153054 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.01.2001Regt No. 89153054 Ct Ranjit Kumar Rai of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Jan 2001 at Tral (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 24 April 1969, Ct Ranjit Kumar Rai joined BSF on 18 July 1989.On 18 Jan 2001 militants blasted an IED using remote control near Sadarman, Tral, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) on an operational party. In this IED blast Ct Ranjit Kumar Rai sustained fatal injury and succumbed to his injuries on 24 Jan 2001.His next of kin Smt Meena Ray (wife) resides at Vill-Chakapara PO-Chkapara, Distt-Goal Para, Assam. Const B THULASE DHARAN PILLAIRegt No. : 89005379 Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.08.2003Regt No. 89005379 Ct B Thulase Dharan Pillai of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Aug 2003 at Kailashar (Tripura) while performing IS Duty. Born on 5 April 1967, Ct B Thulase Dharan Pillai joined BSF on 12 Feb 1989.On 3 Aug 2003 at about 0330 hrs Naka Party of BOP Tura Chera consisting Ct B T D Pillai along with other pers of D Coy of this unit were on duty. During Naka duty, some militants fired upon Ct B T D Pillai. One bullet hit on the left side of the chest one and another on his stomach. Due to these injuries he succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Geeta Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Puthoor, PO-Vender, Distt-Quilon, Kerala. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 203Const BIRBAL RAMRegt No. : 876442872Unit : 34 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.10.1994Regt No. 876442872 Ct Birbal Ram of 34 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Oct 1994 at Saminar, Anantnag (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 13 July 1966, Ct Birbal Ram joined BSF on 18 July 1987.On 20 Oct 1994 at about 1255 hrs, Shri H S Indola, 2IC along with 01 SO and 27 ORs of 34 Bn in 3 Vehs while coming from Mate-Gaoram to Daksum while deployed in IS Duty at Kashmir. Some militants ambushed and fired upon UMGS/AK/Rifles from 5 to 6 Places. Party Comdrimmdtly instructed drivers of other two vehs to speed up through the area to come out of the ambushed side and retaliate with fire. Two vehs headed by 2IC and SI Maha Singh managed to surpass whereas third vehs was trapped at ambush place. The injured pers were immdtly provided first aid and sent to THQ 50 BnBSF for further evacuation to 92 BnBSF by heptor. During heavy exchange of fire CT Birbal Ram of this unit injured/ succumbed due to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Ramku Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Peelwa, PO- Lohawat, Distt- Jodhpur, Rajasthan.34 Bn BSF34 Bn BSF was raised on 16 Feb 1988 at Jalandhar/Mamdot Punjab. This unit was awarded prestigious General Choudhary Trophy for the year 1997-98 and declared as the best battalion of the BSF. This unit has 17 martyrs and has been bestowed with 4 medals for gallantry.204 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourNK BALAM SINGHRegt No. : 800019129 Unit : 35 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.07.1994Regt No. 800019129 Nk Balam Singh of 35 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 July 1994 at village Ikhala, Kishtwar, Distt- Doda (J&K) while performing CI Ops Duty. Born on 27 Jan 1960, Nk Balam Singh joined BSF on 6 December 1980.On 2 July 1994 at about 0630 hrs, BSF troops moved from village Dachhin to Kishtwar for Ops duty. When the party reached in the general area of Wasan forest Militants attacked on BSF troops with heavy fire from close range and three directions. BSF Troops retaliated and encounter between BSF troops and militants continued for one hour. During the encounter Nk Balam Singh sustained bullet injury on his head/leg and succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Uma Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Jilora, PO-Bhikiyasen, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand.Const HARE RAM SINGHRegt No. : 906550494 Unit : 35 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.04.1997Regt No. 906550494 Ct Hare Ram Singh of 35 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 April 1997 at BOP Chakdulma, Samba, Jammu (J&K) while performing IB Duty. Born on 1 Jan 1972, Ct Hare Ram Singh joined BSF on 24 Jan 1990.On 15 April 1997 at about 1700 hrs, Ct Hare Ram Singh was performing duty at OP No. 3 (Located at about 200 yard form IB) of BOP Chakdulma, Samba, Jammu (J&K). He sustained bullet injury on the right side of chest due to sudden, heavy and unprovoked firing by Pak Rangers from Pak Post Sukhmal. He was evacuated in unconscious state to BOP Chakdulma, and further evacuated to Civil Hospital Samba where he was declared brought dead.His next of kin Smt Sandhya Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Lar (Pipra), PO-Lar (Town), Distt-Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.35 Bn35 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 205Const DILBAG SINGHRegt No. : 891993865 Unit : 35 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.11.1998Regt No. 891993865 Ct Dilbag Singh of 35 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Nov 1998 at BOP Londi, Samba, Jammu (J&K) while performing IB Duty. Born on 1 Jan 1968, Ct Dilbag Singh joined BSF on 19 Oct 1989.On 2 Nov 1998 at about 2005 hrs, Ct Dilbag Singh of 35 Bn BSF deputed on Ops duty at BOP Londi, Samba, Jammu (J&K). He sustained bullet injury on his head in heavy unprovoked firing by Pak Rangers from Pak Post Sukhamal. He was immediately evacuated to 171 Military Hospital, Samba where he succumbed to his injuries at about 2300 hrs.His next of kin Smt Roshni Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ghimana, PO-Bibipur, Distt-Jind, Haryana.Const KULWINDER SINGHRegt No. : 891994749 Unit : 35 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.07.1999Regt No. 891994749 Ct Kulwinder Singh of 35 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 July 1999 at BOP Londi, Samba, Jammu (J&K) while performing IB Duty. Born on 18 April 1970, Ct. Kulwinder Singh joined BSF on 10 Aug 1989. On the intervening night 18/19 July 1999, militants/intruders attacked on the BSF ambush party and opened heavy fire with automatic weapons from close range. BSF troops retaliated and in this ecounter Ct Kulwinder Singh sustained serious bullet injury on chest. He was immediately evacuated to 171 Military Hospital, Samba where doctors declared him brought dead.His next of kin Smt Ratinder Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Ghania-Ka-Bet, PO-Dharam Kot, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab.35 Bn BSF35 Bn BSF was raised on 12 Feb 1988 at Jalandhar (Punjab). The unit took active part in the various operation including OP parakram at Ajnala (PB) and have vast experience of IS duties in Kishtwar, Doda (J&K) and militancy prone area of Kashmir valley.206 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri RAJESH KUMAR, ACIRLA No. : 69632Unit : 36 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1999IRLA No. 69632 Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC of 36 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1999 near village-Sadurbhita, Barpeta, Assam while performing IS Duty. Born on 8 Oct 1956, Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC joined BSF on 12 March 1979.On 26 April 1999 at about 1505 hrs, Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC alongwith 11 ORs of 36 Bn BSF left CI Post Salbari in three vehicle to launch an operation against NDRB militants who had taken shelter in village Hastinagar. Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC alongwith Ct Jayni EG and Ct Balbir Singh were travelling in a leading Maruti Gypsy. At about 1530 hours, militants activated remotely controlled device to detonate a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted at the centre of gravel road about 3 Kms short of village Sadurbhita and blew the Gypsy when it was negotiating a culvert. Due to heavy impact of the blast, the vehicle was shattered into pieces and Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC sustained injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Champa Joshi (wife) resides at 23/47/55 U, Kidwai Nagar, Allahpur, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Const BALBIR SINGHRegt No. : 873655873Unit : 36 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1999Regt No. 873655873 Constable Balbir Singh of 36 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1999 near village Sadurbhitta, Barpeta, Assam while performing IS Duty, Assam. Born on 1 Oct 1965, Ct Balbir Singh joined BSF on 26 April 1987. On 26 April 1999 at about 1505 hrs, Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC alongwith 11 ORs of 36 Bn BSF left CI Post Salbari in three vehicle to launch an operation against NDRB militants who had taken shelter in village Hastinagar. Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC, Ct Jayni EG and Ct Balbir Singh were travelling in a leading Maruti Gypsy. At about 1530 hrs, militants activated remotely controlled device to detonate a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted at the centre of gravel road about 3 Kms short of village Sadurbhita and blew the Gypsy when it was negotiating a culvert. Due to heavy impact of the blast, the vehicle was shattered into pieces and Ct Balbir Singh attained martyrdom on the spot.His next of kin Smt Santoshi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Pechepa Khurd, PS-Badra, Distt-Bhiwani, Haryana.36 Bn36 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 207Const JAYNI E GRegt No. : 874118326Unit : 36 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1999Regt No. 874118326 Ct Jayni E G of 36 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1999 near village Sadurbhitta, Barpet, Assam while performing IS Duty. Born on 12 April 1966, Ct Jayni E G joined BSF on 7 Sept 1987. On 26 April 1999 at about 1505 hours Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC alongwith 11 ORs of 36 Bn BSF left CI Post Salbari in three vehicle to launch an operation against NDRB militants who had taken shelter in village Hastinagar. Shri Rajesh Kumar, AC, Ct Jayni EG and Ct Balbir Singh were travelling in a leading Maruti Gypsy. At about 1530 hours, militants activated remotely controlled device to detonate a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted at the centre of gravel road about 3 Kms short of village Sadurbhita and blew the Gypsy when it was negotiating a culvert. Due to heavy impact of the blast, the vehicle was shattered into pieces and Ct Jayni E G sustained injuries and succombed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Jessy Jayni (wife) resides at Vill- Angedical, PO- Angedical North, PS- Kodumon, Distt- Pathanamthitta, Kerala.36 Bn BSF36 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1987 at Hissar. After assimilation and training at Hissar, this unit moved to Akhnoor (J & K) under Army Ops control and was deployed in Chicken neck area on Indo-Pak Border from April 1988 to Aug 1991. The unit has been bestowed upon 2 Sena Medal, 2- PMG and 11 PPMMS.208 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK RAJENDER SINGHRegt No. : 78500019Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.05.2004Regt No. 78500019 LNk Rajender Singh of 37 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 May 2004 at Teliamura, Tripura while performing IB duty. Born on 5 Sept 1958, LNk Rajender Singh joined BSF on 1 Aug 1978.At about 1830 hrs some unknown militants fired heavily on the BOP rakesh/Rangichera of 37 Bn, Teliamura, Tripura with automatic weapon from nearby hillock. BSF troops available at BOP retaliated militant firing effectively and compelled them to retreat. In this exchange of fire LNk Rajender Singh sustained fatal bullet injury in his abdomen and succumbed to his injury.His next of kin Smt Harpal Kaur, Wife, resides at Vill-Shahpur, PO-Barmalipur, Distt-Ludhiana, Punjab.Const SANJAY WAVARERegt No. : 92009868Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.11.2003Regt No. 92009868 Ct Sanjay Wavare of 37 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Nov 2003 at Teliamura, Tripura while performing IB duty. Born on 28 March 1972, Ct Sanjay Wavare joined BSF on 1 Aug 1992.On 14 Nov 2003 at about 1715 hrs, a BSF party consisting of 2 officers and 10 ORs was returning towards BOP Bogaichera from BOP Joshtilla in 2 Gypsies after carrying out area recee for siting of new BOPs. And IED planted by unknown UGs on IBB road blasted under Maruty Gypsy. IED blast was also followed with indiscriminate firing by militants. Due to impact of blast Ct Sanjay Wavare sustained injuries and succummbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Meena Wavare (wife) resides at Vill-Karli, PO-Telegaon, Distt-Yavatmal, Maharastra (New address:-Radha Krishna Nagar, Jamb Road, Distt Yavatmal, Maharastra.37 Bn37 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 209Shri RAKESH MOHAN, DCIRLA No. : 19563763Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.11.2003IRLA No. 19563763 Shri Rakesh Mohan, DC of 37 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Nov 2003 at Teliamura, Tripura while performing IB duty. Born on 9 Nov 1971, Shri Rakesh Mohan, DC joined BSF on 2 Jan 1995.On 14 Nov 2003 at about 1715 hrs, a BSF party consisting of 2 officers and 10 ORs was returning towards BOP Bogaichera from BOP Joshtilla in 2 Gypsies after carrying out area recee for siting of new BOPs in IED planted by unknown UGs on IBB road blasted under Maruty Gypsy. IED blast was also followed with indiscriminate firing by militants. Due to impact of blast Shri Rakesh Mohan, DC sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Jyoti Mohan (wife) resides at 205, Sobha Apartment, Pandoi Kothi compound, Boring Road, Patna, Bihar.Const CHANDAN SINGHRegt No. : 90243265Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.2003Regt No. 90243265 Ct Chandan Singh of 37 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Feb 2003 at Pallel, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 25 May 1969, Ct Chandan Singh joined BSF on 20 Feb 1990.At about 0840 hrs on 10 Feb 2003 ROP party was ambushed by a group of about 30 to 40 UGs. BSF Party retaliated and fighting continued for about 30 to 40 minutes forcing UGs to enter in to thick forest. Ct Chandan Singh was performing the duty of scout. He retaliated with hard grenades and also fired with his personal weapon. He fought bravely with valour and without fear of life. Suddenly bullets hit him on head and face. The brave soldier succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Shakuntla Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Baramoi, Tehsil-Sadabad, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. 210 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst BHANGI LAXMAN BHAIRegt No. : 99633815Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.2003Regt No. 99633815 Ct Bhangi Laxman Bhai of 37 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Feb 2003 at Pallel, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1977, Ct Bhangi Laxman Bhai joined BSF on 29 Dec 1999.At about 0840 hrs on 10 Feb 2003 ROP party was ambushed by a group of about 30 to 40 UGs. BSF Party retaliated and fighting continued for about 30 to 40 minutes forcing UGs to escape in thick forest. Ct Bhangi Laxman Bhai was performing the duty of ROP. He retaliated with grenade fire and fought from his personel weapon. He fought with valour without fear of life. But bullets hit him he succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Bhangi Ramila Ben (wife) resides at VPO-Biliya, Teh-Sidhpur, Distt-Patan, Gujarat.Const GAMIT SANJAY KUMARRegt No. : 996338219Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.2003Regt No. 996338219 Ct Gamit Sanjay Kumar of 37 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Feb 2003 at Pallel, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1978, Ct Gamit Sanjay Kumar joined BSF on 29 Dec 1999.At about 0840 hrs on 10 Feb 2003 ROP party was ambushed by a group of about 30 to 40 UGs. Party retaliated and fighting continued for about 30 to 40 minutes forcing UGs to enter in thick forest. Ct Gamit Sanjay Kumar was second person of ROP party. He fought bravely and retaliated with hand grenades fire from his personel weapon. A brust fire hit him and he succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Ramiben Limba Bhai (mother) resides at VPO-Khutadia, Teh-Vyara, Distt-Surat, Gujarat.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 211Const ROBERTRegt No. : 00008084Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.2003Regt No. 00008084 Ct Robert of 37 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Feb 2003 at Pallel, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 9 March 1978, Ct Robert joined BSF on 14 June 2000. At about 0840 hrs on 10 Feb 2003 ROP party was ambushed by a group of about 30 to 40 UGs. BSF Party retaliated and fighting continued for about 30 to 40 minutes forcing UGs to escape in thick forest. Ct Robert was retaliated with hand grenades and fire from his personal weapons. He fought gallantly without fear of his life. Suddenly bullets hit back and he collapsed and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Shri Martin (father) resides at Vill-Chatli, Tehsil-Ninali, Distt.-Barwani, Madya Pradesh.HC DHARAM PALRegt No. : 65310261Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.2003Regt No. 65310261 HC Dharam Pal of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 10 Feb 2003 at Pallel, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 4 Aug 1947, HC Dharam Pal joined BSF on 26 Aug 1965.At about 0840 hrs on 10 Feb 2003 ROP party was ambushed by a group of about 30 to 40 UGs resulting in death of 4 scouts. Party retaliated and fighting continued for about 30 to 40 minutes forcing UGs to escape in thick forest. HC Dharam Pal was retaliated with hand grenades and fire from his personal weapons. He fought gallantly without fear of his life. Suddenly bullets hit back and he collapsed and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Miss Rubee (daughter) resides at H.No.201, Bhatha Colony, Ward No.04 Tehsil-Mukerian, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.212 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SHANKARAYYA R HRegt No. : 99009091Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.2001Regt No. 99009091 Const Shankarayya R H of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 7 Oct 2001 at Pallel, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 21 Feb 1974, Ct Shankarayya R.H joined BSF on 20 May 1999.On 6 Oct 2001 a patrolling party was on patrolling from CI post Khudengthabi on Moreh Pallel road between mile stone 420 and 417. At about 0915 hrs the patrol party was ambushed at Kwathai Lamkhari Bus stand by the UGs and fired upon from three directions. The patrol party retaliated the fire but the militants managed to escape. In this militant action Ct Shankarayya R.H got serious bullet injures and later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital on 7 Oct 2001.His next of kin Smt Parwathi Amma (mother) resides at Vill-Goudra Oni Near Honnatttema temple, Govt. School No.2, PO-Karamundi Building Gadang, Distt-Gadag, Karnataka.Const SHISH RAMRegt No. : 88165710Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.12.2000Regt No. 88165710 Ct Shish Ram of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 1 Dec 2000 at Pallel, Manipur while performing CI duty. Born on 10 Oct 1968, Ct Shish Ram joined BSF on 1 April 1988.An ROP of khongkhang post of 37 Bn BSF was ambushed by UGs along NH-39 in between Lakchaou and Khongkhang post. Due to heavy volume of fire of UGs numbering 50-60 on own ROP Ct Shish Ram fought bravely with hand grenades and fired from his own weapon. He got bullet injuries on his left calf muscle but continued fighting, but ultimately he succumbed to his injuries becuase of excessive bleeding.His next of kin Smt Mali Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kairwali, PO-Puranawas, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 213HC BAIJU PARSHADRegt No. : 678225831Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.04.1998Regt No. 678225831 HC Baiju Parshad of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 5 April 1998 at Maligaon, GuwahatI while performing CI duty. Born on 1 July 1947, HC Baiju Parshad of 37 Bn BSF joined BSF on 25 March 1967.At about 1250 hrs Shri K.K Verma Addl DIG, CTS BSF Udhampur along with 2 escort was ambushed by ULFA activists about 500 yards on Narangi road from ADP complex, Guwahati. The fire came from both side of the road and 15 bullets hit the vehicle. Consequently, HC Baiju Prasad who was part of escort party was hit by bullets and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Moti Rani Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Piria, PO-Malanpur, Distt.-Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.Const LAYAK SINGHRegt No. : 87433639Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.10.1997Regt No. 87433639 Ct Layak Singh of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 30 Oct 1997 at Nalzuri, Shillong while performing Border duty. Born on 4 Jan 1969, Ct Layak Singh joined BSF on 5 April 1987.On 30 Oct 1997 at about 0900 hrs Inspr Dhan Bahadur Chhetry spotted some BD nationals collecting stones from Indian Territory. He alongwith Ct Layak Singh and Ct Balwinder Pal who were on OP duty went to the spot. While Inspr D.B Chhettry was talking with the BDR Hav present there, BD nationals started pelting stones on BSF party. In self defence BSF party fired. On this BD nationals overpowered Inspr D.B Chhettry and Ct Layak Singh and dragged them towards Bangladesh. Ct Layak Singh was killed by Bangladeshi nationals.His next of kin Smt Sugad Shri (wife) resides at Vill-Nandgarhi, PO-Basundra, Distt-Etah, Uttar Pradesh.214 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourInsp DHAN BAHADUR CHHETRYRegt No. : 66822146Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.10.1997Regt No. 66822146 Insp Dhan Bahadur Chhetry of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 30 Oct 1997 at Nalzuri, Shillong while performing IB duty. Born on 1 July 1947, Inspr Dhan Bahadur Chhetry joined BSF on 17 March 1966.On 30 Oct 1997 at about 0900 hrs Insp Dhan Bahadur Chhetry spotted some BD nationals collecting stones from Indian Territory. He alongwith Ct Layak Singh and Ct Balwinder Pal who were on OP duty went to the spot. While Inspr D B Chhettry was talking with the BDR Hav present there, BD nationals started pelting stones on BSF party. In self dedfence BSF party fired. On this BD nationals overpowered Insp. D B Chhettry and Ct Layak Singh and dragged them towards Bangladesh. Inspr D B Chhettry was killed by Bangladesh nationals.His next of kin Smt Kamla Devi, (wife) resides at Vill-Chakar Ghatti, PO & PS-Mahendra Nagar, Distt-Koshijhon, Nepal.NK JASWINDER SINGHRegt No. : 87332358Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.05.1995Regt No. 87332358 Nk Jaswinder Singh of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 8 May 1995 at Baramulla, J&K while performing CI duty. Born on 4 May 1967, Naik Jaswinder Singh joined BSF on 5 June 1987.On specific info, on 8th May 1995 AT about 0600 hrs, spl Ops party of 37 Bn consisting of 3 officers, 2 SOs and 87 ORs cordoned Bamurada village. A villager reported presence of four militants in the house of Ismile Rather (Peon of Bamurada School). As troops were in process of cordoning the identified house militants opened fire resultantly Naik Jaswinder Singh was hit by bulled fired by miitant. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar but he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Kuldip Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Bhure Jattan, PO-Pondari Baba Das, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 215Const LALDIN SHEIKHRegt No. : 90403256Unit : 37 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.05.1995Regt No. 90403256 Ct Laldin Sheikh of 37 Bn BSF martyred on 8 May 1995 at Bamurada, J&K while performing CI duty. Born on 5 April 1969, Ct Laldin Sheikh joined BSF on 25 Sept 1990.On specific information, on 8th May 1995 AT about 0600 hrs, spl Ops party of this unit consisting of 3 officers, 2 SOs and 87 ORs cordoned Bamurada village. A villager reported presence of four militants in the house of Ismile Rather (Peon of Bamurada School). As troops were in process of cordoning the identified house militants opened fire resultantly Ct Laldin Sheikh was hit by bulled fired by miitant and he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Begam Katiza Pravin Sheikh, (wife) resides at Vill-Nambla , PO-Lagama, PS-Uri, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.37 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1 Nov 1988 in Dabla, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The unit took active part in counter insurgency operation in J&K and NE regions. Apart from its vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and India-Pakistan border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting militancy in NE and J&K. The unit has 15 martyrs and has been bestowed upon 1 PMG medal in its honour, as such known as Unit of Gallants. 216 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAMAKANT SHARMARegt No. : 870035342Unit : 38 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.01.1995Regt No. 870035342 Ct Ramakant Sharma of 38 Bn BSF martyred on 24 Jan 1995 at Mazmoon FDL while performing LC duties. Born on 3 July 1966, Ct Ramakant Sharma joined BSF on 10 Jan 1987.On 24 Jan 1995 Ct Ramakant Sharma was deployed at Mazmoon FDL where he sustained serious injury in RPG firing of the ANEs from across the border and later he succumbed to the injuries at 1245 hrs.His next of kin Smt Suman Sharma (wife) resides at VPO-Sohagi, Teh-Tyothar, Distt-Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.Const DEV RAJRegt No. : 86005420 Unit : 38 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.08.1994Regt. No. 86005420 Ct Dev Raj of 38 Bn BSF, martyred on 22 Aug 1994 at FDL Manju while performing LC duties. Born on 1 Oct 1965, Ct Dev Raj joined BSF on 23 Oct 1986.On 22 Aug 1994 at about 0930 hrs a party consisting of 2nd Lt. Ashutosh Malla, of 8 Sikh Regt No 86005420 Ct Dev Raj and No 88007541 Ct Rajbir Singh of BSF went for patrolling of area Yoderipathora after observing some suspicious movements in that area. There they found 10 militants coming in their direction. Militants fired on joint patrol which also retaliated in self defense. As a result of militants firing Ct Dev Raj sustained bulltet injuries at about 1130 hrs and sacrificed his life for the nation.His next of kin Smt.Baksho Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kot Badal Khan, Distt-Jalandhar, Punjab.38 Bn38 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 217Const NARESH KUMARRegt No. : 883650637Unit : 38 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.07.1996Regt No 883650637 Ct Naresh Kumar of 38 Bn BSF martyred on 26 July 1996 at FDL Usha while performing Border Duties. Born on 7 June 1969, Ct Naresh Kumar joined BSF on 1 Feb 1988.On 26 July 1996 at about 1800 Hrs, counterpart fired heavy Arty/Mortar fire on FDL Usha. Ct Naresh Kumar who had taken shelter in a crawl trench sustained multiple splinter injuries and succumbed to injuries. His next of kin Smt Anita (wife) resides at VPO-Dhaur, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.Const LAKHWINDER SINGHRegt No. : 89111521Unit : 38 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.06.1995Regt. No. 89111521 Ct Lakhwinder Singh of 38 Bn BSF, martyred on 25 June 1995 at FDL Mazmoon while performing LC duties. Born on 2 Feb 1969, Ct Lakhwinder Singh joined BSF on 11 Oct 1989.On 25 June 1995 at about 1600 hrs while an ambush party of FDL Post Mazmoon was moving towards Ambush site, party came under heavy fire of ANEs from across the border from house of a civilian near Pak Post Khara Pathar. Ct Lakhwinder Singh who was a member of ambush party sustained bullet injury on his head and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Bhindarjit Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Kakkar, Distt.-Amritsar, Punjab.38 Bn BSF38 Bn BSF raised on 1 May 1988 at Jalalabad (PB). The unit took active part in the various operations and have vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and India-Pakistan border. The unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.ASI/RO SALIM GULAB HALDARRegt No. : 849550403Unit : 38 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.2004Regt No. 849550403 ASI/RO Salim Gulab Haldar of 38 Bn BSF martyred on 19 Jan 2004 at SBI Bank, Churachandpur while performing Counter Insurgency Duties. Born on 2 May 1964, ASI/RO Salim Gulab Haldar joined BSF on 1 Oct 1984.On 19 Jan 2004 ASI/RO Salim G Halder was detailed for QRT duties for C C PUR town alongwith 20 other. At about 1145 hrs he entered in the bank premises for the official work. At about 1330 hrs when he came out of the bank to contact QRT he came under the fire of militant resultantly he sustained multiple bullet injuries on his stomach and later succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Hasina Begam (wife) resides at VPO-Bhigwan, Near Saw Mill, NH No.09, Indapur, Distt.-Pune, Maharashtra.Const RAJA RAMRegt No. : 93254219Unit : 38 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.01.1995Regt. No. 93254219 Ct Raja Ram of 38 Bn BSF, martyred on 11 Jan 1995 at FDL Mazmoon while performing LC duties. Born on 1 Sept 1973, Ct Raja Ram of 38 Bn BSF joined BSF on 19 June 1993.On 7 Jan 1995 at about 0655 hrs ANES/enemy from PAK FDLs, Loading point Khara Pathar and Tanggeli opend simultaneous firing on 38 BN BSF FDL Mazmoon LP Mazmoon forward with HMG/BMG/UMG type weapons. Ct Raja Ram was performing the duty of LMG No 2 in the bunker. Ct Raja Ram sustained bulled injury in his head on 7 Jan 1995 and succumbed to his injuries on 11 Jan 1995 at about 0650 hrs at CH, Udhampur.His next of kin Smt Sheela Devi (wife) resides at D-11/39, Kuwar Singh Nagar, Lakshmi Park, Nangloi, New Delhi.HC WARYAM SINGHRegt No. : 675223115Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.03.1994Regt No. 675223115 HC Waryam Singh of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 March 1994 in Vill-Sonamullah, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 June 1940, HC Waryam Singh joined BSF on 19 Aug 1965.On 11 March 1994, while Unit deployed at Kupwara (Srinagar), one party consisting of one officer, one SO and 30 ORs of B Coy this Unit alongwith Inspector (G) and CAT were out for special operation in village Sonamullah (MS-0847) from 1515 hrs onward. The party apprehended one PTM and seized one pistol his possession. On his information party further proceeded to village Kukrosa (MS-0846) at about 1615 hrs. When party was about to reach the village Kukrosa, party was divided into three groups, When Inspector (G) Dhan Singh alongwith CAT, HC Waryam Singh and one Constable were in the jeep which was moving towards Kukrosa, militants opened fire on our party from the top of the ridge and own party retaliated bravely. During the exchange of fire, one bullet fired by the militants hit HC Waryam Singh on left side of his neck near the colar bone injuring his seriously. He was immediately evacuated to 428 field ambulance, Drugmullah where he was declared brought dead. His next of kin Smt Phoolwati (wife) resides at Vill-Jatwada, PO-Dakkla, PS-Salawas, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.39 Bn39 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 219220 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst KANAK CHANDRegt No. : 920066104Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.06.1994Regt No. 920066104 Ct Kanak Chand of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 June 1994 in Vill-Kurmuhara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 31 March 1974, Ct Kanak Chand joined BSF on 13 Nov 1992.On 10 June 1994 at 1100 hrs, 1 Officer, 1 SO and 22 ORs including No.920066104 CT Kanak Chand Das of Magam Post of C Coy 39 Bn BSF left for patrolling in general area of sheep farm. At about 1500 hrs militants opened fire on the patrolling party from a three-storied house located on the periphery of village Kurmuhara. As a result of firing Ct Raj Kumar Singh, Ct Dilip Ghosh, Ct Gulam Mohd and Ct Kanak Chand Das sustained bullet injury. Out of above, Ct Raj Kumar Singh and Kanak Chand Das succumbed to their injuries on the spot and Ct Dilip Ghosh and Ct Gulam Mohd were evacuated to 428 Field Ambulance, Drugmulla. On the same day Ct Kanak Chand Das attained martydom. His next of kin Smt Priya Bala Das (mother) resides at Vill-Bhati Bari, PO-Alipur Duar, Distt-Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.Const RAJ KUMARRegt No. : 892435924Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.06.1994Regt No. 892435924 Ct Raj Kumar of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 June 1994 in Vill-Kurmuhara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 2 March 1968, Ct Raj Kumar joined BSF on 7 March 1989.On 10 June 1994 at 1100 hrs, one Officer, one SO and 22 ORs including 892435924 Ct Raj Kumar Singh of Magam Post of C Coy 39 Bn BSF left for patrolling in general area of Sheep Farm MS 1345. At about 1500 hrs militants opened fire on the patrolling party from a three-storied house located on the periphery of village Kurmuhara. As a result of firing Ct Raj Kumar Singh, Ct Dilip Ghosh, Ct Gulam Mohd and Ct Kanak Chand Das sustained bullet injury. Out of above, Ct Raj Kumar Singh and Ct Kanak Chand Das succumbed to their injuries on the spot and Ct Dilip Ghosh and Ct Gulam Mohd were evacuated to 428 field ambulance, Drugmulla. On the same day Ct Raj Kumar attained martyrdom. His next of kin Smt Nirmala Singh (wife) resides at VPO-Sonari, PS-Bhaluani, Tehsil-Saelmpur, Distt-Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 221LNK S H SANESHWARRegt No. : 840028169Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.09.1994Regt No. 840028169 LNk Sunil Harichandra Saneshwar of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Sept 1994 in Vill-Bakihakar, Handwara, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 July 1962, LNk Sunil Harichandra Saneshwar joined BSF on 3 Jan 1984.On 9 Sept 1994, cordon and search operation was organized in Rajwar area of village Bakihakar, PS-Handwara, Distt-Kupwara, Kashmir Valley (J&K) consisting 4 Officers, 10 SOs and 194 ORs included LNk Sunil Harichandra Saneshwar. During operations, at about 1400 hrs, large numbers of ANEs included foreign miscreants approx. 60 Nos tried to encircle own protection party and fired on BSF party with UMGs, silencer fitted sniper rifle, AK rifle and grenade launchers. BSF party retaliated resultantly 3 ANEs including foreign miscreants were seriously injured. At about 1445 hrs, LNk Sunil Harichandra Saneshwar was hit by ANEs bullet on the face and died on spot. His next of kin Shri Hari Chandra Fakira (father) resides at Ward No. 30, Nagpur City near Aychit, Mandir bus stop, Opp. Mangpura, Distt-Nagpur, Maharashtra.NK KASHI NATH SINGHRegt No. : 699112359Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.11.1994Regt No. 699112359 Nk Kashi Nath Singh of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Nov 1994 in Vill-Bakihakar, Handwara, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 15 Feb 1950, Nk Kashi Nath Singh joined BSF on 12 Oct 1966.On 9 Nov 1994 at about 1500 hrs, a patrolling party of 39 Bn BSF was out on patrolling duty in general area of Paloura. No.699112359 Nk Kashi Nath Singh of 39 Bn BSF was a member of said patrolling party. ANEs fired on patrol party due to which Nk Kashi Nath Singh of 39 Bn BSF sustained bullet injury and died on the spot as one bullet passed through his fibre glass helmet and caused head injury. Ct Bal Mukund Kanshi and Ct Sudarsanan PT also sustained bullet injuries. His next of kin Shri Baranasi Singh (father) resides at VPO-Birpur, Teh-Mohammadbad, Distt-Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh.SI K BHASKARRegt No. : 880023966Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.07.1999Regt No. 880023966 SI K Bhaskar of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 July 1999 in BSF Campus Bandipur (J&K) while deployed in valley in CI role. Born on 21 Aug 1964, SI K Bhaskar joined BSF on 6 Dec 1988.On the intervening night of 12/13 July 1999 at about 0200 hrs, sound of brust fire heard from the direction of Type-II double storied Govt. family quarters BSF Campus, Bandipur (Kashmir). On hearing the sound of fire some persons who were living in the quarters came out and rushed towards the place of occurrence. No.880023966 SI K Bhaskar of 39 Bn BSF also came out from his quarter. On hearing that Ct M Munirajappa of SHQ BSF Bandipur had got injured due to brust of fire came through the window of his quarter, SI K Bhaskar of 39 Bn BSF and few others rushed to the quarter of Ct Munirajappa and evacuated him to SHQ BSF BDR Hospital. While SI K Bhaskar was about to reach near his quarter after returning from SHQ BSF BDR Hospital, after evacuation, he was fired upon by a militant who were hiding below the stair case of first floor in the adjacent block. SI K Bhaskar sustained bullet injury on his head and instantaneously died. His next of kin Smt B Radha (wife) resides at 1774, Kudi Street, Kutnar Tali Gate, Out Post, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. 222 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 223Const VARDHANAPU VENKATA RAMANARegt No. : 973430493Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.02.2000Regt No. 973430493 Ct Vardhanapu Venkata Ramana of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Feb 2000 in M A Road, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 25 Jan 1973, Ct Vardhanapu Venkata Ramana joined BSF on 30 Apr 1997.On 16 Feb 2000, Ct Vardhanapur Venkata Ramana went to MA Road, Srinagar (J&K) for Govt. duty in Govt. vehicle Tata 407 alongwith Troops of convoy protection guard. At about 1340 hrs, Ct Vardhanapu Venkata Ramana and Ct Chitteti Lakshmi Narayana of 39 Bn BSF while purchasing some article in a garment shop at Aukaf Market, MA Road, Srinagar (J&K), were shot dead by two unknown militants on their heads with the Pistols and he died on the spot. His next of kin Shri V Musalayya (father) resides at VPO-Jallarru, Teh-Pithapuram, Distt-East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.Const CHITTETI LAKSHMI NARAYANARegt No. : 973430402Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.02.2000Regt No. 973430402 Ct Chitteti Lakshmi Narayana of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Feb 2000 in M A Road, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. He was born on 25 May 1975 and joined BSF on 26 Apr 1997.On 14 Feb 2000, convoy protection guard consisting SI Nihal Singh (convoy commander) and guard included No.973430402 Ct Chitteti Lakshmi Narayana were preceded from Bandipur (J&K) to BSF Transit Camp Panthachowk (J&K). On 16 Feb 2000, some troops of convoy protection guard went to MA Road, Srinagar (J&K) for Govt. duty in the Govt. vehicle Tata 407. At about 1340 hrs, Ct Chitteti Lakshmi Narayana and Ct Vardhanapur Venkata Ramana of 39 Bn BSF were purchasing some article in a garment shop at Aukaf Market, MA Road, Srinagar (J&K) and suddenly they were shot dead by two unknown militants on their heads with the Pistols. Due to which, Ct Chitteti Lakshmi Narayana died on the spot.His next of kin Shri Chitteti Narasimha Rao (father) resides at 7th Lane, A T Agraharam, Guntur.HC DEONIS XALXORegt No. : 857000152Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.08.2000Regt No. 857000152 HC Deonis Xalxo of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Aug 2000 at BOP Maluchak, Jammu (J&K) while performing duty on IB. Born on 7 Aug 1964, HC Deonis Xalxo joined BSF on 10 Jan 1985.On the night intervening 26/27 Aug 2000 at about 0215 hrs, HC Deonis Xalxo when left ambush point for urine in the wrong direction near ambush point No.10 of BOP Maluchak without informing the sentry on duty, sustained bullet injury on abdomen due to firing by No.900071764 Ct Ramesh Chander, who was on sentry duty by presuming HC Deonis Xalxo as intruder/ militant. Later HC Deonis Xalxo succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at 166 MH on 28 Aug 2000 at about 1200 hrs. His next of kin Smt Rina Xalxo (wife) resides at Vill-Ghokla Jote (Chamta Colony), PO & PS-Matigara, Teh-Siliguri, Distt-Darjeeling, West Bengal.HC/DVR JAI NARAYAN PATHAKRegt No. : 75003026Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.04.2003Regt No. 75003026 HC/Dvr Jai Narayan Pathak of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 April 2003 at BOP Narayanpur due to Pak firing while performing duty on IB. Born on 25 Aug 1955, HC/Dvr Jai Narayan Pathak joined BSF on 28 Nov 1975.On 6 April 2003, while HC/Dvr Narayan was working with excavator for construction of protective bundh in the area of BOP Naraynapur sustained grievous injury on his left thigh as he slipped in the track excavator and wheel of excavator rolled over his thigh while trying to take cover from unprovoked Pak firing at excavator working site and later succumbed to injury enroute to MH at about 062515 hrs. His next of kin Smt Gangajeli Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Gagar Jagdish, PO-Khajni Kachar, PS-Bansgaon, Distt-Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. 224 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC RAM AVTAR BATHAMRegt No. : 790010584Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.08.2006Regt No. 790010584 HC Ram Avtar Batham of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Aug 2006 at Karan Nagar, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 Nov 1958, HC Ram Avtar Batham joined BSF on 26 Feb 1979.On 1 Aug 2006, HC Ram Avtar Batham of 39 Bn BSF alongwith 3 Constables attached with Sector Hospital, Srinagar were detailed as Escort party with the ambulance which was carrying referral patients to SMHS and SIMS Hospital, Srinagar. Ct Jadav Sanjay Bansilal of 143 Bn BSF also accompanied his wife Mrs. Kalpana (Patient) in the ambulance with due permission from his Unit. At about 1530 hrs, HC R A Batham and Ct Jadav Sanjay Bansilal went outside the main gate of SMHS Hospital, Karan Nagar, Srinagar to purchase some medicines or eatable items. While, they were approximately 40 meters of the hospital gate, they were shot at by unknown militants with 38 inch Pistol form a close range. Both were immediately evacuated to SMHS emergency but HC Ram Avtar Batham declared brought dead.His next of kin Smt Urmila Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Navin Basti, Lohiya Nagar, Near GAN Inter College, PO-Bidhuna, Distt-Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 225Const BAVIDODDI RAMANJANEYULURegt No. : 010093142Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.05.2008Regt No. 010093142 Ct Bavidoddi Ramanjaneyulu of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 May 2008 at Bandwan, Distt-Purulia (WB) while performi duty on IB. Born on 14 June 1976, Ct Bavidoddi Ramanjaneyulu joined BSF on 13 Jan 2001.On 11 May 2008, 39 Bn BSF deployed at IB Baikunthpur (WB) under North Bengal Frontier, No.010093142 Ct Bavidoddi Ramanjaneyulu was detailed for Panchayat Election duty in village Ganga Manna, District-Purulia (WB) under Ops control of Adhoc Bn NB-II. ADP(Area domination Patrol) party consisting No.06005059 SI B Tirkey as party commander alongwith 12 ORs included Ct Bavidoddi Ramanjaneyulu in two vehicles, at about 1430 hrs, above said patrolling party was dominating the area of post Ganga Manna Junior High School, PS-Bandwan, Distt-Purulia (WB). When patrolling party reached near polling booth Sirka approx. 1 Km, one powerful IED blasted by naxal. Resultantly, civil vehicle Tata 407 was blown by the IED and got damaged in which Ct Ali Akbar Saikh expired on the spot and 7 ORs injured seriously included Ct Bavidoddi Ramanjaneyulu. The Individual got severe head injury and admitted in ICU of Steel Authority of India Hospital, at Bokaro. While under treatment at said Hospital, he expired on 15 May 2008 at about 2230 hrs. His next of kin Smt B Vidya (wife) resides at VPO-Hebbatam, Teh-Alur, Distt-Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.226 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst ALI AKBAR SHAIKRegt No. : 904037485Unit : 39 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.05.2008Regt No. 904037485 Ct Ali Akbar Shaik of 39 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 May 2008 at Bandwan, Distt-Purulia (WB) while performing duty on IB. Born on 30 Nov 1971, Ct Ali Akbar Shaik joined BSF on 19 Sept 1990.On 11 May 2008, 39 Bn BSF deployed at IB Baikunthpur (WB) under North Bengal Frontier, No. 904037485 Ct Ali Akbar Shaik was detailed for Panchayat Election duty in village Ganga Manna, District-Purulia (WB) under Ops control of Adhoc Bn NB-II. ADP(Area Domination Patrol) party consisting No.06005059 SI B Tirkey as party commander alongwith 12 ORs included Ct Ali Akbar Shaik in two vehicles, at about 1430 hrs, above said patrolling party was dominating the area of post Ganga Manna Junior High School, PS-Bandwan, Distt-Purulia (WB). When patrolling party reached near pooling booth Sirka approx. 1 Km, one powerful IED blasted by naxal. Resultantly, civil vehicle Tata 407 was blown in the air and got damaged in which Ct Ali Akbar Shaik expired on the spot and 7 ORs injured seriously in this site.His next of kin Smt Zerina Begam (wife) resides at Vill-Chakara, PO-Isham, Tehsil-Uri, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.39 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1 April 1988 at Kadamtala under North Bengal Frontier. In the month of March 1989, the unit was re-grouped as standard 39 Battalion BSF. During the year 1998-99, the unit participated successfully in operation VIJAY (Kargil War) at Gurez, Kashmir under 109 Infd Bde. The unit personnel have received 3 Police medal for gallantry, 1 Presidents police Medal for distinguished service and 7 Nos Police Medal for Meritorious service.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 22740 Bn BSF40 Bn BSF was raised on 1 July 1966 at Jalandhar Cantt (PB). Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. Apart from vast experience of border duties onIndo-Bangla and India- Pakistan border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in J&K. The unit has so far earned 1 Vir Chakra and 1 PPMG in its honour. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Kalyani under Ftr HQ BSF South Bengal, West Bengal.Shri N S DALAL, AC, Veer ChakraIRLA No. : 1616Unit : 40 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.04.1972IRLA No. 1616 Shri N S Dalal, AC of 40 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 April 1972 at Delta Counter Sauji (J&K) during Indo-Pak offensive operation. Born on 12 April 1943, Shri N S Dalal, AC joined BSF on 8 Jan1971.On 24 April 1972 at 1430 hrs, Shri N S Dalal, AC was ordered to lead a platoon patrol to DELTA counter to prevent any intrusion by the enemy in own area. When the leading elements of the patrol were 50 yards short of DELTA Counter, it came under very heavy MMG, Mor, LMG Fire from three directions. The complete patrol was held up. It was not possible to withdraw or move forward due to intense enemy fire. Shri N S Dalal, AC took the LMG himself and moved forward and opened fire on the enemy MMG post from which direct fire was coming on the patrol. He simultaneously directed his men to withdraw. He silenced the enemy MMG by his LMG fire, but suddenly the enemy fired MMG burst-fire from another direction and Shri N S Dalal got hit on his right thigh. In spite of severe injuries, profusely bleeding, he kept the enemy engaged without regard to his own life and safety, till his men moved to the alternative position under his covering fire. He kept the enemy engaged till he become unconscious. It was due to this courageous action of Shri. N S Dalal AC that the men were saved when the whole patrol would have been annihilated. Shri N S Dalal AC by his courageous leadership saved the life of 30 of his comrades. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Veer Chakra (Posthumously).His next of Kin Smt Dalip Kaur (wife) resides at H.No.168, Jhanj Colony, Rohtak, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.40 Bn40 Bn228 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour41 Bn41 BnShri R S AHLAWAT, 2IC, PMGIRLA No. : 3193Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.06.2001IRLA No. 3193 Shri R S Ahlawat of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 June 2001 in Kashmir valley while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 4 Aug 1963, Shri R S Ahlawat, 2IC joined BSF on 21 June 1986. On specific information that militants were using passes and gullies in Pir Panjal Ranges in general area of Yichhu (Kokernag) to enter the valley, Shri. R.S Ahlawat, 2IC/Offg Comdt 41 Bn BSF decided to identify these passes and select ambush sites on the likely routes of militants. The party laid ambush on the higher reaches of villages Yichhu. While the party was returning to Coy location after leaving the ambush site, six heavily armed militants of JEM outfit, hidden in a house in the village, ambushed the party with heavy volume of fire. Shri. Ahlawat located their position, cordoned that house and fired at them. After a brief exchange of heavy fire, there was a comparative lull when Shri. R.S Ahlawat spotted some movement out of the house and challenged the militants. Immediately, the militants fired towards the position of Shri Ahlawat, who was barely 15 meter away. One militant virtually ran towards Shri Ahlawat resulting in a face to face combat. In this close exchange of fire, one bullet hit Shri Ahlawat in right collarbone area. Despite being injured he kept on firing at militants till he fell unconscious. Subsequently he succumbed to the bullet injuries while being evacuated to 92 Bn at about 0130 hrs on 4th June 2001. The militants managed to escape taking advantage of darkness, thick vegetation and broken ground.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously) His next of kin Smt Meenakshi Ahlawat (wife) resides at IB-22, Ridgewood DLF, PhaseIV, Gurgaon, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 229230 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri RAVINDER SINGH, ACIRLA No. : 19563540Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.10.1999IRLA No. 19563540 Shri Ravinder Singh of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Oct 1999 in Kashmir valley while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 16 Aug 1970, Shri Ravinder Singh, AC joined BSF on 2 Jan 1995.On 22 Oct 1999 Shri Ravinder Singh, AC alongwith troops was returning after conclusion of joint ops which was conducted in the intervening night of 21/22 Oct 1999 at Malwan village in the general area of 1 Bn BSF deployed at Kulgam.Shri Ravinder Singh, AC alongwith 3 personnel of 41 BN BSF left for Hakura where a Coy of 36 RR was deployed to discuss about a joint ops to be conducted with 36 RR. However he could not meet with the Coy Comdr and passed the message to the Coy 2IC. He left for his Coy HQ Ekigngam where the Coy was deployed via Badasgaon, Mohoripura road. At about 1720 hrs when their Jeep was about to cross the steel girder bridge an IED exploded causing devastating loss to lives and Govt. property. As a result of blast, he succumbed to injuries on 22 Oct 1999 at 92 BH Srinagar. His next of kin Smt Rupinder Kour (wife) resides at C/o Sarwan Singh Parmar, Vill-Chiran, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.Const/DVR BABU LALRegt No. : 89644817Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.10.1999Regt No. 89644817 Ct/Dvr Babu Lal of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Oct 1999 in Kashmir valley while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 15 Sept 1969, Ct/Dvr Babu Lal joined BSF on 16 Nov 1989.On 22 Oct 1999, No. 89644817 Ct/Dvr Babu Lal was returning alongwith Shri Ravinder Singh, AC and other troops after conclusion of joint ops which was conducted in the intervening night of 21/22 Oct 1999 at Malwan village in the area of jurisdiction of 1 Bn BSf deployed at Kulgam.He left for his coy HQ Ekigngam where the coy is deployed via Badasgaon, Mohoripura road. At about 1720 hrs when their Jeep was about to cross the steel girder bridge an IED exploded causing devastating loss to lives and Govt. property. As a result of blast he succumbed to injuries on 22nd Oct1999 at 92 BH Srinagar. His next of kin Smt Sita Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Dhoru, PS-Bhopalgarh, Distt- Jodhpur, Rajasthan.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 231HC SATYA KUMAR SINGHRegt No. : 88161343Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.08.2006Regt No. 88161343 HC Satya Kumar Singh of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Aug 2006 in Manipur while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 7 May 1967, HC Satya Kumar Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 3 Aug 2006, a patrolling party consisting of 4 HC and 9 ORs from C Coy post Lamka Collage of this unit left for night domination patrolling in the area of tiddim road new Lamka Khumbywaba in C C Pur (Manipur). At about 031910 hrs HC Satya Kumar Singh B Coy of this unit sustained bullet injuries when a sudden encounter with the militants. He was immediately evacuated, doctor on duty declared him brought dead.His next of kin Smt Rashmi Kumari (wife) resides at Block No. 151-2-3, Road No. 05, Bagbera Colony, Tata Nagar, Distt- Singhbhum East, Jharkhand.Const FAROOQ AHMADRegt No. : 90109607Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.10.1999Regt No. 90109607 Ct Farooq Ahmad of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Oct 1999 in Kashmir valley while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 8 Nov 1971, Ct Farooq Ahmad joined BSF on 27 Sept 1990.On 22nd Oct 1999, Ct Farooq Ahmad was returning alongwith Shri Ravinder Singh, AC and other troops after conclusion of joint ops which was conducted in the intervening night of 21/22 Oct 1999 at Malwan village in the area of jurisdiction of 1 Bn BSF deployed at Kulgam.He left for his Coy HQ Ekigngam alongwith the party where the Coy is deployed via Badasgaon, Mohoripura road. At about 1720 hrs when their Jeep was about to cross the steel girder bridge an IED exploded causing devastating loss to lives and Govt. property. As a result of blast he succumbed to injuries on 22 Oct 1999 at 92 BH Srinagar. His next of kin Mumtaz Akhtar (wife) resides at Ward No. 07, MohTaliwan Bawali, Teh-Poonch , DisttPoonch, Jammu and Kashmir.232 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC C M TIWARIRegt No. : 76010003Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.11.1999Regt No. 76010003 HC C M Tiwari of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Nov 1999 in Kahsmir valley while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 25 June 1955, HC C M Tiwari joined BSF on 1 March 1976.On 22 Oct 1999, HC C M Tiwari was returning alongwith Shri Ravinder Singh, AC and other troops after conclusion of joint ops which was conducted in the intervening night of 21/22 Oct 1999 at Malwan village in the area of jurisdiction of 1 Bn BSF deployed at Kulgam. He left for his Coy HQ Ekigngam alongwith the party where the Coy is deployed via Badasgaon, Mohoripura road. At about 1720 hrs when their Jeep was about to cross the steel girder bridge an IED exploded causing devastating loss to lives and Govt. property. As a result of blast he sustained serious injuries and later died on 29 Oct 1999 at SKIMS Hospital Srinagar. His next of kin Smt Parwati Tiwari (wife) resides at VillChainpur, Ward No. 03, PO-Gagan Gaunda, HPOMahender Paal Pokhva, DisttKaski, ZoneGandaki, Nepal.Const BALBIR SINGHRegt No. : 89004665Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.02.2002Regt No. 89004665 Ct Balbir Singh of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Feb 2002 while performing IB/CI/IS duty. Born on 18 Nov 1967, Ct Balbir Singh joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 15th Feb2002 Shri R S Salariya, DC while on foot patrolling with party, a powerful IED was detonated by militants. The party immediately swing into action under command of Shri R S Salaria and killed one militant, who was responsible for detonating IED. During this encounter, Ct Balbir Singh sustained a bullet injury and sacrificed his life in honour of force and country. His next of kin Smt Anju Thakur (wife) resides at VillKhuthar, PO-via Densar, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 233LNK JAFAR ALIRegt No. : 84455008Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.09.1993Regt No. 84455008 LNk Jafar Ali of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Sept 1993 while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 April 1964, LNk Jafar Ali joined BSF on 30 Oct 1984.On 20 Sept 1993 during encounter with 4 militants, LNk Jafar Ali, Ct Shiv Shankar and Ct Bhupan Dass sacified their life in the armed encounter during the incident. Ct Shyam Mohinder also sustained bullet injury. Following Arms and Amn were recovered from the possession of militant, AK-56 rifle-3 Nos, (ii) Mag AK rifle-13 Nos.(iii) Amn- AK-56- 198 Rds (iv) Hand grenade-4 Nos.His next of kin Smt Meena Bano (wife) resides at Vill- Halmatpur, PO- Hihama, Distt-Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir. HC JAI BHAGWANRegt No. : 80411037Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.12.1998Regt No. 80411037 HC Jai Bhagwan of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Dec 1998 while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 2 Aug 1960, HC Jai Bhagwan joined BSF on 10 Dec 1980.On 11 Dec 1998 at about 1945 hrs, HC Jai Bhagwan of 41 bn BSF A Coy was on patrolling duty in area Pandit Mohalla as part of the patrol party of Coy HQ A Coy of 41 Bn BSF, deployed in Mattan. The patrolling party while performing the duties on road Mattan, Pahalgam was all of sudden fired upon by militants, HC Jai Bhagwan sustained bullet injuries and later on succumbed to injuries while being evacuated to 90 Base Hospital. His next of kin Smt Rani Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Santar, PO- Sarupgarh, Distt- Bhiwani, Haryana.Const SHIV SHANKARRegt No. : 88161737Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.09.1993Regt No. 88161737 Ct Shiv Shankar of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Sept 1993 while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 July 1969, Ct Shiv Shankar joined BSF on 1st April 1988.On 20 Sept 1993 during sudden encounter with 4 militants, LNk Jafar Ali, Ct Shiv Shankar and Ct Bhupan Dass sustained bullet injuries and sacrificed their lives during the incident. Ct Shyam Mohinder also sustained bullet injury. Following Arms and Amn were recovered from the possession of militant, AK-56 rifle-3 Nos. (ii) Mag AK rifle-13 Nos.(iii) Amn- AK-56-198 Rds (iv) Hand grenade-4 Nos.His next of kin Smt Sangita Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Andharnari, PO- Andharnari, Distt- Nawadah, Bihar.Const BHUPAN DASSRegt No. : 89163024Unit : 41 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.09.1993Regt No. 89163024 Ct Bhupan Dass of 41 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Sept 1993 while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 2 May 1970, Ct Bhupan Dass joined BSF on 13 March 1989.On 20th Sept 1993 during encounter with 4 militants, LNk Jafar Ali, Ct Shiv Shankar and Ct Bhupan Das sustained bullet injuries and sacrificed their lives during the incident. Ct Shyam Mohinder also sustained bullet injury. Following Arms and Amn were recovered from the possession of militant, AK-56 rifle-3 Nos, (ii) Mag AK rifle-13 Nos.(iii) Amn- AK-56- 198 Rds (iv) Hand grenade-4 Nos.His next of kin Smt Mori Pass (mother) resides at Vill- Kulhati, PO- Kulhati, Distt- Kamrup, Assam.41 Bn BSF41 Bn BSF was raised on 1 July 1966 at Chhanpura (Kashmir). Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. Apart from vast experience of border duties in Indo-Bangla and India-Pakistan border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in J&K. The unit has so far earned 10 PMG & 10 PMS in its honour. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Maheshpur under Ftr HQ BSF North Bengal, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 235Const RAMESH CHAND, PMGRegt No. : 89722533Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.1996Regt No.89722533 Ct Ramesh Chand of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 March 1996 at Sopore (J&K) while on CI duty. Born on 5 Dec 1970, Ct Ramesh Chand joined BSF on 25 Dec 1989.On 27 March 1996, one patrol party was patrolling in area Chankhon Mohalla, Sopore (J&K). During patrolling they got information about some suspected persons in area Chankhon. They surrounded suspected houses and started search. As soon as party entered in a house encounter with militant started. Party Commander was injured. Ct Ramesh Chand saw his Commander dying and at this he climbed stairs and charged upon the other militants there. A burst of fire came upon him and he rolled down from stairs and succumbed to the injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Dhankour Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ladiya, PO-Pragpur, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan.Const DWARKA NATH, PMGRegt No. : 910047836 Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.1996Regt No.910047836 Ct Dwarka Nath of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 March 1996 at Sopore (J&K) while on CI duty. Born on 18 Dec 1969, Ct Dwarka Nath joined BSF on 20 Feb 1991.On 27 March 1996, one patrol party was patrolling in area Chankhon Mohalla, Sopore (J&K). During patrolling they got information about some suspected persons in area Chankhon. They surrounded suspected houses and started search. As soon as party entered in a house encounter with militant started. Party Commander was injured. Ct Dwarikanath saw his Commander dying and at this he climbed stairs and charged upon the other militants there. A burst of fire came upon him and he rolled down from stairs and succumbed to the injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Sushma Rani (wife) resides at VPO-Pakhlai, DisttUdhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.42 Bn42 Bn236 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourShri JAI SINGH BHATI, DC, PPMGIRLA. No. : 30074 Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.1996IRLA No. 30074 Shri Jai Singh Bhati of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 March 1996 at Sopore (J&K) while on Anti-Terrorist counter insurgency duty. Born on 4 May 1945, Shri Jai Singh Bhati joined BSF on 1 April 1967.On 27 March 1996, one patrol party under command of Shri Jai Singh Bhati, DC was patrolling in area Chankhon Mohalla, Sopore (J&K). During patrolling they got information about some suspected persons in area Chankhon. They surrounded the suspected houses and started search. As soon as party entered in a house encounter with militants started in which 3 Jawans got fatal injuries. Shri Jai Singh Bhati, DC also sustained injury in firing but he kept leading the remaining party courageously. He himself located one of the firing militants and shot him down. He moved to other place but was fired upon by another militant from upper floor and fell down on ground succumbing to injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Harkanwar (wife) resides at VPO-Deora, Distt-Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.SI BALWANT SINGHRegt No. : 685886646 Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.1996Regt No. 685886646 SI Balwant Singh of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 March 1996 at Sopore (J&K) while on CI duty. Born on 30 Aug 1947, SI Balwant Singh joined BSF on 1 Sept 1965.On 27 March 1996, one patrol party under command of Shri Jai Singh Bhati, DC was patrolling in area Chankhon Mohalla, Sopore (J&K). During patrolling they got information about some suspected persons in area Chankhon. They surrounded the suspected houses and started search. As soon as party entered in a house, encounter with militants started in which 3 personnel sustained fatal injuries including SI Balwant Singh who succumbed to injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Gain Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Kihali, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 237Const RAJBIR SINGHRegt No. : 882546540 Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.1996Regt No. 882546540 Ct Rajbir Singh of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 March 1996 at Sopore (J&K) while on CI duty. Born on 1 March 1968, Ct Rajbir Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 27 March 1996, one patrol party under command of Shri Jai Singh Bhati, DC was patrolling in area Chankhon Mohalla, Sopore (J&K). During patrolling they got information about some suspected persons in area Chankhon. They surrounded the suspected houses and started search. As soon as party entered in a house encounter with militants started in which 3 Jawans sustained fatal injuries including Ct Rajbir Singh who succumbed to injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Neelam Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Nodia Banger, PO-Narora, Distt-Bulandsahar, Uttar Pradesh.Const JAYANTI PRASADRegt No. : 894020841Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.1996Regt No. 894020841 Ct Jayanti Prasad of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 March 1996 at Sopore (J&K) while on CI duty. Born on 8 Dec 1968, Ct Jayanti Prasad joined BSF on 28 Dec 1989.On 27 March 1996, one patrol party under command of Shri Jai Singh Bhati, DC was patrolling in area Chankhon Mohalla, Sopore (J&K). During patrolling they got information about some suspected persons in area Chankhon. They surrounded the suspected houses and started search. As soon as party entered in a house encounter with militants started in which 3 Jawans sustained fatal injuries including Ct Jayanti Prasad who succumbed to injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Meena Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Simalt, PO-Kanoth, Distt-Chamoli, Uttarakhand.238 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst ROHTASH KUMARRegt No. : 882547460 Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.07.1997Regt No. 882547460 Ct Rohtash Kumar of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 July 1997 at Sopore (J&K) while on CI duty. Born on 28 Aug 1966, Ct Rohtash Kumar joined BSF on 2 April 1988.On 5 July 1997 at about 1150 hrs in the area of SBI Main Chowk Sopore, PS-Sopore, Distt-Baramulla, a hand grenade was hurled in SBI Main Chowk, Sopore by some militants while a party of 42 Bn BSF was moving to purchase vegetables for troops. As a result of grenade blast, 4 Jawans had splinter injuries including Ct Rohtash Kumar, who sustained a punctured wound of splinter on the neck. He was evacuated to 131 Bn BSF THQ, however, he succumbed to his injuries enroute.His next of kin Smt Mukesh Lata (wife) resides at VPO-Thana Kalan, Distt-Sonipat, Haryana.NK/RO RAJ KUMARRegt No. : 824220013 Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.03.1987Regt No. 824220013 Nk/RO Raj Kumar of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 March 1987 at Jalandhar while on CI duty. Born on 3 May 1962, Nk/RO Raj Kumar joined BSF on 28 Jan 1982.Nk/RO Raj Kumar of this unit was on deputation with Punjab Police telecommunication, Chandigarh in 1984. On 24 March 1987 some militants attacked near railway crossing at about 0900 hrs in Jalandhar (Punjab). One of the militants fire at Nk/RO Raj Kumar and he succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Kusam Lata (wife) resides at H.No. 335 Sahib Bhagat Singh Colony, Jalandhar, Punjab. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 239Photograph not available42 Bn BSFUnit was raised on 1 Sept 1965 as 44 PAP and it was embodied into Border Security Force as 3 Bn BSF. On 1 July1966, it was re-designated as 42 Bn BSF at Jalandhar (Punjab). The unit was deployed at various locations on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border.SI BACHAN SINGHRegt No. : 664554596 Unit : 42 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.06.2003Regt No. 664554596 SI Bachan Singh of 42 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 June 2003 at Charar-e-Shariff (J&K) while on CI duty. Born on 13 Nov 1948, SI Bachan Singh joined BSF on 1 Oct 1966.A joint operation was planned along with 76 Bn BSF & 35 RR by the Comdt. 42 Bn BSF on intervening night 17/18 June 2003 in Vill-Dalwan, Distt-Badgam (J&K). SI Bachan Singh placed the troops in cordon effectively in time. On completion of cordon he along with two ct started re-positioning of his cordon party. At about 0220 hrs he observed some suspected movement in undergrowth of orchard. SI Bachan Singh challenged them. On being challenged, militants opened fire. SI Bachan Singh and two Cts retaliated. In the exchange of fire SI Bachan Singh sustained multiple bullet injuries on his left thigh and right leg. He succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated to the Unit.His next of kin Smt Bimal Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Burjtanda, PO-Sujwan, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.240 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK SATBIR SINGHRegt No. : 810012879 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.10.1990Regt No. 810012879 LNk Satbir Singh of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 Oct 1990 at Jagraon, Punjab during IS duty. LNk Satbir Singh joined BSF in 1981.On 21 Oct 1990 Rly staff were kidnapped at Jagraon station. Immediately the police party rushed to the spot with BSF personnel. When this party crossed Gurdwara Bohar Sahib and was passing in front of Rishi Ashram, they came under heavy fire from behind the wall of Rishi Ashram running along the road. This party retaliated the fire and forced the terrorists to flee. In this process LNk Satbir Singh suffered multiple bullet injuries and succumbed. His next of kin Smt Krishna Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Badli Distt-Jhajjar, Haryana.HC FIRDOSH AHMAD KHAN, PPMGRegt No. : 98199342 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.08.2003Regt No. 98199342 HC Firdous Ahmad Khan of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Aug 2003 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 17 April 1974, HC Firdosh Ahmad Khan joined BSF on 27 April 1998.On 27 Aug 2003 at about 1905 hrs, during a storming operation in the Greenway Hotel, Lal Chowk, Srinagar (J&K) was carried out to flush out some militants hiding in the hotel, HC Firdosh Ahmad Khan in order to save the life of his Comdt. from militants fire came in between his Comdt. and militants, and sustained bullet injury at his neck. He succumbed to injuries on 29 Aug 2003 at SKIMS Soura, Srinagar (J&K).His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Presidents Police Medal for Gallantry in 2004 (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Zarba Begum (wife) resides at Vill-Sumlar, PO-Bandipur, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.43 Bn43 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 241Photograph not availablePhotograph not availableConst BRIJ LALRegt No. : 90004975Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.02.1995Regt No. 90004975 Ct Brij Lal of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Feb 1995 at Nazirpur, Distt-Nadia (West Bengal) while performing IB duty. Born on 7 March 1968, Ct Brij Lal joined BSF on 14 July 1990.On 9 Feb 1995, Ct Brij Lal along with 9 personnel was on patrol duty from Coy HQ Betai to BOP Nandanpur. At about 1400 hrs near Nazirpur cattle market some anti social elements assaulted the patrol party with daw and other sharp edged weapons. Four personnel of the patrol including Ct Brij Lal sustained fatal wounds and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Desha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Mandol, PO-Ganika, Distt-Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK TEJ SINGHRegt No. : 84254524 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.02.1995Regt No. 84254524 LNk Tej Singh of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Feb 1995 at Nazirpur, Distt-Nadia (West Bengal) while performing IB duty. Born on 15 July 1965, LNk Tej Singh joined BSF on 17 Oct 1984.On 9 Feb 1995, LNk Tej Singh along with 9 personnel was on patrol duty from Coy HQ Betai to BOP Nandanpur. At about 1400 hrs near Nazirpur cattle market some anti-social elements assaulted the patrol party with daw and other sharp edged weapons. Four personnel of the patrol including LNk Tej Singh sustained fatal wounds and succumbed to the injuries. His next of kin Smt Sarvesh (wife) resides at Vill-Garhidan Sahay, PO-Gurha, Distt-Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.242 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI KUNDAN SINGH NEGIRegt No. : 667661505 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.02.1995Regt No. 667661505 SI Kundan Singh Negi of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Feb 1995 at Nazirpur, Distt-Nadia (West Bengal) while performing IB duty. Born on 8 Feb 1948, SI Kundan Singh Negi joined BSF on 1 Dec 1966.On 9 Feb 1995, SI Kundan Singh Negi along with 9 personnel was on patrol duty from Coy HQ Betai to BOP Nandanpur. At about 1400 hrs near Nazirpur cattle market some anti-social elements assaulted the patrol party with daw and other sharp edged weapons. Four personnel of the patrol including SI Kundan Singh Negi sustained fatal wounds and succumbed to the injuries. His next of kin Smt Ranbiri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ganeshpur, PO-Karbari Grant, Distt-Dehradun, Uttarakhand.HC BARUN KUMAR SARKARRegt No. : 847110308 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.05.2004Regt No. 847110308 HC Barun Kumar Sarkar of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 May 2004 at Lower Munda, Anantnag while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 10 June 1963, HC Barun Kumar Sarkar joined BSF on 12 Sept 1984.On 23 May 2004 at about 1020 hrs when the Jammu bound convoy was passing through area Lower Munda between milestone No. 216 and 217 on NH-1A, convoy bus No. 2 driven by HC/Dvr Mathan Singh, Ftr HQ BSF Srinagar was blown off by a powerful IED which was concealed underneath a culvert and triggered off by the militants. The blast was so severe that the bus was blown up in the air approx 20-30 feet and caught fire. HC Barun Kumar Sarkar was in the ill-fated vehicle and succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Krishna Sarkar (wife) resides at VPO-Fuliya Colony, PS-Santipur, Distt-Nadia, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 243Photograph not availablePhotograph not availableHC RAJENDER SINGHRegt No. : 86076944Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.10.2003Regt No. 86076944 HC Rajender Singh of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Oct 2003 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 15 June 1966, HC Rajender Singh joined BSF on 5 June 1986.On 17 Oct 2003 at around 1015 hrs, near the Banquet Hall of CM Residence, M A Road, Srinagar, militants hurled grenade and fired on the BSF patrol party, in which HC Rajender Singh succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Chand Kanwar (wife) resides at VPO-Chirana, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.Const ADIT KUMAR DAS, PPMGRegt No. : 940065167 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.07.2005Regt No. 940065167 Ct Adit Kumar Das of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 July 2005 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 2 June1972, Ct Adit Kumar Das joined BSF on 28 Sept 1994.On 29 July 2005 at about 1715 hrs, militants opened heavy volume of fire on the QRT of 43 Bn BSF deployed in front of Akhara Building Gate from their hiding in Hotel Bombay Gujarat and Fancy Fabrics Shopping Complex. In that firing, Ct Adit Kumar Das got seriously injured. He was immediately evacuated to 92 base hospital, Srinagar where he succumbed to the injuries on 29 July 2005.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG in the year 2007 (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Monimala Das (wife) resides at Vill-Uzir Khat, PO-Nizdham Dhama, Distt-Nalbari, Assam.244 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SATYA PRAKASHRegt No. : 90173400 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.02.1995Regt No. 90173400 Ct Satya Prakash of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Feb 1995 at Nazirpur, Distt-Nadia (WB) while performing IB duty. Born on 10 Oct 1969, Ct Satya Prakash joined BSF on 1 March 1990.On 9 Feb 1995, Ct Satya Prakash along with 9 personnel was on patrol duty from Coy HQ Betai to BOP Nandanpur. At about 1400 hrs near Nazirpur cattle market some anti-social elements assaulted the patrol party with daw and other sharp edged weapons. Four personnel of the patrol including Ct Satya Prakash sustained fatal wounds and succumbed to the injuries. His next of kin Smt Lajavati Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Dinol, Teh-Khurja, Distt-Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh.Const SRI GOPALRegt No. : 90173429 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.10.2003Regt No. 90173429 Ct Sri Gopal of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Oct 2003 at Srinagar while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 Sept 1968, Ct Sri Gopal joined BSF on 1 March 1990.On 17 Oct 2003 at around 1015 hrs, near the Banquet Hall of CM Residence, M A Road, Srinagar, militants hurled grenade and fired on the BSF patrol party, in which Ct Sri Gopal sustained injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Maya Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Hatana, Teh-Chata, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.Const/Swpr SUNNY AVTARRegt No. : 98433006 Unit : 43 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.05.2004Regt No. 98433006 Ct/Swpr Sunny Avtar of 43 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 May 2004 at Lower Munda Anantnag while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 Oct 1975, Ct/Swpr Sunny Avtar joined BSF on 25 June1998.At about 1020 hrs when the Jammu bound convoy was passing through area Lower Munda between milestone No. 216 and 217 on NH-1A, convoy bus No. 2 driven by HC/Dvr Mathan Singh, Ftr HQ BSF Srinagar was blown off by a powerful IED which was concealed underneath a culvert and triggered off by the militants. The blast was so severe that the bus was blown up in the air approx 20-30 feet and caught fire. Ct/Swpr Sunny Avtar was in the ill-fated vehicle and succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Kamlesh Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Chikambass, PO-Chikanwar, Distt-Hisar, Haryana.Photograph not available43 Bn BSF43 Bn BSF was raised on 01stJuly 1966 by embodying 47 PAP at Jalandhar Punjab. Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. Apart from vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab, J&K, Assam and Odisha. The unit has so far earned 14 PPMG, 16 PMG and 3 Prime Minister Life Saving Medals. 11 Personnel of the unit have sacrificed their lives during enemy action. At present the Battalion is deployed on IB at Roshanbagh under Ftr HQ BSF S/Bengal, West Bengal. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 245246 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK AJIT SINGHRegt No. : 71100155 Unit : 44 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.09.1991Regt No. 71100155 LNk Ajit Singh of 44 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Sept 1991 at Gultipura, Distt-Kupwara (J&K) while proceeding on leave. Born on 10 Oct 1952, LNk Ajit Singh joined BSF on 3 Feb 1971.Militants abducted LNk Ajit Singh on 16 Sept 1991. On 17 Sept 1991, a search operation was carried out at village Salakut (Kupwara) J&K. During the search operation, the info regarding an unidentified dead body lying near Panchayat house located in Vill-Gultipura, Distt-Kupwara (J&K) was received through local source. On reaching at the place, the dead body was identified as of LNk Ajit Singh. On checking of the mortal remains of LNk Ajit Singh injury marks suggesting torture and brutal murdered. His next of kin Smt Roopa Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bhandoli, PO-Sri Kot Khal Patti Mondadsue, Teh-Lansdowne, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.44 Bn BSFThe unit was raised as 55 Bn Punjab Armed Police (PAP) was transferred to BSF. On 1 July 1966 the unit was formed and designated as 5 Bn BSF and on 1 June 1967 re-christened as 44 Bn BSF. In the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the unit fought the battle alongside the Indian Army gallantly. The unit has so far produced 2 Martyrs and has been bestowed upon 2 PMG.44 Bn44 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 247Const TEJ SINGHRegt No. : 881659652 Unit : 45 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.03.1990Regt No. 881659652 Ct Tej Singh of 45 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 March 1990 at Khemkaran while performing duty on IB. Born on 5 July 1968, Ct Tej Singh joined BSF on 7 April 1988. On 3 March 1990 at about 1745 hrs a vehicle returning from Amritsar was ambushed by a group of extremists near Valtoha-Asal Uttar about 4 Km short of BSF Campus on Amritsar-Khemkaran main road. The vehicle came under a very heavy volume of automatic fire from four to five positions from right side of the road; Ct Tej Singh immediately reacted and opened fire on the extremist positions before falling to the bullets of extremists. Ct Tej Singh who had two bullets hits on his chest and thigh succumbed to his injuries after about half an hour.His next of kin Smt Bhanwar Kanwar (wife) resides at VPO-Gelawas, PS-Kerla, Distt-Pali, Rajasthan.45 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Bikaner (Rajasthan) on 1 July 1966 from J&K Home Guard. The unit was deployed at tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak borders. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.45 Bn45 Bn46 Bn46 BnNK RADHE SHYAM DUBEYRegt No. : 701870973 Unit : 46 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.02.1997Regt No. 701870973 Nk Radhe Shyam Dubey of 46 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Feb 1997 at IED Blast while performing CI duty. Born on 12 Oct 1951, Nk Radheshyam Dubey joined BSF on 16 Sept 1970. On 5 Feb 1997 at about 1030 hrs while a party consisting of 2 SOs and 11 ORs led by Sh. Sanjeev Kumar AC(T) was going to AD(P) Pantha Chowk in two Vehs for collection of stores. On reaching near vill-Thakurpura PS-Badgam one gypsy was blown up in an IED blast planted by terrorist on the road. Nk Radhey Shyam Dubey who was sitting in gypsy sustained serious injuries and later died at Bn Tac HQ location Charare Sharif 5 Feb 1997. His next of kin Smt Indu Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Sahpur Puraini, PO-Baghra Mahawari, Distt-Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.Inspr BRIJ MOHAN PANDEY Regt No. : 810020142 Unit : 46 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.05.1993Regt No. 810020142 Inspr Brij Mohan Pandey of 46 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 May 1993 at GOC-II FDL at Sunderbani, Jammu while performing LC duty. Born on 4 Jan 1955, Sub Brij Mohan Pandey joined BSF on 13 Feb 1981.On 29 May 1993 at about 1645 hrs Inspr BM Pandey was observing enemy movement across the line of control and wanted to convey this message to GOC-II PPFDL on telephone. When he was in communication with GOC-II PP a BAKAN Tree was struck by lightning close proximity of GOC-II FDL and destroyed the telephone wire under the tree and current passed through telephone wire with the result Inspr Brij Mohan Pandey got the lightning shock and died instantly.His next of kin Smt Pushpa Pandey (wife) resides at Vill-Churli, PO-Churli, Distt-Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.46 Bn BSFThe unit was raised as the 3 Kashmir Armed Police Battalion on 15 Jan 1963 and re-christened as 2 JKAP during Feb 1966. Later on, it was converted to 46 Bn BSF w.e.f. 1 June 1966 at Satwari camp Jammu. The unit had performed duties in almost every tough terrain and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak borders. The unit has been bestowed upon 5 PMG, 5 PPMG and 1 Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 249HC YASHPAL SINGHRegt No. : 790010502 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2002Regt No. 790010502 HC Yashpal Singh of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2002 at Panchgam between Chokoora & Naira village of Distt Pulwama (J&K) while election duty. He was born on 20 Sept 1957, HC Yashpal Singh joined BSF on 24 Feb 1979.On 1 Oct 2002 while coming from Election duty, a TATA 407 vehicle 47 Bn, BSF was blown off near village Lidhrimar, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) at 1650 hrs by triggering off an IED planted by unknown militants. In that blast, HC Yashpal Singh sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt Archana Chauhan (wife) resides at Vill-Power House Mainpuri, PO-Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.HC NEMI CHANDRegt No. : 81005731 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2002Regt No. 81005731 HC Nemi Chand of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2002 at Panchgam between Chokoora & Naira village of Distt Pulwama (J&K) while election duty. He was born on 29 Sept 1962, HC Nemi Chand joined BSF on 24 Jan 1981.On 1 of Oct 2002 while coming from Election duty, a TATA 407 vehicle 47 Bn, BSF was blown off near village Lidhrimar, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) at 1650 hrs by triggering off an IED planted by unknown militants. In that blast, HC Nemi Chand sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt Bidami Devi (wife) C/o Geeta General Store, Near Sastri Bal Niketan School, Choudhary Charan Singh Nagar (Sikar), Rajasthan.47 Bn47 Bn250 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC BALBIR SINGHRegt No. : 87007069 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2002Regt No. 87007069 HC Balbir Singh of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2002 at Panchgam between Chokoora & Naira village of Distt Pulwama (J&K) while election duty. He was born on 10 Feb 1964 and joined BSF on 26 June 1987.On 1 Oct, 2002 while coming from Election duty, a TATA 407 vehicle 47 Bn, BSF was blown off near village Lidhrimar, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) at 1650 hrs by triggering off an IED planted by unknown militants. In that blast, HC Balbir Singh sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt Amarjeet Kaur (wife) Vill-Kamalpur, PO-Kamalpur, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.HC SANSAR SINGHRegt No. : 800018306 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.2003Regt No. 800018306 HC Sansar Singh of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 2003 at Srinagar (J&K) while deployed in Anti-Terrorist role. He was born on 13 May 1960 and joined BSF on 20 Nov 1980.On 7 Aug 2003 at about 1250 hrs, a grenade was lobbed by militants inside a TATA 407 vehicle of 47 Bn, BSF near a Gurudwara at Lal Chowk, Srinagar. HC Sansar Singh sustained fatal injuries as grenade exploded inside the vehicle and he succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt Kalasho Devi (wife) Vill-Pandhu, PO-Harnare, Via-Shahpur, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 251Const GURNAM SINGHRegt No. : 890078886 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1995Regt No. 890078886 Const Gurnam Singh of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1995 at Karan Nagar (Srinagar) while performing the CI Ops duty. He was born on 1 Feb 1970 and joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 4 Dec 1995, at Karan Nagar in Srinagar (J&K), Ct Gurnam Singh died due to head injury which he sustained while fighting gallantly with militants. His next of kin is Miss Ramandeep Kaur (daughter) residing at Vill-Mallu Banai, PO-Mandir, Distt-Ferozepur, Punjab.Const SOMPAL SINGHRegt No. : 88855577 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.12.1995Regt No. 88855577 Ct Sompal Singh of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Dec 1995 at Kashmir while performing CI Ops duty. He was born on 14 May 1966 and joined BSF on 24 April 1988.On 19 Dec 1995 in Kashmir valley Ct Sompal Singh died due to head injury which he received while fighting gallantly against militants. His next of kin is Smt Mithlesh Devi (wife) VPO-Lank Patil Bhirtwal, Via-Shamly, Distt-Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. 252 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst CHITRANJAN KUMARRegt No. : 91254367 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.10.2000Regt No. 91254367 Ct Chitranjan Kumar of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Oct 2000 at Srinagar NH while on Convoy duty. He was born on 2 Jan 1971 and joined BSF on 26 April 1991. On 9 of Oct, 2000, while a BSF vehicle (TATA Bus) was moving from Panchgam to Jammu, at about 1130 hrs on NH-1A, in general area Devsoo, (approximately 4 km short of Ramsoo, near Ramban), an IED was triggered off by unknown militants. In that IED blast, Ct Chitranjan Kumar sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His next of kin is Smt Soni Devi (wife) who resides at Vill-Sadipur, PO-Goriya, Distt-Siwan, Bihar.Const PRATAP KUMAR SAHOORegt No. : 980098141 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2002Regt No. 980098141 Ct Pratap Kumar Sahoo of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 01.10.2002 at Panachgam between Chakoora & Naira village of Distt Pulwama (J&K) while on election duty. He was born on 12 April 1976 and joined BSF on 29 July 1998.On 1 of Oct, 2002 while coming from Election duty, a TATA 407 vehicle 47 Bn, BSF was blown off near village Lidhrimar, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) at 1650 hrs by triggering off an IED planted by unknown militants. In that blast, Ct Pratap Kumar Sahoo sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt Rekha Sahoo (mother) who resides at PO-Bolalame, Distt-Khurde, Orissa.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 253Const UTTAM MONDALRegt No. : 98209242Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2002Regt No. 98209242 Ct Uttam Mondal of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom Mondal of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2002 at Panachgam between Chakoora & Naira village of Distt Pulwama (J&K) while on election duty. He was born on 1 Oct 1977 and joined BSF on 30 Sept 1998. On 1 Oct 2002 while coming from Election duty, a TATA 407 vehicle 47 Bn, BSF was blown off near village Lidhrimar, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) at 1650 hrs by triggering off an IED planted by unknown militants. In that blast, Ct Uttam Mondal sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt Asha Mondal (mother) Vill-Kashimathpur, PO-Gazipur, Distt-Nadia, West Bengal.Const SUKHDEV PRADHANRegt No. : 98098158 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2002Regt No. 98098158 Ct Sukhdev Pradhan of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2002 at Panachgam between Chakoora & Naira village of Distt Pulwama (J&K) while on election duty. He was born on 15 May 1976 and joined BSF on 16 Sept 1988.On 1 of Oct, 2002 while coming from Election duty, a TATA 407 vehicle 47 Bn, BSF was blown off near village Lidhrimar, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) at 1650 hrs by triggering off an IED planted by unknown militants. In that blast, Ct Sukhdev Pradhan sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Shri Udayanath Pradhan (father) VPO-Rengali, Distt-Sambalpur, Orissa.254 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst A VEERA MANIRegt No. : 000090614 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2002Regt No. 000090614 Ct A Veera Mani of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2002 at Panachgam between Chakoora & Naira village of Distt Pulwama (J&K) while on election duty. He was born on 11 June 1979 and joined BSF on 8 Jan 2000.On 1 of Oct, 2002 while coming from Election duty, a TATA 407 vehicle 47 Bn, BSF was blown off near village Lidhrimar, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) at 1650 hrs by triggering off an IED planted by unknown militants. In that blast, Ct A Veera Mani sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt A. Thanjiammal (mother) Vill-Arcottongudisai, PO-Munjurpet, Distt-Vellore, Tamilnadu.Const HARI RAMRegt No. : 964770052 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.2003Regt No. 964770052 Ct Hari Ram of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 2003 at Srinagar (J&K) while deployed in CI Ops duties. He was born on 7 Oct 1976 and joined BSF on 6 Sept 1996.On 7 of Aug, 2003 at about 1250 hrs, a grenade was lobbed by militants inside a TATA 407 vehicle of 47 Bn, BSF near a Gurudwara at Lal Chowk, Srinagar. Ct Hari Ram sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin is Smt Darshana Kumari (wife) VPO-Indpur, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 255Const MUKESH CHANDRegt No. : 021452864 Unit : 47 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.12.2009Regt No. 021452864 Ct Mukesh Chand Sharma of 47 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Dec 2009 at FDL KrantiI, (J&K) while in Anti Terrorist role. He was born on 1 July 1980 and joined BSF on 25 Feb 2002.On 19 Dec 2009 at about 1015 hrs, ANEs/Militants fired indiscriminately on D Coy, 47 Bn BSF at FDL-Kranti-I. In the ensuring gun battle, Ct Mukesh Chand Sharma received bullet injuries on the upper side of Leg/Hip joint and on the right side of stomach. He was evacuated to hospital, 17 Mahar where he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin is Smt Shashi Sharma (wife) Vill-Nangla Bhima, PO-Raya, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.47 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1 May 1966 at Srinagar (J & K). The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. The unit actively participated in Indo-Pak War 1971. The unit was assigned the task of security of Pir Panjal Ranges, Tosha Maidan and Khage forest area. The unit has so far produced 13 martyrs and bestowed upon 1- Gallantry Medal.48 Bn48 BnConst S K SAHOO, PPMGRegt No. : 92600894Unit : 48 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.09.1997Regt No. 92600894 Ct S K Sahoo of 48 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Sept 1997 at Lal Bazar, Srinagar (Kashmir) while performing IS Duty. He was born on 1 June 1972 and joined BSF on 4 June 1992.On the intervening night of 02/03 Sept 1997, SOG of Baramulla conducted an ops in New Colony Lal Bazar, Srinagar. Ct S K Sahoo was in the inner cordon of targeted house where militants were hiding and firing on BSF troops. Ct S K Sahoo having seen one militant went inside hideout to close in to the militant and shot him dead. In the meanwhile one of the militants fired and inflicted bullet injuries on Ct S K Sahoos neck. He was evacuated to 92 BH where he succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Golap Sahoo (mother) reside at Vill-Bhuinpur, PO-Bansingh, Distt-Dhenkanal, Odisha.HC JAGMOHAN SINGHRegt No. : 87005094 Unit : 48 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.05.2003Regt No. 87005094 HC Jagmohan Singh of 48 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 May 2003 at M K Chowk near CI Post Firdous Cinema hall Srinagar (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. He was born on 15 Feb 1966 and joined BSF on 13th April 1987.HC Jagmohan Singh was deployed at CI Post Firdous Cinema Hall and performing the duties of HC (G). He was with a line repair /maintenance party on 19 May 2003. When the party was at M K Chowk, they were attacked by militants by fire arm at about 191810 hrs. in this attack HC Jagmohan Singh sustained bullet injuries on his head. He was evacuated to SKIMS Soura he succumbed to his injuries at about 1835 hrs.His next of kin Smt Sukhwinder Kaur (wife) VPO-Sherpur Kalan, Teh-Jagraon, Distt-ludhiana, Punjab. 48 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Samba (Jammu) on 1 June 1967 from 1 PAP Battalion. The unit was deployed various locations in tough terrains and militancy prone areas. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 257Const ONKAR SINGHRegt No. : 870046816 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.03.1992Regt No. 870046816 Ct Onkar Singh of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 March 1992 near village Tharpur, Distt. Bijnor, U.P. while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 10 May 1966, Ct Onkar Singh joined BSF on 1 May 87. Individual sustained bullet injuries during an encounter with the miscreants, on 30 Dec 1991 near village Tharpur while performing Internal Security Duties. He was evacuated to civil Hospital Bijnor, Medical College Meerut and Sufdarjung Hospital, New Delhi for Medical treatment and died in Sufdarjung Hospital New Delhi on 16 March 1992. His next of kin Smt Anuradha (wife) resides at VPO-Satrayan Camp, Distt-RS Pura, Jammu and Kashmir.Const RAM KUMARRegt No. : 90644794Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.04.1992Regt No. 90644794 Ct Ram Kumar of 49 Battalion, BSF, attained martyrdom on 22 April 1992 at Bhitora camp, Bareilly under Platoon Post Badiya (UP) while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 10 Nov 1968, Ct Ram Kumar joined BSF on 5 April 90. Ct Ram Kumar was on Naka duty alongwith Naka comdr. HC L T Talwar and 12 Ors and one SI and one OR of UP Police under Platoon Post Badiya. The naka party was fired upon by unknown miscreants while returning to their BSF Anti Militancy Post Badiya after completion of Naka duty. During this incident Ct Ram Kumar sustained bullet injury on his chest and succumbed to the injury. His next of kin Smt Saraswati Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Lalwas, PO-Lali, Teh-Rattia, Distt-Hisar, Haryana.49 Bn49 Bn258 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC RAMESH CHANDRegt No. : 882547239 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.08.2007Regt No. 882547239 HC Ramesh Chand of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Aug 2007 at Peer Baba gap near FDL Kranti-I in Balnoi Sector of Distt-Poonch (J&K) while performing LC Duties. Born on 15 Aug 1966, HC Ramesh Chand joined BSF on 2 April 1988. HC Ramesh Chand succumbed to bullet injury, sustained on his right knee while on patrolling duty consisting of 4 men in general area Peer Baba gap near FDL Kranti-I in Balnoi Sector of Distt-Poonch (J&K) on 18 Aug 2007 at about 1715 hrs.His next of kin Smt Rajbala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Palsera, PO-Palsera, PS-Palsera (Pissawa), Distt-Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Const P S ALAKUNTERegt No. : 884334666 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.12.1991Regt No. 884334666 Ct P S Alakunte of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Dec 1991 at Vill-Tharpur, Distt-Bijnor (UP), while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 1 June 1967, Ct P S Alakunte joined BSF on 1 April 1988. On 30 Dec 1991, 1 Platoon of D Coy 49 Bn, 2 Section of CRPF and 7 men of civil police including Ct P S Alakunte were detailed for joint combing/cordon/searching duties of jungle area of Vill-Tharpur, Distt-Bijnor (UP). The miscreants who had laid ambush in a sugarcane field opened fire on the vehicle. Own troops displayed great courage by retaliating the fire. As a result the miscreants fled away. Ct P S Alankunte died on the spot as he sustained bullet injury while jumping out of vehicle.His next of kin Smt Puspa Alakunte (wife) resides at VPO-Kuroli, PS-Vaduj, Distt-Satara, Maharashtra. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 259Const MAHABIR SINGHRegt No. : 882546531 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.12.1991Regt No. 882546531 Ct Mahabir Singh of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Dec 91 at Vill-Tharpur, Distt-Bijnor, (UP) while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 5 June 1966, Ct Mahabir Singh joined BSF 1 April 1988. On 30 Dec 1991, 1 Platoon of D Coy 49 Bn, 2 Section of CRPF and 7 men of civil police including Ct Mahabir Singh were detailed for joint combing / cordon / searching duties of jungle area of Vill-Tharpur, Distt-Bijnor (UP). The miscreants who had laid ambush in a sugarcane field opened fire on the vehicle. Own troops displayed great courage by retaliating the fire. As a result the miscreants fled away. Ct Mahabir Singh died on the spot as he sustained bullet injury while jumping out of the vehicle.His next of kin Smt Meena Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Jhingoli, PO-Halalpur, Distt-Sonipat, Haryana.LNK SUBHASH SINGHRegt No. : 830046403 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.12.1991Regt No. 830046403 LNk Subhash of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Dec 1991 at Vill-Tharpur, Distt-Bijnor, (UP) while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 8 Nov 1961, LNk Subhash joined BSF on 15 Sept 1983. On 30 Dec 1991, 1 Platoon of D Coy 49 Bn, 2 Section of CRPF and 7 men of civil police including LNk Subhash Singh were detailed for joint combing / cordon / searching duties of jungle area of Vill-Tharpur, Distt-Bijnor (UP). The miscreants who had laid ambush in a sugarcane field opened fire on the vehice. Own troops displayed great courage by retaliating the fire. As a result the miscreants fled away. LNk Subhash Singh died on the spot as he sustained bullet injury while jumping out of vehicle.His next of kin Smt Neelam Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Mirpuram (Parol), PO & PS-Nagri, Distt-Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. 260 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC BALWAN SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 810014895 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2001Regt No. 810014895 HC Balwan Singh of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2001 at J&K Assembly Complex, Srinagar, while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 1 Sept 1962, HC Balwan Singh joined BSF on 14 Nov 1981.On 1 Oct 2001, at about 1400 hrs, a suicidal squad of Militants entered inside the J&K Assembly Complex after exploding a car bomb at the Main Gate. Militants fired indiscriminately at the security forces. Militant fire was retaliated by the SFs. HC Balwan Singh succumbed to his injury in SMHS hospital, Srinagar.His sacrifice has been recognised by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry.His next of kin Smt Yashwanti Devi (wife) resides at H.No. 394/30, Dev Colony, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.Const RAJ KUMAR, PMGRegt No. : 882547558 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.2001Regt No. 882547558 Ct Raj Kumar of 49 Bn BSF, attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 2001 at J&K Assembly Complex, Srinagar while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 10 April 1969, Ct Raj Kumar joined BSF on 2 April 1988.On 1 Oct 2001, at about 1400 hrs, a suicidal squad of Militants entered inside the J&K Assembly Complex after exploding a car bomb at the Main Gate. Militants fired indiscriminately at the security forces. Militant fire was retaliated by the SFs in which Ct Raj Kumar sustained injury and succumbed to his injuries in SMHS hospital, Srinagar.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Neelam (wife) resides at VPO-Kharman, Distt-Jhajjar, Haryana.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 261Const MURUGAN M VRegt No. : 951545155 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.10.2000Regt No. 951545155 Ct Murugan M V of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Oct 2000 at Khooni Nala, Srinagar, while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 15 May 1976, Ct Murugan M V joined BSF on 8 May 1995.On 9 Oct 2000 at about 0730 hrs SGR-Jammu & Convoy consisting of 4 buses, 5 heavy vehicle, 1 medium vehicle and 1 light vehicle carrying 197 BSF personnel was ambushed by powerful IED blast planted by militants between Mile Stones 167 and 168 on NH-1A in area Devsoo. The blast blew off a vehicle due to which Ct Murugan M V received serious injury and died.His next of kin Smt V Sollamodi (mother) resides at 20, Amman Kovil street, Vill-Kalyan Kulam, PO-Thulakapatti, Distt-Thirunalveli, Tamilnadu.Const HABIBUR RAHMANRegt No. : 899990299 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.08.1995Regt No. 899990299 Ct Habibur Rahman of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Aug 1995 at Yatimkhana, Miskinbagh, Srinagar, while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 28 Oct 1968, Ct Habibur Rahman joined BSF on 22 July 1989.On 2 Aug 95 at about 1630 hrs, a patrol party consisting of 12 personnel including Ct Habibur Rahman was carrying out patrolling in Yatimkhana, Miskinbagh area where militants fired from all directions. Ct Habibur Rahman tried to locate the exact place from where the fire was coming. While doing so, he sustained bullet injury and died. His next of kin Smt Razia Bibi (mother) resides at VPO-Dhanpur, Destt-Tripura West, Tripura. 262 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK CHHEDI RAMRegt No. : 700321212 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.02.1996Regt No. 700321212 LNk Chhedi Ram of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Feb 1996 at village Chaudhary Bagh, Srinagar while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 1 Aug 1949, LNk Chhedi Ram joined BSF on 8 Jan 1970. On 7 Feb 1996, 13 Guard Army had cordoned Sultan Mohalla and Kinny Mohalla in Choudhary Bagh area of Rainawari Srinagar. Militants broke the cordon and fled. While fleeing, the militants were firing indiscriminately and heavily on BSF Bunker of Choudhary Bagh Bridge post, enroute, where a Section of A Coy Ex 49 Bn BSF was deployed. LNk Chhedi Ram was on sentry duty at that time. LNk Chhedi Ram sustained bullet injury on his chest and succumbed to injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Rajbati Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Mehara, PO-Lohar, Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.Const/DVR SATISH KUMAR DANGIRegt No. : 872546471Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.06.1992Regt No. 872546471 Ct/Dvr Satish Kumar Dangi of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 June 1992 at Shergarh (UP) while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 4 Oct 1964, Ct/Dvr Satish kumar Dangi joined BSF on 6 Aug 1987.On 20 June 1992 some extremists kidnapped 3 civilians of village Shergarh Distt-Dehradun (UK) and started firing at BSF post Shergarh. Coy Comdr. Sub. Darshan Singh Rawat moved in BSF Vehicle to reach the POO. The extremists blasted an improvised explosive device at the vehicle in which Ct/Dvr Satish Kumar Dangi died.His next of kin Smt Sushila Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Madina Korsan, Near Pathsala, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 263Sub DARSHAN SINGH RAWATRegt No. : 678113323 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.06.1992Regt No. 678113323 Sub Darshan Singh Rawat of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 June 1992 at Shergarh, Dehradun (UK) while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 1 July 1945, Sub. Darshan Singh Rawat joined BSF on 2 June 1966.On 20 June 1992 some extremists kidnapped 3 civilian person of village Shergarh, Distt-Dehradun (UK) and started firing at BSF post Shergarh. Coy Comdr Sub. Darshan Singh Rawat moved in BSF Veh to reach the POO. The extremists blasted an improvised explosive device at the vehicle in which Sub Darshan Singh Rawat succumbed to injuries.His next of kin Smt Sampathi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kushyana, PO-Disua Kanskaet, PS-Pauri, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.HC DEVENDER SINGHRegt No. : 704990472 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.09.2000Regt No. 704990472 HC Devender Singh of 49 Bn BSF, attained martyrdom on 5 Sept 2000 at 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar (J&K) while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 20 Nov 1952, HC Devender Singh joined BSF on 13 May 1969.On 5 Sept 2000 at about 0950 hrs, a hand granade was lobbed by some unkown militants towards Shiraz Cinema Hall Post located in thickly populated area near the open area adjacent to Khanyar and Rainawari main road. The spot where the personnel were standing/working was in cover but unfortunately the grenade fell after striking the window of Jawans barrack on first floor. Due to grenade blast HC Devender Singh got splinter injury and succumbed to injury at 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.His next of kin Smt Parwati Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chhani, PO-Lawaeshal, PS-Bageswar, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand.264 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI KAPTAN SINGHRegt No. : 715000173 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.09.2000Regt No. 715000173 SI Kaptan Singh of 49 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Sept 2000 at 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar, while performing Internal Security Duties. Born on 22 May 1950, SI Kaptan Singh joined BSF on 9 June 71.On 5 Sept 2000 at about 0950 hrs, a hand granade was lobbed by some unkown militants towards Shiraz Cinema Hall Post located in thickly populated area near the open area adjacent to Khanyar and Rainawari main road. The spot, where the personnel were standing/working was in cover but unfortunately the grenade fell after striking the window of Jawans barrack on first floor. Due to grenade blast SI Kaptan Singh got splinter injuries and succumbed to injuries and attained Martyrdom in 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar (J&K).His next of kin Smt Ishwanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Tihara Khurd, PO-Thara Baghru, Distt-Sonipat, Haryana.Const GOUR CHANDRA DASRegt No. : 971870961 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.04.1999Regt No. 971870961 Ct Gour Chandra Das of 49 Bn BSF, attained martyrdom on 19 April 1999 at BOP Narsaripara (WB) encounter with BDRs. Born on 12 March 1974, Ct Gour Chandra Das joined BSF on 27 Oct 1997. On 19 April 1999, at about 0945 hrs, an unprovoked firing incident by BDR on BSF troops took place near BOP Narsaripara of Ex-49 Battalion BSF an incident of illegal crossing of two B D Nationals inside the Indian Territory. Ct Gour Chandra Das was one of the two personnel retaliating the BDR fire, who succumbed to bullet injuries fired by BDR in the said incident.His next of kin Smt Arati Bala Das (mother) resides at VPO-Fatuliapur, Distt-Murshidabad, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 265Const UJJAL KUMAR GHOSH Regt No. : 971870970 Unit : 49 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.04.1999Regt No. 971870970 Ct Ujjal Kumar Ghosh of 49 Bn BSF, attained martyrdom on 19 April 1999 at BOP Narsaripara (WB) encounter with BDRs. Born on 22 March 1977, Ct Ujjal Kumar Ghosh joined BSF on 24 Oct 1997. On 19 April 1999, at about 0945 hrs, an unprovoked firing incident by BDR on BSF troops took place near BOP Narsaripara of Ex-49 Battalion BSF an incident of illegal crossing of two BD Nationals inside the Indian Territory. Ct Ujjal Kumar Ghosh was one of the two personnel retaliating the BDR fire, who succumbed to bullet injuries fired by BDR in the said incident.His next of kin Smt Usha Ghosh (mother) resides at Vill-Kodighat, Ward No-01, PO-Belbari, Distt-Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal.49 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Jammu (J&K) on 1 June 1967 from 15 PAP Battalion. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.266 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst M RAJU Regt No. : 841021598 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.07.1991Regt No. 841021598 Ct M Raju of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 July 1991 at PUNJAB while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 10 April 1960, Ct M Raju joined BSF on 8 Feb 1984. On 27 July 1991 while performing counter insurgency role in Aliwal, Punjab, Ct M Raju succumbed to injury through bomb blast by militants.His next of kin Smt Uma Parvaty (wife) resides at VPO Vettarvalm, Distt-Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu.SI MANMOHAN SINGH DHAMIRegt No. : 90001930 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.07.1991Regt No. 90001930 SI Manmohan Singh Dhami of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 July 1991 at Punjab while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 19 March 1968, SI Manmohan Singh Dhami joined BSF on 9 April 1990While Unit was deployed in Punjab, SI Manmohan Singh Dhami succumbed to injury on 27 July 1991 due to bomb blast by militants in Aliwal area of Punjab, during militant action.His next of kin Smt Kamla Devi (mother) resides at 25-Indra Park, PO-Dabri Mor, Palam Colony, Palam, New Delhi.50 Bn50 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 267HC ARJUN SINGHRegt No. : 685110218 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.08.1991Regt No. 685110218 HC Arjun Singh of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Aug 1991 at Punjab while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 1 Sept 1945, HC Arjun Singh joined BSF on 1 Sept 1965. On 8 Aug 1991, Unit was deployed in Punjab for CI role. HC Arjun Singh on duty of a section commander laid his life while performing gallantry action facing militants in Aliwal, Punjab. He succumbed to injury during IED blast.His next of kin Smt Santra Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Achina Charkhi Dadri, Distt-Bhiwani, Haryana.Const HARI SHANKAR TIWARIRegt No. : 89243947Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.06.1992Regt No. 89243947 Ct Hari Shankar Tiwari of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 June 1992 at Punjab while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 8 Dec 1967, Ct Hari Shankar Tiwari joined BSF on 10 March 1989. On 22 June 1992 while the Unit was deployed in Punjab for CI role, Ct Hari Shankar Tiwari laid his life during a face-to-face encounter with militants at Aliwal area of Punjab.His next of kin Smt Madhuri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Galhan Pur, PO-Viswanathganj, Distt-Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh. 268 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourNK INDRA BAHADUR GURANGRegt No. : 68522104 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.06.1992Regt No. 68522104 Nk Indra Bahadur Gurang of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 June 1992 at PUNJAB while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 18 Oct 1945, Nk Indra Bahadur Gurang joined BSF on 23 Dec 1968. While unit was deployed in Punjab, Nk Indra Bahadur Gurang succumbed to bullet injury on 22 June 1992 in area Aliwal, Punjab, during encounter with militants.His next of kin Smt Purna Devi Gurang (wife) resides at Vill-Hardiachapi Deup Counsal, PO-Parasi, Distt-Nawalpar Lumbinia, Nepal.HC HIRA BALLAB JOSHIRegt No. : 695000050Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.09.1994Regt No. 695000050 HC Hira Ballab Joshi of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Sept 1994 at Kashmir while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 15 March 1950, HC Hira Ballab Joshi joined BSF on 23 April 1969.While unit was deployed in Kashmir, HC Hira Ballab Joshi succumbed to bullet injury on 13 Sept 1994 in area Kashmir valley, Distt-Anantnag during cordon & search operation which led to encounter with militant.His next of kin Smt Parvati Joshi (wife) resides at VillMehala, PO-Patal Bazar, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 269HC HARENDER SINGHRegt No. : 71400030 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.09.1994Regt No. 71400030 HC Harender Singh of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Sept 1994 at Kashmir while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 25 July 1951, HC Harender Singh joined BSF on 11 April 1970. On 13th Sept 1994, while doing cordon and search operation in Distt. Anantnag of Kashmir valley HC Harender Singh succumbed to bullet injury when encountering militants. He will always be remembered for his supreme sacrifice for the nation.His next of kin Smt Laxmi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kewars, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttrakhand.Const RATAN SINGHRegt No. : 90171195 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.09.1994Regt No. 90171195 Ct Ratan Singh of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Sept 1994 at Kashmir while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 1 Jan 1970, Ct Ratan Singh joined BSF on 22 Feb 1990. On 13th Sept 1994, while doing cordon and search operation in Distt. Anantnag of Kashmir valley Ct Ratan Singh succumbed to bullet injury when encountering militants. His supreme sacrifice will always be appreciated by the Force.His next of kin Smt Gudal Kunwar (wife) resides at VPO-Gothara, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. 270 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst DULAL SARKARRegt No. : 89911912Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.09.1994Regt No. 89911912 Ct Dulal Sarkar of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Sept 1994 at Kashmir while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 26 April 1969, Ct Dulal Sarkar joined BSF on 27 Aug 1989. On 13th Sept 1994, while doing cordon and search operation in Distt. Anantnag of Kashmir valley, Ct Dulal Sarkar succumbed to bullet injury while killing militants. His bravery and immortal act will always bring motivation for patriotism.His next of kin Smt Pushpa Sarkar (mother) resides at Vill-Rajpura, PO-Krishnapur, Distt-24 Parganas (N), West Bengal.Const HARI PAD KAR, PMGRegt No. : 87161348 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.07.1995Regt No. 87161348 Ct Hari Pad Kar of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 July 1995 at Kashmir while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 23 Jan 1969, Ct Hari Pad Kar joined BSF on 30 Oct 87.On 20th July 1995, while performing cordon and search operation in Distt. Anantnag of Kashmir valley, Ct Hari Pad Kar succumbed to bullet injury while encountering militants hidden nearby. His supreme sacrifice for service of the nation will be engraved in golden letters on the heart of every citizen of the country.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry.His next of kin Smt Pushpa Rani Kar (wife) resides at Vill-Gopinathpur, PO-Bashantia, Distt-Midnapur, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 271Const SWAROOP GHOSHRegt No. : 98209005 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.02.2002Regt No. 98209005 Ct Swaroop Ghosh of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Feb 2002 at Manipur while performing Counter Insurgency role. Born on 12 Jan 1979, Ct Swaroop Ghosh joined BSF on 10 Jan 1998. On 14 Feb 2002 while encountering militants in Manipur, Ct Swaroop Ghosh succumbed to bullet injury. His sacrifice for the nation will be always remembered by the Force.His next of kin Smt Maya Rani Ghosh (mother) resides at VPO-Jetia, Distt-24 Parganas (N), West Bengal.50 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at (Rammunushi Bagh (J&K) on 1 June 1967 from 17 PAP Battalion. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.Const BIKRAM SINGHRegt No : 92403786 Unit : 50 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.09.2002Regt No. 92403786 Ct Bikram Singh of 50 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Sept 2002 in Kashmir Valley while performing Counter Insurgency duty. Born on 26 Feb 1973, Ct Bikram Singh joined BSF on 28 Dec 1992. No. 92403786 Ct Bikram Singh was in posted strength of F Coy of 50 Bn BSF. On 14 Sept 2002, while the Bn was deployed in Waripura, Distt-Badgaon, Kashmir, Ct Bikram Singh sustained bullet injuries during encounter with militant and succumbed to his injuries on 14 Sept 2002.His next of kin Smt Sandeep Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Dhard, PO- Bishnath, Distt- Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.272 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SURAT SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 695992046Unit : 51 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.05.1978Regt No. 695992046 Ct Surat Singh of 51 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 May 1978 at village Sahada, Distt-Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) while performing IB duty. Born on 7 July 1945, Ct Surat Singh joined 22 PAP on 11 July 1964.On 28 May 1978, on information about 6 notorious dacoits in village Shahada, a patrol party including Ct Surat Singh from BOP Maharana were sent. At about 0530 hrs the party came under fire from high sand dune, party retaliated. The party tactically followed the dacoits for 4 Kms. The Dacoits noticed following BSF troops and split in two groups in different directions. BSF party also split in three groups and pursued them. Ct Surat Singh was in 3 party saw one dacoit. He overtook the dacoits. They fired at Ct Surat Singh who had blocked their escape route; in this fire he was hit. After a few minutes, Ct Surat Singh succumbed to his injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt.Kamla Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kultajpur, Teh-Narnaul, Distt-Mahendragarh, Haryana. Const GORDHAN RAM MEGWAL, PMGRegt No. : 91005560Unit : 51 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.11.2000Regt No. 91005560 Ct Gordhan Ram Megwal of 51 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Nov 2000 at village Kuthipura, Distt-Budgam Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Jan 1971, Ct Gordhan Ram Megwal joined BSF on 11 Jan 1991. On 3 Nov 2000 on information of two hard core militants in village Kuthipura a search operation was launched. While cordoning the village, militants hiding in a house started firing. Ct Gordhan Ram took position close to the target house and by a burst of militants fire. Despite being injured, he kept on engaging the militants by controlled firing till he breathed his last. He displayed gallant action and devotion to duty of highest order.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Santosh Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Surpura, PO-Malam Singh Ki Sid, Teh-Phalodi, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 51 Bn51 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 273Const H P METTA, PMGRegt No. : 924887894Unit : 51 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.11.2000Regt No. 924887894 Ct H P Metta of 51 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Nov 2000 at village Kuthipura, Budgam Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 13 June 1971, Ct H P Metta joined BSF on 25 Sept 1992. On 3 Nov 2000 on getting information of two hardcore militants in village Kuthipura a search operation was launched. While cordoning the village by troops, militants started firing discriminately. In exchange of fire, the target house caught fire, which forced one militant to jump out of the house. He tried to escape by breaking the cordon. He threw hand grenades and fired at Ct H P Metta who received injuries in his jaw. Though critically injured, he continued the fire. Ct H P Metta succumbed to his injuries. He displayed conspicuous gallant courage and devotion to duty of highest order.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Metta Anuradha (wife) resides at Vill-Boddeepallipeta, Amadalavalasa, Municipality, Distt-Srikakulam, Andhra Pradhesh.SI PURENDER SINGHRegt No. : 711760046Unit : 51 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.05.2004Regt No. 711760046 SI Purender Singh of 51 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 May 2004 at River Padma (BOP Nirmalchar of Roshanbagh (SB Ftr), while performing IB duty. Born on 2 April 1953, SI Purender Singh joined BSF on 26 June 1970. On 27 May 2004, SI Purender Singh was on OP duty/Op checking duty at OP Point No. 3 & 4 of BOP Nirmalchar. OP points of BOP Nirmalchar were along the river Padma. After completion of OP duties the party boarded the country made boat for their return journey to BOP Nirmalchar. At about 1245 hrs, due to heavy storm, led to capsizing of the boat. SI Purender Singh was drowned alongwith his Arms/Amn. On 29 May 2004 the mortal remains of SI Purender Singh was found near BDR BOP in BD side. His next of kin Smt Magan Kanwar (wife) resides at VPO-Tatarpur, Via-Khairthal, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan.274 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC BUDASANA DAMJIRegt No. : 850011849Unit : 51 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.05.2004Regt No. 850011849 HC Budasana Damji of 51 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 May 2004 at River Padma (BOP Nirmalchar of Roshanbagh (SB Ftr), while performing IB duty. Born on 4 June 1965, HC Budasana Damji joined BSF on 9 Jan 1985. On 27 May 2004, HC Budasana Damji was on OP duty/Op checking duty at OP Point No. 3 & 4 of BOP Nirmalchar. OP points of BOP Nirmalchar were along the river Padma. After completion of OP duties the party boarded the country made boat for their return journey to BOP Nirmalchar. At about 1245 hrs, due to heavy storm, led to capsizing of the boat. HC Budasana Damji was drowned alongwith his Arms/Amn. On 29 May 2004 the mortal remains of HC Budasana Damji were found near Padma river. His next of kin Smt Bhanumti Budasana (wife) resides at Amrit Park Society, Block No.21/1, Behind Gopal Society Morbi, Distt-Rajkot, Gujarat. 51 Bn BSF51 Bn BSF was raised on 1 June 1967at Jallandhar, Punjab by embodying 18 Bn PAP. Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war in operation CACTUS LILLY. Apart from vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against militancy in J&K. The unit has so far earned 1-Saurya Chakra, 4 PPMG and 4 PMG in its honour. 3 pers have sacrificed their life in action against militancy. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Bagafa under Ftr HQ BSF Tripura.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 275Const SURJEET SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 89005355 Unit : 52 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.1998Regt No. 89005355 Ct Surjeet Singh of 52 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 1998 at Ganderbal (Kashmir) while on Internal Security Duty. Born on 2 Feb 1968, Ct Surjeet Singh joined BSF on 8 Dec 1988.On 3 Jan 1998, information was received about presence of militants in a small cave near village Baba Saleih Rishi towards Bandipur. Two parties were sent for locating the cave. Ct Surjeet Singh exposed himself to save life of his party scout and while doing so he was also hit by a burst of fire from insurgents. He fell down and succumbed to his injuries. His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Harjinder Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Dhardeo, PO-Dhardeo (Baba Bakala), Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.HC MD SONAULLAH GANAI, PPMGRegt No. : 75001172 Unit : 52 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.1998Regt No. 75001172 HC Md Sonaullah Ganai of 52 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 1998 at Ganderbal (Kashmir) while on Internal Security Duty. Born on 15 April 1956, HC Sonaullah Ganai joined BSF on 17 March 1975.On 3 Jan 1998, information was received about presence of militants in a small cave near village Baba Saleih Rishi towards Bandipur. Two parties were sent to locate the cave. In the second party HC Sonaullah Ganai was acting as a scout. He was fired upon by a hiding militant. He fired back killing 1 militant, but he was hit by 2 more bullets to which he succumbed.His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Zarifa Begum (wife) resides at Vill-Onagam, PO-Bandipur, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.52 Bn52 Bn276 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst V ISHNU SINGH SHEKHAWAT, Shaurya ChakraRegt No. : 98633796 Unit : 52 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.05.2003Regt No. 98633796 Ct Vishnu Singh Shekhawat of 52 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 May 2003 at 92 BH Srinagar after being injured in anti-militant action. Born on 19 May 1978, Ct Vishnu Singh Shekhawat joined BSF on 15 Oct 1998.On 5 May 2003 at about 0630 hrs, the troops of 52 Bn carried an operation and encounter took place between the troops and militants who were hiding in a house. Ct Vishnu Singh Shekhawat was detailed to hurl grenade inside the rooms. During the action he got bullet injury on his forehead. Despite being seioursly injured, Ct Vishnu Singh Shekhawat opened fire upon the militant and killed him on the spot. He succumbed to his injury on the same day.His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Shaurya Chakra (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Vinod Kanwar (wife) resides at VPO-Hirna, Via-Beswa, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.Const RAM PREET, PPMGRegt No. : 88944255 Unit : 52 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.09.2003Regt No. 88944255 Ct Ram Preet of 52 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Sept 2003 at 92 BH Srinagar after being injured in anti-militant action. Born on 1 Sept 1966, Ct Ram Preet joined BSF on 1 April 1988.BSF troops alongwith 1 Rashtriya Rifles carried a Cordon and Search Operation in village Narwin, Distt-Pulwama, J&K on 16 Sep 2003. When the search was in progress, militants lobbed grenades and opened fire. Two militants made attempt to break the cordon by lobbing grenades. To this Ct Ram Preet engaged the militants by fire. Without caring for his own safety, he came out from his cover and killed one of the militants. Meanwhile, the other militant fired and injured Ct Rampreet seriously to which he succumbed. His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kusumwati Devi (wife) -Expired on 13 Nov 2010, Mr Vinay Kumar (son) resides at Vill-Alinagar, PO-Nath Nagar (Ganpalganj), Distt-Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 27752 Bn BSF52 Bn BSF was raised in Aug 1965 by embodying 24 PAP Bn and was merged with BSF on 1 June 1967 at Jalandhar (PB). Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. The was conferred with the General Choudhary Trophy in 1992. The unit also took part in various operation and has vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. The unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in J&K. The unit has so far earned 1 Prime Minister Life Saving Medal, 1 Shaurya Chakra, 5 PPMG, 11 PMG and 22 PMMS Medals in its honour. At present, the battalion is deployed on IB at Raisingh Nagar under Ftr HQ BSF Rajasthan. Const BIRENDER SINGH, PPMG, PMGRegt No. : 94008003Unit : 52 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.06.2004Regt No. 94008003 Ct Birender Singh of 52 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 June 2004 at 92 BH Srinagar after being injured in anti-militant action. Born on 25 July 1974, Ct Birender Singh joined BSF on 16 Aug 1994.In Cordon and Search Operation in area between village-Chatpora and Bogund, Distt-Anantnag, J&K on 9 June 2004, Ct Birender Singh gained entry on the false ceiling of the mosque where he was fired upon by hiding militants injuring Ct Birender Singh. He fired on the militants and inflicted serious injuries to one of the militants. Ct Birender Singh succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated to Hospital. His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously) . He was awarded Police Medal for Gallantry earlier for gallant action on 18 April 2003 at Vill-Yaripora. His next of kin. Smt Suman Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Rarah, Distt-Bharatpur, Rajasthan. 278 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst RANGANNA P URegt No. : 90009312 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.07.1993Regt No. 90009312 Ct Ranganna P U of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 July 1993 at Vill-Garol, Distt-Anantnag (Kashmir) while performing IS Duty. Born on 1 June 1968, Ct Ranganna P U joined BSF on 22 Feb 1990.On 28 July 1993 one party Ex Post Vailu of 53 Bn BSF left for Ops in area of Vill Garol. When the party was enroute near Lohur Sinzi / Garol, the militants fired at the party. Ct Ranganna P U sustained bullet injuries in this militant firing and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Yallava (wife) resides at VPO-Kandagal. Distt-Bijapur, Karnataka.SI H B GAURRegt No. : 738660169 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.05.2002Regt No. 738660169 SI H B Gaur of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 May 2002 at BOP Manihari, Samba Border while performing IB Duty. Born on 6 Dec 1953, SI H B Gaur joined BSF on 23 March 1972.The unit was deployed at Samba Border No.738660169 SI H B Gaur was deployed at BOP Manihari. On 22 May 2002, Pak Rangers from Pakistan Post started firing/shelling in heavy volume at BOP Manihari, Samba Border (J&K). The troops of BOP Manihari under command of SI H B Gaur retaliated fire during Pak firing/shelling, the SO sustained splinter injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Birma Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Keshpur, PO-Garsira, PS-Karan Paryag, Distt-Chamoli Garhwal, Uttrakhand. 53 Bn53 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 279Const DINESH KUMAR RAIRegt No. : 89132568 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.05.1993Regt No. 89132568 Ct Dinesh Kumar Rai of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 May 1993 at Anantnag (Kashmir) while performing IS Duty. Born on 1 July 1970, Ct Dinesh Kumar Rai joined BSF on 1 March 1989.The unit was deployed in Kashmir Valley in Anantnag Distt for IS duty. On 7 May 1993 at about 1530 hrs while the patrolling party was returning after patrolling duty, Militants started firing at the patrolling party from AK-47 Series Rifle. Ct Dinesh Kumar Rai sustained bullet injury during militant action and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Chandra Kala Rai (wife) resides at Vill-Nagwa Puram, PS-Harpur Derdiha, Distt-Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.HC TULENDRA KALITARegt No. : 84700047 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.10.2002Regt No. 84700047 HC(GD) Tulendra Kalita of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Oct 2002 in area of BOP Pansar, Samba Border while performing IB Duty. Born on 1 Oct 1963, HC Tulendra Kalita joined BSF on 15 May 1984.The unit was deployed at Samba Border in J&K. No.84700047 HC(GD) Tulendra Kalita was deployed at BOP Pansar. On 11 Oct 2002 at about 0245 hrs, Pak Rangers from Pakistan Post started firing heavily on BOP Pansar. Section Commander HC Tulendra Kalita also retaliated effective fire alongwith troops. However, he sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Dipika Kalita (wife) resides at Vill-Waborigaon, PO-Mikirbhta, Distt-Marigaon, Assam. 280 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC NAGEN CHANDRA NATHRegt No. : 871083124 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.10.2002Regt No. 871083124 HC Nagen Chandra Nath of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Oct 2002 in Ambush at BOP Bobiya (Samba Border) while performing IB duty. Born on 1 March 1967, HC Nagen Chandra Nath joined BSF on 19 April 1987.On 2 Oct 2002 at about 2240 hrs, HC Nagen Chandra Nath while on Ambush duty in area BOP Bobiya heard some suspicious noise behind Ambush line. The Ambush party challenged the intruders. Terrorist fired and lobbed hand grenade on Ambush party. HC Nagen Chandra Nath sustained fatal bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Mamni Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Waborigaon, PO-Mikirbhta, Distt-Marigaon, Assam.Const ALIAS C URegt No. : 89009585 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.10.1992Regt No. 89009585 Ct Alias C U of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Oct 1992 at village Sap Kashmir while performing IS Duty. Born on 13 May 1968, Ct Alias C U joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 29 Oct 1992 at about 1600 hrs, while a search party of 53 Bn BSF was returning from search operation, was fired upon by militants near village-Sap. In response the searching party also retaliated. During cross fire between search party and militants, Ct Alias C U of 53 Bn BSF sustained bullet injury and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Aleyamma Ullahaman (wife) resides at Vill-Chakkaacheriyil, PO-South Maradi, Distt-Ernakulam, Kerala. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 281LNK MOHAN LAL, PMGRegt No. : 66788599 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.05.1984Regt No. 66788599 LNk Mohan Lal of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 May 1984 at SGTB Hospital Amritsar (Punjab) while performing IS Duty. Born on 17 Sept 1944, LNk Mohan Lal joined BSF on 20 June 1966.In the month of May 1984, unit was deployed in Amritsar (Punjab) to perform IS duty in the aftermath of operation BLUE STAR. F Coy commanded by Shri Bhairon Singh, AC moved to Tarn Taran on 22 May 1984 and was placed under Command of P-1 Bn BSF. On 29 May 1984, some militants came out from Gurudwara Sahib Tarn Taran and fired upon at Naka party from automatic weapons. During this action LNk Mohan Lal sustained serious injuries during militants action and succombed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognised by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Fajiti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Silsli, PO-Ghindiwari, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.Const SATWINDER SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 79533007 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.05.1984Regt No. 79533007 Ct Satwinder Singh of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 May 1984 at SGTB Hospital Amritsar (Punjab) while performing IS Duty. Born on 3 April 1962, Ct Satwinder Singh joined BSF on 15 Feb 1979.On 29 May 1984, he was performing Naka Duty at Bhan Singh Chowk near Gurudwara Tarn Taran. At about 2120 hrs, some militants came out from Gurudwara and fired at Naka party. Naka party fired back in which one dreaded Terrorist namely Baldev Singh of Tarn Taran, Amritsar (Punjab) was killed. Ct Satwinder Singh sustained fatal bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice was recognised by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kamal Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ahmedpur, PO-Chakre Kalan, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.282 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC JAGDISH KACHHAPRegt No. : 87003180 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.01.2006Regt No. 87003180 HC Jagdish Kachhap of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Jan 2006 at Shikargarh-Laryar Road (Kashmir) while performing IS Duty. Born on 28 Jan 1963, HC Jagdish Kachhap joined BSF on 23 April 1987.On 27 Jan 2006 at about 1615 hrs, a foot patrolling party Ex-B Coy CI Post Shikargarh was returning from patrolling duty, An IED blast took place outside Vill-Kouvail at a distance of 1.25 Kms approx from own Post. Due to IED blast, HC Jagdish Kachhap received multiple injuries on his left side of body and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Shanti Kachhap (wife) resides at Vill-Hurdagh, PO-Lilanagar, Distt-Hazaribagh, Bihar.Const BIMAPPA JALIGARIRegt No. : 90009310Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.10.1992Regt No. 90009310 Ct Bimappa Jaligari of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Oct 1992 at Anantnag (Kashmir) while performing IS Duty. Born on 1 June 1969, Ct Bimappa Jaligari joined BSF on 22 Feb 1990.On 4 Oct 1992, a patrol party moved out from post to carry out patrolling in Distt-Anantnag, area. At about 1140 hrs while the patrol party was returning, Militants started firing at the patrol party. The patrol party retaliated with fire. In this encounter Ct Bimappa Jaligari of this unit sustained bullet injury and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Renuka Bhimappa Jaligeri (wife) resides at VPO-Jamman Katti, Distt-Bijapur, Karnataka.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 283Const SUKHPAL SINGHRegt No. : 90000187 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.09.1992Regt No. 90000187 Ct Sukhpal Singh of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Sept 1992 at Vill-Nagum (Kashmir) while performing IS duty. Born on 1 June 1969, Ct Sukhpal Singh joined BSF on 22 Dec 1990.On 4 Sept 1992 a special patrol party from Doru Post was sent in the general area of Vill-Nagum (J&K), militant infested area. When the special patrolling party was returning to the Post at about 050400 hrs and appx 2.5 kms short of Post Doru, 5 to 6 burst fire from a distance probably of UMG came from militants. Ct Sukhpal Singh sustained bullet injury and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Shri Joginder Singh (father) resides at Vill-Harda Putli, PO-Kotala Gujara, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.Const SHIV KUMARRegt No. : 97002641 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No. 97002641 Ct Shiv Kumar of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Bus Stand area of Surankot while performing IS duty. Born on 15 Dec 1976, Ct Shiv Kumar joined BSF on 15 Sept 1977.On 11 Sept 2002 at about 1300 hrs 4 militants attacked on BSF party which was providing security at two location for public address by a party leader in J&K Assembly Polls in support of their candidates in Surankot area. The militants in Combat dress, lobbed Hand Grenade on the troops and fired from AK-47 Rifles. Ct Shiv Kumar sustained injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Sudha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bhandri, PO-Amor, PS-Shikhodabad, Distt-Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.284 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst ASHOK BHAIRegt No. : 93633946Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No. 93633946 Ct Ashok Bhai of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Bus Stand area of Surankot (Jammu) while performing IS duty. Born on 11 March 1970, Ct Ashok Bhai joined BSF on 16 Dec 1993 On 11 Sept 2002 at about 1300 hrs 4 militants attacked on BSF party which was providing security at two location for public address by a party leader in J&K Assembly polls in support of their candidates in Surankot area. The militants in combat dress, lobbed hand grenade on the troops and fired from AK-47 rifles. Ct Ashok Bhai sustained injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Rekha Ben (wife) resides at Vill-Vasantpura, PO-Gora, PS-Kevadia Colony, Distt-Narmada, Gujarat.Const MITTU GHOSHRegt No. : 001301313 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No. 001301313 Ct Mittu Ghosh of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Bus Stand area of Surankot while performing IS Duty. Born on 17 April 1977, Ct Mittu Ghosh joined BSF on 27 Nov 2000.On 11 Sept 2002 at about 1300 hrs 4 militants attacked on BSF party which was providing security at two location for public address by a party leader in J&K Assembly polls in support of their candidates in Surankot area. The militants in combat dress, lobbed hand grenade on the troops and fired from AK-47 rifles. Ct Mittu Ghosh sustained injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Shri Naresh Ghosh (father) resides at Vill-Ananganagar, PO-Bimangarh, PS-Airport, Distt-West Tripura Tripura.53 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1 April 1963 as 35 Battalion PAP at Jallandhar (Punjab). The unit was embodied to BSF on 1 June 1967 and re-designated as 53 Bn BSF. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak borders. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion has been awarded several commendation certificates.Const ANKUL DEBNATHRegt No. : 001301810 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No. 001301810 Ct Ankul Debnath of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Bus Stand area of Surankot (Jammu) while performing IS Duty. Born on 25 Feb 1977, Ct Ankul Debnath joined BSF on 31 Dec 2000.On 11 Sept 2002 at about 1300 hrs 4 militants attacked on BSF party which was providing security at two location for public address by a party leader in J&K Assembly polls in support of their candidates in Surankot area. These militants in Combat dress, lobbed hand grenade on the troops and fired from AK-47 rifles. Ct Ankul Debnath sustained injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Shri Chapla Debnath (father) resides at VPO-Tepania, PS-Udaipur, Distt-South Tripura, Tripura.Const MRINAL KANTI DEBNATHRegt No. : 92010025 Unit : 53 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No. 92010025 Ct Mrinal Kanti Debnath of 53 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Bus Stand area of Surankot (Jammu) while performing IS Duty. Born on 27 Aug 1972, Ct Mrinal Kanti Debnath joined BSF on 18 April 1992 On 11 Sept 2002 at about 1300 hrs 4 militants attacked on BSF party which was providing security at two location for public address by a party leader in J&K Assembly polls in support of their candidates in Surankot area. These militants in Combat dress, lobbed hand grenade on the troops and fired from AK-47 rifles. Ct Mrinal Kanti Debnath sustained injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Shukla Debnath (wife) resides at VPO-Jahan Nagar, PS-Purbashthali, Distt-Burdwan, West Bengal.286 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourShri K C KATOCH, AC, PPFSMGIRLA No. : 733 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13/14.12.1971IRLA No. 733 Shri Kartar Chand Katoch, Asstt Comdt of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13/14 Dec 1971 at Jabowal post while deployed during Indo-Pak War duty. Shri Kartar Chand Katoch assumed command of the Devigarh coy on 22/23 Nov 1971. On 7/8 Dec 1971 contact with post Nikowal was lost. Shri K C Katoch Coy Cdr led a patrol and established contact with the Nikowal post. On intervening night of 13/14 Dec 1971, he again set out with a party to re-inforce Jabowal post which was under enemy attack. There he broke into an enemy ambush at about 2200 hrs. He put up a gallant fight but succumbed to enemy fire. Throughout the operation, Late Shri Kartar Chand Katoch set a high standard of brave leadership and exemplary courage and laid his life for mother India.His sacrifice was recognized by awarding him President Police and Fire Service Medal for Gallantry .His next of kin Smt Lalita Katoch (wife) Retd. Principal Sr. Sec School, C/o Ftr HQ BSF Jalandhar (Punjab) resides at Govt. Quarter, Ftr HQ BSF Punjab.Inspr KRISHAN KUMAR SHARMARegt No. : 67232016 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1987Regt No. 67232016 Inspr Krishan Kumar Sharma of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1987 at village Atwal Bridge, Distt. Gurdaspur (Punjab) while performing duty against Punjab militancy. Born on 1 April 1937, Inspr Krishan Kumar Sharma joined BSF on 29 Aug 1955 in PAP.On 26 April 1987 Inspr K K Sharma went to village Atwal, P.S Sri Hargobindpur to collect information of extremists. While returning to the post Atwal he was caught under fire of extremists. He succumbed to his injuries on the spot. Inspr K K Sharma sacrifice his life while performing active duty against the extremists/ terrorists in Punjab.His next of kin Smt Tripta Rani (wife) resides at H.No. 129, Block No. 15, Sundar Nagar, Pathankot, Distt- Gurdaspur, Punjab.54 Bn54 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 287Const RAM CHANDER SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 75005088 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.10.1987Regt No. 75005088 Ct Ram Chander Singh of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Oct 1987 at village More, Distt. Gurdaspur (Punjab) while performing IS duty. Born on 12 May 1956, Ct Ram Chander Singh joined BSF on 22 Dec 1975.On 30 Oct 1987 at 1155 hrs, armed extremists committed a robbery in a branch of the Punjab National Bank, located on Gurdaspur Kalanaur Road. The information about the robbery was received by BSF at 1200 hrs which responded immediately. While engaged in exchange of fire with extremists Ct Ram Chander exposed himself to danger and as he was closing on the extremists, he got wounded on the left side of the fore-head and later succumbed at Military Hospital, Pathankot, on 31 Oct 1987.His sacrifice was recognized by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kamlesh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kheri Assra, Distt- Rohtak, Haryana.Inspr INDERPAL SHARMA Regt No. : 672210396 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.07.1995Regt No. 672210396 Inspr Inderpal Sharma of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 July 1995 at Sharkotal, Amargarh, Handwara, Distt Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI (Ops) duty. Born on 4 March 1948, Inspr Inderpal Sharma joined BSF on 17 July 1967.On 5 July 1995 at about 1400 hrs a patrol party lead by Inspr Indrapal Sharma went out in area Sharkotal, Amargarh, Handwara, Distt- Kupwara (KMR). At about 1330 hrs, the patrol party was ambushed and fired from almost three directions. During encounter Sub Indrapal Sharma sustained bullet injuries. He succumbed to his injuries while on way to 428 Field Ambulance Drugmulla. His next of kin Smt Kamlesh (wife) resides at Vill-Lehal, PO-Dhariwal (Fateh Nangal), Distt- Gurdaspur, Punjab.288 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC KRISHAN CHANDRegt No. : 70544037 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.10.1995Regt No. 70544037 HC Krishan Chand of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Oct 1995 near village Saloora, Distt. Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 14 Dec 1951, HC Krishan Chand joined BSF on 18 Jan 1971.On 14 Oct 1995, one medium vehicle of 54 Bn BSF while going to Tac HQ from Coy HQ Taratpura came under impact of an IED triggered by militants. Due to said IED blast, the Vehicle was blown off, HC Krishan Chand succumbed to the injuries caused by blast effeCt His next of kin Smt Nirmala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Harar, PO-Gangoli, Distt-Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.Const/DVR MOHD O URegt No. : 870099526 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.10.1995Regt No. 870099526 Ct/Dvr Mohd O U of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Oct 1995 near village Saloora, Distt. Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 25 May 1967, Ct/Dvr Mohd O U joined BSF on 1 June 1987.On 14 Oct 1995, one medium vehicle of 54 Bn BSF while going to Tac HQ from Coy HQ Taratpura came under impact of an IED triggered by militants. Due to said IED blast, the vehicle was blown off. Ct/Dvr Mohd O U succumbed to the injuries caused by blast effect.His next of kin Smt B. Aleema (mother) resides at Ottathengungal House Kedamangalam, North Puraroor, Distt-Ernakulam, Kerala.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 289SI AMARJIT SINGHRegt No. : 664221634 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.04.1996Regt No. 664221634 SI Amarjit Singh of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 April 1996 at village Palapura, PS Handwara Distt. Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 12 June 1945, SI Amarjit Singh joined BSF on 1 Sept 1965.On 20th April 1996 a patrol party consisting of SI Amarjit Singh with others was patrolling in general area village Giripura and Palapura. At about 1115 hrs when the patrol party reached near Palapura bridge, they were ambushed upon by fire from militants. The exchange of fire lasted for about 45 minutes, in which SI(G) Amarjit Singh sustained bullet injury on his head and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Sukhwant Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Dinawal, Via-Kang, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.Const PARAMHANS YADAV, PPMGRegt No. : 94003407 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.09.1996Regt No. 94003407 Ct Paramhans Yadav of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Sept 1996 at Batpura, PS Handwara Distt. Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 1 July 1976, Ct Paramhans Yadav joined BSF on 15 Dec 1994.On 16 Sept 1996 at about 0820 hrs, while a patrol party was in Batpura area, Ct Paramhans Yadav saw a militant about to throw a grenade towards patrol party. He pounced upon the militant and engaged him in hand to hand fight thereby preventing the militant in throwing grenade. On seeing this the other militants hiding in the nearby house, opened the fire causing bullet injury on the head of Ct Paramhans Yadav who succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His sacrifice was recognized by Govt, of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kusma Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Nunudih Paraghabad PO-Patherdih, Distt-Dhanbad, Jharkhand.290 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SANJAY KUMARRegt No. : 94003398 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.07.1999Regt No. 94003398 Ct Sanjay Kumar of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 July 1999 in AOR of BOP 1-X, Srikaranpur while performing I.B duty. Born on 15 Feb 1976, Ct Sanjay Kumar joined BSF on 15 Dec 1994.On the intervening night of 17/18 July 1999 at about 180050 hrs Ct Sanjay Kumar while performing Naka duty heard some suspicious movement from Pak side. He immediately took position in the nearby firing trench opposite fencing gate No. 31 BP No. 309/1. He was subjected to telescopic rifle fire from across the IB and he retaliated the fire. During encounter a bullet fired by Pak Rangers hit his head to which he succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Smt Radhika Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Malhad, PO-Malhad Distt-Aurangabad, Bihar.Const DALBIR SINGHRegt No. : 891326081 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.2003Regt No. 891326081 Ct Dalbir Singh of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 2003 at Kalyanpur, Distt. Kanpur (UP) while performing CI (Ops) duty. Born on 2 Aug 1969, Ct Dalbir Singh joined BSF on 1 March 1989.Ct Dalbir Singh, was attached with FHQ (Pers Dte). He reported back to unit to undergo Section leader Course. After completion of Section Leader Course and DPC List C held at Tac HQ, 54 Bn BSF Sopore(J&K) he was directed to return back to join his attachment duties on 18 Jan 2003. As per the information received from FHQ (Control Room), New Delhi that dead body of Const Dalbir Singh-54 Bn BSF found in Kalyanpur area, Kanpur (U.P) by the Police (Kanpur Dehat) with bullet wound on left chest on 20 Jan 2003.His next of kin Smt Nirmala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chittar Purwa PO-Nauhanau Gaon, Distt-Kanpur, Dehat, Uttar Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 291Const GULAM MOHI-UDDIN DARRegt No. : 95403621 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.03.2004Regt No. 95403621 Ct Gulam Mohi-Uddin Dar of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 March 2004 at BOP Lyngkhat while performing IB duty. Born on 4 May 1975, Ct Gulam Mohi-Uddin joined BSF on 27 Nov 1995.Ct Gulam Mohi-Udin Dar while posted at BOP Lyngkhat got bullet injuries on his forehead during indiscriminate firing by LNk Daya Ram under influence of liquor on 9 March 2004 at about 1940 hrs. During search of the area, Ct Gulam Mohi-Udin Dar was found critically injured lying on his bed. He was immediately evacuated to PHC Dawki for treatment. The civil Doctor attended the injuries but he succumbed to his injuries at 2040 hrs on 9 March 2004.His next of kin Smt Mohamooda Akhtar (wife) resides at Vill-Meripura, PO-Chevidara, Distt-Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.Const RAJA SAHARegt No. : 021310911 Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.05.2004Regt No. 021310911 Ct Raja Saha of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 May 2004 at Piyang Gang River in AOR of 54 Bn BSF while performing IB (Naka) duty. Born on 28 Aug 1980, Ct Raja Saha joined BSF on 31 May 2002.On the intervening nigh of 26/27 May 2004 Ct Raja Saha was on Naka duty at Naka No. 1 near BP No. 1273/M from 0200 hrs to 0400 hrs. At about 0330 hrs, Naka Comdr woke up on hearing some sound and saw Ct Raja Saha was standing in knee deep water and chasing BD national boats which had crossed over to Indian side for stealing stones. While chasing BD country boats, Ct Raja Saha suddenly slipped in crater in side the river and drowned. Later mortal remains of Ct Raja Saha was traced inside BD territory along with his arms and ammunation.His next of kin Smt Kalpana Saha (mother) resides at Kata Ganj Mitra Colony, H.No. 436, PO-Bedi Bhawan, Distt-Nadia, West Bengal.292 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour54 Bn BSFThe Battalion was raised on 1 June 1963 as 39 PAP Bn. On 1 June 1967, the battalion was merged in BSF and named as 54 Bn BSF. The unit actively participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war. Since then the battalion has served in various parts of country and performed IB duty, LC duty, CI role, AI Role and IS duties.Const RAJPALRegt No. : 894014062Unit : 54 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.2005Regt No. 894014062 Ct Rajpal of 54 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 May 2005 at Dulai River under Ftr HQ BSF AM while performing border duty. Born on 23 Feb 1965, Ct Rajpal joined BSF on 1 Aug 1989.On 21 May 2005 at about 1015 hrs, a patrol party went to P S Bholaganj, located across Duali River to hand over one apprehended Bangladeshi national. When the party had crossed more than half of the river, the apprehended BD national suddenly tried to escape. Ct Rajpal was holding the rope tied around apprehended BD national, slipped in the water and was carried away by the fast current thereby drowning him.His next of kin Smt Nirdaush Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Nagau, PO-Hirangaon, PS-Tundla, Distt-Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 293Shri R C PANT, ACIRLA No. : 6869 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997IRLA No. 6869 Shri R C Pant, Asstt Comdt. of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 May 1997 at Khongjom (Thoubal, Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 9 Dec 1945, Shri R C Pant, AC joined BSF on 2 Oct 1966.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Shri R C Pant, AC as party commander alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles with automatic/sophisticated weapons from the pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack Shri R C Pant, AC suffered fatal injuries and succumbed.His next of kin Smt Rajeswari Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Harakoti, PO-Solna, DisttChamoli, Uttarakhand.HC RANBIR SINGHRegt No. : 711094907 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 711094907 HC Ranbir Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom (Thoubal, Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 22 Feb 1955, HC Ranbir Singh joined BSF on 16 Dec 1971.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including HC Ranbir Singh alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from the pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack HC Ranbir Singh suffered fatal injuries and succumbed.His next of kin Smt Ravinder Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Bhushan Kala, Distt-Mohendergarh, Haryana.55 Bn55 Bn294 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC KRISHAN CHANDRegt No. : 790050670 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 790050670 HC Krishan Chand of 55 Bn BSF, attained martyrdom on 21 May 1997 at Khongjom, Thoubal (Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 4 March 1961, HC Krishan Chand joined BSF on 9 July 1979. On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including HC Krishan Chand alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militant divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from the pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack HC Krishan Chand suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Shashi Bala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Gowata, PO-Dhirwin, Distt-Hamirpur, Himachal PradeshHC RAGHUBIR SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 790012306 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 790012306 HC Raghubir Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom, Thoubal (Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 1 June 1958, HC Raghubir Singh joined BSF on 1 June 1979.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including HC Raghubir Singh alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing of grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from the pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack, HC Raghubir Singh succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Mukti Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Mohamad Pur, Distt-Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 295NK KEDAR SINGHRegt No. : 695996972 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 695996972 Nk Kedar Singh of 55 Bn BSF, attained martyrdom on 21 May 1997 at Khongjom (Thoubal, Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 23 Dec 1948, Nk Kedar Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1969.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Nk Kedar Singh alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack Nk Kedar Singh suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Roshani Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Gunjber, PO-Baber Pur, DisttPanipat, Haryana.Const SHOBNATH PRASAD, PMGRegt No. : 861613546 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 861613546 Ct Shobnath Prasad of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom (Thoubal, Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 27 Feb 1965, Ct Shobnath Prasad joined BSF on 1 July 1986.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Ct Shobnath Prasad alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly atack Ct Shobnath Prasad suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Seema Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Eklaspur, Distt-Bhabua Rohtas, Bihar.296 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst RATTAN SINGHRegt No. : 891410292 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 891410292 Ct Rattan Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom, Thoubal (Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 12 July 1968, Ct Rattan Singh joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Ct Rattan Singh alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack Ct Rattan Singh suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Saroj Kanwar Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Gingala, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.Const RAJIV KUMARRegt No. : 902546758 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 902546758 Ct Rajiv Kumar of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom, Thoubal (Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 1 Jan 1972, Ct Rajiv Kumar joined BSF on 12 July 1990.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Ct Rajiv Kumar alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from the pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack Ct Rajiv Kumar suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Punam Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Arrana, DisttAligarh, Uttar Pradesh. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 297Const MOOL CHANDRegt No. : 906445271 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 906445271 Ct Mool Chnad of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom, Thoubal (Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 20 April 1968, Ct Mool Chand joined BSF on 15 March 1990On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Ct Mool Chand alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack Ct Mool Chand suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Partoshi Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Chebari Khari, PO- Kusum Desar, Distt- Churu, Rajasthan.Const/DVR JUGRAJ SINGHRegt No. : 897550200 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 897550200 Ct/Dvr Jugraj Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom, Thoubal (Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 8 Nov 1968, Ct/Dvr Jugraj Singh joined BSF on 27 April 1989.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Ct/Dvr Jugraj Singh alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack Ct/Dvr Jugraj Singh suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Shinder Pal Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Buttar, Distt- Moga, Punjab.298 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst DULAL CHANDRA ROYRegt No. : 870072927 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.05.1997Regt No. 870072927 Ct Dulal Chandra Roy of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 21 May 1997 at Khongjom, Thoubal (Manipur) while performing IB duty. Born on 26 Nov 1969, Ct Dulal Chandra Roy joined BSF on 14 July 1987.On 21 May 1997, at about 1730 hrs, 23 personnel including Ct Dulal Chandra Roy alongwith 4 vehicles of 55 Bn BSF left from Imphal for Bn HQ after purchasing grocery items and Govt. stores. At around 211815 hrs, when the BSF convoy was about 37 Km from Imphal on NH 39, approximately 45-50 UG militants divided in 12-14 groups fired on all the BSF vehicles from pre-planned ambush points. In this dastardly attack Ct Dulal Chandra Roy suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Shri Pran Kanta Roy (father) resides at Vill-Debottar Hashdaha, PO- Kismat Hashdaha, Distt- Dhubri, Assam.Const RAM JIWAN YADAVRegt No. : 881238343 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.2005Regt No. 881238343 Ct Ram Jiwan Yadav of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Oct 2005 at Sopore, Srinagar (J & K) while performing IS duty. Born on 7 July 1966, Ct Ram Jiwan Yadav joined BSF on 8 April 1988.On 7 Oct 2005, at about 1315 hrs, militants made an attempt to launch a fidayeen attack at CI Post SBI by lobbing hand grenade and stormed inside the post. QRT of 55 Bn BSFrushed towards CI Post SBI for re-inforcement. On reaching the post, Ct Ram Jiwan Yadav, being a member of QRT took position and fired upon the militants. During exchange of fire, Ct Ram Jiwan Yadav sustained bullet injury on his forehead and died on the spot. His next of kin Smt Meena Yadav (wife) resides at VPO-Ayana, Distt-Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 299Const/DVR RAM MEHARRegt No. : 901934488 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.09.2006Regt No. 901934488 Ct/Dvr Ram Mehar of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Sept 2006 at Kashmir (Sopore Town) (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 1 Jan 1970, Ct/Dvr Ram Mehar joined BSF on 28 March 1990.On 23 Sept 2006, at about 1100 hrs a line repair party set out from CI Post Hathishah in BP Bunker, driven by Ct/Dvr Ram Mehar. At about 1245 hrs, an IED placed inside an amplifier box of cable TV, hanging on the nearby wall where the telephone line was faulty was remotely detonated by militants. Ct/Dvr Ram Mehar got multiple splinter injuries on head, chest and abdomen in this blast and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Rekha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Brah Khurd, PO-Khark Ramji, DisttJind, Haryana.Const/Cook ANIL KUMARRegt No. : 984660027 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.07.2006Regt No. 984660027 Ct/Cook Anil Kumar of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 July 2006 at Hathishah, Sopore (Kashmir) while performing IS duty. Born on 11 Feb 1979, Ct/Cook Anil Kumar joined BSF on 19 Feb 1998.On 4 July 2006, at about 1900 hrs, unidentified militants hurled a grenade near cook house of CI Post Hatishah. Ct/Cook Anil Kumar who was on duty and moving within the vicinity of the Coy mess sustained serious splinter injuries due to the grenade blast. He was referred to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar where he succumbed to injuries on 22 July 2006 at about 1450 hrs.His next of kin Miss Maneesha Kumari (daughter) resides at VPO-Mamarkha, Distt-East Champaran, Bihar.300 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst GOPAL CHANDRA SAHANARegt No. : 869330418 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.09.1990Regt No. 869330418 Ct Gopal Chandra Sahana of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Sept 1990 at BOP Syelberia, Nadia, WB while performing IB duty. Born on 17 Sept 1964, Ct Gopal Chandra Sahana joined BSF on 3 March 1986.On 22 Sept 1990, a patrol party of Ex-BOP Syelberia spotted a group of BD smugglers moving from India to BD side on boat loaded with rice in river Ikchhamati. Smugglers were challenged and then fired upon to stop. Ct Gopal Chandra Sahana went to the bank of river on BD side to bring the boat but the boat capsized and BD smugglers attacked Ct Gopal Chandra Sahana with Dahas and killed him inside the water.His next of kin Smt Parbati Sahana (wife) resides at VillBelar, POBelar Burkunda, DisttBurdwan, West Bengal.Const R N BASUMATARYRegt No. : 890071218 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.10.1994Regt No. 890071218 Ct R N Basumatary of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Oct 1994 at Safakadal, Srinagar (J & K) while performing IS duty. Born on 12 Sept 1970, Ct R N Basumatary joined BSF on 15 March 1989.On 6 Oct 1994, Ct R N Basumatary was on duty at Bunkar No. 3 at Sakidafar under PS Safakadal. At about 1700 hrs 2 militants opened fire on civilians. Ct R N Basumatary fired at militants but another militant shot him from behind and tried to snatch his weapon but inspite of his injury, he fought with militants in close quarter battle and foiled militants design. Later he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Tuntri Basumatary (mother) resides at Vill-Banugaon, PO-Putimary, DisttKokrajhar, Assam. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 301Const VISHWAS KUMARRegt No. : 083980815 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.10.2014Regt No. 083980815 Ct Vishwas Kumar of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Oct 2014 at BOP M K Para (East Tripura) while performing IB duty. Born on 4 June 1987, Ct Vishwas Kumar joined BSF on 20 June 2008.On 23 Oct 2014, while Ct Vishwas Kumar was returning from ROP duty (IB), at about 1610 hrs, unknown militants fired on him with automatic weapon (AK-47). Immediately Ct Vishwas Kumar sustained bullet injuries and felt down. Later he was evacuated to district hospital Kulai, where the doctor declared him brought dead. His next of kin Smt Sima Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Nawatola, PO-Bhikhampur, Distt-Siwan, Bihar.Const MOHAN SINGHRegt No. : 695551122 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.12.1971Regt No. 695551122 Ct Mohan Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Dec 1971 at Fazilka Sector (PB) while Unit was deployed in defence during Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 13 Jan 1949, Ct Mohan Singh joined BSF on 20 Dec 1968During Indo-Pak war 1971, F Coy 55 Bn was deployed in general area Shatirwala distributary bundh under Command of 4 JAT. One platoon of Coy on the night of 27-28 Dec 1971 was pushed forward across the bundh to take defences. At 1730 hrs, the platoon was engaged by the Coy, Ex-18 Baloch of Pakistan Army. Ct Mohan Singh attained marturdom due to the Pak action.His next of kin Smt Munni Devi (wife) resides at H.No. 69/5, Lalitpur Colony, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. 302 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst JAGATTAR SINGHRegt No. : 715550739 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.12.1971Regt No. 715550739 Ct Jagattar Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Dec 1971 at Fazilka Sector (PB) while Unit was deployed in defence during Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 3 March 1953, Ct Jagattar Singh joined BSF on 10 June 1970.During Indo-Pak war 1971, F Coy 55 Bn was deployed in general area Shatirwala distributary bundh under Command of 4 JAT. One platoon of Coy on the night of 27-28 Dec 1971 was pushed forward across the bundh to take defences. At 1730 hrs, the platoon was engaged by the Coy, Ex-18 Baloch of Pakistan Army. Ct Jagattar Singh attained marturdom due to the Pak action.His next of kin Smt Premlata Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Sainta, PO-Hamirpur Sidha, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.Const PARAS RAMRegt No. : 664442501 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.05.1987Regt No. 664442501 Ct Paras Ram of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 May 1987 at Ultachera, Gandachera, Tripura, while performing IB duty. Born on 7 Sept 1946, Ct Paras Ram joined state forces on 10 Sept 1965. On 14 May 1987, Ct Paras Ram was proceeding from Jagabandhu Para to Gandachera post in BSF vehicle. At about 1920 hrs, while BSF vehicle was moving in the area of Ultachera, TNV insurgents ambushed the BSF vehicle by blasting IED and firing heavily by automatic weapons. This led to fatal injuries to Ct Paras Ram and he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Bhanso Rani (wife) resides at VPO-Awankka, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab. 55 Bn BSFThis unit was raised on 1 Oct 1951 as Armed Police Battalion of Patiala East Punjab State Union (PEPSU) and was re-designated as 40 Bn PAP on 10 Oct 1956. Later on, the battalion was embodied into BSF on 1 June 1967 as 55 Bn BSF. Unit participated in the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan. The unit was adjudged as the Best Border Security Force Battalion for the year 1966-77 and also won General Choudhary Trophy in year 1982-83. The 55 Bn has been bestowed with 7 PPMG.Const JOGINDER SINGHRegt No. : 675551957 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.05.1987Regt No. 675551957 Ct Joginder Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 May 1987 at Ultachera, Gandachera, Tripura while performing IB duty. Born on 30 Oct 1946, Ct Joginder Singh joined BSF on 1 June 1967.On 14 May 1987, Ct Joginder Singh was proceeding from Jagabandhu Para to Gandachera post in BSF vehicle. At about 1920 hrs, while BSF vehicle was moving in the area of Ultachera, TNV insurgents ambushed the BSF vehicle by blasting IED and firing heavily by automatic weapons. This led to fatal injuries to Ct Joginder Singh and he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Lakhbir Kour (wife) resides at Vill-Lopa, PO-Pakiwan, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab.SI SWARAN SINGHRegt No. : 675442320 Unit : 55 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.05.1987Regt No. 675442320 SI Swaran Singh of 55 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 May 1987 at Ultachera, Gandachera, Tripura) while performing IB duty. Born on 12 April 1948, SI Swaran Singh joined BSF on 1 June 1967.On 14 May 1987, SI Swaran Singh was proceeding from Jagabandhu Para to Gandachera post in BSF vehicle. At about 1920 hrs, while BSF vehicle was moving in the area of Ultachera, TNV insurgents ambushed on the BSF vehicle by blasting IED and firing heavily by automatic weapons. This led to fatal injuries to SI Swaran Singh and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Bina Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Sapnera, PO-Barara, Distt-Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.304 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst ALBINUS BARLA Regt No. : 877880006 Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.01.1996Regt No. 877880006 Ct Albinus Barla of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Jan 1996 at Mandir Mandi (J&K) due to IED blast while deployed in CI Role. Born on 4 Jan 1968, Ct Albinus Barla joined BSF on 16 Jan 1987.No. 877880006 Const Albinus Barla of this unit, expired due to IED blast triggered by militants on 4 Jan 1996 at about 1645 hrs at Mandi Sauji Road, Poonch (J&K) while on convoy escort duty. His next of kin Mr Sunil Barla (son) resides at Vill-Kanchan Pur, PO-Lete, Distt-Ranchi, Jharkhand.NK THIMME GOWDA Regt No. : 84102476 Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.10.1996Regt No. 84102476 Nk Thimme Gowda of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Oct 1996 at Mangota, Distt-Doda (J&K) due to IED blast while deployed in CI Role. Born on 12 June 1962, Nk Thimme Gowda joined BSF on 8 Feb 1984.No. 841024762 Const Thimme Gowda of this unit was performing Sentry duty at Mangra post, Distt-Doda (J&K). He died on 11 Oct 1996 at about 1120 hrs due to IED explosion at post Mangra, Distt-Doda (J&K).His next of kin Smt ST Vedavathi (wife) resides at VPO-Namagondlu, Distt-Kolar, Karnataka.56 Bn56 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 305LNK DINESH SINGH YADAVRegt No. : 86002195 Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.06.1998Regt No. 86002195 LNk Dinesh Singh Yadav of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 June 1998 at Rajewari (J&K) while deployed in CI Ops duty. Born on 3 July 1967, LNk Dinesh Singh Yadav joined BSF on 1 Dec 1986.Died on 9 June 1998 at about 1230 hrs due to IED blast by militant in Rajouri Distt (J&K) while LNk Dinesh Singh Yadav was performing ROP duty on Jammu, Rajouri highway.His next of kin Smt Suman Yadav (wife) resides at Vill-Hetpura, PO-Takrama, Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.Const NEMADE GANESH DEVIDASRegt No. : 00114944Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.05.2002Regt No. 00114944 Ct Nemade Ganesh Devida of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 May 2002 at Srinagar (Karamnagar) while deployed in CI Ops duty. Born on 16 Feb 1978, Ct Nemade Ganesh Devidas joined BSF on 31 Dec 2000.On 17 May 2002 at 1730 hrs, Const Nemade Ganesh Devidas was performing sentry duty at Kak Sarai Chowk. At about 2000 hrs, unknown militants fired one round from a pistol which hit on his head. He was seriously injured and immediately evacuated to SMHS Hospital. He succumbed to his injury on 18 May 2002 at about 0125 hrs at SMHS Hospital.His next of kin Shri Devidas Rao (father) resides at Vill-Saivangoan, PO-Saivangoan, Distt-Amravati, Maharastra.306 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst MD ABDHUL GAFAR KHAN Regt No. : 00800151Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.09.2002Regt No. 00800151 Ct Md Abdhul Gafar Khan of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Sept 2002 at Sangam Bridge Avantipora (J&K) while deployed in CI Ops duty. Born on 23 Feb 1981, Ct Md Abdhul Gafar Khan joined BSF on 31 Dec 2000.On 22 Sept 2002 at about 1015 hrs near Sangam Bridge (Avantipora) on Srinagar-Jammu, NH-1 Ct Md Abdhul Gafar Khan was on guard duty of Comdt.(P) BSF SGR proceeding to Jammu. Militants attacked the BSF vehicle (PB-08-U-505 TATA Bus) and Ct Md. Abdhul Gafar Khan sustained bullet injury in the gun fight and died on the spot.His next of kin Shri Jala Rahman (father) resides at Vill-Paroura, PO-Sashar Goan, Distt-Dhubri, Assam.Const HARENDRA RAMRegt No. : 00114913Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.05.2004Regt No. 00114913 Ct Harendra Ram of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 May 2004 at Srinagar to Jammu National Highway while deployed in CI Ops duty. Born on 18 Aug 1979, Ct Harendra Ram joined BSF on 31 Dec 2000.Ct Harendra Ram, while on convoy escort duty on Srinagar- Jammu National highway, expired due to IED blast triggered by militants on 23 May 2004 at about 1025 hrs near lower Munda (J&K).His next of kin Smt Mata Dev (wife) resides at Vill-Shivari, PO-Bhikham Amhat, Distt-Gajipur, Uttar Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 30756 Bn BSFThe unit was raised/re-designated at Panthachowk (J&K). The unit was deployed at various locations in tough terrains and militancy prone areas. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion has been awarded several commendation certificates.Const HANUMANT APPA K Regt No. : 00009971Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.05.2004Regt No.00009971 Ct Hanumant Appa K of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 May 2004 at Srinagar to Jammu National Highway (J&K) while on CI Ops duty. Born on 21 Oct 1983, Ct Haanumanthppa joined BSF on 1 Jun 2002.Ct Hanumant Appa K, while on convoy escort duty on Srinagar to Jammu National highway, expired due to IED blast triggered by militant on 23 May 2004 at about 1025 hrs near lower Munda (J&K).His next of kin Smt Girijamma (mother) resides at Vill- Singarihalli, PO-Singari Halli, Distt-Davanagera, Karnataka.Const CHOUHAN CHIRAG KUMARRegt No. : 02221471 Unit : 56 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.05.2004Regt No. 02221471 Ct Chouhan Chirag Kumar of 56 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 May 2004 at Srinagar to Jammu National Highway while deployed in CI Ops duty. Born on 21 Oct 1983, Ct Chouhan Chirag Kumar joined BSF on 1 Aug 2002.Ct Chouhan Chirag Kumar, while on convoy escort duty on Srinagar to Jammu National highway, expired due to IED blast triggered by militant on 23 May 2004 at about 1025 hrs near lower Munda (J&K).His next of kin Smt Pushpa Ben (mother) resides at VPO-Siddhpur, Distt-Patan, Gujarat.308 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC H T KANTARAJRegt No. : 851029456Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.04.2011Regt No. 851029456 HC H T Kantaraj of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30th April 2011, at BOP Bhimpur, Malda fighting with smugglers while on IB Duty. Born on 19 Feb 1964, HC Kantaraj joined BSF on 27 Sept 1985.On 1 May 2011, unit was deployed at Patiram under SHQ BSF Malda. HC H T Kantaraj laid down his life while fighting with smugglers to prevent them from smuggling in AOR of BOP Bhimpur. While fighting with smugglers, one of the smugglers assaulted him below the left armpit with some sharp edged weapon in such a way that the weapon pierced both his lungs and heart. He was immediately evacuated to Distt. Hospital Balurghat where he was declared brought dead.His next of kin Smt B B Hemavati (wife) resides at VPO-Haradanahalli, PS-H N Pura, Distt-Hassan, Karnataka.Const BALBIR SINGHRegt No. : 66577207Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577207 Const Balbir Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 28 Feb 1948, Ct Balbir Singh joined BSF on 2 March 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war, Const Balbir Singh of this unit laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971. His next of kin Ishar Singh (father) resides at Vill-Roorkee Ramgarh, PO-Lalru, Teh-Rajpura, Distt-Patiala, Punjab.57 Bn57 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 309Const HARNEK SINGH Regt No. : 66577448 Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577448 Ct Harnek Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 26 March 1948, Ct Harnek Singh joined BSF on 26 March 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war Ct Harnek Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971. His next of kin Jagir Singh (father) resides at VPO-Bihla, Teh-Barnala, Distt-Sangrur, Punjab.Const SURJIT SINGHRegt No. : 66577547 Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577547 Ct Surjit Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 2 Jan 1947, Ct Surjit Singh joined BSF on 28 May 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war Ct Surjit Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971. His next of kin Smt Angrez Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Tehna, PO-Faridkot, Teh-Faridkot, Distt-Bhatinda, Punjab.310 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst RAGHUNATH SINGHRegt No. : 66577631Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577631 Ct Raghunath Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 15 May 1946, Ct Raghunath Singh joined BSF on 3 April 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war Ct Raghunath Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Smt Gianwati (wife) resides at VPO-Birohar, Distt-Jhajjar, Haryana.Const HARBANS SINGH Regt No. : 66577500Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577500 Ct Harbans Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 20 Jan 1949, Ct Harbans Singh joined BSF on 31 Aug 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde being commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war, Ct Harbans Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Shri Banarsi Dass (father) resides at Vill-Jogi Majra PO-Ahmed Garh, Teh-Ludhiana, Distt-Ludhiana, Punjab.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 311LNK LAKHI RAMRegt No. : 66577491Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577491 LNk Lakhi Ram of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 5 May 1947, LNk Lakhi Ram joined BSF on 18 March 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war, LNk Lakhi Ram of this unit laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971. His next of kin Smt Bimla Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Ismeila, Teh-Jhajjar, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.NK MEHAR SINGHRegt No. : 66577663Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577663 Nk Mehar Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 6 Dec 1948, Nk Mehar Singh joined BSF on 3 April 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde being commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war Nk Mehar Singh of this unit laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Smt Vimala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bhaini Maharajpur, PO-Bhaini Bhairam, Teh & Distt-Rohatk, Haryana. 312 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC AMRIK SINGHRegt No. : 66577032Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577032 HC Amrik Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 1 Jan 1945, HC Amrik Singh joined BSF on 20 Nov 1962.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war, HC Amrik Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Smt Harbans Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Nurpur, PO & Teh-Dhillwan, Distt-Kapurthala, Punjab.WC ABDUL GANIRegt No. : 70577013Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 70577013 WC Abdul Gani of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 6 July 1946, WC Abdul Gani was and joined BSF on 6 July 1970.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde being commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war, Water Carrier Abdul Gani laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971. His next of kin Smt Sahida Bano (wife) resides at VPO-Authersoo Khanpora, Teh-Anantnag, Distt-Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 313Const RAM SINGHRegt No. : 66577642Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577642 Ct Ram Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 3 April 1947, Ct Ram Singh joined BSF on 3 April 1966.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war Ct Ram Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971. His next of kin Smt Barmo Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Rurkee, Teh-Rohtak, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.Const KARLEEP SINGHRegt No. : 69577051Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 69577051 Ct Karleep Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 9 Jan 1950, Ct Karleep Singh joined BSF on 7 July 1969.During 1971 unit was deployed in Chhamb sector under the Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part during the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war Ct Karleep Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971. His next of kin Smt Bhag Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Dhadal, PS & Teh- Doda, Distt-Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.314 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK JAI PRAKASHRegt No. : 66577244Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577244 LNk Jai Prakash of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 6 April 1947, LNk Jai Prakash joined BSF on 18 March 1966.During 1971, 57 Bn BSF was deployed in Chhamb sector under Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part in the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war, LNk Jai Prakash laid down his life for mother land on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Smt Sarto Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chhochhi, PO-Dighal, PS-Beri, Teh-Jhajjar, Distt-Rohtak, Punjab.NK/RO SWARAN SINGHRegt No. : 68577123Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 68577123 Nk/RO Swaran Singh of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 15 Aug 1946, Nk/RO Swaran Singh joined BSF on 4 Aug 1969.During 1971, 57 Bn BSF was deployed in Chhamb sector under Ops control of HQ 191 Inf Bde commanded by Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part in the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable role during the war. During the war, Nk/RO Swaran Singh laid down his life fighting for motherland on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Smt Kartar Kaur (mother) resides at Vill-Daoke, PO-Bhani Rajputa, PS-Gharinda, Teh-Tarn Taran, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.57 Bn BSF57 Bn BSF was initially raised as 4th Reserve Bn PAP on 1 March 1966. Further this unit was embeded as 29 Bn of BSF, later this unit renamed as 57 Bn of BSF on 1 April 1968. Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. During war, the unit was deployed in Chhamb, Akhnoor & Poonch (J&K). Apart from vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and J&K. The unit has so far earned 3 PPMG, 1 Sena Medal and 5 Police Medal for Gallantry. At present, the battalion is deployed on IB at Prahari Nagar under Ftr HQ BSF Ghty.Const SAHIB DITTARegt No. : 66577125Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577125 Ct Sahib Ditta of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 10 Nov 1946, Ct Sahib Ditta joined BSF on 3 April 1966.During 1971, 57 Bn BSF was deployed in Chhamb sector under Ops control HQ 191 Inf Bde under commanded of Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part in the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable position. During the war, Ct Sahib Ditta laid down his life for mother land on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Smt Ram Ditta (mother) resides at Vill-Gangesar, PO-Bichpati, PS&Teh-Gohana, Distt-Sonipat, Rohtak, Haryana.Const DAYA RAMRegt No. : 66577547Unit : 57 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1971Regt No. 66577547 Const Daya Ram of 57 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1971, during the Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 10 Dec 1948, Ct Daya Ram joined BSF on 1 April 1966.During 1971, 57 Bn BSF was deployed in Chhamb sector under Ops control HQ 191 Inf Bde under commanded of Col. Harwant Singh, MC. The unit took active part in the Indo-Pak war 1971 and displayed a commendable position. During the war, Ct Daya Ram laid down his life for mother land on 3 Dec 1971.His next of kin Smt Santi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Raiya, PS-Jhajjar Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.316 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK SHYAM LAL, PPMGRegt No. : 86043107Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.06.1997Regt No. 86043107 LNk Shyam Lal of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 June 1997 at village-Balmat Kot while performing CI Duty. Born on 15 April 1965, LNk Shyam Lal joined BSF on 1 June 1986. LNk Shyam Lal died in a fierce encounter with militants in general area village-Balmat Kot on 24 June 1997. The BSF party was proceeding to an outpost Badar from Sungri and on getting information enroute they took to encircle and eliminate the militants. For this chance encounter-ops, reinforcement was sent from Badar outpost. These parties almost encircled the three militants, but militants showered effective fire on the scout LNk Shyam Lal who was leading the party. His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Rajesh Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Bagheri, PO-Khillian, PS-Jaghon, Distt-Solan, Himachal Pradesh.Const SHERDIL KHAN, PMGRegt No. : 93403571 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.06.1997Regt No. 93403571 Ct Sherdil Khan of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 June 1997 at village-Balmat Kot while performing CI Duty. Born on 10 April 1974, Ct Sherdil Khan joined BSF on 14 May 1993. Ct Sherdil Khan died in a fierce encounter with militants in general area village-Balmat Kot on 24 June 1997. The BSF party was proceeding to an outpost Badar from Sungri and on getting information enroute they took to encircle and eliminate militants. For this chance encounter-ops, reinforcement was sent from Badar outpost. These parties almost encircled the three militants, but militants showered effective fire on the scout Ct Sherdil Khan who was leading the party.His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG.His next of kin Shri Aziz Rehamkan (father) resides at Vill-Sulmner, PO-Bandipur, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir. 58 Bn58 Bn58 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 317SI RICHPAL SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 77165003Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.12.1997Regt No. 77165003 SI Richpal Singh of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Dec 1997 in area of Asot and Banna while performing CI Duties. Born on 30 June 1955, SI Richpal Singh joined BSF on 4 Aug 1977. On 19 Dec 1997 a special operation was launched by BSF against militants in area of Asot and Banna district. SI Richpal Singh sustained injuries in the ensuing encounter and succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Kamlesh (wife) resides at VPO-Charora, PS-Ahar, Distt-Bulandsehar, Uttar Pradesh.HC HATALKAR SHESH RAO, PPMGRegt No. : 86001229 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.12.1997Regt No. 86001229 HC Hatalkar Shesh Rao of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Dec 1997 at Kewal, Distt-Rajouri (J&K) while performing CI Duties. Born on 5 May 1967, HC Hatalkar Shesh Rao joined BSF on 18 March 1986. On 24 Dec 1997, during encounter with militants at kewal, Distt-Rajouri (J&K) HC Hatalkar Shesh Rao sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Nilam Shesharo (wife) resides at VPO-Varangaon, PS-Varangaon, Distt-Jalgaon, Maharashtra. 318 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC VISHRAM SINGHRegt No. : 760011498 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.01.1998Regt No. 760011498 HC Vishram Singh of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Jan 1998 at Nagathu (Jiyarat) while performing CI Duties. Born on 5 June 1955, HC Vishram Singh joined BSF on 16 Jan 1976. On 20th Jan 1998, Commando team of 58 Bn BSF carried out recce for establishing a post in the area Nagathu (Jiyarat). During recce, an encounter took place between commando team and militants. During the encounter, Ct Vishram Singh sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Banto Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Moondia, Distt-Sawai Modhopur, Rajasthan.Const ALIF DINRegt No. : 94004596 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.01.1998Regt No. 94004596 Ct Alif Din of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Jan 1998 at Nagathu (Jiyarat) while performing CI Duties. Born on 1 Jan 1975, Ct Alif Din joined BSF on 28 Feb 1994. On 20 Jan 1998, Commando team of 58 Bn BSF carried out recce for establishing a post in the area Nagathu (Jiyarat). During recce, an encounter took place between commando team and militants. During the encounter, Ct Alif Din sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Parwaz (wife) resides at Vill-Dandi Dhara, PO-Surankot, PS-Surankot, Distt-Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 319Const GULAM NABI HAZAMRegt No. : 93000145 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.01.1998Regt No. 93000145 Ct Gulam Nabi Hazam of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Jan 1998 at Nagathu (Jiyarat) while performing CI Duty. Born on 13 Dec 1973, Ct Gulam Nabi Hazam joined BSF on 23 April 1993. On 20 Jan 1998, Commando team of 58 Bn BSF carried out recce for establishing a post in the area Nagathu (Jiyarat). During recce, an encounter took place between commando team and militants. During the encounter, Ct Gulam Nabi Hazam sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Nazira Akhter (wife) resides at Vill-Nussobadragund, Teh/PO-Doru, Distt-Ananthnag, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK NIRMAL KUMARRegt No. : 87332219 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.01.1998Regt No. 87332219 LNk Nirmal Kumar of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Jan 1998 at Nagathu (Jiyarat) while performing CI Duty. Born on 10 June 1965, LNk Nirmal Kumar joined BSF on 13 April 1987. On 20 Jan 1998, Commando team of 58 Bn BSF carried out recce for establishing a post in the area Nagathu (Jiyarat). During recce, an encounter took place between commando team and militants. During the encounter, LNk Nirmal Kumar sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Kailash Rani (wife) resides at Vill-Sidham Muthsidha, PO-Nurmahal, Distt-Jalandhar, Punjab. 320 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC RAJAN KRegt No. : 801022634 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.05.2001Regt No. 801022634 HC Rajan K of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 May 2001 at Sohari (Assam) while performing CI Duties. Born on 17 Jan 1960, HC Rajan K joined BSF on 22 Oct 1980. On 10 May 2001, HC Rajan K was on election duty where he was detailed for escort duty for collection of Ballot boxes from Maranhat to Sohari. While party was moving in a vehicle carrying ballot boxes, at about 1910 hrs, suddenly there was a big IED blast under the said vehicle. In this militant action, HC Rajan K sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Krishna Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Chathiyara, PO-Thamarakulam, Distt-Allepey, Kerala.Const SANDEEP KUMARRegt No. : 00000128 Unit : 58 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.05.2002Regt No. 00000128 Ct Sandeep Kumar of 58 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 May 2002 at village-Walrama while performing CI Duties. Born on 15 Jan 1981, Ct Sandeep Kumar joined BSF on 18 July 2000. On 9 May 2002, a cordon and search operation of village-Walrama was conducted by the BSF team. During the cordon at about 090630 hrs, an encounter took place between cordon party and militants. Ct Sandeep Kumar sustained fatal bullet injury and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Renu (wife) resides at Vill-Phideri, PO-Majra Sheoraj, Distt-Rewari, Haryana. 58 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1 April 1969 at Khasa, Punjab. The unit remained deployed at tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 321HC PRATAP SINGHRegt No. : 66221505Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.10.1995Regt No. 66221505 HC Pratap Singh of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Oct 1995 at Wooden Bridge located appx-4km from Milan Bazar (Assam) while performing IB duty. Born on 19 May 1946, HC Pratap Singh Joined BSF on 19 May 1965.On 31 Oct 1995 he was part of the escort party of Comdt who was returning to Tac HQ Bongaigon from Ultapani post after search and combing operation. When the escort party were negotiating a wooden bridge approx 4 Kms from Milan Bazar it was blown up by IED planted under the bridge by Bodo militants followed by firing. As a result of explosion the Maruti Gypsy in which he was travelling was blown up, which resulted into HC Pratap Singhs instant death. In the ensuing gun battle between BSF troops and Bodo militants, three militants were killed on the spot and large cache of arms/amns were recovered from the slain militants.His next of kin Smt Manjit Kour (wife) resident of VPO-Mansa, Distt- Mansa, Punjab.Const ARJUN KUMARRegt No. : 864552088 Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.10.1995Regt No. 864552088 Ct Arjun Kumar of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Oct 1995 at Wooden Bridge located appx 4km from Milan, Bazar, (Assam) while performing IB duty. Born on 18 Sept 1965, Ct Arjun Kumar Joined BSF on 9 Aug 1986.On 31 Oct 1995 he was part of the escort party of Comdt who was returning to Tac HQ Bongaigon from Ultapani post after search and combing Operation. When the escort party was negotiating a wooden bridge approx 4 Kms from Milan Bazar it was blown up by IED planted under the bridge by Bodo militants followed by firing. As a result of explosion the Maruti Gypsy in which he was travelling was blown up, which resulted into Ct Arjun Kumars instant death. In the ensuing gun battle between BSF troops and Bodo militants, three militants were killed on the spot and large cache of arms/amns were recovered from the slain militants.His next of kin Smt Sunita Devi (wife) resident at Vill-Badwal, PO-Gurha Slathia, Teh & Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. 59 Bn59 Bn322 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst RAM ASRE SHARMARegt No. : 901933665Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.08.2000Regt No. 901933665 Ct Ram Asre Sharma of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Aug 2000 at Khanetar Gali (J&K) while performing AI duty. Born on 1 Jan 1971, Ct Ram Asre Sharma joined BSF on 28 March 1990.On 10 Aug 2000, Ct Ram Asre Sharma was part of a party consisting of 31 pers were left at about 1445 hrs from BN HQ Khanetar, Rajouri (J&K) to Coy HQ Khanetar gali on foot. When the party was climbing on a curved and steep route through a thick forest, it ambushed by militants from bushy area from right side at about 1700 hrs. In the ensuring gun battle, Ct Ram Asre Sharma was hit by bullets and succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Rekha Sharma (wife) resident at Vill-Bikaram Pur, Teh & PO-Milak, Distt-Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.Const MANOJ KUMARRegt No. : 94003232Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.08.2000Regt No. 94003232 Ct Manoj Kumar of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Aug 2000 at Khanetar Gali (J&K) while performing AI duty. Born on 5 Oct 1976, Ct Manoj Kumar joined BSF on 27 Oct 1994.On 10 Aug 2000, Ct Manoj Kumar was part of a party consisting of 31 pers were left at about 1445 hrs from BNHQ Khanetar, Rajouri (J&K) to Coy HQ Khanetar gali on foot. When the party was climbing on a curved and steep route through a thick forest, it was ambushed by militants from bushy area from right side at about 1700 hrs. In the ensuring gun battle, Ct Manoj Kumar was hit by bullets and succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Meena Gupta (wife) resident at VPO-Sewtha, Distt-Bhojpur, Bihar. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 323Const AJEET KUMARRegt No. : 891325189 Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.08.2000Regt No. 891325189 Ct Ajeet Kumar of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Aug 2000 at Khanetar Gali (J&K) while performing AI duty. Born on 12 Feb 1964, Ct Ajeet Kumar joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 10 Aug 2000 Ct Ajeet Kumar was part of a party consisting of 31 pers were left at about 1445 hrs from BN HQ Khanetar, Rajouri (J&K) to Coy HQ Khanetar gali on foot. When the party was climbing on a curved and steep route through a thick forest, it was ambushed by militants from bushy area from right side at about 1700 hrs. In the ensuring gun battle, Ct Ajeet Kumar was hit by bullets and succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Rani Devi (wife) resident at Vill-Mataundh, Teh & PO-Mataundh, Distt-Banda, Uttar Pradesh.Const AJAY KUMARRegt No. : 94003211 Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.08.1997Regt No. 94003211 Ct Ajay Kumar of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Aug 1997 at BOP Daira, (Assam) while performing IB duty. Born on 9 Nov 1975, Ct Ajay Kumar joined BSF on 25 Sept 1994.On 6 Aug 1997, Ct Ajay Kumar was on OP duty from 0600 hrs to 1200 hrs along the river bank of river Jinjiram (Assam). At about 1200 hrs relieving party did not find Ct Ajay Kumar at OP point. During the search ops local villagers disclosed that at about 1100 hrs they saw three smugglers carrying K/Oil tins and at about 1130 hrs, BSF OP chased them along river bank Jinjiram to stop them. Smugglers inflicted deep cut on the back side of the head of Ct Ajay Kumar by a blunt weapon like dah which resulted into his death.His next of kin Smt Parmeshri Devi (mother) resident at Vill-Dhamuchak, PO-Bahadurpur, Distt-Nawadaha, Bihar.324 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI RAM CHANDER SINGH RANARegt No. : 786110203 Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.09.2011Regt No. 786110203 SI Ram Chander Singh Rana of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Sept 2011 at BOP Whaleback, Jammu when performing IB duty. Born on 15 Nov 1956, SI Ram Chander Singh Rana joined BSF on 16 Jan 1978.On 20 Sept 2011, at about 1430 hrs SI Ram Chander Singh Rana had gone ahead of Border Security Fence at BOP Whaleback, Samba (Jammu) to clear the area from sarkandas/ grass so as to improve observation. He went with a tractor driven by Shri Sudesh Kumar of Village Galar and one Guard Ct Karna Dhar Boro. At about 1555 hrs SI Ram Chander Singh Rana and the tractor driver Sudesh Kumar were hit by bullets fired by Pak Rangers. Both of them were immediately shifted to Distt Hospital Samba where SI Ram Chander Singh Rana succumbed to his injuries at about 1645 hrs. He made supreme sacrifice by laying down his life in the line of duty.His next of kin Smt Madhu Rana (wife) resid ent at Vill-Dabar, PO-Amola, Teh-Lanchi Down, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttrakhand.Const SRIPADA DEBRegt No. : 878110162 Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1990Regt No. 878110162 Ct Sripada Deb of 59 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 May 1990 at BOP Patharghate, West Bengal while performing IB duty. Born on 8 Feb 1967, Ct Sripada Deb joined BSF on 20 May 1987.During intervening night of 30/31 May 1990, Ct Sripada Deb was on Naka duty. At about 310200 hrs, Naka party observed one miscreant approaching empty handed. After about 10 minutes one more smuggler appeared who was challenged by Ct Sripada Deb, but smuggler managed to flee leaving one bag. Ct Sripada Deb searched the area and collected the bag. When he was returning back towards naka position, a gun shot was fired from the nearby jute field on Ct Sripada Deb. He sustained a bullet injury on the back and succumbed to it on the spot.His next of kin Smt Amiya Prava Deb (mother) resides at Vill-Harinmara, PO-Kulaibajar, Distt-North Tripura, Tripura.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 325Const/DVR MATHU KUTTYRegt No. : 882556158 Unit : 59 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.10.1995Regt No. 882556158 Ct/Dvr Mathu Kutty of 59 BN BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Oct 1995 at Milan Bazar, Assam while performing IB duty. Born on 8 May 1966, Ct/Dvr Mathu Kutty joined BSF on 8 June 1988.On 31 Oct 1995, Ct/Dvr Mathu Kutty was driving the escort vehicle of Comdt. who was returning to Tac HQ Bongaigon from Ultapani post after search and combing Ops. When the escort party was negotiating a wooden bridge approx 4 Kms from Milan Bazar it was blown up by IED planted under the bridge by Bodo militants followed by firing. As a result of explosion the Maruti Gypsy in which he was travelling was blown up, which resulted into Ct/Dvr Mathu Kuttys instant death. In the ensuing gun battle between BSF troops and Bodo militants, three militants were killed on the spot and large cache of arms/amns were recovered from the slain militants.His next of kin Smt Annamma Mathu Kutty (wife) resides at Vill-Paloorkavu Central, PO-Peruvuvantha Nam, Distt-Idduki, Kerala.59 Bn BSF59 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1969 at Jallandhar Cantt, Punjab by embodying 22 Bn PAP. Apart from vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak borders, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against militancy in J&K. 9 pers have sacrificed their lives in action against militancy. At present, the battalion is deployed on VA/VP duty at Raj Bhawan under Ftr HQ BSF Kashmir (J&K).326 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourShri S VINOD SHARMA, Comdt, PMG IRLA No. : 24453Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.11.1998IRLA No. 24453 Shri S Vinod Sharma, Comdt of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Nov 1998 at Takan Bari (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 24 Dec 1954, Shri S Vinod Sharma, Comdt joined BSF on 7 March 1977.On 13 Nov 1998, on specific information in area of Takan Bari (Srinagar), Shri S Vinod Sharma, Comdt laid a special ops (Cordon) in which a hardcore militant was killed. During ops the said officer sacrificed his life fighting against militants.His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Usha Devi (wife) resides at Qtr No. 788, 6 Cross, 18th Main Road, Yayanagar, 4th Block, Bangalore.SI BIR SINGH, PMG Regt No. : 716000338 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.11.1998Regt No. 716000338 SI Bir Singh of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Nov 1998 at Takan Bari (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 July 1951, SI Bir Singh joined BSF on 3 Feb 1971.On 13 Nov 1998, on specific information in area of Takan Bari (Srinagar), SI Bir Singh laid a special ops (Cordon) in which a hardcore militant was killed. During ops, the said SO sacrificed his life fighting against militants.His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Bhuwanshawari Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Palitali, PO-Gomkhal, Distt-Pauri, Uttarakhand. 60 Bn60 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 327Const T JOHN KENNEDY, PMGRegt No. : 890099232Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.11.1998Regt No. 890099232 Ct T John Kennedy of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Nov 1998 at Takan Bari (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 31 July 1969, Ct T John Kennedy joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 13 Nov 1998, on specific information in area of Taken Bari (Srinagar), Ct T John Kennedy laid a special ops (Cordon) in which a hardcore militant was killed. During ops the Ct T John Kennedy was sacrificed his life fighting against militants.His sacrifice was recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin is Shri K Thanka Raji (father) resides at Vill-Vadali Kottam Villa, PO-Nattalam, Distt-Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.Const RAVI SINGH RANARegt No. : 86004923Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.08.1993Regt No. 86004923 Ct Ravi Singh Rana of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Aug 1993 at Darbil and Malarhatta while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 15 Dec 1965, Ct Ravi Singh Rana joined BSF on 5 May 1986.On 26 Aug 1993, Spl ops was carried out in area of Renabari (Srinagar). Ct Ravi Singh Rana has sacrificed his life while fighting against militants in which one wanted/Notorious militant had been killed.His next of kin Smt Prathapi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Dandal, PO-Chubu, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. 328 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourNK K G RUDRAPPARegt No. : 75102300 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1993Regt No. 75102300 Nk K G Rudrappa of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1993 at Navpura and Khyam chowk (Srinagar) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 22 June 1955, Nk K G Rudrappa joined BSF on 25 July 1975.On 4 Dec 1993, in area of Nawapura and Khyam Chowk during search, Nk K G Rudrappa sustained bullet injuries and sacrificed his life fighting against militants. His next of kin Smt T G Ratna (wife) resides at H.No. 1442, Behind PO-Nehru Nagar Yelahnka, Bangalore, Karnataka.Const MANI LAL Regt No. : 88210128 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1993Regt No. 88210128 Ct Mani Lal of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1993 at Navpura and Khyam chowk (Srinagar) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 7 Aug 1963, Ct Mani Lal joined BSF on 2 June 1988.On 4 Dec 1993, in area of Nawapura and Khyam Chowk during search, Ct Mani Lal sustained bullet injuries and sacrificed his life during fighting against militants. His next of kin Smt Vimla Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Bhon, Distt-Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 329HC D S CHAKARVATIRegt No. : 72744044Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.12.1994Regt No. 72744044 HC D S Chakarvati of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Dec 1994 at Dhariwal (Srinagar) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 9 June 1952, HC D S Chakarvati joined BSF on 15 July 1972.On 31 Dec 1994, during ROP duty in area of Dhariwal (Srinagar), HC D S Chakravati sustained bullet injury and he was immediately evacuated to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Anjali Chakravati (wife) resides at VPO-Mangal Bari, Distt-Malda, West Bengal.LNK SURESH KUMARRegt No. : 84254066 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.01.1994Regt No. 84254066 LNk Suresh Kumar of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Jan 1994 at Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 25 Dec 1962, LNk Suresh Kumar joined BSF on 9 March 1984.On 31 Jan 1994, during patrolling in area of Srinagar some militant threw a grenade on OP party in which LNk Suresh Kumar sustained splinter injury and succumbed to injuries..His next of kin Smt Ram Kala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Halichera, PO-Musepur, Distt-Mahindragarh, Haryana. 330 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst KRISHAN KUMARRegt No. : 90254531 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.01.1994Regt No. 90254531 Ct Krishan Kumar of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 Jan 1994 at Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 Oct 1970, Ct Krishan Kumar joined BSF on 9 July 1990.On 31 Jan 1994, during patrolling in area of Srinagar some militant have thrown a grenade on OP party in which Ct Krishan Kumar sustained splinter injury and sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Lakhpati Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Chanaut, Distt-Hissar, Haryana.NK SRICHANDRegt No. : 83001283 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.06.1995Regt No. 83001283 Nk Srichand of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 June 1995 at SHQ BSF (Srinagar) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 25 Dec 1962, Nk Srichand joined BSF on 1 Sept 1983.On 10 June 1995, a group of militants threw a grenade on the vehicle in which Nk Srichand sustained splinter injury and sacrificed his life while this unit deployed on internal security duty in Kashmir Valley.His next of kin Smt Roop Rani (wife) resides at Vill-Chillaun, PO-Sakit, Distt-Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 331Inspr SURJEET SINGHRegt No. : 66455130 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.05.1995Regt No. 66455130 Inspr Surjeet Singh of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 May 1995 at Srinagar while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 25 May 1945, Inspr Surjeet Singh joined BSF on 4 Jan 1962.On 5 May 1995, while Insp Surjeet Singh was maintaining his bunker, a grenade was thrown by militant on him. Insp Surjeet Singh sustained splinter injury. He was immediately evacuated to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on 18 May 1995. His next of kin Smt Mohinder Kour (wife) resides at Vill-Mamka, PO-Kirpind, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.Inspr DINA NATHRegt No. : 69599299 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.10.1999Regt No. 69599299 Inspr Dina Nath of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Oct 1999 at Machwa (Srinagar) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 13 June 1945, Inspr Dina Nath joined BSF on 22 July 1969.On 30 Oct 1999, on specific information, a joint ops was carried out against militants in the area of Kashmir Valley. Inspr Dina Nath sacrificed his life fighting against militants.His next of kin Smt Indra Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ganoh, PO-Panjharh, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. 332 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst/Cook BASU DANRegt No. : 90171554 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.01.2001Regt No. 90171554 Ct/Cook Basu Dan of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Jan 2001 at Srinagar while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 7 June 1968, Ct/Cook Basu Dan joined BSF on 1 April 1990.On 3 Jan 2001, the said Ct/Cook Basu Dan sacrificed his life while in an IED blast which was laid by the militants in Sabji Mandi (Srinagar).His next of kin Smt Prakash Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Pahadganj Colony-II, PO-Mandore Road, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.Const M SARBANNRegt No. : 90477346 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No. 90477346 Ct M Sarbann of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Rajouri (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 14 May 1970, Ct M Sarbann joined BSF on 22 Sept 1990.A public meeting was held on 11 Sept 2002 in area of Rajouri. Militant attacked on meeting in which Ct M Sarbann his sacrificed his life during fighting against them.His next of kin Smt S Laxmi (wife) resides at Vill-Nathapakkam, PO-S V Nagaram, Distt-Thiruvanmamali, Tamilnadu. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 333Const HIMANSHU SEKHARRegt No. : 001341047Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No. 001341047 Ct Himanshu Sekhar of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Rajouri (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 9 July 1978, Ct Himanshu Sekhar joined BSF on 31 Jan 2000.A public meeting was held on 11 Sept 2002 in the area of Rajouri. Militants attacked during the meeting in which Ct Himanshu Sekhar sacrificed his life fighting against them.His next of kin Smt Manju Lata (mother) resides at Vill-Talada, PO-Risol, Distt-Puri, Odisha.Const SUMANT KUMAR DUBEYRegt No. : 89243443 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.02.2003Regt No. 89243443 Ct Sumant Kumar Dubey of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Feb 2003 while performing Anti-terrorist duty. Born on 2 Feb 1970, Ct Sumant Kumar Dubey joined BSF on 5 March 1989.Ct Sumant Kumar Dubey sacrificed his life on 7 Feb 2003 during OP duty due to firing by Pak Rangers.His next of kin Smt Suman Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chiuma Khash, PO-Vikram Bisanpur, Distt-Deoriya, Uttar Pradesh. HC MALKEET RAMRegt No. : 79005086 Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.07.2003Regt No. 79005086 HC Malkeet Ram of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 July 2003 at Pak Ranjar while performing Anti-terrorist duty. Born on 1 Nov 1954, HC Malkeet Ram joined BSF on 2 Aug 1979.On 26 July 2003, during OP duty, HC Malkeet Ram sustained bullet injury and he was immediately evacuated to hospital wher he succumbed to injuries. His next of kin Smt Roshan Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Bhalalia, PO-Bassi Bazar, Distt-Hosiyarpur, Punjab.Const LAJ SINGHRegt No. : 99121562Unit : 60 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.05.2002Regt No. 99121562 Ct Laj Singh of 60 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 May 2002 at Sangral (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 2 Feb 1980, Ct Laj Singh joined BSF on 13 Dec 1999.On 31 May 2002, in area of Sangral (J&K), Ct Laj Singh sustained bullet injury in a firing by Pak Rangers. He was immediately evacuated to hospital where he succumbed to injuries. His next of kin Smt Dayavati (mother) resides at Vill-Domar, PO-Thein, Distt-Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.60 Bn BSFThe Unit was raised on 15 Dec 1969 at Jammu. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates. The unit has so far earned 9 Gallantry awards.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 335NK UMED SINGH, Vir ChakraRegt No. : 68588113 Unit : 61 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.12.1971Regt No. 68588113 Nk Umed Singh of 61 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 Dec 1971 at BOP Kamala while performing Morcha OP duty. Born on 5 March 1942, Nk Umed Singh joined BSF on 21 Dec 1968. During the Indo Pak War in 1971 Nk Umed Singh was performing Morcha OP duty at BOP Kamala. On 18 Dec 1971 enemy Mortar shell hit the morcha in which he was on duty and exploded, causing severe fatal injury to him. Nk Umed Singh succumbed to his injuries while he was being evacuated 148 Military Hospital. His sacrifice has been recognized by Government of India by awarding him Vir Chakra (Posthumously). His next of kin Laxmi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Dalawas, Bhiwani, Haryana. Const SANJAY PANDITARegt No. : 92403611Unit : 61 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.07.1996Regt No. 92403611 Ct Sanjay Pandita of 61 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 July 1996 near FDL old Munger Kalan while participating in search operation. Born on 4 Jan 1972, Ct Sanjay Pandita joined BSF on 14 May 1992. On 25 July 1996 while carrying out joint search operation with Army (6/8 GR) in suspected area of FDL old Munger Kalan, search party came under the heavy fire of militant which led to a fierce exchange of fire between search party and Militant. Encounter ended in elimination of five militant and recovery of huge cache of Arm Ammunition. During the gun battle with militant, Ct Sanjay Pandita sustained and succumbed to the fatal bullet injuries. His next of kin Shri Darkhanath (father) resides at Vill-Nagrola, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. 61 Bn61 Bn336 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour Shri B S RATHORE, DC, PPMGIRLA No. : 4359 Unit : 61 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.10.2000IRLA No. 4359 Shri Bhanwan Singh Rathore, DC of 61 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Oct 2000 at Shingam Pura, Karanagar (Srinagar) while performing CI duties. Born on 1 April 1945, Shri Bhanwan Singh Rathore, DC joined BSF on 1 April 1967. On 16 Oct 2000, a Cordon and search Operation was led by Shri Bhanwan Singh Rathore, DC in area of village Shingam Pura in which 2 hard core foreign militant were killed and arms & amn were recovered from the militant. In that operation/encounter Shri Bhanwan Singh Rathore, DC sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it. His sacrifice has been recognized by Government of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Mohan Kumari (wife) resides at VPO-Mewa Nagar, Distt-Barmer, Rajasthan.Const P RAVICHANDERANRegt No. : 90210257 Unit : 61 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.12.2000Regt No. 90210257 Ct P Ravichanderan of 61 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Dec 2000 at Qammarwari Chowk, Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 17 Jan 1969, Ct P Ravichanderan joined BSF on 1 March 1990. On 11 Dec 2000 five personnel including Ct P Ravichanderan sustained fatal injuries when the vehicles in which they were returning to Coy base after purchase of fresh from market came under impact of the remote operated IED blast near Qammarwari Chowk, Srinagar. Ct P Ravichanderan succumbed to his injuries while he was being evacuated to Hospital. His next of kin Smt R Kavitha (wife) resides at Vill-Melvadugan Kuttai, PO-Karsamanglum, Distt-Vellore, Tamilnadu. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 337Const J HEMBRAMRegt No. : 94003308 Unit : 61 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.06.2001Regt No. 94003308 Ct J Hembram of 61 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 June 2001 at Zumagan Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 22 Jan 1973, Ct J Hembram joined BSF on 19 Dec1994.On 27 June 2001 Ct J Hembram was on ROP duty on NH-01A Srinagar, Baramullah Road 2 Km short of Lutta more. He was seriously injured when an IED planted by militant on the track was blasted by the militants. Ct J Hembram succumbed to his injuries while he was evacuated to hospital. His next of kin was Smt Marry Soren (wife) (further re-married) resides at Vill- Languta Pandra Toli, PO-Langtu, Distt-Gumla, Jharkhand.Const BALBIR SINGH, Shaurya ChakraRegt No. : 00722820Unit : 61 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.08.2003Regt No. 00722820 Ct Balbir Singh of 61 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Aug 2003 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 3 July 1979, Ct Balbir Singh joined BSF on 29 May 2000. On 30th Aug 2003 Ct Balbir Singh sacrificed his life while fighting with militant. In an important operation conducted by 61 Bn BSF in area of Chandal Mohala, Noorbag, Srinagar in which one of the dreaded militant Gazi Baba (Chief of JEM) & Rashid Bhai (Dy Chief) were eliminated and huge cache of arms ammunition were recovered from the site.His sacrifice has been recognized by Government of India by awarding him Shaurya Chakra posthumously. His next of kin Smt Sushila Kanwar (wife) resides at Vill-Kirdoli Chhoti, PO-Dherkabas, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.338 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC/DVR RAM RATAN SINGHRegt No. : 75001211 Unit : 61 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.01.2005Regt No. 75001211 HC/Dvr Ram Ratan Singh of 61 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Jan 2005 at Chaibasa Jharkhand. Born on 2 Jan 1959, HC/Dvr Ram Ratan joined BSF on 7 April 1975. On 15 Jan 2005, 61 Bn BSF party was deployed for election duty with SB-V Bn at Jharkhand. While returning to Chaibasa Camp from election duty the BSF party was ambushed by naxals. During exchange of fire HC/Dvr Ram Ratan Singh of sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it. His next of kin Smt Ramwati Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Mustari, PO-Bhagaura, Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh. 61 Bn BSF61 Bn BSF was raised on 15 Dec 1969 at Paloura Camp Jammu (J&K). Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. Apart from vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and J&K. The unit has so far earned 1 Shaurya Chakram 1 Kirti Chakra, 1 Vir Chakra, 2 PPMG, 19 Gallantry Medals and 4 DGCR in its honour. 7 Personnel of the unit have sacrificed their lives during enemy action. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Rani Nagar under Ftr HQ BSF North Bengal, BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 339NK RAM LALRegt No. : 78102001 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.1993Regt No.78102001 Nk Ram Lal of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 1993 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 2 Sept 1956, Nk Ram Lal joined BSF on 17 Jan 1978.On 6 Aug 1993, at about 2150 hrs, militants fired upon an ambush party of 62 Bn BSF with automatic weapons at Lalpora culvert. In that firing, Nk Ram Lal got bullet injuries in his right thigh and left hip. He was evacuated to Army Hospital, Durgmullah, where he declared dead in the morning of 7 Aug 1993 at about 0115 hrs.His next of kin Smt Rama Devi (wife) resides at Plot No.16/D, Panchvati, Distt-Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.HC GYAN SINGHRegt No. : 72001048 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.03.1994Regt No.72001048 HC Gyan Singh of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 March 1994 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 24 Jan 1945, HC Gyan Singh joined BSF on 15 Dec 1971.On 28 March 1994, troops of 62 Bn, BSF conducted a Cordon and Search Operation in village Knathpura (Kupwara). During the search, militants opened fire on BSF troops, in which HC Gyan Singh, who was in cordon party, got bullet injury and succumbed to injuries at about 0615 hrs on 28 March 1994.His next of kin Smt Kamlesh (wife) resides at VPO-Beri, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.62 Bn62 Bn340 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst YOG RAJRegt No. : 89005279Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.11.1994Regt No. 89005279 Ct Yog Raj of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Nov 1994 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 15 May 1970, Ct Yog Raj joined BSF on 11 Feb 1989.On 26 Nov 1994, a party of 62 Bn, BSF was fired upon by militants with automatic weapons near Rednag on way to Dardapora. In that fire, Ct Yog Raj got bullet injury and succumbed to injuries.His next of kin Smt Ichha Rani (mother) resides at Vill-Panchowal, Post-Jhardi, Distt-Gurdaspur, Punjab.HC GIRDHARI LALRegt No. : 71265115 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.1994Regt No. 71265115 HC Girdhari Lal of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 1994 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 2 Feb 1951, HC Girdhari Lal joined BSF on 2 Sept 1971.On 3 April 1994, while HC Girdhari Lal was returning from leave by BSF Convoy. At Bijbehara militants fired on the convoy in which HC Girdhari Lal sustained bullet injuries and expired in the Hospital.His next of kin Smt Satya Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chakra, Post-Khera, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 341Inspr SOHAN LALRegt No. : 67001159 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.10.1994Regt No.67001159 Inspr Sohan Lal of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Oct 1994 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 13th July 1942, Inspr Sohan Lal joined BSF on 15 Feb 1967.On 17 Oct 1994, during a Cordon and Search Operation of a village Baribera, at about 0530 hrs, some militants hiding in a house opened fire with automatic weapons on the cordon party, in which Inspr Sohan Lal sustained bullet injuries. He was evacuated to Army Hospital Durgmullah where he was declared dead.His next of kin Smt Swaran Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Jassomzari, Post-Kultam, Distt-Jalandhar, Punjab.Const GIRDHARI LAL GOSWAMIRegt No. : 88855808 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.03.1995Regt No.88855808 Ct Girdhari Lal Goswami of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 March 1995 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 Nov 1968, Ct Girdhari Lal Goswami joined BSF on 5 May 1988.On 17 March 1995, as part of a reinforcement party, during an encounter with militants in Dardapora, Ct Girdhari Lal Goswami sustained splinter injured on his abdomen at about 1545 hrs. He was evacuated to Army Hospital but was declared dead.His next of kin Shri Ramphal Goswami (father) resides at VPO-Sahagarh, Distt-Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. 342 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI S K SAHARegt No. : 91002021 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.1995Regt No. 91002021 SI S K Saha of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 1995 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 Oct 1967, SI S K Saha joined BSF on 7 Oct 1991.On 3 April 1995, while a party of 62 Bn, BSF was returning from villages Khurama and Harden after conducting a special operation, came under heavy volume of fire of militants by automatic weapons at about 0500 hrs in which SI S K Saha sustained gunshot wound at the uncovered portion of bullet proof vest and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sudipa Saha (mother) resides at Vill-Pabana Colony, PO-Chandnaha, Distt-Nadia, West Bengal.Const DEVENDER SINGHRegt No. : 87365897 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.08.1995Regt No. 87365897 Ct Devender Singh of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Aug 1995 at Lolab Valley, Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 30 Nov 1968, Ct Devender Singh joined BSF on 15 Sept 1987.On 16 Aug 1995 at about 0700 hrs while the ROP party of 62 Bn, BSF was laying ROP, Ct Devender Singh Rawat came under an IED blast laid by ANEs and his body was blown off. The mortal remains of the martyrs were cremated at the place of occurrence on getting permission from NOK.His next of kin Master Praveen Rawat (son) resides at Vill-Bhairgaon, PO-Sankla Koti, Distt-Pouri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 343HC OM PRAKASHRegt No. : 86076896 Unit : 62 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.02.2007Regt No. 86076896 HC Om Prakash of 62 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Feb 2007 at Imphal (East), Manipur while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 15 Aug 1965, HC Om Prakash joined BSF on 10 June 1986.On 2 Feb 2007 at about 1730 hrs, a patrol party of 62 Bn, BSF came under sudden heavy fire of militants with automatic weapons hiding in nearby bamboo grooves. HC Om Prakash sustained bullet injuries, and succumbed to injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Rameti Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Pakka Sarana, Distt-Hanumangarh, Rajasthan.62 Bn BSF62 Bn BSF was raised on 26 Oct 1987 at Bikaner, Rajasthan. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. The unit has shown its mettle in fighting against militancy in J&K. 9 pers have sacrificed their lives in action against militancy. At present the battalion is deployed on LC of Indo-Pak Border (J&K).344 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst JAGROOP SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 874339565 Unit : 63 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.12.2000Regt No. 874339565 Ct Jagroop Singh of 63 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Dec 2000 at Mamta Hotel, Srinagar (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 27 Nov 1966, Ct Jagroop Singh joined BSF on 10 April 1987. On 19 Dec 2000 militants attacked 63 Bn BSF camp at Hotel Mamta Srinagar. Due to the firing of militants, sentry on duty Ct Jagroop Singh got injured critically. He retaliated and killed one militant on the spot. Ct Jagroop Singh was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to his injuryies.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Brijesh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Nekpur, Teh /PS-Jahangirpur, Distt-Goutam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Const HARIPAL YADAV, PPMGRegt No. : 871328993Unit : 63 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.03.2001Regt No. 871328993 Ct Hari Pal Yadav of 63 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 March 2001 at Padan Mohalla, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI Duty. Born on 7 Aug 1968, Ct Hari Pal Yadav, joined BSF on 27 July 1987.On information a CASO was conducted in Pandan Mohalla, Srinagar (J&K) in the wee hrs of 22 March 2001 to flush out militants. Ct Haripal Singh was part of the search party, which came under fire by militants. Ct Haripal Singh received bullet injury on the left of his chest, but he fired back and chased the armed militant. Bleeding profusely, he overpowered the fleeing militant. Ct Haripal Singh was immediately evacuated to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Sushila Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Jakarana, Teh /PS-Behrod, Distt-Alwar, Rajasthan. 63 Bn63 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 345SI MANGLI RAMRegt No. : 675113641 Unit : 63 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.11.2000Regt No. 675113641 SI Mangli Ram of 63 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Nov 2000 at Bohri Kadal, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 7 June 1947, SI Mangli Ram joined BSF on 7 May 1968.On 14 Oct 2000 at about 1130 hrs, militants fired from close range on SI Mangli Ram at Bohri Kadal post where he was performing the duties of Post Comdr, causing bullet injuries in his abdomen. The injured SI Mangli Ram immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 1345 hrs. His next of kin Smt Sakuntala Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Asaudah, Teh /PS-Bahadur Garh, Distt-Jhajjar, Haryana.63 Bn BSFThe unit was raised/re-designated at Dantiwada (Gujarat) on 1 April 1987. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates. The unit has so far produced 3 martyrs, and bestowed upon 1 PPMG and 5 PMG Medals.346 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst HARISH CHANDRARegt No. : 87365857 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.07.1993Regt No. 87365857 Ct Harish Chandra of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 July 1993 at Post Cherawan (Manigaon) while performing IS duties. Born on 19 Nov 1968, Ct Harish Chandra joined BSF on 22 Sept 1987. Ct Harish Chandra of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 July 1993 during the rescue operation of patrol party consisting of 1 SI and 7 Ors who were stuck at Plapara bridge due to flood in Sind River. Ct Harish Chandra of Commando Platoon in a daring move to attempt to rescue his comrade rushed towards incident site and while trying to cross bridge, slipped and fell down in the fast flowing Sind Nala. He was seen for some seconds and by the time anything could be done he sank and disappeared.His next of kin Smt Pawitri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bareth, PO-Goil, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.Const SIDDHARTH RAM JATRegt No. : 871216449 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.04.1994Regt No. 871216449 Ct Siddharth Ram Jat of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 April 1994 at Post Narang (Kashmir) while performing CI duties. Born on 12 Jan 1968, Ct Siddharth Ram Jat joined BSF on 1 April 1987. On 19 April 1994 at about 1320 hrs troops of C coy of 64 Bn BSF in a vehicle left Kangan (Kashmir Valley) after collecting TA/DA of troops, ration and leave party for Narang Coy Hqrs. When the above party reached near Buchar Khana, an IED planted by the militants blasted as a result of which above vehicle was blown into pieces and Ct Siddharth Ram who was in the said vehicle sustained injuries and later succumbed to the fatal injuries.His next of kin Smt Ayodha Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Arniya Mall, PO-Sonwa, Distt-Tonk, Rajasthan.64 Bn64 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 347Const MOTI RAMRegt No. : 66165382 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.04.1994Regt No. 66165382 Ct Moti Ram of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 April 1994 at post Narang (Kashmir) near Buchar Khana while performing CI duty. Born on 9 March 1945, Ct Moti Ram joined BSF on 9 March 1965. On 19 April 1994 at about 1320 hrs troops of C coy of 64 Bn BSF in a vehicle left Kangan (Kashmir Valley) after collecting TA/DA of troops, ration and leave party for Narang Coy Hqrs. When the above party reached near Buchar Khana, an IED planted by the militants blasted as a result of which above vehicle was blown into pieces. Ct Moti Ram who was in the said vehicle sustained injuries and later succumbed to the fatal injuries.His next of kin Shri Govind Singh (brother) resides at Vill-Bartai, PO-Osrani, Distt-Bharatpur, Rajasthan.LNK KALIPADA LASKARRegt No. : 800007115 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.04.2000Regt No. 800007115 LNk Kalipada Laskar of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 April 2000 at post Singhat while performing CI duty. Born on 7 May 1959, LNk Kalipada Laskar joined BSF on 15 Jan 1980. On 6 April 2000 a escort party was returning from Bualkot to CI post Singhat on foot. When the party reached between village Lekhai and Tangpizol, P.S Singhat, District-C C Pur (Manipur) the middle column of the party was ambushed by UGs and came under heavy fire at about 0915 hrs. The front and rear portion of the column immediately retaliated and extricated the middle party. In this encounter LNk Kalipada Laskar sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Kalpana Laskar (wife) resides at Vill-Gandhi Gram, PO-Gandhi Gram, Distt-Tripura (West), Tripura.348 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst KRISHAN KUMARRegt No. : 980078185Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.04.2000Regt No. 980078185 Ct Krishan Kumar of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 April 2000 at post Singhat while performing CI duties. Born on 27 May 1979, Ct Krishan Kumar joined BSF on 26 Feb 1998. On 6 April 2000 a escort party was returning from Bualkot to CI post Singhat on foot. When the party reached between village Lekhai and Tangpizol, PS Singhat, District-C C Pur (Manipur) the middle column of the party was ambushed by UGs and came under heavy fire at about 0915 hrs. The front and rear portion of the column immediately retaliated and extricated the middle party. In this encounter Ct Krishan Kumar sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Sita Bai (wife) resides at Vill-Khulsan, PO-Nagari, Distt-Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh. Const BINOD KUMARRegt No. : 970028093 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.04.2000Regt No. 970028093 Ct Binod Kumar of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 April 2000 at post Singhat while performing CI duties. Born on 25 May 1977, Ct Binod Kumar joined BSF on 8 Dec 1997. On 6 April 2000 a escort party was returning from Bualkot to CI post Singhat on foot. When the party reached between village Lekhai and Tangpizol, P.S Singhat, District-C C Pur (Manipur) the middle column of the party was ambushed by UGs and came under heavy fire at about 0915 hrs. The front and rear portion of the column immediately retaliated and extricated the middle party. In this encounter Ct Binod Kumar sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Gulzaro Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Khawani, PO-Gaharuan, Distt-Bhojpur, Bihar.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 349Const RISHI KUMARRegt No. : 880060073 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.04.2000Regt No. 880060073 Ct Rishi Kumar of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 April 2000 at post Singhat while performing CI duties. Born on 10 March 1968, Ct Rishi Kumar joined BSF on 10 Sept 1988. On 6 April 2000 a escort party was returning from Bualkot to CI post Singhat on foot. When the party reached between village Lekhai and Tangpizol, P.S Singhat, District-C C Pur (Manipur) the middle column of the party was ambushed by UGs and came under heavy fire at about 0915 hrs. The front and rear portion of the column immediately retaliated and extricated the middle party. In this encounter Ct Rishi Kumar sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Manju Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Shastri Nagar, Bypass road, Mohanlal Burf factory ke pass, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.Const RAMACHANDRAN K P, PMGRegt No. : 90477220 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.03.2000Regt No. 90477220 Ct Ramachandran K P of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 March 2000 in Senvon area of Manipur while performing IS duties. Born on 5 Jan 1972, Ct Ramachandran K P joined BSF on 3 Sept 1990. On 7 March 2000 while on election duty in senvon area of Manipur Ct Ramachandran K P was injured in a militant action and succumbed to injury.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Shri K P Gangadharan (Brother) resides at Vill-Belur, PO-Parakalal, Distt-Kasaragod, Kerala.350 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SHANKAR KUMAR SINGHRegt No. : 920025499Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.09.2000Regt No. 920025499 Ct Shankar Kumar Singh of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Sept 2000 at post Lamzang while performing CI duties. Born on 4 June 1973, Ct Shanker Kumar Singh joined BSF on 18 March 1992. Patrol party of F Coy Lamzang consisting of 2 SOs and 27 ORs was returning from HQ Khuga Dam to CI Post Lamzang on 2 Sept 2000. The foot patrol party was indiscriminately fired upon by unknown militants from nearby while negotiating turn near Bollion at about 1530 hrs, 4.5 Kms short of Lamzang. The patrol party also retaliated and fired in self defence. Ct Shankar Kumar Singh got bullet injury in neck and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sanju Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bela, PO-Nareyana, Distt-Jamui, Bihar.HC D VENKETESWARLLURegt No. : 851023328 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.2003Regt No. 851023328 HC D. Venketeswarllu of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 2003 at Post Kinokhal while performing IB duties. Born on 19 March 1967, HC D. Venketeswarllu joined BSF on 17 April 1986. On 6 Sept 2003 at about 2115 hrs, HC D Venkateswarllu while on Naka duty at Naka No-36 of BOP Kinokhal died due to drowning while he was making an attempt to negotiate a gushing Nullah by swimming in a bid to go across to check some suspicious movement of miscreants.His next of kin Smt D. Bali Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Raghava Puram, PO-Raghava Puram, Distt-Krishna, Andhra Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 35164 Bn BSF64 Bn BSF was raised at Jodhpur (Rajasthan) on 1 April 1987. For the last 28 Years, unit served for 21 years on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border, 5 Years in CI role and 2 years in AI role. 64 Bn is also known as CHAUKAS CHAUSATH and won 2 President Police Medals for Gallantry and 9 medals for Meritorious Service.Const/DVR PRAHALAD SINGH SHEKHAWAT Regt. No. : 907252553 Unit : 64 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.09.2002Regt No. 907252553 Ct Prahalad Singh Shekhawat of 64 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Sept 2002 at Jejaw Post, Manipur, due to bullet fired by militants and declared as battle casualty. Born on on 5 Dec 1970, Ct/Dvr Prahalad Singh Shekhawat joined BSF on 30 July 1990.On 17 Sept 2002 at about 0330 hrs, UGs fired heavily on CI Post Jejaw at Manipur of 64 Bn BSF using authomatic weapons with tracer rounds and incendiary amn of rocket launcher, from a hill feature at a distance of about one kilometer. On hearing the firing Ct/Dvr Prahalad Singh Shekhawat of 64 Bn BSF, who was sleeping the front barrack rushed out, firing from his personal weapons directly into the fire which was coming from his front without caring for his life. However, before he could reach the crawl trench, he was hit by stray bullets in the right side of his face and expired on the spot. Ct/Dvr Prahalad Singh Shekhawat of 64 Bn BSF braved the bullets and ran right into the fire without, even for a second, thinking far his own life and made supreme sacrifice, fighting gallantly for the safety and security of his fellow men and post.His next of kin Smt Vinod Kanwar (wife), resides at Vill-Jhajhar, PO-Jhajhar, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.352 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC SADHAN CHANDRA DEBRegt No. : 66922367Unit : 65 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.11.1997Regt No. 66922367 HC Sadhan Chandra Deb of 65 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Nov 1997 at BOP Ilshamari, Seemanagar, West Bengal while performing duty on Indo-Bangla IB. Born on 14 May 1945, HC Sadhan Chandra Deb joined BSF on 28 July 1966.On 23 Nov 1997 at about 2205 Hrs, a patrol party consisting of HC Sadhan Chandra Deb, Ct Krishna Lal and Ct Paras Nath Ram of BOP Ilshamari, Seemanagar(WB) on Indo-Bangla IB was suddenly attacked by an armed gang of Bangladeshi miscreants near BP No. 127(8-R). HC Sadhan Chandra Deb and Ct Krishan Lal were injured by guns and local made bomb hurled by the miscreants and succumbed to the injuries.His next of Kin Smt Karuna Rani Deb, VPO-Yangalia, PS-Vishalgarh, Distt-West Tripura, Tripura.HC YOGENDER RAIRegt No. : 740028311Unit : 65 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.02.1998Regt No. 740028311 HC Yogender Rai of 65 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Feb 1998 in village-Tigda, Distt-Chatra (Bihar) during internal security duty. Born on 3 July 1956, HC Yogender Rai joined BSF on 20 July 1974.On 16 Feb 1998, HC Yogender Rai laid his life during an IED blast near polling booth No. 01 in village-Tigda, Distt-Chatra, Bihar, while deployed for parliamentary election duty. His next of kin Smt Pramila Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Chautham, Distt-Khagaria, Bihar. 65 Bn65 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 353Const A VELMURUGANRegt No. : 89200316Unit : 65 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.11.1998Regt No. 89200316 Ct A Velmurugan of 65 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Nov 1998 at Naugam, Kashmir while deployed on LOC. Born on 30 March 1963, Ct A Velmurugan joined BSF on 8 July 1989.On 27 Nov 1998, Ct A Velmurugan attained martyrdom due to heavy shelling by enemy, while he was performing his duty on LOC, Naugam, Kashmir. His next of kin Smt Vanitha (wife) resides at Vill-Sivaranthagam, PO-Kizoor, PS-Villianur, Distt-Pondicherry, Pondicherry.Const JEET PALRegt No. : 97403009Unit : 65 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.12.1998Regt No. 97403009 Ct Jeet Pal of 65 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Dec 1998 at Naugam, Kashmir while deployed on LOC. Born on 1 May 1972, Ct Jeet Pal joined BSF on 17 July 1997.On 30 Dec 1998, Ct Jeet Pal attained martyrdom due to enemy shelling while deployed on LOC, Naugam, Kashmir.His next of kin Smt Toshi Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Chak Chua, PO-Bari Brahamana, PS-Bishnah, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.65 Bn BSFThe unit was raised at Kadamtala, Siliguri on 1 April 1987. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.354 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst SHIVAJI GHORPADERegt No. : 957229222Unit : 66 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.08.1998Regt No. 957229222 Ct Shivaji Ghorpade of 66 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Aug 1998 at Ranglian, Ramban, (J&K), while performing CI ops duty. Born on 1 June 1975, Ct Shivaji Ghorpade joined BSF on 28 June 1995.On 8 Aug 1998 at about 0330 hrs, militants started firing on the CI post Ranglian with Rocket Launcher, UMG and AK-47 Rifles from the nearby heights, in which Ct Shivaji Ghorpade sustained bullet injuries in his abdomen. While he was evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur by helicopter, he expired at about 0820 hrs.His next of kin Smt Sajabai Krishna Ghorpade (wife) resides at VPO-Bedag, Taluka-Miaj, Distt-Sangli, Maharashtra.Const SHABIR AHMED, PPMGRegt No. : 944030488Unit : 66 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.05.1999Regt No. 944030488 Ct Shabir Ahmed of 66 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 May 1999 at Dharsagali (Gool), (J&K), while performing CI ops duty. Born on 1 May 1970, Ct Shabir Ahmed joined BSF on 30 June 1994.On 2 May 1999, in the area Lancha (PS-Gool), in an encounter between a group of militants and troops of 66 Bn BSF, Ct Shabir Ahmed rushed to fleeing militants and killed two of them, but in the process of chasing the militants and searching the area, sustained bullet injuries in the heavy volume of fire by the militants. During the process of evacuation he succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Shamim Akhtar (wife) resides at VPO-Chandak, Distt-Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir.66 Bn66 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 355Shri NARESH KUMAR YADAV, ACIRLA No. : 10080061Unit : 66 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.06.2002IRLA No. 10080061 Shri Naresh Kumar Yadav, AC of 66 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 June 2002 at BOP Maljodha, Akhnoor (J&K) while performing IB duty. Born on 17 Aug 1974, Shri Naresh Kumar Yadav, AC joined BSF on 30 Sept 2000.On 12 June 2002 at about 1600 hrs, during a heavy shelling of Pak troops on Indian BOP Maljodha with 82 /60 mm MOR, FTS, 12.7 mm Gun and UMG/BMG, one of the 82 mm Mor shell struck a tree, airburst and its splinter injured Shri Naresh Kumar Yadav, AC on his forehead. The officer was immediately evacuated to 5 Rajput RAP at Molu by BSF Gypsy, however, he succumbed to injuries at 1730 hrs at RAP 5 Rajput. His next of kin Smt Bimla Kumari (wife) resides at VPO-Nandrampur Bass, Distt-Rewari, Haryana.66 Bn BSF66 Bn BSF was raised on 31 Oct 1988 at Faridkot under Punjab Frontier. The unit played active role on IB and IS duties. The unit has so far received 3 PPMG and 1 PPMG. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Kadamtala under Ftr HQ BSF North Bengal 356 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst/BB GAIN CHANDRegt No. : 90677006 Unit : 67 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.03.1994Regt No. 90677006 Ct/BB Gain Chand of 67 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 March 1994 at Kakapura post (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 April 1967, Ct Gain Chand Joined BSF on 6 July 1990. On 26 March 1994 at about 2030 hrs Ct (BB) Gain Chand was deployed at Sambura Bridge at Kakapura across river Jhelum in Village Kakapura (Kashmir) with A Coy. He sustained injuries along with 2 others in indiscriminate firing by the militants. The injured personnel were evacuated to 92 BH (Base Hospital). At about 270300 hrs Ct (BB) Gain Chand succumbed to bullet injuries.His next of kin Smt Ganga Rati (wife) resides at Vill-Johar Khera, PO-Mand Kola Palwal, Distt-Faridabad, Haryana.Const KAILASH CHANDERRegt No. : 88005984 Unit : 67 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.10.1993Regt No. 88005984 Ct Kailash Chander of 67 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Oct 1993 at Jammu Kashmir while performing CI duty. Born on 4 Aug 1967, Ct Kailash Chander Joined BSF on 1 June 1988. On 15 Oct 1993 at about 1515, two patrolling parties left for duty in area Tral town and Drumble road. Patrolling party Ex A coy was moving ahead followed by E coy party. When this party reached near Higher Secondary School, Tral, SI (G) Y/Marg got information that two LYM militants. Patrol party reached old market. Grenade was thrown by militant from first floor of nearby building which exploded near position of Ct Kailash Chander who got seriously injured with splinters. He was evacuated to 92 BH, however, he succumbed enroute. His next of kin Smt Prem Lata (wife) resides at VPO-Sri Madhopur, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.67 Bn67 BnConst LAL HUSSAINRegt No. : 90403513 Unit : 67 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.01.1993Regt No. 90403513 Ct Lal Hussain of 67 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Jan 1993 at Kherew Chowk/Masjid Chowk, Pampore while performing CI duty. Born on 13 July 1970, Ct Lal Hussain Joined BSF on 21 July 1990. On 22 Jan 1993 a ROP party left Grid-II post for ROP duty at Kherew Chowk/Masjid Chowk at Pampore. At about 1445 hrs the ROP was ambushed by the Militants and were fired upon, the ROP retaliated the fire. During exchange of fire, Ct Lal Hussain was hit by the militants bullet and was immediately evacuated to 92 BH. He succumbed to injuries on the way to 92 BH.His next of kin Smt Parvez Begam (wife) resides at Vill-Param Pila, PO-Lagama, Distt-Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.Insp. GURDEEP SINGHRegt No. : 66444058 Unit : 67 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.08.1994Regt No. 66444058 Inspr Gurdeep Singh of 67 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Aug 1994 at Kadalbal/Pampore (Distt-J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 Oct 1940, Insp. Gurdeep Singh Joined BSF on 19 June 1963. On 13 Aug 1994 at about 1010 hrs troops under command of Insp. Gurdeep Singh were performing ROP duty in area Kadalbal, Pampore Distt, Pulwama on the National Highway. Militants threw two hand grenades from the built up area of Kadalbal followed by firing from different directions. In this encounter Insp. Gurdeep Singh sustained multiple splinter injuries. He did not open fire as many civilians were shopping at the site of firing. Insp. Gurdeep Singh was evacuated to the BSF Ftr Hospital, Panthachowk where he succumbed to his injury. His next of kin Smt Sawinder Kaur (wife) resides at H.No. 1067, Guru Nanak Pura, PO-Jwala Floor Mill, Amritsar, Punjab.67 Bn BSF67 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1988 at Mamdot, Punjab. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. The unit is bestowed upon 2 PMG and 2 Sena Medal. 4 personnel of this Unit laid down their lives in protecting unity and integrity of Nation.358 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC CHUNNI LALRegt No. : 66455015 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.1993Regt No. 66455015 HC Chunni Lal of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Oct 1993 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duty. Born on 6 Sept 1950, HC Chunni Lal joined BSF on 19 Nov 1966.On 7 Oct 1993 an encounter took place between militants and ROP party near New Dangri village (on road Doda-Badarah) Distt-Doda. ROP was ambushed by the militants and were fired upon. The ROP retaliated the fire. During exchange of fire HC Chunni Lal and LNk M L Naik sustained bullet injury. Both of them were lost their lives on the spot and 4 other personnel of ROP were injured.His next of kin Smt Kaushalya Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Headyal, Distt-Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK M L NAIKRegt No. : 86102492 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.10.1993Regt No. 86102492 LNk M L Naik Lal of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Oct 1993 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 1 Sept 1962, LNk M L Naik joined BSF on 24 March 1986.On 7 Oct 1993 an encounter took place between militants and ROP party near New Dangri village (on road Doda-Badarah) Distt-Doda. ROP was ambushed by the militants and were fired upon. The ROP retaliated the fire. During exchange of fire HC Chunni Lal and LNk M L Naik sustained bullet injury. Both of them were lost their lives on the spot and 4 other personnel of ROP were injured.His next of kin Smt Lalitha Devi (wife) resides at Ningappa Malgiharihan Gali, H.No. 3034, Sankeshwar, Distt-Belgam, Karnataka.68 Bn68 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 359HC KALI RAM SHARMARegt No. : 692540374 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.1994Regt No. 692540374 HC Kali Ram Sharma of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 1994 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties.Born on 8 Sept 1948, HC Kali Ram Sharma joined BSF on 17 June 1969.On 19 Jan 1994 during an encounter with militants near Mallikpura steel bridge at 1030 hrs (Distt-Doda), 6 personnel including HC Kali Ram Sharma were lost their lives and 6 were injured. His next of kin Smt Bimla Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Adharmi, PO-Nalti, Distt-Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.NK BHAN SWRUP DUBEYRegt No. : 760012017 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.1994Regt No. 760012017 Nk Bhan Swrup Dubey of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 1994 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 22 Sept 1955, Nk Bhan Swrup Dubey joined BSF in year 1976.On 19 Jan 1994 during an encounter with Militants near Mallikpura steel bridge at 1030 hrs (Distt-Doda), 6 personnel including Nk Bhan Swrup Dubey were lost their lives and 6 were injured. His next of kin Smt Beena Dubey (wife) resides at Vill-New Mallah Ghas Mandi, PO-Loha Mandi, Distt. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.360 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK SANKAR SINGHRegt No. : 850014208 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.1994Regt No. 850014208 LNk Sankar Singh of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 1994 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 1 July 1965, LNk Sankar Singh joined BSF on 25 April 1985.On 19 Jan 1994 during an encounter with Militants near Mallikpura steel bridge at 1030 hrs (Distt-Doda), 6 personnel including LNk Sankar Singh, were lost their lives and 6 were injured. His next of kin Smt Tej Kumar (wife) resides at VPO-Deri, Distt-Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.Const DEVENDER KUMAR PATILRegt No. : 89003703 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.1994Regt No. 89003703 Ct Devender Kumar Patil of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 1994 at Doda (J&K) during miltant action. Born on 7 May 1967, Ct Devender Kumar Patil joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 19 Jan 1994 during an encounter with Militants near Mallikpura steel bridge at 1030 hrs (Distt-Doda), 6 personnel including Ct Devender Kumar, were lost their lives and 6 were injured. His next of kin Smt Sheela Patil (wife) resides at Vill-Joginihal, PO-Sursa, Distt.-Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 361Const LALIT DAIMARIRegt No. : 890650440 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.1994Regt No. 890650440 Ct Lalit Daimari of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 1994 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 10 June 1971, Ct Lalit Daimari joined BSF on 8 Aug 1989.On 19 Jan 1994 during an encounter with Militants near Mallikpura steel bridge at 1030 hrs (Distt-Doda), 6 personnel including Ct Lalit Daimari, were lost their lives and 6 were injured. His next of kin Smt Sharme Daimari (wife) resides at Vill-Jaipukhuri, PO-Telishal, Distt-Golaghat, Assam.Const SOJAN VARGHESSERegt No. : 90153124 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.1994Regt No. 90153124 Ct Sojan Varghesse of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 1994 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 22 May 1970, Ct Sojan Varghesse joined BSF in year 1990.On 19 Jan 1994 during an encounter with Militants near Mallikpura steel bridge at 1030 hrs (Distt-Doda), 6 personnel including Ct Sojan Varghesse, were lost their lives and 6 were injured. His next of kin Shri KF Varghesse (father) resides at Vill-Koranda Kattu House, PO-Kattamangalam, Distt-Alleppy, Kerala.68 Bn BSF68 Bn BSF was raised on 1 April 1988 Feb 1984 at Jalandhar (Punjab). The unit played an active role in guarding the international border as well as during IS Duties and election duties. 10 personnel of the unit sacrificed their lives during enemy action. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Dabla under Rajasthan frontier.Const ASHOK KUMAR MALHOTRARegt No. : 936880046 Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.06.1994Regt No. 936880046 Ct Ashok Kumar Malhotra of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 June 1994 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 2 March 1971, Ct Ashok Kumar Malhotra joined BSF on 14 June 1993.On 1 June 1994, Ct Ashok Kumar Malhotra was killed in an IED blast by militants while patrolling at Doda (J&K). His next of kin Smt Laxmi Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Hartuthana, PO-Situ, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.Const PRATAP SINGHRegt No. : 90298620Unit : 68 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.05.1995Regt No. 90298620 Ct Pratap Singh of 68 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 May 1995 at Doda (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 11 May 1970, Ct Pratap Singh joined BSF on 13 Feb 1990.On 19 May 1995 at about 1915 hrs, during an encounter with a group of militants, who had laid an ambush on the convoy of SSP Doda on Doda-Bhaderwah Road. Ct Pratap Singh sustained injuries by a burst of fire of UMG by militants and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sarabjit Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Gandiwing Dhattal, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 363Shri S P AZAD, AC, PPMGIRLA No. : 4882 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.10.1992IRLA No. 4882 Shri S P Azad, AC of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom in militant action on 18 Oct 1992 at Tangpora, (Srinagar) while performing IS duty. He was born on 1 April 1947 and joined BSF on 1 Oct 1974. On 18 Oct 1992 a joint SPL Operation was carried out in the area of Tangpora. Cdo Pl of unit was led by Shri S P Azad, AC. This group could not locate the militants as they were hiding in a false cavity specially made for hiding of the militants. Shri S P Azad, AC approached a suspected place from where fire was coming, suddenly a burst of fire came and hit in jaws, hand and chest of Shri S P Azad. The Officer was evacuated to Army 92 Base Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Neetu Singh (wife) resides at 187/B, Pushpa Vihar, Sector IV, New Delhi.SI BHIM BAHADUR BASNETTRegt No. : 910019569Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.12.1992Regt No. 910019569 SI Bhim Bahadur Basnett of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Dec 1992 in militant action at Victory Crossing Post (J&K) while performing IS duty. He was born on 11 April 1968 and joined BSF on 1 Aug 1991. On 1 Dec 1992 at about 1510 hrs, Militants lobbed a grenade at Victory Crossing Post. As a result of grenade explosion, Post Commander SI Bhim Bahadur Basnett sustained multiple splinter injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on the way to 92 Base Hospital.His next of kin Shri Dhan Bahadur Basnett (father) resides at address Vill-Purum Koupak, PO-Ekou Bazar, Distt-Imphal, Manipur. 69 Bn69 Bn364 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourCook KALIKA PRASADRegt No. : 886990484 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.02.1993Regt No. 886990484 Cook Kalika Prasad of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Feb 1993 at Indian Embassy Kabul in Militant action while deployed at Kabul on deputation. He was born on 22 Nov 1964 and joined BSF on 1 Dec 1988. Cook Kalika Prasad while on deputation with MEA and posted in the Embassy of India, Kabul attained martyrdom on 2 Feb 1993 at about 1300 hrs in a rocket attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul. He sustained a shrapnel injury in the neck and was immediately evacuated to the hospital where he was declared dead.His next of kin Smt Savitri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Tirnee Khurd, PO-Banspar Bhorwan Ubhawa, Distt-Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.Const JAIPAL SINGH DAHIYARegt No. : 88007969 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.09.1997Regt No. 88007969 Ct Jaipal Singh Dahiya of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Sept 1997 in Anantnag (J&K) while performing IS duty. He was born on 22 Dec 1969 and joined BSF on 23 May 1988. On 5 Sept 1997 at about 0130 hrs a joint operation was conducted in village. While the party was moving towards the targeted village, it came under heavy fire from the militants. As a result Ct Jaipal Singh Dahiya sustained bullet injury on his jaw. Inspite of the bullet injury he retaliated the fire in self defence. He was immediately evacuated to civil hospital Anantnag for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Rajesh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Bachhod, Distt-Mahendergarh, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 365Const IQBAL SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 87332475 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.10.1990Regt No. 87332475 Ct Iqbal Singh of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Oct 1990 at Anantnag (J&K) while performing IS duty. He was born on 21 Aug 1966 and joined BSF on 9 May 1987. On 27 Oct 1990, convoy of Comdt. was ambushed by militants who were sitting in deliberate ambush extending in an area of approximately 800 yds in Anantnag. Ct Iqbal Singh was in escort. He fired in the direction of militants and neutralized them for a short duration. Other troops brought heavy fire on the militants. Militants started running. While Ct Iqbal Singh ran after the fleeing militants a burst by militants hit him. Ct Iqbal Singh, received grievous bullet injuries and fell down but kept firing at the militants and subsequently succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Mukhtiar Kaur (mother) resides at address VPO-Kouni, Distt-Muktsar, Punjab.LNK JAGAT SINGHRegt No. : 72777020 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.1990Regt No. 72777020 LNk Jagat Singh of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 1990 in Punjab during IS duty. Born on 10 March 1952, LNk Jagat Singh joined BSF on 23 March 1972.On 3 April 1990 at about 031800 hrs the vehicle carrying one HC and 5 ORs as escort party of 69 Bn BSF was returning to Khemkaram from ROP duty, it came under fire of militants on the outskirts of Amarkot towards Bhikhiwind. The vehicle was hit by more than 10 bullets and almost everybody sitting in the the vehicle were hit. At about 031850 hrs LNk Jagat Singh who had sustained bullet injury succumbed.His next of kin Smt Gita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Akawrur, PO Dharur, Distt-Satna, Madhya Pradesh. 366 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK GOUR CHANDRA DHAM, PMGRegt No. : 707110068 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1989Regt No. 707110068 LNk Gour Chandra Dham of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1989 near village T J Singh Bridge (Punjab) while performing IB duty. Born on 1March 1950, LNk Gour Chandra Dham joined BSF on 1 May 1970. On the intervening night of 6/7 Sept 1989, Special Naka Ex BOP T J Singh was sent in depth on D.C.B near T J Singh village Bridge. When Naka Party at about 061950 hrs, had just crossed the bridge on DCB it came under a heavy volume of fire of militants from a distance of 15-20 mtr. LNk Gour Chandra Dham was leading the Naka party. Even after sustaining bullet injuries he kept on engaging the extremists till he succumbed to his injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Tapasi Dham (wife) resides at VPO- Bhanderkola, Distt-24 Parganas (N), West Bengal.Const BIMAL BARUARegt No. : 84866017 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.09.1991Regt No. 84866017 Ct Bimal Barua of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 Sept 1991 while performing IS duty in down town Srinagar. Born on 5 Aug 1963, Ct Bimal Barua joined BSF on 12 May 1984. On 21 Sept 1991 at about 1915 hrs militants threw a hand grenade from the house of Abdul Rashid Mir, R/O Naidyar Rainawari Srinagar from a distance of approximately 10-15 yds into static Naka/bunker. Grenade exploded due to which Ct Bimal Barua suffered splinter injuries. Ct Bimal Barua succumbed due to splinter injuries while he was being evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Badami Bagh, Srinagar.His next of kin Smt Pantheswari Barua (mother) resides at Vill-Borkhata, PO-Boitamari, Distt-Bongaigaon, Assam.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 367LNK T SUBRAMANIUMRegt No. : 712430887 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.1990Regt No. 712430887 LNk T Subramanium of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 1990 near Amritsar-Khemkaran Road while on IS duty. Born on 12 Oct 1952, LNk T Subramanium joined BSF on 1 Aug 1971. On 3 April 1990 at about 1800 hrs, he was detailed with Road opening party consisting of 6 ORs on the Amritsar-Khemkaran Road. The vehicle had hardly covered 1 Km distance when it came under very heavy volume of fire. The hail of bullets hit almost all the occupants in the vehicle. The 5 occupants including LNk T Subramanium sustained bullet injuries in different parts of their bodies. The vehicle also broke down. Injured personnel were evacuated to unit MI Room by a civil truck. LNk T Subramanium succumbed to his bullet injuries few minutes after reaching MI Room.His next of kin Smt K Malathi (wife) resides at address Vill-Kongalam House, PO-Kannambra, Distt-Palakkad, Kerala.Const NARENDER PAL, Sena Medal & PMGRegt No. : 870052792 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.07.1997Regt No. 870052792 Ct Narender Pal of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 July 1997 at Anantnag (KMR) while performing IS duty. Born on 9 May 1963, Ct Narender Pal joined BSF on 1 Dec 1987. On 13 July 1997, at about 0840 hrs ct Narender Pal was deployed in inner cordon during a special operation in district Anantnag in J&K. One of the militants came face to face with him. He pounced on the militant and shot him with his LMG. This dare devil action of ct Narender Pal created panic amongst other militants. However, he was hit by the bullets fired by the militants. Ct Narender Pal was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital immediately where he succumbed to his injuries at 1245 hrs on 15 July 1997.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Sena Medal and PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kulwant Kaur, (wife) resides at VPO- Dudwindi, Distt-Kapurthala, Punjab.368 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAVAN KUMAR, PMGRegt No. : 87005283 Unit : 69 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1989Regt No. 87005283 Ct Ravan Kumar of 69 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1989 at village T J Singh Bridge (PB) while performing naka duty along IB. Born on 5 Sept 1966, Ct Ravan Kumar joined BSF on 1 Dec 87. On 6 Sept 1989 Ct Ravan Kumar was the leader of a Naka party. The extremists resorted to aimed firing on naka members from a distance of 15-20 meters due to which Ct Ravan Kumar sustained multiple bullets injuries but continued to engage the extremists with effective fire but later succumbed to the fatal injuriesHis sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Shri Hari Ram (father) resides at VPO-Amala, Distt-Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.69 BN BSFThe unit was raised on 22 April 1988 at Khemkaran (Punjab). The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. So far, 11 personnel of this unit have sacrificed their lives. The unit is bestowed upon 26 Gallantry medals.Const AMARENDRA NATH MALLIK, Sena MedalRegt No. : 667002108 Unit : 70 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.11.1971Regt No. 667002108 Ct Amarendra Nath Mallik of 70 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Nov 1971 Trushula Pokhar while performing International border security duty. He was born on 18 Oct 1946 and joined BSF on 1 June 1966.Killed by enemy fire at approx-0450 hrs on 5 Nov 1971 during Bangladesh operation in Trishula Pokhar area where A coy was deployed for operation.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Sena Medal.His next of kin Smt Kalayani Mallick resides at C/o Nilmani, Vivekanand Road, PO-Talpukur, Barrickpore 24 Parganas, West Bengal.HC RAI PADA DAS, Sena MedalRegt No. : 66700067 Unit : 70 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.11.1971Regt No. 66700067 HC Rai Pada Das of 70 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Nov 1971 at BOP Trushula Pokhar while performing International border security duty. Born on 11 April 1938, HC Rai Pada Das joined BSF on 11 April 1960.Killed by enemy fire at approx-0450 hrs on 5 Nov 1971 during Bangladesh operation in Trishula Pokhar area where A coy was deployed for operation.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him Sena Medal.His next of kin Smt Survankari Das (wife) resides at C/o Shri Umapada Das, Vill-Gundaria, PO-Jajan, PS-Bharatpur, Distt-Murshidabad, West Bengal.70 Bn BSFThe unit was raised by the West Bengal Govt. as 1 Armed Police battalion at Barrack Pore. The Bn was re-named as west Bengal rifles 1 battalion with effect from 18 Nov 1963. Later on, it was merged in BSF as 1 Bn BSF w.e.f. 1 April 1966 and re-designated as 70 BSF on 1 June 1967. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. The unit actively participated in 1971 Indo -Pak war. The unit has so far received 1 Vir-Chakra, 2 Sena Medal, 4 PPMG, 4 PPMLS and 5 PPMS. 70 Bn70 Bn370 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourInspr KUSHAL SINGH PANWARRegt No. : 667440957Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.10.1995Regt No. 667440957 Inspr Kushal Singh Panwar of 71 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Oct 1995 at Pulwama bus stand (J&K) during CI Ops duty. Born on 1 July 1944, Inspr Kushal Singh Panwar joined BSF on 18 June 1964.On 29 Oct 1995 at about 1255 hrs near Pulwama Bus Stand, Insp. Kushal Singh Panwar came under grenade blast thrown by militants. Though he sustained serious injuries, he fought bravely and laid his life for his motherland and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Surma Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Tepari, Distt-Garhwal, Uttarakhand.HC RAM YASH MISHRARegt No. : 694111149 Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.06.1996Regt No. 694111149 HC Ram Yash Mishra of 71 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 June 1996 at Rohmu, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 6 July 1949, HC Ram Yash Mishra joined BSF on 10 Dec 1969.During militant action on 13 June 1996 in area of Rohmu,, Distt-Pulwama (J&K), HC Ram Yash Ram fought valiantly with militants even after sustaining bullet injuries and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Chanderwati Mishra (wife) resides at Vill-Sahewa, PO-Pachpahara, Distt-Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. 71 Bn71 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 371Const S PROTAP SINGH, PPMGRegt No. : 90163041 Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.01.2004Regt No. 90163041 Ct S Protap Singh of 71 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Jan 2004 at Narwah, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 1 March 1970, Ct S Protap Singh joined BSF on 7 July 1990.The deceased sacrificed his life during militant action on 17 Jan 2004 in area of Narwah, Distt-Pulwana (J&K).His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Madhumati Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Madhopur, Distt-Hailakandi, Assam.Const MD MAQBOOL PAYAR, PPMGRegt No. : 97199004 Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.01.2004Regt No. 97199004 Ct Md Maqbool Payar of 71 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Jan 2004 at Narwah, Distt-Pulwama (J&K) during CI Ops duties. Born on 23 Feb 1975, Ct Md Maqbool Payar joined BSF on 14 Feb 1997.The deceased sacrificed his life during militant action on 17 Jan 2004 in area of Narwah, Distt-Pulwana (J&K).His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Khategu Begum (mother) resides at Vill-Manigo, PO-Manzhar, Distt-Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir. 372 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourSHRI R S CHAUHAN, COMMANDANTIRLA No. : 23302Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.2000IRLA No. 23302 Shri R S Chauhan, Comdt of 71 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 2000 in an air crash that took place at Creek, Rann area of Gujarat while on an aerial reccee mission. Born on 2 June 1946, Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt joined BSF on 5 April 1967.On 12 Nov 2000 at about 1120 hrs, a party headed by Shri S C Yadav, DIG BSF Gujarat along with Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt 71 Bn BSF, 02 Officers, 03 SOs, 01 Ct and 04 Crew members of IAF took off in an IAF MI- 8 Helicopter from BOP Koteshwar on an aerial reccee mission of the Creek, Rann area. The helicopter crashed in the air and fell into chest deep water in the Rann area about 15 Kms from Border in line to Pillar No. 1167 (Main) killing Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt and 04 other members of the reccee team and 2 Crew members of the IAF and injuring the remaining 5 occupants including 2 Crew members. All the 05 injured personnel as well as 7 dead bodies including that of Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt were recovered from the place of air crash on 13 Nov 2000 and the injured were evacuated to MH Bhuj.His next of kin Smt Prema Chouhan (wife) resides at Tonta-Ki-Bajaria, Kampoo, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.SUB SHADI LALRegt No. : 67210068Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.2000Regt No. 67210068 Sub Shadi Lal of 71 Bn BSF BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 2000 in an air crash that took place at Creek, Rann area of Gujarat while on an aerial reccee mission. Born on 1 Sept 1949, Sub Shadi Lal joined BSF on 28 Nov 1967.On 12 Nov 2000 at about 1120 hrs, a party headed by Shri S C Yadav, DIG BSF Gujarat accompanied by 3 officers, 3 SOs including Sub Shadi Lal, 1 Ct and 4 Crew members of IAF took off in an IAF MI-8 Helicopter from BOP Koteshwar on an aerial reccee mission of the Creek, Rann area. The helicopter crashed in the air and fell into chest deep water in the Rann area about 15 Kms from Border in line to Pillar No. 1167(Main) killing Sub Shadi Lal and 04 other members of the reccee team and 2 Crew members of the IAF and injuring the remaining 5 occupants including 2 crew members. All the 5 injured personnel as well as 7 dead bodies including that of Sub Shadi Lal were recovered from the place of air crash on 13 Nov 2000 and the injured were evacuated to MH Bhuj.His next of kin Smt Gianwati Yadav (wife) resides at H.No.203-A, Yadav Colony, By Pass Road, Shikohabad, Distt-Ferozabad, Uttar Pradesh. CONST DILIP MOCHARYRegt No. : 90193198Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.2000Regt No. 90193198 Ct Dilip Mochary of 71 Bn BSF BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 2000 in an air crash that took place at Creek, Rann area of Gujarat while accompanying an aerial reccee team. Born on 29 Dec 1965, Ct Dilip Mochary joined BSF on 26 Mar 1990.On 12 Nov 2000 at about 1120 hrs, a party headed by Shri S C Yadav, DIG BSF Gujarat accompanied by 3 officers, 3 SOs, Ct Dilip Mochary and 04 Crew members of IAF took off in an IAF MI-8 Helicopter from BOP Koteshwar on an aerial reccee mission of the Creek, Rann area. The helicopter crashed in the air and fell into chest deep water in the Rann area about 15 Kms from Border in line to Pillar No. 1167 (Main) killing Ct Dilip Mochary and 04 other members of the team and 2 Crew members of the IAF and injuring the remaining 5 occupants including 2 crew members. All the 5 injured personnel as well as 7 dead bodies were recovered from the place of air crash on 13 Nov 2000 and the injured were evacuated to MH Bhuj.His next of kin Smt Sunita Mochari (wife) resides at Vill- Narar Thali, PO-Khoor Danga, PS-Kumar Gram, Distt-Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 37371 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Roshan Bagh on 1 April 1966.The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. For its excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several commendation certificates.SHRI R S CHAUHAN, COMMANDANTIRLA No. : 23302Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.2000IRLA No. 23302 Shri R S Chauhan, Comdt of 71 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 2000 in an air crash that took place at Creek, Rann area of Gujarat while on an aerial reccee mission. Born on 2 June 1946, Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt joined BSF on 5 April 1967.On 12 Nov 2000 at about 1120 hrs, a party headed by Shri S C Yadav, DIG BSF Gujarat along with Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt 71 Bn BSF, 02 Officers, 03 SOs, 01 Ct and 04 Crew members of IAF took off in an IAF MI- 8 Helicopter from BOP Koteshwar on an aerial reccee mission of the Creek, Rann area. The helicopter crashed in the air and fell into chest deep water in the Rann area about 15 Kms from Border in line to Pillar No. 1167 (Main) killing Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt and 04 other members of the reccee team and 2 Crew members of the IAF and injuring the remaining 5 occupants including 2 Crew members. All the 05 injured personnel as well as 7 dead bodies including that of Shri R S Chouhan, Comdt were recovered from the place of air crash on 13 Nov 2000 and the injured were evacuated to MH Bhuj.His next of kin Smt Prema Chouhan (wife) resides at Tonta-Ki-Bajaria, Kampoo, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.SUB SHADI LALRegt No. : 67210068Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.2000Regt No. 67210068 Sub Shadi Lal of 71 Bn BSF BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 2000 in an air crash that took place at Creek, Rann area of Gujarat while on an aerial reccee mission. Born on 1 Sept 1949, Sub Shadi Lal joined BSF on 28 Nov 1967.On 12 Nov 2000 at about 1120 hrs, a party headed by Shri S C Yadav, DIG BSF Gujarat accompanied by 3 officers, 3 SOs including Sub Shadi Lal, 1 Ct and 4 Crew members of IAF took off in an IAF MI-8 Helicopter from BOP Koteshwar on an aerial reccee mission of the Creek, Rann area. The helicopter crashed in the air and fell into chest deep water in the Rann area about 15 Kms from Border in line to Pillar No. 1167(Main) killing Sub Shadi Lal and 04 other members of the reccee team and 2 Crew members of the IAF and injuring the remaining 5 occupants including 2 crew members. All the 5 injured personnel as well as 7 dead bodies including that of Sub Shadi Lal were recovered from the place of air crash on 13 Nov 2000 and the injured were evacuated to MH Bhuj.His next of kin Smt Gianwati Yadav (wife) resides at H.No.203-A, Yadav Colony, By Pass Road, Shikohabad, Distt-Ferozabad, Uttar Pradesh. CONST DILIP MOCHARYRegt No. : 90193198Unit : 71 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.2000Regt No. 90193198 Ct Dilip Mochary of 71 Bn BSF BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 2000 in an air crash that took place at Creek, Rann area of Gujarat while accompanying an aerial reccee team. Born on 29 Dec 1965, Ct Dilip Mochary joined BSF on 26 Mar 1990.On 12 Nov 2000 at about 1120 hrs, a party headed by Shri S C Yadav, DIG BSF Gujarat accompanied by 3 officers, 3 SOs, Ct Dilip Mochary and 04 Crew members of IAF took off in an IAF MI-8 Helicopter from BOP Koteshwar on an aerial reccee mission of the Creek, Rann area. The helicopter crashed in the air and fell into chest deep water in the Rann area about 15 Kms from Border in line to Pillar No. 1167 (Main) killing Ct Dilip Mochary and 04 other members of the team and 2 Crew members of the IAF and injuring the remaining 5 occupants including 2 crew members. All the 5 injured personnel as well as 7 dead bodies were recovered from the place of air crash on 13 Nov 2000 and the injured were evacuated to MH Bhuj.His next of kin Smt Sunita Mochari (wife) resides at Vill- Narar Thali, PO-Khoor Danga, PS-Kumar Gram, Distt-Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.374 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst NARENDRA NATH BARMANRegt No. : 66722511 Unit : 72 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.07.1971Regt no. 66722511 Ct Narendra Nath Barman of 72 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 July 1971 at Gojadanga BOP while performing IB duty. On 9 July 1971 at about 0530 hrs Ghojadanga BOP was heavily shelled by 25 pounders of Pak army. While retaliating to Pak army, Ct Narendra nath Barman sustained serious injuries. He was evacuated to barrackpore but he laid down his life for his nation and achieved martyrdom.72 Bn BSFOn 2 Jan 1949, 3 West Bengal Rifles was raised at Barrakpore (WB). On 1 April 1966 it was embodied into BSF and re-designated as 72 Bn BSF. The Bn actively participated in1971 India-Pakistan War. For its excellent operational performance, the unit was awarded 2 VSM, 3 Sena Medal, 3 Mention-in-dispatch and several commendation certificates. 72 Bn72 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 37573 Bn73 BnConst VIDYA DHARRegt No. : 891411680 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.08.1994Regt No. 891411680 Ct Vidya Dhar of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Aug 1994 at Petseer, Sopore (J&K) while performing duty on LC. Born on 4 July 1967, Ct Vidya Dhar joined BSF on 2 March 1989.Based on specific information gathered by unit on 7 Aug 1994, cordon and search operation was planned and carried out by troops of 73 Bn. During encounter, Ct Vidya Dhar fought bravely and laid his life for nation. Because of his bravery, huge cache of arms/amn were recovered. His next of kin Smt Bulkesh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Charawas, PS-Khetri Nagar, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.Const A GUNASEKARANRegt No. : 890098738 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.12.1993Regt No. 890098738 Ct A Gunasekaran of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Dec 1993 at Amragarh, Sopore (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 31 Aug 1967, Ct A Gunasekaran joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 2 Dec 1993, during cordon and search operation in village-Amargarh, Sopore (J&K), the movement of patrol party of 73 Bn BSF was seen in buses. Meanwhile, militants opened heavy fire on the patrol party. During the encounter between militants and troops of 73 Bn BSF. As a result of militants fire Ct A Gunasekaran attained martyrdom on 2 Dec 1993. During above encounter one dreaded militant was killed and a huge cache of arms/amn were recovered. His next of kin Smt A Mariyamal (mother) resides at Vill-Peddipalayam, PO-Ramnath Puram, PS-Kallaperun, Distt-Tanjaur, Tamilnadu.376 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC BALWAN SINGH, PMGRegt No. : 750050319Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 02.12.1993Regt No. 750050319 HC Balwan Singh of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 Dec 1993 at Amargarh, Sopore (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 11 May 1954, HC Balwan Singh joined BSF on 4 Jan 1975.On 2 Dec 1993, HC Balwan Singh was a part of cordon and search operation in village Amargarh, Sopore (J&K). HC Balwan Singh noticed movement in bushes, he alerted his party and took position and challenged militants. He fought valiantly with militants and laid his life fighting with militants. Because of his efforts, heavy cache of arms/amn were recovered and one militant was killed. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Kamala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Dhamana, PO-Kanwari, Distt-Hissar, Haryana. HC KRISHNA RAM Regt No. : 721001429 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.04.1994Regt No. 721001429 HC Krishna Ram of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 April 1994 at Amargarh, Sopore (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 8 Feb 1954, HC Krishna Ram joined BSF on 13 Dec 1971.On 13 April 1994 a special cordon and search Ops of village Amargarh, Sopore ( J&K). During the search operation of a suspected house, militants hiding in the hide out lobbed hand grenades followed by heavy firing on the search party. During this firing/encounter with militants, HC Krishna Ram attained martyrdom on 13 April 1993. In that action, three militants were killed and a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered.His next of kin Smt Surji Bai (wife) resides at Vill-Goriya Toly, PO-Manora, PS-Jashpor Nagar, Distt-Raigarah, Madhya Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 377SI BECHA RAM SINGHA ROYRegt No. : 667330775 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1979Regt No. 667330775 SI Becha Ram Singha Roy of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1979 at Imphal Town, Manipur while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 30 April 1940, SI Becha Ram Singha Roy joined West Bengal Rifle on 16 July 1963 and later on embodied in BSF on 1 April 1966.On 26 April 1979, while he was on Escort Duty of DIG BSF (Nagaland and Manipur), when the escort party passing Imphal town, at 1615 hrs in front of Dharamsala, suddenly militants opened heavy fire on the Escort party. SI Becha Ram Singha Roy attained martyrdom fighting valiantly with militants on 26 April 1979. Because of his bravery huge cache of arms/amn were recovered.His next of kin Smt Geeta Rani Singha Roy (wife) resides at Vill-Kowgachi, PO-Shyam Nagar, Distt-24 Pargana, West Bengal.Const NIRANJAN SINGHRegt No. : 873657093 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.05.1994Regt No. 873657093 Ct Niranjan Singh of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 May 1994 at Hathi-sah post, Sopore (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 Dec 1965, Ct Niranjan Singh joined BSF on 14 Sept 1987.On 18 May 1994 militants fired on Hath Shah Post, Sopore (J&K) with auto weapons from built up area. A Patrol party of 73 Bn BSF immediately rushed toward the direction from where militants fire was coming. When the patrol party was searching the area, militants opened heavy fire on the patrol party. Own troops also retaliated. During exchange of fire, Ct Niranjan Singh of 73 Bn BSF was succumbed to bullet injury and attained martyrdom while fighting for his country. His next of kin Smt Sukhbiri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Sukhu, PO-Pataini, Distt-Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.378 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri UMA NATH PRASAD, AC, PMGIRLA No. : 19770987 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.09.2000 IRLA No. 19770987 Shri Uma Nath Prasad of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Sept 2000 at Chawli, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 4 Feb 1971, Shri Uma Nath Prasad, AC joined BSF on 15 April 1997.On the intervening night of 28/29 Sept 2000 on the basis of specific information that a group of militants are visiting village- Chawli. A special operation was launched by the troops of 73 Bn BSF alongwith the then Coy Comdr IRLA No. 19770987 Sh. Uma Nath Prasad, AC of F Coy, 73 Bn BSF. During the operation two dreaded militants were killed and a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered. During the exchange of firing Sh Uma Nath Prasad, AC Coy Comdr martyred on 28/29 Sept 2000 due to bullet injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Jyotirmay Bharti (wife) resides at Gitanjali Niwas, Das Lane East Lohanipur, Kadam Guan, Patna, Bihar.Const KATKAR SITARAMRegt No. : 891411981Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.04.2001Regt No. 891411981 Ct Katkar Sitaram of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 April 2001 at Chawli, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 June 1969, Ct Katkar Sitaram joined BSF on 2 March 1989.On 15 April 2001 a special operation was launched by the troops of 73 Bn BSF in general area of Vill-Chapar, PS-Gool, Distt-Udhampur (J&K). During operation, search party was heavily fired upon by militants hidden in a pit. Operation party retaliated. During the exchange of firing, Ct Katkar Sitaram attained martyrdom. One dreaded militant was killed and a huge cache of arms/Amn were recovered. His next of kin Smt Suman Bai Katkar (wife) resides at VPO- Borgaon Kakde, Distt- Buldhana, Maharashtra.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 379Const AMAR SINGHRegt No. : 891411228 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.12.1999Regt No. 891411228 Ct Amar Singh of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Dec 1999 at Bagar of CI Post Budhan, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 20 July 1969, Ct Amar Singh joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 28 Dec 1999 a special operation launched on the basis of information received from G Branch in the general area of Vill-Bagar of CI Post Budhan, PS-Gool, Distt-Udhampur (J&K). During the operation, militant opened heavy firing on the troop of operation party. During the exchange of firing with militant, No. 891411228 Ct Amar Singh sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries on 28 Dec 1999. During a search on next day, a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered. His next of kin Smt Sushila Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Jaisinghwas, PO-Lotia, Surajgarh, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.Const SATYAWANRegt No. : 891411334 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.12.1999Regt No. 891411334 Ct Satyawan of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Dec 1999 at Bagar of CI Post Budhan, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 Sept 1966, Ct Satyawan joined BSF on 2 March 1989.On 28 Dec 1999 a special operation launched on the basis of information received from G Branch in the general area of Vill-Bagar of CI Post Budhan, PS-Gool, Distt- Udhmpur (J&K). During the operation, militant opened heavy firing on the troop of operation party. During the exchange of firing with militant, No. 891411334 Ct Satyawan attained martyrdom on 28 Dec 1999. During search on next day, a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered. His next of kin Smt Kamlesh Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Balan, PO-Biran, PS-Hamirwas, Distt-Churu, Rajasthan.380 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst RAJENDRA PRASAD SINGHRegt No. : 880039198 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.04.2001Regt No. 880039198 Ct Rajendra Prasad Singh of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 April 2001 at Chapar, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 March 1969, Ct Rajendra Prasad Singh joined BSF on 8 Aug 1988.On 15 April 2001 a special operation was launched by the troops of 73 Bn BSF in general area of Vill-Chapar, PS-Gool, Distt- Udhampur (J&K). During operation, search party was heavily fired upon by militants hidden in a pit. Operation party retaliated. During the exchange of firing, Ct Rajendra Prasad Singh attained martyrdom. One dreaded militant was killed and a huge cache of arms/amn were recovered. His next of kin Smt Sabita Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Chaora, Distt- Balia, Uttar Pradesh.Nk (RO) VIRENDER SINGHRegt No. : 880077143 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.08.1993Regt No. 880077143 Nk (RO) Virender Singh of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 Aug 1993 at Lalad, Sopore (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 8 April 1965, Nk (RO) Virender Singh joined BSF on 22 Sept 1988.On 30 Aug 1993, in the hills of south Sangrama area, a major operation was conducted by the unit. During the exchange of firing, No. 880077143 Nk(RO) Virender Singh attained martyrdom on 30 Aug 1993 fighting bravely with militants at Sopore (J&K). During the operation, Eight dreaded militants were killed and a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered.His next of kin Smt Kamlesh Kumari (mother) resides at VPO-Alampur, PS-Lamba Gaon, Distt-Kangra, Himanchal Pradesh. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 381Const NIRMAL KUMAR GHOSHRegt No. : 667444591 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1979Regt No. 667444591 Ct Nirmal Kumar Ghosh of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1979 at Imphal Town, Manipur while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 June 1947, Ct Nirmal Kumar Ghosh joined BSF on 20 May 1975.On 26 April 1979, he was on escort duty of DIG BSF Nagaland and Manipur. At 1615 hrs in front of Dharamsala, while the escort party was passing Imphal town, suddenly militants had opened heavy fire on the escort party. As a result of militants fire, No. 667444591 Ct Nirmal Kumar Ghosh attained martyrdom on 26 April 1979.His next of kin Smt Siphali Rani Ghosh (wife) resides at Vill-Dakshin Debipur, PO-Champapukur, Distt-24 Parganas, West Bengal.HC DEV SHIL JHARegt No. : 839000121 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.04.2001Regt No. 839000121 HC Dev Shil Jha of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 April 2001 at Chapar, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 10 Sept 1964, HC Dev Shil Jha joined BSF on 26 May 1983.On 15 April 2001 a special operation was launched by the troops of 73 Bn BSF in general area of Vill-Chapar, PS-Gool, Distt-Udhampur (J&K). During operation, party was heavily fired upon by militants hidden in a pit. Operation party retaliated. During the exchange of firing, No. 839000121 HC Dev Shil Jha attained martyrdom on 15 April 2001. One dreaded militant was killed and a huge quantity of arms/Amn were recovered.His next of Smt Meera Jha (wife) resides at Kanke Road, Gandhi Nagar, Ranchi, Jharkhand. 382 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC KHEMANAND SEMWALRegt No. : 830035337 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.04.2001Regt No. 830035337 HC Khemanand Semwal of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 April 2001 at Khet, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 March 1963, HC Khemanand Semwal joined BSF on 20 July 1983.On 24 April 2001 at about 0645 hrs, while party was returning from patrolling, an IED blast was triggered by militants near Village Khet. Due to IED blast, No. 830035337 HC Khemanand Semwal was blown off and died on the spot. During the area search, one aluminum tea container, remote control, one packet of 6 large size of cell and packets of small size battery were recovered.His next of Smt Sarojini Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chamak, PO-Durga Dhar, Distt-Rudraprayag, Uttrakhand.LNK AJAY KUMAR MEDHIRegt No. : 837440316 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.05.1994Regt No. 837440316 LNk Ajay Kumar Medhi of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 May 1994 at Hathi-Shah Post, Sopore (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 22 July 1964, LNk Ajay Kumar Medhi joined BSF on 12 Sept 1983.On 18 May 1994 militants fired on Hath Shah Post, Sopore (J&K) with auto weapons from built up area. A Patrol party of 73 Bn BSF immediately rushed towards the direction from where militants had fired on the post to search the area, when the patrol party was searching the area, militants opened heavy fire on the patrol party. Own troops also retaliated in self defence. During exchange of fire, No. 837440316 LNk Ajay Kumar Medhi of 73 Bn BSF was succumbed to bullet injury and attained martyrdom.His next of kin Smt Annada Bala Medhi (mother) resides Vill-Ujan Barbari, PO-Kardai Guri, Distt-Barpeta, Assam. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 383LNK MOTI LAL MURMURegt No. : 867331510 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.03.2000Regt No. 867331510 LNk Moti Lal Murmu of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 March 2000 at CI Post Lancha, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 22 May 1968, LNk Moti Lal Murmu joined BSF on 4 Aug 1986.On 29 March 2000, a special cordon and search Ops was carried out in the general area of CI Post Lancha, Distt-Udhampur (J&K). During the process of search, a powerful IED blast took place. Due to IED blast No. 867331510 LNk Moti lal Murmu of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 March 2000.His next of kin Smt Sunita Besra (wife) resides at Vill-Kalahajor, PO-Manyarpur, Distt-Banka, Bihar.Const SUSHIS BISWASRegt No. : 021220034 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.11.2013Regt No. 021220034 Ct Sushis Biswas of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Nov 2013 at OP Point No. 01 of BOP Kaithakona (Meghalaya) while performing duty on IB. He was Born on 5 Jan 1982 and joined BSF on 10 Jan 2002.On 8 Nov 2013 at about 1000 hrs, No. 021220034 Ct Sushis Biswas was shot from a very close range by group of 10 militants while he was performing OP duty at OP No.01 of BOP Kaithakona (Meghalaya). He sustained multiple gunshot injuries and succumbed to the injuries at the spot.His next of kin Smt Mridula Biswas (wife) Biswas resides Vill-Radha Nagar, PO-Gopinatpur, PS-Tehatta, Distt- Nadia, West Bengal.384 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst PAPPU KUMAR YADAVRegt No. : 121011460 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.11.2013Regt No. 121011460 Ct Pappu Kumar Yadav of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Nov 2013 at OP Point No. 01 of BOP Kaithakona (Meghalaya) while performing duty on IB. Born on 10 Dec 1991, Ct Pappu Kumar Yadav joined BSF on 18 April 2012.On 8 Nov 2013 at about 1000 hrs, No. 121011460 Ct Pappu Kumar Yadav was shot from a very close range by group of 10 militants while he was performing OP Duty at OP No.01 of BOP Kaithakona (Meghalaya). He sustained multiple gunshot injuries and succumbed to the injuries at the spot. His next of kin Smt Anita Devi (mother) resides at VPO- Bijalpur, PS-Bihara, Distt-Saharsha, Bihar.Const JAINE P NAINANRegt No. : 934558718 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.12.1999Regt No. 934558718 Ct Jaine P Nainan of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Dec 1999 at Vill-Bagar of CI Post Budhan, Gool, Udhampur (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 5 May 1974, Ct Jaine P Nainan joined BSF on 20 Dec 1993.On 28 Dec 1999 a special operation launched/carried out on the basis of information received from G Branch in the general area of Vill- Bagar of CI Post Budhan, PS-Gool, Distt- Udhampur (J&K). During the operation, militant opened heavy firing on the troop of operation party. During the exchange of firing with militant, No. 934558718 Ct Jaine P Nainan of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 December 1999. During search carried out next day, a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered.His next of kin Smt Mercy Jain (wife) resides at Vill- Varkkaplackel House, PO- Ellumpuram, Distt- Idukki, Kerala. BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 385Const P ESWARA RAORegt No. : 990098498 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.08.2014Regt No. 990098498 Ct P Eswara Rao of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Aug 2014 at BOP Gumaghat, Shillong, Meghalaya at Indo-Bangladesh border while performing duty on IB. Born on 16 June 1979, Ct P Eswara Rao joined BSF on 26 Aug 1999.On 22 Aug 2014, at about 2050 hrs while he was performing ambush cum patrolling duty on the border, in the area of BOP Gumaghat, Shillong Meghalaya near BP No. 1203/65, struck by heavy sky lightening due to which No. No. 990098498 Ct P Eswara Rao lost his life while performing duties in extreme geographical conditions. His next of kin Smt P Suhasini (wife) resides at Vill-Danta, PO-Danta, Teh-Kotabommali, PS-Kotabommali, Distt-Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.SI DHARMENDRA NONIARegt No. : 123512361Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.08.2014Regt No. 123512361 SI Dharmendra Nonia of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Aug 2014 at BOP Gumaghat, Shillong, Meghalaya at Indo-Bangladesh border while performing duty on IB. Born on 10 Feb 1987, SI Dharmendra Nonia joined BSF on 10 Sept 2012.On 22 Aug 2014, at about 2050 hrs while he was performing ambush cum patrolling duty on the border, in area of BOP Gumaghat, Shillong Meghalaya near BP No. 1203/65, struck by heavy sky lightening due to which No. 123512361 SI Dharmendra Nonia lost his life while performing duties in extreme geographical conditions. His next of kin Smt Poonam Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Tharhi Ningha Colliry, PO-Tharhis Ningha, Teh-Asansol, PS-Jamuria, Distt-Burdwan, West Bengal.386 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourNK TUL BAHADUR CHHETRYRegt No. : 670018800 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.10.1980Regt No. 670018800 NK Tul Bahadur Chhetry of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Oct 1980 at Chorokhonno (Manipur) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 July 1953, Nk Tul Bahadur Chhetry joined BSF on 8 Aug 1967.On 8 Oct 1980, on the specific information, a special operation was launched in the general area of Chorokhonno (Manipur). During search ops in the area, militants opened heavy fire on the operation party. As a result of militants fire, No. 670018000 Nk Tul Bahadur Chhetry of this unit attained martyrdom on 8 Oct 1980. During the search after operation, a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered.His next of kin Smt Parbati Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Dhab, PO- Dhab, Distt- Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.NK LAL BAHADUR GURUNGRegt No. : 677334257 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1979Regt No. 677334257 Nk Lal Bahadur Gurung of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1979 at Imphal Town, Manipur while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 23 July 1948, Nk Lal Bahadur Gurung joined BSF on 24 July 1967.On 26 April 1979, he was on escort duty of DIG BSF Nagaland and Manipur. At 1615 hrs in front of Dharamsala, while the escort party was passing Imphal town, suddenly militants had opened heavy fire on the escort party. As a result of militants fire, No. 677334257 Nk Lal Bahadur Gurung attained martyrdom on 26 April 1979.His next of kin Smt Mary Gurung (wife) resides at VPO- Kadamtala, Distt- Darjeeling, West Bengal.LNK KESHA RAM Regt No. : 861219775 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.1999Regt No. 861219775 LNk Kesha Ram of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 1999 at Alfamachal (BOP) Jammu while performing duty on IB. Born on 18 May 1966, LNk Kesha Ram joined BSF on 20 March 1986.On 2 April 1999, he was performing the duty at BOP Alfamachal BOP on Indo-Pak border of Ex-73 Bn BSF under Jammu Ftr. On 2 April 1999, Pak BOP Chanor opened heavy firing on our BOP Alfamachal. He sustained multiple injuries as a result of Pak firing and attained martyrdom on 3 April 1999.His next of kin Smt Kamla Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Budh Nagar, PO-Jaleli Nayala, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.Const PHOOL SINGH Regt No. : 73001811 Unit : 73 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.04.1979Regt No. 73001811 Ct Phool Singh of 73 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 April 1979 at Imphal Town, Manipur while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 1 March 1954, Ct Phool Singh joined BSF on 22 May 1973.On 26 April 1979, he was on escort duty of DIG BSF Nagaland and Manipur. At 1615 hrs in front of Dharamsala, while the escort party was passing Imphal town, suddenly militants had opened heavy fire on the escort party. As a result of militants fire, No. 73001811 Ct Phool Singh of this unit attained martyrdom on 26 April 1979.73 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 25 April 1963 as 4 Battalion West Bengal Rifle (WBR) guarding Indo-Pakistan border in various districts of west Bengal. On 1 April 1966 the unit was re designated as 4 Bn BSF but later on, it was split into 73 Bn and 78 Bn BSF on 16 June 1966. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. Unit has so far produced 26 martyrs and has been bestowed upon 12 PPMG, 21 PMG, 1 Uttam Jeewan Raksha Padak and 2 Police Medal for meritorious service.HC DIBAKAR DUTTARegt. No. : 697440431Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.1992Regt No. 697440431 HC Dibakar Dutta of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 1992 at Amritsar, Punjab while performing IS duty. Born on 20 Feb 1951, HC Dibakar Dutta joined BSF on 4 June 1969.On 3 April 1992 during early morning hours while majority of troops of the unit were engaged in physical training, a group of terrorists approached the main gate of unit campus. On being challenged by entry at the gate, they opened indiscriminate firing on BSF troops in which HC Dibakar Dutta sustained multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Bijoya Dutta (wife) resides at Vill-PO-Chandpur, Distt- Murshidabad, West Bengal.Const RAM BHAWANRegt. No. : 874338098Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.1992Regt No. 874338098 Ct Ram Bhawan of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 1992 at Amritsar, Punjab while performing IS duty. Born on 25 Sept 1967, Ct Ram Bhawan joined BSF on 5 April 1987.On 3 April 1992 during early morning hours while majority of troops of the unit were engaged in physical training, a group of terrorists approached the main gate of unit campus. On being challenged by entry at the gate, they opened indiscriminate firing on BSF troops in which Ct Ram Bhawan sustained multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Lalmati (wife) resides at Vill-Madarha Jagannath Tola, PO-Hatta, Distt-Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.74 Bn388 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourNK DEVENDER SINGHRegt. No. : 804000077Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.12.1993Regt No. 804000077 Nk Devender Singh of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Dec 1993 at Mattan, Kashmir while performing Internal Security duty. Born on 1 May 1961, Nk Devender Singh joined BSF on 15 April 1980.On 17 Dec 1993 during morning hours, while Nk Devender Singh was securing the water point alongwith three personnel of his Coy, a group of militants suddenly opened indiscriminate fire on them, in which Nk Devender Singh sustained multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Sushila Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kanaouda, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.HC RAMAYAN CHAUDHARYRegt. No. : 690323320Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.12.1993Regt No. 690323320 HC Ramayan Chaudhary of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Dec 1993 at Mattan, Kashmir while performing Internal Security duties. Born on 2 July 1948, HC Ramayan Chaudhary joined BSF on 8 March 1969.On 17 Dec 1993 during morning hours, while HC Ramayan Chaudhary was securing the water point alongwith three personnel of his Coy, a group of militants suddenly opened indiscriminate fire on them, in which HC Ramayan Chaudhary sustained multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Lavangi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Naya Bhojpur, Distt-Buxor, Bihar.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 389HC MOHD SARWAR KHANRegt. No. : 750057491Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.12.1993Regt No. 750057491 HC Mohd Sarwar Khan of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Dec 1993 at Mattan, Kashmir while performing Internal Security duties. Born on 8 July 1957, HC Mohd Sarwar Khan joined BSF on 1 May 1975.On 17 Dec 1993 during morning hours, while HC Mohd Sarwar Khan was securing the water point alongwith three personnel of his Coy, a group of militants suddenly opened indiscriminate fire on them, in which HC Mohd Sarwar Khan sustained multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Jaitun Banu (wife) resides at VPO-Sujan Garh, Distt-Churu, Rajasthan.LNK GAKUL PATARIRegt. No. : 84811012Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.12.1993Regt No. 84811012 LNk Gakul Patari of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Dec 1993 at Mattan, Kashmir while performing IS duty. Born on 7 Jan 1962, LNk Gakul Patari joined BSF on 5 March 1984.On 17 Dec 1993 during morning hours, while LNk Gakul Patari was securing the water point alongwith three personnel of his Coy, a group of militants suddenly opened indiscriminate fire on them, in which LNk Gakul Patari sustained multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Katak Patari (wife) resides at Vill-Haripur, PO-Harishyamukh, Distt-South Tripura, Tripura.390 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst MANORANJAN PATHAKRegt. No. : 867441011Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.12.1991Regt No. 867441011 Ct Manoranjan Pathak of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Dec 1991 at Ludhiana, Punjab while performing IS duty. Born on 1 Jan 1968, Ct Manoranjan Pathak joined BSF on 3 July 1986.On 15 Dec 1991 Ct Manoranjan Pathak and four personnel of the unit were returning to THQ 74 Bn, BSF, Jagraon after completion of patrol duty by a BSF vehicle, when their vehicle was blown off by an IED blast triggered from the road side by terrorists approximately at 10 km from THQ. In that blast, Ct Manoranjan Pathak sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Jamini Bala Pathak (mother) resides at Vill-Karertal, PO-Bhatkuchi, Distt-Barpeta, Assam.SI SARWAN SINGHRegt. No. : 676333351Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.12.1991Regt No. 676333351 SI Sarwan Singh of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Dec 1991 at Ludhiana, Punjab while performing IS duty. Born on 30 March 1948, SI Sarwan Singh joined BSF on 16 March 1967.On 15 Dec 1991 SI Sarwan Singh and four personnel of the unit were returning to THQ 74 Bn, BSF, Jagraon after completion of patrol duty by a BSF vehicle, when their vehicle was blown off by an IED blast triggered from the road side by terrorists approximately at 10 km from THQ. In that blast, SI Sarwan Singh sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sarbjit Kaur (wife) resides at H.No. 186, VPO-Bal, Distt-Jalandhar, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 391NK PHUSA RAMRegt. No. : 661323542Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.12.1991Regt No. 661323542 Nk Phusa Ram of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Dec 1991 at Ludhiana, Punjab while performing IS Duty. Born on 13 Dec 1946, Nk Phusa Ram joined BSF on 13 Dec 1965.On 15 Dec 1991 Nk Phusa Ram and four personnel of the unit were returning to THQ 74 Bn, BSF, Jagraon after completion of patrol duty by a BSF vehicle, when their vehicle was blown off by an IED blast triggered from the road side by terrorists approximately at 10 km from THQ. In that blast, Nk Phusa Ram sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Shanti Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Mulana, Distt-Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.NK KRISHANAPADA BHOWMIKRegt. No. : 667442867Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.12.1991Regt No. 667442867 Nk Krishanapada Bhowmik of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Dec 1991 at Ludhiana, Punjab while performing IS Duty. Born on 21 Aug 1945, Nk Krishanapada Bhowmik joined BSF on 10 Aug 1966.On 15 Dec 1991 Nk Krishan Prasad Bhowmik and four personnel of the unit were returning to THQ 74 Bn, BSF, Jagraon after completion of patrol duty by a BSF vehicle, when their vehicle was blown off by an IED blast triggered from the road side by terrorists approximately at 10 km from THQ. In that blast, Nk Krishan Prasad Bhowmik sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Nandita Rani Bhowmik (wife) resides at Vill-Dhanya Gheri, PO-Bander, Distt-Hoogly, West Bengal.392 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst D PRADHANRegt. No. : 86555032Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.12.1991Regt No. 86555032 Ct D Pradhan of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Dec 1991 at Ludhiana, Punjab while performing IS Duty. Born on 1 July 1966, Ct D Pradhan joined BSF on 30 April 1986.On 15 Dec 1991 Ct D Pradhan and four personnel of the unit were returning to THQ 74 Bn, BSF, Jagraon after completion of patrol duty by a BSF vehicle, when their vehicle was blown off by an IED blast triggered from the road side by terrorists approximately at 10 km from THQ. In that blast, Ct D Pradhan sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Shanti Pradhan (wife) resides at Vill-Nagreri, PO-Nagreri, Distt-Darjeeling, West Bengal.LNK PUNYA RAM PEGURegt. No. : 847440652Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.08.1993Regt No. 847440652 LNk Punya Ram Pegu of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Aug 1993 at Pahalgam, Kashmir while performing IS duty. Born on 1 March 1965, LNk Punya Ram Pegu joined BSF on 24 Dec 1984.On 26 Aug 1993, LNk Punya Ram Pegu sustained multiple splinter injuries when a rifle grenade fired by militants from a nearby hillock exploded in the unit campus at Pahalgam, Kashmir while he was moving from one barrack to another and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Deva Lata Pegu (wife) resides at Vill-Jonmi Chuk, PO-Sirsimukh, Distt-Dhimaji, Assam.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 393HC DUMAHU RABHARegt. No. : 868660464Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.06.2000Regt No. 868660464 HC Dumahu Rabha of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 June 2000 at FDL 496 B, Manjakot, Jammu while performing AI Role duties. Born on 12 June 1964, HC Dumahu Rabha joined BSF on 31 March 1986.On 6 June2000, while HC Dumahu Rabha was deployed at FDL 496 B, Pakistan Post Kalargala fired one shell of 82 mm Mortar on the FDL 496 B. In that shelling, HC Dumahu Rabha sustained splinter injuries and succumbed to the injuries in the hospital.His next of kin Smt Sumitra Rabha (wife) resides at Vill-Jhargaon, PO-Baralakhat, Distt-Darrang, Assam.Const UDAYA POOJARYRegt. No. : 980093829Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.06.2000Regt No. 980093829 Ct Udaya Poojary of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 June 2000 at FDL 496 B, Manjakot, Jammu while performing AI Role. Born on 20 Feb 1975, Ct Udaya Poojary joined BSF on 20 Aug 1998.On 6 June, 2000, while Ct Udaya Poojary was deployed at FDL 496 B, Pakistan Post Kalargala fired one shell of 82 mm Mortar on the FDL 496 B. In that shelling, Ct Udaya Poojary sustained splinter injuries and succumbed to the injuries in the hospital.His next of kin Smt Baghi Poojary (mother) resides at Vill-Nadpal, PO-Someshwar, Distt-Udupi, Karnataka. 394 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK DIGAMBAR PRASADRegt. No. : 677887430Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.02.1984Regt No. 677887430 L/Nk Digambar Prasad of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Feb 1984 at Chamanu, West Tripura while performing IB Duties. Born on 10 Feb 1949, L/Nk+ Digambar Prasad joined BSF on 30 Oct 1967.On 1 Feb 1984, while LNk Digambar Prasad alongwith other personnel of the unit was patrolling at Chamanu, West Tripura, militants fired on them in which LNk Digambar Prasad sustained multiple bullet injuries and died on spot.His next of kin Smt Subodhani Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Manjakot, PO-Teri Patty, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarkhand.Const RAM SINGH NEGIRegt. No. : 667442104Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.02.1984Regt No. 667442104 Ct Ram Singh Negi of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Feb 1984 at Chamanu, West Tripura while performing IB Duties. Born on 1 July 1945, Ct Ram Singh Negi joined BSF on 14 June 1964.On 1 Feb 1984, while Ct Ram Singh Negi alongwith other personnel of the unit was patrolling at Chamanu, West Tripura, militants fired on them in which Ct Ram Singh Negi sustained multiple bullet injuries and died on spot.His next of kin Smt Sateswari Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Srikot, PO-Gaduwagad, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 395HC P K CHAKRABORTYRegt. No. : 697110372Unit : 74 Bn BSFMartyred on : 18.07.1998Regt No. 697110372 HC P K Chakraborty of 74 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 18 July 1998 at Nargap, Poonch while performing LC Role duties. Born on 1 July 1949, HC P K Chakraborty joined BSF on 1 July 1968.On 18 July 1998, in an encounter with foreign militants at Line of Control at Nar Gap, Post & PS-Balakot, Distt-Poonch (J&K), HC P K Chakraborty along with unit troops fought and he sacrificed his life during the encounter. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry.His next of kin Smt Namita Chakraborty (wife) resides at Vill-Ramchandrapur, PO-Colony Ramchandrapur, Distt-24 Pargana (North), West Bengal.74 Bn BSFThe unit was raised/re-designated at Barrakpore (South Bengal) on 1 April 1966 from 05 Bn WBR. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. The unit actively participated in the Indo-Pak War 1971. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion was awarded several medal and commendation certificates.396 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri VICKRAM ANAND LAL, ACIRLA No. : 6005Unit : 75 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.05.1995IRLA No. 6005 Shri Vickram Anand Lal, AC of 75 Bn BSF attained martyardom on 26 May 1995 at 1800 hrs while handling the explosives which was planted by militants/ANEs from across the border. Born on 3 May 1968, Shri Vickram Anand Lal, AC joined BSF on 2 July 1993.On 26 May 1995 at about 1730 hrs Shri Vickram Anand Lal, AC, Coy Comdr Chinaz BOP led a party to examine the bags lying hidden in Sarkanda on the bank of the distributary about 700-800 yrds from the IB and about 1 km from the post Chinaz. Shri V A Lal, AC opened both the bags and found explosives, battery and wires assembled as IED. Sensing the danger, Shri V A Lal, AC immediately directed his party member to move away and tried to close the bag then a loud explosion took place shattering the body of officer.His next of kin Smt M Lal (mother) resides at 12 Carmichael Rd. Singamari North Point, Darjeeling-734104, West Bengal.HC JILLU YADAVRegt. No. : 69966499Unit : 75 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.04.1991Regt No. 69966499 HC Jillu Yadav of 75 Bn BSF attained martyardom on 19 April 1991 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 1 July 1946, HC Jillu Yadav joined BSF on 28 Jan 1966.On 19 April 1991 militants fired on picket of 102 Bn BSF at Nowgan, Srinagar. Re-enforcement party of 75 Bn BSF, which included HC Jillu Yadav, rushed to the spot and came into contact with militants and heavy fire was exchanged. HC Jillu Yadav challenged a man wearing feran who jumped out from the window and ran towards thickly populated area through narrow lanes. Hc Jillu Yadav chased and fired at him. The militant running Zig Zag fired a volley of rounds at HC Jillu Yadav who was hit by bullet on his head, right hand and left thigh. HC Jillu Yadav was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries on 19 April 1991 at 2235 hrs.His next of kin Smt Radhika Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Paharpur, Thana-Balua, PO-Samudpur, Distt-Varanashi, Uttar Pradesh.75 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 397HC RAMDHAR RAMRegt. No. : 697559340Unit : 75 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.10.1990Regt No. 697559340 HC Ramdhar Ram of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Oct 1990 while performing CI duty in Srinagar. Born on 1 July 1949, HC Ramdhar Ram joined BSF on 1 April 1969.During the year 1990, a party of this unit was ambushed by militants on 12 Oct. 1990 in down town area, while proceeding to out post for changing over the troops. Due to heavy fire from the militant side HC Ram Dhar Ram was hit by the bullets and died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Dukhani Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Pakaha, PO-Bimaha, PS-Sahatwar, Distt- Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.Const NAND KUMAR TIWARIRegt. No. : 890014903Unit : 75 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.1991Regt No. 890014903 Ct Nand Kumar Tiwari of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 1991 at Srinagar while performing IS duty. Born on 24 May 1968, Ct Nand Kumar Tiwari joined BSF on 20 July 1989.On 12 Nov 1991 at about 0840 hrs Ct Nand Kumar Tiwari while guarding picket at Sarafa Kadal, standing behind a knee high open trench was hit by bullet fired by militant who came from Ali Kadal side through the lane. The militant, after gunning him down vanished into the lane. Ct N K Tiwari fired 5 rounds from his SLR before falling down on the ground. The bullet hit him in stomach and he succumbed to the injuries at 0900 hrs few minutes before reaching 92 Base Hospital.His next of kin Smt Kalpana Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Sugahankala, PO-Bichharahata, Distt-Rewa, Madya Pradesh.398 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst LAKHPAT SINGHRegt. No. : 77002779Unit : 75 Bn BSFDo Martyrdom : 31.03.1990Regt No. 77002779 Ct Lakhpat Singh of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 March 1990 at Srinagar while performing IS duty. Born on 1 Jan 1957, Ct Lakhpat Singh joined BSF on 4 June 1977.On 30 March 1990 at about 0715 hrs Govt. Vehicle in which Ct Lakhpat Singh and other troops of F Coy, 75 Bn BSF, deployed on I S Duty in Srinagar were passing through Hawa Chowk area to Soura Police Station came under intense fire by militants. Ct Lakhpat Singh and other reacted immediately and retaliated with fire on the militants. Ct Lakhpat Singh fought gallantly but few bullets of militants hit him on his neck. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries on 31 March 1990 at about 1400 hrs.His next of kin Smt Uma Devi Chauhan (wife) resides at Widow Colony, H.No. 22, BSF Academy, Tekanpur, Distt-Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.Const MOHAN SINGH, PMGRegt. No. : 675446107Unit : 75 Bn BSFDo Martyrdom : 11.09.1990Regt No. 675446107 Ct Mohan Singh of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 1990 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 17 April 1942, Ct Mohan Singh joined BSF on 01 June 1967.On 10 Sept 1990 at about 2245 hrs a special operation party of 75 Bn BSF led by Comdt consisting of 4 SOs and 44 ORs went to area village Thuna on road Srinagar-Sonamargh and at about 0400 hrs, while carrying out operation the party had an armed encounter with militants due to which 21 militants were shot dead and Ct Mohan Singh succumbed to the bullet injury sustained by him in this encounter.His gallant actions during encounter have been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Shri Balinder Singh (son) resides at Vill-Khadur Sahib, PO-Khadur Sahib, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 399Const VINOD KUMARRegt. No. : 000050397Unit : 75 Bn BSFDo Martyrdom : 24.10.2002Regt No. 000050397 Ct Vinod Kumar of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Oct 2002 at 1530 hrs, while performing duty at FDL BOR. Born on 13 April 1979, Ct Vinod Kumar joined BSF on 16 June 2000.On 24 Oct 2002 at about 1530 hrs PAK started un-provoked shelling from Pak FDLs NNR D, Kunda Hautzar and Pak Panchtari on our FDLs BOR, Shakti and Kiran. Ct Vinod Kumar was performing sentry duty in bunker No. 2 near view point was hit by splinters and died. His mortal remains noticed at about 1800 hrs when shelling was stopped. His next of kin Smt Satta Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Kuhna, PO-Kuhna, PS-Jwalamukhi, Teh-Dehra, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.Const NARESH KUMAR, PMGRegt. No. : 891631983Unit : 75 Bn BSFDo Martyrdom : 08.08.1990Regt No. 891631983 Ct Naresh Kumar of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Aug 1990 at Srinagar, while performing IS duty. Born on 1 May 1967, Ct Naresh Kumar joined BSF on 4 March 1989.75 Bn BSF was deployed in militant infested area of old city of down town Srinagar in 1990. On 8 Aug 1990 at 0052 hrs while returning from a raid party Ct Naresh Kumar with party was ambushed by the extremist in Srinagar (J&K). In the encounter Ct Naresh Kumar sustained bullet injury on the chest and succumbed to the injury.He has been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously) for his gallant actions.His next of kin Shri Rajinder Singh (father) resides at Vill-Bamnoli, PO-Dhulsiras (Bijwason), Distt-New Delhi.400 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst ROHTAS KUMAR, PMGRegt. No. : 890015319Unit : 75 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.08.1990Regt No. 890015319 Ct Rohtas Kumar of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Aug 1990 at 0052 hrs, while performing IS duty. He was born on 15 June 1969 and joined BSF on 1 Sept 1989.75 Bn BSF was deployed in militant infested area of old city of down town Srinagar in 1990. On 8 Aug 1990 at 0052 hrs while returning from a raid party Ct Rohtas Kumar with party was ambushed by the extremists in Srinagar (J&K). In the encounter Ct Rohtas Kumar sustained bullet injury on the head and succumbed to the injury.He has been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously) for his gallant actions.His next of kin Smt Phoolwati Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Harchana, PO-Harchana, Distt-Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh.Const HARENDRA YADAVRegt. No. : 90243356Unit : 75 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.01.1992Regt No. 90243356 Ct Harendra Yadav of 75 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Jan 1992 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. He was born on 20 Oct 1970, and joined BSF on 16 Feb 1990.On 19 Jan 1992, at about 1620 hrs was on duty at Pathar Masjid Picket in down town area of Srinagar (J&K). He was deployed to cover lanes and by-lanes and to prevent ambush on the unit troops and vehicle moving in that area. The area was thickly crowded. Three Feran clad young men were challenged by Ct Harendra Yadav and he went near them to search, suddenly from under the Feran they started firing with pistol from point blank range. Ct Harendra Yadav sustained bullet injuries on his abdomen/neck and on way to the 92 Base Hospital he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Gayanmati Yadav (wife) resides at Vill-Patraitha, PO-Shathurpur, Distt-Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.75 Bn BSF75 Bn BSF was raised on 1 June 1967 at Kadamtala, Distt- Darjeeling, West Bengal. Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. Apart from vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab, Chhatishgarh and J&K. The unit has so far received 07 Gallantry medals. 10 Personnel of the unit have sacrificed their lives during enemy action. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Pati Ram under Ftr HQ BSF North Bengal, West Bengal.HC DULI CHANDRegt. No. : 681430196Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.06.1990Regt No 681430196 HC Duli Chand of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 June 1990 at Baramula (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 7 Feb 1943, HC Duli Chand joined BSF on 7 Feb 1965.On 6 May 1990 at about 0220 hrs when A & F Coys personnel were patrolling near Cement bridge Barramulla got ambushed. As a result HC Duli Chand sustained bullet injury and later succumbed to his injury at 92 Base Hospitals Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.His next of kin Smt Rashmi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Sighana Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.SI CHAMAN LALRegt. No. : 67287040Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.08.1990Regt No 67287040 SI Chaman Lal of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Aug 1990 at Kupwara (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 19 Nov 1937, SI Chaman Lal joined BSF on 5 Dec 1967.On 14 Aug 1990 at about 0750 hrs, Shri Pishora Singh, AC alongwith 29 Ors while returning to Bn HQ after completion of raid at Vill-Tiklu Para were ambushed by militants at Vill-Khori (Surigaon) 7 Kms short of Chandigam, Kupwara road, as a result SI Chaman Lal & 2 HCs died on the spot. In addition one civil guide Gulam Ahmed Naike of Vill-Dewara also died due to militant fire.His next of kin Smt Savitri Devi (wife) resides at Gaudasingh-wala Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab.76 Bn402 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourHC ARUN CHANDRA BORARegt. No. : 678115215Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.08.1990Regt No 678115215 HC Arun Chandra Bora of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Aug 1990 at Kupwara (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 30 Oct 1949, HC Arun Chandra Bora joined BSF on 20 Jan 1967.On 14 Aug 1990 at about 0750 hrs, Shri Pishora Singh, AC alongwith 29 Ors while returning to Bn HQ after completion of raid at Vill-Tiklu Para were ambushed by militants at Vill-Khori (Surigaon) 7 Kms short of Chandigam, Kupwara road, as a result HC A C Bora with one SI, one HC and two Cts died on the spot and 11 other injured, two Cts out of 11 injured succumbed to the injury at 92 Base hospital on 15 Aug 1990.His next of kin Smt Charu Bora (wife) resides at Vill-Bhotaigaon, PO-Uriagaon, Distt-Nowgaon, Assam.HC JAIBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 74001040Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.08.1990Regt No 74001040 HC JaiBir Singh of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Aug 1990 at Kupwara (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 14 Jan 1953, HC Jaibir Singh joined BSF on 12 Jan 1974.On 14 Aug 1990 at about 0750 hrs, Shri Pishora Singh, AC alongwith 29 Ors while returning to Bn HQ after completion of raid at Vill-Tiklu Para were ambushed by militants at Vill-Khori (Surigaon) 7 Kms short of Chandigam, Kupwara road, as a result HC Jaibir Singh with one SI, one HC and two Cts died on the spot and 11 other injured, two Cts out of 11 injured succumbed to the injury at 92 Base hospital on 15 Aug 1990.His next of kin Smt Kusum Lata (wife) resides at Vill-Kalender Nagar, PO-Sarauth, Distt-Etah, Uttar Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 403Const BRAHMANAND YADAVRegt. No. : 88800517Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.08.1990Regt No 88800517 Ct Brahmanand of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Aug 1990 at Kupwara (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Jan 1968, Ct Brahmanand joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 14 Aug 1990 at about 0750 hrs, Shri Pishora Singh, AC alongwith 29 Ors while returning to Bn HQ after completion of raid at Vill-Tiklu Para were ambushed by militants at Vill-Khori (Surigaon) 7 Kms short of Chandigam, Kupwara road, as a result Const Brahamanand Yadav with one SI, one HC and two Cts died on the spot and 11 other injured, two Cts out of 11 injured succumbed to the injury at 92 Base hospital on 15 Aug 1990.His next of kin Smt Laxmina Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Parsomi, PO-Bhatni Distt-Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.HC SANTOSH KUMAR SARKARRegt. No. : 71766014Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.09.1990Regt No 71766014 HC Santosh Kumar Sarkar of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Sept 1990 at Kupwara (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 21 Aug 1951, HC Santosh Kumar Sarkar joined BSF on 9 June 1970.On 7 Sept 1990 at about 0430 hrs, on specific info from DIG ISD BSF Srinagar, Comdt alongwith 01 DC, 02 SOs and 35 Ors left for Bandipur Sector. Party while conducting raid and search Ops in vill-Mukdonbra came under heavy firing of extremists. During the exchange of fire 2 militants were killed. Party while returning to Bn HQ, enroute the Gypsy met with an accident on Sopore-Kupwara road at about 0900 hrs. HC Santosh Kumar Sarkar got injured and was immediatedly evacuated to SHQ Hospital, on the same day at about 1730 hrs HC S K Sarkar succumbed to the injury.His next of kin Smt Rekha Rani Sarkar (wife) resides at Vill-Noor Nagar, PO-Sabdalpur, Distt-Malda, West Bengal.404 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK MADHUKAR JAGTAPRegt. No. : 740019331Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.09.1990Regt No 740019331 LNk Madhukar Jagtap of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Sept 1990 at Handwara (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 13 Oct 1957, LNk Madhukar Jagtap joined BSF on 6 Sept 1974.On 19 Sept 1990, at about 0530 hrs, during combing/searching Ops at Vill-Gund Gushi and adjoining Mogalopara village, party noticed some militants moving from mangalpara towards Regipara and Handwara. Troops of E Coy were called to cover the movement of militants and recovered Arms/Amn which was left behind by the militants. At about 091215 hrs the Pl at Handwara while returning was ambushed by militants in a jungle area between Gushi, Mogalopara and Hathinulla. As a result LNk Madhukar Jagtap died on spot due to bullet injury.His next of kin Smt Sarswati Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Itkoor, Distt-Osmanabad, Maharastra.Const ASHOK KUMAR SINGHRegt. No. : 89243563Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.10.1990Regt No 89243563 Ct Ashok Kumar Singh of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Oct 1990 at Handwara (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 1 July 1969, Ct Ashok Kumar Singh joined BSF on 7 March 1989.On 1 Oct 1990 in an encounter with militants while on duty at Handwara, Kashmir, Const Ashok Kumar Singh sustained bullet injury and succumbed to his injury on the spot.His next of kin Smt Shiv Raji Devi (mother) resides at VPO-Azagara, PS-Lalganj, Distt-Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 405Const NAND KISHOR SINGHRegt. No. : 87161212Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.08.1990Regt No 87161212 Ct Nand Kishor Singh of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Aug 1990 at Kupwara (J&K) while performing IS Duty. Born on 25 Feb 1969, Ct Nand Kishor Singh joined BSF on 12 Sept 1987.On 14 Aug 1990 at about 0750 hrs, Shri Pishora Singh, AC alongwith 29 Ors while returning to Bn HQ after completion of raid at Vill-Tiklu Para were ambushed by militants at Vill-Khori (Surigaon) 7 Kms short of Chandigam, Kupwara road. As a result HC Jaibir Singh with one SI, 1 HC and 2 Cts died on the spot and 11 other including Ct Nand Kishor Singh were injured. He succumbed to the injury at 92 Base hospital on 15 Aug 1990.His next of kin Smt Munni Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Lachhanpur, PO-Jamira, Distt-Bhojpur, Bihar.Const DAVANRA SINGH, PMGRegt. No. : 89243372Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.08.1991Regt No 89243372 Ct Davanra Singh of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Aug 1991 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 18 March 1969, Ct Davanra Singh joined BSF on 5 March 1989.On 15 Aug 1991, at about 2359 hrs, militants started firing with Rocket launcher followed by firing of AK-47, 56 Rifle and UMG etc on cement bridge. Again heavy firing started at about 160730 hrs at SBI Cement Bridge, Sopore and town hall. Fire came from all directions. Own troops retaliated in self defence, during this exchange of fire, Ct Davanra Singh died due to bullet injury.He has been awarded PMG (Posthumously) for his gallant actions during the encounter.His next of kin Smt Kumari Sapna (Daughter) resides at Vill- Nagal, PO-Jarar, Distt- Bulandsahar, Uttar Pradesh.406 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst YOGESH KUMAR YADAV, PMGRegt. No. : 88800587Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.08.1991Regt No 88800587 Ct Yogesh Kumar of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 Aug 1991 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 11 Dec 1969, Ct Yogesh Kumar joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 15 Aug 1991, at about 2359 hrs, militants started firing with Rocket launcher followed by firing of AK-47, 56 Rifle and UMG etc on Cement bridge. Again heavy firing started at about 160730 hrs at SBI Cement Bridge, Sopore and town hall. Fire came from all directions. Own troops retaliated in self defence, during this encounter, Const Yogesh Kumar sustained bullet injuries and died.He has been awarded PMG (Posthumously) for his gallant actions during the encounter.His next of kin Smt Meena Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Karuamai, PO-Nagala Panith, Distt-Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.Const NARAYAN NAHAKRegt. No. : 88006889Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.01.1992Regt No 88006889 Ct Narayan Nahak of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Jan 1992 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 2 June 1968, Ct Narayan Nahak joined BSF on 2 April 1988.On 8 Jan 1992at about 0950 hrs, one party consisting of 10 Jawans led by Sub Raghubir Singh, Offg Coy Comdr of A Coy went to D P Dhar Memorial Hospital, Sopore for ECG of annual medical. When Sub Reghubir Singh after removing his cloths was lying on examination table, at about 1200 hrs some un-known extremists entered in the hospital and started fire by AK-47 at close range, as a result, Ct Narayan Nahak died on the spot.His next of kin Smt Bijay Laxmi Nahak (wife) resides at Vill-Smantaratnapilli, PO-Badakharid, Distt- Ganjam, Orrisa.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 407Const KAILASH CHANDRARegt. No. : 88800560Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.04.1992Regt No 88800560 Ct Kailash Chandra of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 April 1992 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 5 Jan 1968, Ct Kailash Chandra joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 13 April 1992 at about 0730 hrs some militants fired on own post J&K Bank with UMG/AK-47 Rifle and Grenade. In this incident Const Kailash Chandra sustained bullet injury and died on the spot. On receipt of information Shri B S Tyagi, Comdt, Shri U K Nayal, DC and Dr. P S Negi rushed at place of incident with re-enforcement party. At about 130745 hrs militants started firing on Comdts vehicle near vegetable market near J&K Bank, as a result Shri B S Tyagi, Comdt and Shri U K Nayal, DC also sustained splinter injuries.His next of kin Smt Bimla Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bijoda, PO-Barahar, Distt-Etawah, Uttar Pradesh.HC MAHAVIR SINGH, PMGRegt. No. : 710012270Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.07.1992Regt No 710012270 HC Mahavir Singh of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 July 1992 at Sopore (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 7 July 1952, HC Mahavir Singh joined BSF on 22 July 1971.On intervening night of 15/16 July 1992, Shri Ajit Kumar, AC alongwith 35 Ors carried out special ops in general area Chhan Khan & Sofi Hamama Mohalle, Sopore. The party observed 10-15 militants running towards a three storeyed house which was later identified as owned by one Mohd Akbar Baisati. HC Mahavir Singh of Commando Pl killed one militant but he also sustained bullet injuries. The militant killed was later identified as Mohd Ashraf Antoo r/o Konkson colony (Area Comdr of HM). HC Mahavir Singh was examined by the JAD (Med) SHQ BSF Baramulla at 0600 hrs on 16 July 1992 and declared dead at the place of incident.He has been awarded PMG (Posthumously) for his gallant actions during encounter with the militants.His next of kin Smt Prem Lata Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Hazaratpur, PO-Agra, Distt-Khurja, Uttar Pradesh.408 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourSI K M VASUDEVAN, PMGRegt. No. : 688000373Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.12.1997Regt No 688000373 SI K M Vasudevan of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Dec 1997 at Anantnag (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 15 Jan 1948, SI K M Vasudevan joined BSF on 12 Sept 1968.On 16/17 Dec 1997, during encounter with militants in Wantrag Village-Ranbelpora, Anantnag (J&K), SI K M Vasudevan succumbed to bullet injury. During above encounter three dreaded militants were killed and a huge quantity of arms/amn were recovered.His gallant actions during the encounter have been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt V V Padmavati (wife) resides at Vill-Kanamadhthial House, PO-Koovery, Distt-Cannanure, Kerala.Const HARE RAMRegt. No. : 02145386Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.08.2003Regt No 02145386 Ct Hare Ram of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 Aug 2003 at Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 May 1982, Ct Hare Ram joined BSF on 27 Feb 2002.From 25 Aug to 30 Aug 2003, due to VVIPs visit to Srinagar, additional troops were provided to 43 Bn BSF. On 26 Aug 2003, at about 1340 hrs, a joint patrol party of 43/76 Bns were on patrol duty in general area of Lal Chowk, Srinagar in between court road and Gurudawara Road on 261340 hrs some un identified militants fired on Patrol Party resultantly Ct Hare Ram sustained multiple bullet injury. Comdt of this unit and his QRT which were present nearby rushed toward place of incident and cordoned and thorough search was carried out, but militants managed to escape due to crowded area and heavy traffic. Injured Ct Hare Ram immediately evacuated to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar where he was declared brought dead.His next of kin Smt Nisha Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Lakhnpur, PO-Nanaura Nagar, Distt-Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 409HC L D MAJHIRegt. No. : 87006667Unit : 76 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2005Regt No 87006667 HC L D Majhi of 76 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2005 at Badgam (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 12 Feb 1965, HC L D Majhi joined BSF on 1 April 1987.On 11 Sept 2005, IED checking party of 76/43 Bn BSF was carrying out IED checking on Nagam Chadoora Road. The party was fired upon indiscriminately by two unidentified militants, resultantly HC L D Majhi sustained bullet injuries. Immediately IED checking party took positon and retaliated the fire and reinforcement arrived. During search 22 EFCs fired by the militants were recovered. However militants, managed to escape taking advantage of thick vegetation and paddy field. Injured NCO was evacuated to civil hospital Chadoora, Budgam where he was declared brought dead.His next of kin Smt Majhi (wife) resides at Vill-Dhadki, PO-Pundru, Distt-Purlia, West Bengal.76 Bn BSF76 Bn BSF was raised on 1 June 1967 at Lat Bagan, Barrackpore, West Bengal. Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 war. Apart from vast experience of border duties on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism. The unit has so far received 04 PPMG and 20 PMG at its credit. 17 pers have sacrificed their lives in action against militancy. At present the battalion is deployed in CI Role at Naushera under Ftr HQ BSF Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.410 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst BIJU T, Balidan PrateekRegt. No. : 900097692Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.11.2008Regt No. 900097692 Ct Biju T of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Nov 2008 at BOP Sher, Nalkata (Tripura) While performing IB duty. Born on 1 April 1970, Ct Biju T joined BSF on 25 Feb 1990.On 29 Nov 2008 at about 1015 hrs, troops of 77 Bn along with 03 NPCC employee were enroute to construction site of IBB road toward BOP Garjanpassa (Nalkata) in 02 vehs. While party was about 03 Kms away from BOP Sher, the militants hiding in jungle blasted an IED and fired on the rear veh. During ambush, Ct Biju T got bullet injury and succumbed to the injuries. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Balidan Prateek (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Miniol Biju (wife) resides at Vill-Punnammottle (house), Netaji jn, PO-Urukunnu, Distt-Kollam, Kerala.Const SANATAN BISWAS, Balidan PrateekRegt. No. : 900047369Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.11.2008Regt No. 900047369 Ct Sanatan Biswas of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Nov 2008 at BOP Sher, Nalkata (Tripura) while performing IB duty. Born on 5 March 1966, Ct Sanatan Biswas joined BSF on 25 Feb 1990.On 29 Nov 2008 at about 1015 hrs, troops of 77 Bn along with 03 NPCC employee were enroute to construction site of IBB road toward BOP Garjanpassa (Nalkata) in 02 vehs. While party was about 03 Kms away from BOP Sher, the militants hiding in jungle blasted an IED and fired on the rear veh. During ambush, Ct Sanatan Biswas got bullet injury and succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Balidan Prateek (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Poly Biswas (wife) resides at Vill-Pumlia, PO-Fulia Bazar, PS-Santipur, Distt-Nadia, West Bengal.77 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 411Const GHANSHYAM SINGHRegt. No. : 990080198Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.10.2001Regt No. 990080198 Ct Ghanshyam Singh of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Oct 2001 at Dakshum, Anantnag (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 08 Jan 1980, Ct Ghanshyam Singh joined BSF on 05 Aug 1999.On 11 Oct 2001 at about 0800 hrs, party alongwith their personal weapons and water containers left MMG post of BSF located at Daksum to collect water from a water point (Spring). On reaching water point, they secured water point by dominating the earmarked positions. Ct Ghanshyam Singh along with 4 others went down to fill their containers. After filling their containers, when they were about to move, suddenly they were came under heavy volume of militants fire from three direction. Ct Ghanshyam Singh retaliated but could not continue long due to severe bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Anita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Gurema, PO-Hirapur, Teh-Sabalgarh, Distt-Morena, Madhya Pradesh.Const RAMESH CHAND NATH, Balidan PrateekRegt. No. : 891001298Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.11.2008Regt No. 891001298 Ct Ramesh Chand Nath of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Nov 2008 at BOP Sher, Nalkata (Tripura) while performing IB duty. Born on 30 Dec 1970, Ct Ramesh Chand Nath joined BSF on 8 July 1989.On 29 Nov 2008 at about 1015 hrs, troops of 77 Bn along with 03 NPCC employee were enroute to construction site of IBB road toward BOP Garjanpassa (Nalkata) in 2 vehs. While party was about 3 Kms away from BOP Sher, the militants hiding in jungle blasted an IED and fired on the rear veh. During ambush, Ct Ramesh Chand Nath got bullet injury and succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Balidan Prateek (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Makani Kakati (wife) resides at Vill-Hatibat, PO-Nagabandha, Teh-Mikirheta, Distt-Marigaon Assam.412 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst MOHD BINOD SHAHRegt. No. : 891631196Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.10.2001Regt No. 891631196 Ct Mohd Binod Shah of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Oct 2001 at Daksum, Anantnag (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 11 Aug 1968, Ct Mohd Binod Shah joined BSF on 16 March 1989.On 11 Oct 2001 at about 0800 hrs, party alongwith their personal weapons and water containers left MMG post of BSF located at Daksum to collect water from a water point (Spring). On reaching water point, they secured water point by dominating the earmarked positions. Ct Mohd Binod Shah along with 4 others went down to fill their containers. After filling their containers, when they were about to move, suddenly they were came under heavy volume of militants fire from three direction. Ct Mohd Binod Shah retaliated but could not continue long due to severe bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Joshna Begam (wife) resides at Vill-Hokajan, PO-Chenjamari, Distt-Sonitpur, Assam.Const NIRMAL SINGHRegt. No. : 932541547Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.10.2001Regt No. 932541547 Ct Nirmal Singh of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Oct 2001 at Daksum, Anantnag (Kashmir) while performing CI duty. Born on 11 April 1970, Ct Nirmal Singh joined BSF on 6 April 1993.On 11 Oct 2001 at about 0800 hrs, party alongwith their personal weapons and water containers left MMG post of BSF located at Daksum to collect water from a water point (Spring). On reaching water point, they secured water point by dominating the earmarked positions. Ct Nirmal Singh along with 4 others went down to fill their containers. After filling their containers, when they were about to move, suddenly they were came under heavy volume of militants fire from three direction. Ct Nirmal Singh retaliated but could not continue long due to severe bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Maninder Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Bhulewal Rathan, PO-Parsowal, PS-Mahilpur, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 413Const TARSEM KUMARRegt. No. : 860045970Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.09.1995Regt No. 860045970 Ct Tarsem Kumar of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Sept 1995 at Srinagar (J & K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Dec 1965, Ct Tarsem Kumar joined BSF on 18 March 1986.On 4 Sept 1995 a party 11 pers in 02 Vehs went to Srinagar for dak and other duties. Ct Tarsem Kumar was on guard duty. The party reached at SBI, Srinagar at about 041115 hrs where Ct Tarsem Kumar and Rajesh Naik were dropped for preparation and collection of Bank Drafts. After completing the assigned work, while they were waiting for the unit vehicles near gate of said bank an IED blast took place near Kotibagh Police Station in which Ct Tarsem Singh sustained severe head injuries and was evacuated to 92 BH where he succumbed to his injuries on 5 Sept 1995.His next of kin Smt Santosh Sharma (wife) resides at Vill-Garer Colony, PO-Sainth, Teh-Akhnoor, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK KALIPADA MURMU, PMGRegt. No. : 66777248Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.11.1971Regt No. 66777248 LNk Kalipada Murmu of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Nov 1971 at enemy BOP Khanpur while performing IB duty. Born on 30 June 1946, LNk Kalipada Murmu joined BSF on 1 April 1966.08 Nov 1971, 77 Bn BSF launched attack on Pak BOP Khanpur with assistance of 04 Madras. BSF Column left FWD assembly area at 0130 hrs on 13 Nov. At about 0400 hrs enemy opened fire on BSF assault party with MMG and other heavy weapons. Inspite of heavy firing BSF column continued its move towards target. During fierce battle LNk Kalipada Murmu who was in assault party got a burst of MMG Brust on his body, inspite injuries, he continued fire on enemy till last breath. Due to his fire support BSF Column able to captured BOP Khanpur.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Shri Lal Mohan Murmu (father) resides at Vill-Mohanpur, PO-Dubra, Distt-Midnapur West, West Bengal. 414 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK AMAL KUMAR MONDAL, VRCRegt. No. : 66777195Unit : 77 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.11.1971Regt No. 66777195 LNk Amal Kumar Mondal of 77 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Nov 1971 at enemy BOP Khanpur while performing IB duty. Born on 3 June 1945. LNk Amal Kumar Mondal joined BSF on 1 April 1966.08 Nov 1971, 77 Bn BSF launched attack on Pak BOP Khanpur with assistance of 04 Madras. BSF Column left FWD assembly area at 0130 hrs on 13 Nov. At about 0400 hrs enemy opened fire on BSF assault party with MMG and other heavy weapons. Inspite of heavy firing BSF column continued its move towards target. During fierce battle LNk Amal Kumar Mondal who was in assault party got a burst of MMG Brust on his body, inspite injuries, he continued fire on enemy till last breath. Due to his fire support BSF Column could capture BOP Khanpur.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him VRC (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Manorama Mondal (wife) resides at Vill-Bolla, PO-Bolla, Distt-West Dinajpur, West Bengal.77 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1 Sept 1967 at Karnajora, Raiganj (WB) by amalgamating troops from West Bengal Rifles. The Battalion took part in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The Bn was deployed in Eastern & Western Ftrs during last 47 years including IB, ISD and in Anti Naxal Role. The unit has been bestowed upon 10 PMG, 01 PPMG, 02 Presidents Police and Fire Service medal for Gallantry, 02 Sena Medal, 07 Police Medal for Meritorious Service.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 415HC KESHARI DASRegt. No. : 675880141Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.11.1992Regt No. 675880141 HC Keshari Das of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Nov 1992 at GHSS Mirhoma while performing CI duty. Born on 1947, HC Keshari Das joined BSF in year 1967.On 10 Nov 1992, at about 1925 hrs, militants fired heavily at own troops deployed at GHSS Mirhoma for security duty at examination centre and firing continued upto 102000 hrs. Own troops retaliated. During encounter HC Keshri Das of C Coy sustained bullet injury in chest and succumbed to his injury on the spot. His next of kin Smt-Kailash Rani (wife) resides at VPO-Chatara, Teh-Una, Distt-Una, Himachal Pradesh.Const MUKUND SINGH BHANDARI, Sena MedalRegt. No. : 66788661Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13/14.11.1971Regt No. 66788661 Ct Mukund Singh Bhandari of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on the night of 13/14 Nov 1971 at Bhurungamari while performing IB duty. Born on 29 April 1946. Ct Mukund Singh Bhandari joined BSF on 25 April 1966.A fight took place on the night of 13/14 Nov 1971 in Bhurungamari area. BSF troops repulsed enemy effectively. Ct Mukund Singh Bhandari of C Coy of this unit lost his life in action on the night of 13/14 Nov 1971 in Bhurungamari area. Mortal remains of the Ct Mukund Singh could not be recovered due to enemy shelling and fire. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding himSena Medal (Posthumously). His next of kin Smt Bijla Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Kafalna Patti, PO-Khandusain, PS-Pauri, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.78 Bn416 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourShri INDERJIT SINGH UPPAL, DC, Vir ChakraIRLA No. : 623Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.11.1971IRLA No. 623 Shri Inderjit Singh Uppal, DC of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on the night of 20 Nov 1971 at Raiganj while performing IB duty. Born on 1 Jan 1939 Shri Inderjit Singh Uppal joined BSF on 8 June 1967.Unit was tasked to capture North bank of Phulkumari River near, Raiganj. Two Coys left their location at Andharijhar Khamar at 0001 hrs on the intervening night of 19/20 Nov 1971 and occupied postion on the bank of Phulkumari reiver. A fierce battle occured between the enemy and our force, the enemny bunkers were very heavily fortified. The BSF had a tough time to dislodge the enemy. During this Battle Dy Comdt Shri Indrajeet Singh Uppal sustained injury from enemy MMG fire and breathed his last. Raiganj was occupied on 21 Nov 1971 by BSF.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Vir Chakra (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Sushil Uppal (wife) Principal of Guru Nanak Girls College, Santpura, Yamuna Nagar, Distt-Ambala State, Haryana. LNK MOHINI RANJAN CHAKARABORTY, Vir ChakraRegt. No. : 66788198Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.11.1971Regt No. 66788198 LNk Mohini Ranjan Chakaraborty of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 Nov 1971 at Raiganj while performing IB duty. Born on 10 May 1943 LNk Mohani Ranjan Chakaraborty joined BSF on 5 May 1963.Unit was tasked to capture North bank of Phulkumari River near, Raiganj. Two Coys left their location at Andharijhar Khamar at 0001 hrs on night 19/20 Nov 1971 and occupied position on the bank of Phulkumari reiver. A fierce battle occured between the enemy and our force, the enemy bunkers were very heavily fortified. The BSF had a tough time to dislodge the enemy. In this battle LNk Mohini Ranjan Chakraborty also sustained bullet injuries and later succumbed to these injuries on the spot. Raiganj was occupied on 21 Nov 1971 by BSF.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Vir Chakra (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Biva Rani Chakraborty (mother) resides at Vill-Sahebkatcharipara, PO & PS-Balurghat, Distt-South Dinajpur West Bengal.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 417Const KHARKA PRASAD PANDEYRegt. No. : 66788348Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.11.1971Regt No. 66788348 Ct Kharka Prasad Pandey of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Nov 1971 at Vill Bogund while performing IB duty. Born on 1 July 1942, Ct Kharka Prasad Pandey joined BSF on 1 June 1967.On 4 Nov 1971 between 0830 hrs and 1330 hrs an exchange of fire took place between own party and enemy patrol consisting of one Pl of Pak Army and about 30 Razakers in area Gachtala. Patrol party of Phulbari BOP effectively repulsed enemy patrol. During encounter Ct Kharka Prasad Pandey of D Coy sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to them. His next of kin Smt Swarasati Bahuni (wife) resides at address C/O Gangal Prasad Pandey, Vill-Jinglam Tea Estate-Line Dhura, PO-Rangli Rangliat, Distt-Darjeeling, West Bengal.Const SUNIL STANLEYRegt. No. : 91098571Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.05.1993Regt No. 91098571 Ct Sunil Stanley of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 May 1993 at Bogund while performing CI duty. Born on 4 Jan 1972, Ct Sunil Stanley joined BSF on 10 June 1991.On 3 May 1993, at about 1645 hrs, a party conducted Spl Ops in Vill- Bogund up to 1800 hrs. After operation party was returning in two Gypsy with bullet proof Bunker. They had covered about 800 yds from village Bogund towards Kulgam THQ, when bullet proof Bunker at tail end was hit in land mine explosion by militants at about 1815 hrs. Land mine blast caused casualty of Ct Sunil Stanley. His next of kin Smt Grace (mother) resides at 2581/5, Ajit Nagar, Choti Issa Nagari, Ludhiana, Punjab.418 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourConst JASWINDER SINGHRegt. No. : 91098567Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.06.1994Regt No. 91098567 Ct Jaswinder Singh of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 June 1994 at Kulgam while performing I S duty. Born on 25 Dec 1972, Ct Jaswinder Singh joined BSF on 10 June 1991.On 6 June 1994, based on info a BSF party carried raid in Kulpora. The target house was cordoned. When search party reached at door of hideout, militants fired from two directions on Raid party. Cordon party caught one militant who tried to break the cordon. Other fleeing militants also fired at outer cordon party, in process Ct Jaswinder Singh fired back at the militants and killed him; however, Ct Jaswinder Singh sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Balbir Kour (mother) resides at Vill-Thata, PO-Ghariyala, PS-Bhikhi Pind, Amritsar, Punjab.Const DALBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 91098562Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.12.1993Regt No. 91098562 Ct Dalbir Singh of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Dec 1993 at Kulgam Road while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Feb 1972, Ct Dalbir Singh joined BSF on 10 June 1991.On 8 Dec 1993, patrol party ex-Quazigund was in Boonigam near a culvert on Nullah Kulgam Road. One naked electric wire was detected by Ct Dalbir Singh. He immediately alerted his party. All the person took positons. An IED covered with stones was located and stones were removed from top of IED with stick. In the meantime IED exploded causing fatal blast injury to Ct Dalbir Singh.His next of kin Smt Manjit Kour (mother) resides at VPO-Bhangala, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 419LNK RANJEET KUMAR KIRTANIYARegt. No. : 843220616Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.07.2001Regt No. 843220616 LNk Ranjeet Kumar Kirtaniya of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 July 2001 at Burihalan while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Jan 1961, LNk Ranjeet Kumar Kirtaniya joined BSF on 22 June 1984.On 28 July 2001, a party left Coy HQ to lay ROP from Heerpur to Burihalan. When party was nearly 2 Kms away from campus it was ambushed by militants with heavy fire at about 0700 hrs. The exchange of fire continued for approx. 45 minutes. During the exchange of fire LNk Ranjeet Kumar Kirtaniya sustained bullet wounds and succumbed to his injury on the spot. His next of kin Smt Suchitra Kirtaniya (wife) resides at Vill-Pukur Para, PO-Kundala, Distt-Birbhum, West Bengal.NK JASHI RAMRegt. No. : 740012602Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.07.1992Regt No. 740012602 Nk Jashi Ram of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 July 1992 at Kulgam while performing CI duty. Born on 2 March 1954, Nk Jashi Ram joined BSF on 23 March 1974.On 15 July 1992, at about 0700 hrs, three Med Vehs and 1 Jeep alongwith R-2 weapons and leave party moved from Khabatpora Sub Sector towards Kulgam. At about 0750 hrs a bomb blast took place on the center of the road under leading veh. The rear portion of the veh got badly damaged and veh turn ed upside down due to explosion. Nk Jashi Ram of F Coy who was in this ill fated veh succumbed to the blast injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Binta Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Dhanoti, Teh-Shahpur, Distt-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.420 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK HARI OM YADAVRegt. No. : 87434152Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.12.1993Regt No. 87434152 LNk Hari Om Yadav of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Dec 1993 at Kulgam raod while performing IS duty. Born on 16 Aug 1965, LNk Hari Om Yadav joined BSF on 16 April 1987.on 8 Dec 1993, patrol party ex-Quazigund including LNK Hari Om Yadav was in Boorigam near Colvert on Nuhah Kulgam Raod. One naked electric wire was detected hy Ct Dalbir Singh. He immediately alerted his party. All the person took positions. An IED covered with stones was located and stones were removed from Top of IED with stick. In the meantime Ied exploded causing fatal blast injury to LNK Hari Om Yadav. His next of kin Smt Chiroja Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Khanda, PS-Barhan, Distt-Agra, Uttar Pradesh.Const SEWA SINGHRegt. No. : 90171269Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.06.1994Regt No. 90171269 Ct Sewa Singh of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 June 1994 at Kulgam while performing IS duty. Born on 1 April 1969, Ct Sewa Singh joined BSF on 22 Feb 1990.On 6 June 1994, based on info a BSF party carried a raid in Kulpora. The target house was cordoned. When search party reached at door of hideout, militants fired from two directions on Raid party. Ct Sewa Singh of cordon party caught one militant, who tried to break the cordon. Ct Sewa Singh was hit by other militants fire and due to this the militant caught earlier tried to escape but Ct Sewa Singh fired and killed him. However, Ct Sewa Singh succumbed on the spot to the injuries sustained by him.His next of kin Smt Ompathi Devi (mother) resides at VPO-Badala, Teh-Hansi, Distt-Hissar, Haryana.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 421Const SATISH KUMARRegt. No. : 890039595Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.05.1993Regt No. 890039595 Ct Satish Kumar of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 May 1993 at village Bogund while performing CI duty. Born on 10 Aug 1968, Ct Satish Kumar joined BSF on 16 Aug 1989.On 3 May 1993, at about 1645 hrs, a party conducted Spl Ops in village Bogund up to 1800 hrs. After operation part was returning in two Gypsy with bullet proof Bunker. They had covered about 800 yds from village Bogund towards Kulgam THQ, when bullet proof Bunker at Tail end was hit in land mine explosion by militants at about 1815 hrs. Land mine blast caused casualty of Ct Satish Kumar. His next of kin Smt Rekha Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Chelawas, PS-Kaina, Teh & Distt-Mahindergarh, Haryana.Const NIHAL SINGHRegt. No. : 906339749Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.05.1993Regt No. 906339749 Ct Nihal Singh of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 May 1993 at Bogund while performing IS duty. Born on 5 May 1969, Ct Nihal Singh joined BSF on 25 Feb 1990.On 3 May 1993, at about 1645 hrs, a party conducted Spl Ops in village Bogund up to 1800 hrs. After operation part was returning in two Gypsy with bullet proof Bunker. They had covered about 800 yds from village Bogund towards Kulgam THQ, when bullet proof Bunker at Tail end was hit in land mine explosion by militants at about 1815 hrs. Land mine blast caused casualty of Ct Nihal Singh. His next of kin Smt Dhanna Pathi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Limbor Bari, Teh-Rajgarh, Distt-Churu, Rajasthan.422 BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValourLNK KRISHAN KUMARRegt. No. : 87365303Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.05.1993Regt No. 87365303 LNk Krishan Kumar of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 May 1993 at Bogund while performing CI duty. Born on 16 Aug 1968, LNk Krishan Kumar joined BSF on 1 April 1987.On 3 May 1993, at about 1645 hrs, a party conducted Spl Ops in village Bogund up to 1800 hrs. After operation party was returning in two Gypsy with bullet proof Bunker. They had covered about 800 yds from village Bogund towards Kulgam THQ, when bullet proof Bunker at Tail end was hit in land mine explosion by militants at about 1815 hrs. Land mine blast caused casualty of LNk Krishan Kumar. His next of kin Smt Krishana Devi (wife) resides at H.No. 50, Dev Colony, Ward No. 1, Pilani, Distt- Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.SI CHANDER SINGHRegt. No. : 68104563Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.12.1993Regt No. 68104563 SI Chander Singh of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Dec 1993 at Kulgam Road while performing I S duty. Born on 30 Dec 1951, SI Chander Singh joined BSF on 13 Aug 1968.On 8 Dec 1993, patrol party ex-Quazigund under command of SI Chander Singh was in Boonigam near a culvert on Nullah Kulgam Road. One naked electric wire was detected by Ct Dalbir Singh. He immediately alerted his party. All the person took positons. An IED covered with stones was located and stones were removed from top of IED with stick. In the meantime IED exploded causing fatal blast injury to SI Chander Singh.His next of kin Smt Radha Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Bageshwar, Teh-Bageshwar, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand.BSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 423Const PREM SINGHRegt. No. : 90171222Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.12.1993Regt No. 90171222 Ct Prem Singh of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Dec 1993 at Kulgam Road while performing IS duty. Born on 1 Feb 1965, Ct Prem Singh joined BSF on 21 Feb 1990.On 8 Dec 1993, patrol party ex-Quazigund including Ct Prem Singh was in Boonigam near a culvert on Nullah Kulgam Road. One naked electric wire was detected by Ct Dalbir Singh. He immediately alerted his party. All the person took positons. An IED covered with stones was located and stones were removed from top of IED with stick. In the meantime IED exploded causing fatal blast injury to Ct Prem Singh.His next of kin Smt Pushpa Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Pali, Teh-Narnond, Distt-Hissar, Haryana.NK MOHD BASHIRRegt. No. : 762540064Unit : 78 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.12.1993Regt No. 762540064 Nk Mohd Bashir of 78 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Dec 1993 at Kulgam Road while performing IS duty. Born on 4 May 1957, Nk Mohd Bashir joined BSF on 21 Nov 1976.On 8 Dec 1993, patrol party ex-Quazigund including Nk Mohd Bashir was in Boonigam near a culvert on Nullah Kulgam Road. One naked electric wire was detected by Ct Dalbir Singh. He immediately alerted his party. All the person took positons. An IED covered with stones was located and stones were removed from top of IED with stick. In the meantime IED exploded causing fatal blast injury to Nk Mohd Bashir.His next of kin Smt Zarifa Begam (wife) resides at Vill-Kota, PO-Behrot, PS-Thanamandi, Distt-Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir.78 Bn BSF78 Bn was raised as 4 Bn of West Bengal rifles in Sept 1962. In the year 1966, it was amalgamated into BSF and was redesignated as 4 Bn BSF at Kadamtala North Bengal. The Bn actively participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war and played important role in operation at duties at Lalmanirhat operation. Apart from vast experience of most sensitive and hilly terrain of Kashmir in Anti-terrorist role on IS Duties, the Unit has shown its mettle fighting against militancy in J&K. The unit has earned 2 Vir Chakra, 1 Sena medal, 1 Police Medal for Gallantry. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Indreshwar Nagar (Jammu) under Ftr HQ BSF, Jammu.HC HARI SINGH, PMGRegt. No. : 70001081Unit : 79 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.06.1984Regt No. 70001081 HC Hari Singh of 79 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 June 1984 at Amritsar while performing IS Duty. Born on 18 July 1949. HC Hari Singh joined BSF on 24 Aug 1969.HC Hari Singh was attached with STF in connection with IS Duty in Punjab State. During the Blue Star operation at Golden temple in the month of May-June 1984 he was performing his duties under the command of the Indian Army. During the operation he got gun shot injury on 4 June 1984 and admitted to General Hospital at Amritsar, where he succumbed his injuries on 7 June 1984. He was awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Mankuri Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Subash Nagar, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.79 Bn BSF79 Bn BSF was raised on 10 May 1983. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. Presently the battalion is deployed at Kalyani, Distt- Nadia (West Bengal) on border duty.79 BnBSFMartyrsALegacyofPrideandValour 425BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourVOLUME IIApril 2015BORDER SECURITY FORCEBlock 10, CGO Complex, New Delhi-110003www.bsf.nic.inConst DURLAV CH DASSRegt. No. : 85800009Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.1990Regt No. 85800009 Ct Durlav Ch Das of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 1990 at Chanpura (Srinagar) while performing CI duty. Born on 31 Dec 1965, Ct Durlav Ch Das joined BSF on 30 Jan 1985.On 12 Nov 1990 at about 0100 hrs troops of 80 Bn BSF had an encounter with militants in the area Mufti Bagh, Harwan, Srinagar. In this encounter Ct Durlav Ch Das sustained injuries and succumbed to it. His next of kin Smt Rima Dass (wife) resides at Vill-Chalchali, PO-Samaguri, Distt-Naogaon, Assam.Const HARENDRA KUMAR NATHRegt. No. : 67800479Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.11.1990Regt No. 67800479 Ct Harendra Kumar Nath of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 Nov 1990 at Chanpura (Srinagar) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 July 1941, Ct Harendra Kumar Nath joined BSF on 27 Feb 1963.On 21 Nov 1990 at about 0805 hrs a party of Unit moving in veh was fired upon by Militants near chanpora (Srinagar) bus stand in which Ct Harendra Kr Nath who was sitting in the Mini bus sustained fatal bullet injury and succumbed to it on the spot.His next of kin Smt Himani Bala Nath (wife) resides at Vill-Kalachup (North), PO-Ram Krishna Nagar, Distt-Cachar, Assam.80 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 427LNK JIT BAHADUR TAMANGRegt. No. : 77800177Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 24.11.1990Regt No. 77800177 LNk Jit Bahadur Tamang of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 24 Nov 1990 at Chanpura (Srinagar) while performing CI duty. Born on 12 May 1957, LNk Jit Bahadur Tamang joined BSF on 12 May 1977. On 21 Nov 1990 at about 0805 hrs a party of this Unit moving in veh was fired upon by Militants near chanpura (Srinagar) bus stand in which LNk Jit Bahadur Tamang who was sitting in the Mini bus sustained fatal bullet injury and succumbed to the injuries on 24 Nov 1990 at 1745 hrs.His next of kin Smt Indra Maya Tamang (wife) resides at Vill-Mahasoat, PO-Bara Bise Khola, Distt-Sindhu Pal Chowk, Kathmandu (Nepal).Const DAN SINGHRegt. No. : 89243034Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.03.1991Regt No. 89243034 Ct Dan Singh of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 March 1991 at Chanpura (Srinagar) while performing CI duty. Born on 12 July 1968, Ct Dan Singh joined BSF on 2 March 1989.A party consisting of 01 DC and 08 ORs of this Bn was coming from Tac HQ (Tourist reception centre) to Unit HQ Chanpura on 9 March 1991 in vehicles after AIA Inspection. As the party was near Badshah Bridge and in front of Srinagar Times office a grenade was lobbed into the medium vehicle by some militants due to which Ct Dan Singh sustained splinter injuries. He was evacuated to 92 BH however, he succumbed to the injuries enroute.His next of kin Smt Guddi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Munditiya, PO-Bajana, Distt-Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.428 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst NETRAPAL SINGHRegt. No. : 91488612Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.07.1992Regt No. 91488612 Ct Netrapal Singh of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 31 July 1992 at Chhenigund, Kargil (J&K) while performing LC duty. Born on 1 May 1966, Ct Netrapal Singh joined BSF on 15 Feb 1991.While on sentry duty at FDL 05, Chhenigund, Kargil (J&K) Ct Netrapal Singh sustained bullet injuries in the unprovoked fire brought on the post by the Pak troops. Ct Netrapal Singh succumbed to the injuries at 1745 hrs on 31 July 1992.His next of kin Smt Gainda Devi (mother) resides at Vill+PO-Chandonk, Distt- Bulandshar, Uttar Pradesh.Const B KHEM SINGHRegt. No. : 90007832Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.11.2004Regt No. 90007832 Ct B Khem Singh of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Nov 2004 at Kokernag (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 18 May 1970, Ct B Khem Singh joined BSF on 9 Jan 1990.On 23 Nov 2004 at about 1305 hrs at Zalangoam Market Area Kokernag (Kashmir) Ct B Khem Singh sustained bullet injury in firing by militants on BSF troops. Ct B Khem Singh succumbed to these bullet injuries. His next of kin Smt Leelawati (wife) resides at Vill-Chandawara, PO-Bavka, PS-Jesawada, Distt-Dahod, Gujarat.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 429Const BHED RAM SINGHRegt. No. : 88855657Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.01.1998Regt No. 88855657 Ct Bhed Ram Singh of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Jan 1998 at Barpeta (Assam) while performing CI duty. Born on 8 Aug 1966, Ct Bhed Ram Singh joined BSF on 26 Aug 1988.On 9 Jan 1998 at about 0545 hrs at Barpeta (Assam) Ct Bhed Ram Singh succumbed due to bullet injury sustained by him in the firing carried out by militants on BSF Party. His next of kin Smt Oma Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Naglakakrat, PO-Marhara, Distt-Eta, Uttar Pradesh.Const PREM NARAYANRegt. No. : 87001278Unit : 80 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.04.2001Regt No. 87001278 Ct Prem Narayan of 80 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 April 2001 at Near Kwakta Distt-Bhishnupur (Manipur) while performing IS duty. Born on 2 Feb 1963, Ct Prem Narayan joined BSF on 24 Aug 1987. On 21 April 2001 at about 1300 hrs Ct Prem Narayan succumbed to bullet injury sustained by him in militant firing near kwakta, Distt-Bhishnupur (Manipur) during ID Cheking/Patrolling being carried out by the troops of unit.His next of kin Smt Vimla Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Rampal Colony, Tekanpur, Distt-Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.80 Bn BSF80 Bn BSF was raised on 1 Jan 1951 at Dera goan, Golaghat, Assam as Assam Police Battalion (AP Bn) and it was the first Bn from Assam to be embodied into BSF on 1 Jan 1967 at Masimpur, Cachar, Assam and was rechristened as 80 Bn BSF. The unit has performed duties on Indo-Bangla,& Indo-Pak border, CI role in J&K and North-East besides various election duties. So far 08 soldiers of this unit have sacrificed their lives. The unit has so far earned 07 Gallantry medals at its credit, as such known as Unit of Gallants. At present the battalion is deployed on LC at Sunderbani under Ftr HQ BSF, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.430 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourNK C D DURAHRegt. No. : 738110257Unit : 81 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.10.1990Regt No. 738110257 Nk C D Durah of 81 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Oct 1990 at BOP Kalia, Khemkaran (PB) while Performing CI duty. Born on 30 Nov 1950, Nk C D Durah joined BSF on 19 Sept 1972.On 25 Oct 1990 at about 1015 hrs an FC Veh of 81 Bn BSF while moving from BOP Kalia to Tac HQ alongiwith Insp(G) and vehicle escort party consisting of Nk C D Durah 02 others were blown off by a powerful Anti Tank Land mine planted by the extremists on the lower DCB near village Kalia Sankatra. As a result vehicle was badly damaged and Nk C D Durah succumbed to the blast injuries while guarding the frontiers of this great Nation.His next of kin Smt-Dipti Repha Durah (wife) resides at Vill- No. 2 Khatia Kunda, PO-Ghurajan Sepakhati, Distt-Sibsagar, Assam.LNK UMIYA SHANKAR PANCHOLIRegt. No. : 840051820Unit : 81 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.12.1994Regt No. 840051820 LNk Umiya Shankar Pancholi of 81 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Dec 1994 at Srinagar (J&K) while Performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1963, LNk Umiya Shankar Pancholi joined BSF on 1 July 1984.During cordan/search operations in Awanta Bhawan (Soura) Umar Colony Srinagar on 14.12.1994, the militants opened indiscriminate fire on the security force personnel from inside a house. In this fire LNk Umiya Shankar Pancholi sustained bullet on his head and later on succumbed to injuries while he was being evacuated to Hospital. His next of kin Smt-Ranjana Pancholi (wife) resides at 19, Nurottom Park Society near Amrapali Cinema, Opp Jain Temple Gumtipur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.81 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 431Const SUKH RAM BISHNOIRegt. No. : 946335774Unit : 81 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.05.1996Regt No. 946335774 Ct Sukh Ram Bishnoi of 81 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 May 1996 at Srinagar (J&K) while Performing CI duty. Born on 8 July 1974, Ct Sukh Ram Bishnoi joined BSF on 7 April 1994.On 30 May 96 at about 1230 hrs, stones were thrown at Comdt s veh just short of East Soline, from a lane. The vehicles were stopped to locate the miscreant/anti national elements. Personnel performing duties in BP bunker also got down from BP bunker and took position. When the party was returning from the lane, a sound of single bullet fire was heard. Ct Sukh Ram Bishnoi fell down on pavement and blood started oozing out from skul area. Individual was wearing helmet and bullet had pierced through helmet. Ct Sukh Ram Bishnoi was evacuated to 92 BH where individual expired at about 1410 hrs. His next of kin Smt-Ansi Devi (mother) resides at Vill-VPO-Nainol, Distt-Jalore, Rajasthan.Shri VIKAS BHARDWAJ, AC, PPMGRegt. No. : 10077330Unit : 81 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.10.2001IRLA No. 10077330 AC Shri Vikas Bhardwaj of 81 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Oct 2001 at Handwara, Srinagar (J&K) while Performing CI duty. Born on 12 Oct 1973. Shri Vikas Bhardwaj, AC joined BSF on 6 March 2000.On 27 Oct 2001, Shri Vikash Bhardwaj was searching a house at Vill-Nutnussa, Handwara. Shri Vikash Bhardwaj, AC led the party which cautiously cleared all the floor and entered top floor where suspected militants were hiding. Militants hiding behind the cover opened fire on party. The first brust hit Shri Vikas Bhardwaj, AC on his right shoulder just above BP jacket. Officer immediately retaliated and injured one militant critically. Officer crawled to take a cover and fired to kill other militant on the spot but later Sh. Vikas Bhardwaj, AC succumbed to his injuries.He has been awarded PPMG (Posthumously) for his gallant actions in the encounter with militants.His next of kin Shri Mangat Ram (father) resides at 290-A/14 Adarsh Nagar, Distt-Kaithal, Haryana.432 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst HOM BAHADUR CHETTRYRegt. No. : 678113147Unit : 81 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.08.1989Regt No. 678113147 Ct Hom Bahadur Chettry of 81 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Aug 1989 at Khemkaran (Punjab) while Performing CI Duty. Born on 7 Jan 1945, Ct Hom Bahadur Chettry joined BSF on 1 Jan 1967. On 27 Aug 1989 at about 2345 hrs a Patrol party of TAC HQ 81 Bn BSF, Aliwal including Ct/Dvr Hom Bdr Chhettry was detailed to carry out patrolling in general area Talwandi Bharta, Ralikalan Marrar and Shankerpur. At about 280005 hrs when the patrol party reached in between Talwandi Bharta and Realikalan, the leading vehicle in which patrol party Commander was sitting was blowed by militants. Due to TED blast Ct/Dvr Hom Bdr Chhettry sustained injuries in the right leg. After initial treatment at Govt Hospital Batala, Ct/Dvr Hom Bdr Chhettry was evacuated to GTBS Hospital, Amritsar but, he succumbed enroute due to heavy blood loss.His next of kin Smt-Pishnu Kumari (wife) resides at Vill-Sameldi, PO-Jalpa, Dist. Palpa, Nepal.81 Bn BSF81 Bn BSF was raised on 1 Nov 1952 at Dargaon (Assam). The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border and has shown its mettle in fighting against the extremists in J&K. So far 03 soldiers of this unit have sacrificed their lives. The unit has so far earned 03 Gallantry medals in its honour. At present the battalion is deployed on LC at Naugam under Ftr HQ BSF, Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 433Const CHIT NARAYAN KUMARRegt. No. : 890029507Unit : 82 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.05.1992Regt No. 890029507 Ct Chit Narayan Kumar of 82 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 May 1992 at Daresh Kadal bridge, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 10 July 1970, Ct Chit Narayan Kumar joined BSF on 1 March 1989. On 15 May, 1992, at about 1100 hours some unidentified militants hurled a grenade from a covered place on Bunker No. 02, situated at Daresh Kadal Bridge, Srinagar (J&K). The grenade exploded near the bunker causing critical splinter injuries to Ct Chit Narayan Kumar who was on sentry duty. Ct Chit Narayan Kumar was evacuated to 92 Army Base Hospital where he was declared dead at about 1230 hours.His next of kin is Smt. Budhini Devi (wife) resides at Vill+PO-Fulbaria, Distt-Saharsha, Bihar. Const KULJINDER SINGHRegt. No. : 88255509Unit : 82 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.04.1993Regt No. 88255509 Ct Kuljinder Singh of 82 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 April 1993 at Quamarbari Chowk, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 4 April 1969. Ct Kuljinder Singh joined BSF on 31 May 1988.On 5 April, 1993, while Ct Kuljinder Singh was on patrol duty in a bunker vehicle at Qamerbari Chowk, Srinagar, at about 1135 hours some militants placed and detonated a powerful bomb under the bunker vehicle. In that explosion, Ct Kuljinder Singh died instantaneously. His next of kin Smt Gurcharan Kaur (mother) resides at Vill-Jhammat, PO-Dilu, Distt-Ludhiana, Punjab.82 Bn434 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SASHI KUMAR BRegt. No. : 90499312Unit : 82 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.04.1993Regt No. 90499312 Ct Sashi Kumar B of 82 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 April 1993 at Quamarbari Chowk, Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 10 May 1972, Ct Sashi Kumar B joined BSF on 27 June 1990.On 5 April, 1993, while Ct Sashi Kumar B. was on patrol duty in a bunker vehicle at Qamerbari Chowk, Srinagar, at about 1135 hours some militants placed and detonated a powerful bomb under the bunker vehicle. In that explosion, Ct Sashi Kumar B. died instantaneously.His next of kin is Smt. Gowramma (mother) resides at 700/5-Shiva Kurpa, Kurlappa Layout, Maruthi Nagar, PO-Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka.Inspr HARDEVA RAM, PPMGRegt. No. : 681435872Unit : 82 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.01.1994Regt No. 681435872 Insp. Hardeva Ram of 82 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Jan 1994 at Illahibagh area, PS-Soura. Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 19 July 1945, Inspr Hardeva Ram joined BSF on 9Sept. 1965.On 15 Jan, 1994, troops of 82 Bn BSF were carrying out a cordon and search operation in the area Illahibagh, PS-Soura, Srinagar (J&K). Some militants fired heavily on own troops from inside a house. At about 1700 hours, while storming the house, Insp Hardeva Ram sustained grievous bullet injuries and later succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously) in 1994.His next of kin Smt Phooli Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Tatija, Via-Sighana, Distt-Jhun Jhunu, Teh-Ketedi, Rajastan.82 Bn BSFThe unit was raised as 6 Assam Battalion BSF with its HQ at Bhergaon, Assam. It was rechristened as 3 Bn BSF in May 1966. Later on, it was re-designated as 82 Bn BSF on 1 June 1967. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 435HC MAN BHADUR RAI, PPMGRegt. No. : 67833031Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 67833031 HC Man Bhadur Rai of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. HC Man Bhadur Rai joined BSF in year 1967.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility . Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Rajmati Rani (wife) resides at Vill- Tamkomoni Chapkudak, PO- Sain Pur, Distt- Khankota, East Nepal.HC AMAR SINGH, PPMGRegt. No. : Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971HC Amar Singh of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility. Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectivelyrepulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.Picture not available Picture not available83 Bn436 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourNK KALYAN SINGH NEGI, PPMGRegt. No. : 68833039Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 68833039 Nk Kalyan Singh Negi of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. Born on 1 July 1943, NK Kalyan Singh Negi joined BSF on 21 Nov 1961.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility. Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Kushma Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Bangali, PO- Ghat, Distt- Chamoli, Uttrakhand.Const DIK BAHADUR RAI, PPMGRegt. No. : Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Ct Dik Bahadur Rai of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility. Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.Picture not availablePicture not availableBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 437Const KHEM BAHADUR CHAND, PPMGRegt. No. : 68833047Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 68833047 Ct Khem Bahadur Chand of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. He joined BSF in year 196883 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility. Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.Const DEBENDER DUTT BAHAGUNA, PPMGRegt. No. : 68833502Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 68833502 Ct Debender Dutt Bahaguna of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. Born on 1 July 1945, Ct Debender Dutt Bahaguna joined BSF on 30 May 1966.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility. Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Satebama (wife) resides at Vill-Nag, PO- Raunad, Distt- Tehri Garhwal, Uttrakhand.Picture not available438 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst KULADHAR SAKIA, PPMGRegt. No. : 68104295Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 68104295 Ct Kuladhar Sakia of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. Born on 14 Dec 1950, Ct Kuladhar Sakia joined BSF on 9 July 1968.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility . Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Shri Bihaya Sakia (father) resides at Vill- Purani Limparia Gaon, PO- Deopani, Distt- Sibsagar, Assam.Const MAN BAHADUR CHETRI, PPMGRegt. No. : 66833339Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 66833339 Ct Man Bahadur Chetri of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. Born on 1 July 1943, Ct Mn Bahadur Chetri joined BSF 8 Jan 1963.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility. Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapar Check Post (a Section Post). Killapar Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Teka Kumari (wife) resides at Vill- Golmi, PO-Manwag Ward No-02 (Galmthok Ripa), Distt- Gulmi Zone, Lumbini (Nepal).Picture not availableBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 439Const PURAN BAHADUR, PPMGRegt. No. : 68833052Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 68833052 Ct Puran Bahadur Chand of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Inod-Pak war. He joined BSF in year 1968.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility . Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Shri Til Bahadur Thapa (father) resides at Vill- Kahung Coaslung, PO-Saharpur, Distt-Gandaki, West Bengal.Const MANI BAHADUR SINGHA, PPMGRegt. No. : 70833030Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 70833030 Ct Mani Bahadur Singha of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. Born on 31 Dec 1949, Ct Mani Bahadur Singh joined BSF on 6 Feb 1970.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility . Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Punyabati (wife) resides at Vill- Nityanadapur Part-II, PO- Barbond, Distt- Cachar, Assam.Picture not available440 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst PRAMOD CHAND KALITA, PPMGRegt. No. : 66833392Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 66833392 Ct Pramod Chandra Kalita of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 at BOP Dalu, Meghalaya during Indo-Pak war. Born on 1 July 1944, Ct Pramod Chand Kalita joined BSF on 14 Jan 1965.83 Bn was operationally committed on East Pak Border. Bn fought on all fronts in its area of responsibility . Operations were started well before the actual out break of War i.e from may 1971. Unit raided enemy campus, destroyed bridges and trained the locals to fight against East Pak troops. It took active part in operations alongwith Army during actual outbreak of War. 02 coys of Pak troops attacked Dalu Post and Killapara Check Post (a Section Post). Killapara Check Post repulsed two major attacks and forced enemy to withdraw. In this attack 09 BSF personnel out of 13 made their supreme sacrifice but the post held its ground. The enemy attack on post Dalu was effectively repulsed.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him PPMG.His next of kin Smt Maya Kalita (wife) resides at Vill- Chalchali Birahigaon, PO-Haloagaon, Distt-Nowgaon, Assam.LNK PATIRAM KAMIRegt. No. : 668331522Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 668331522 LNk Patiram Kami of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 1 July 1939, LNk Patiram Kami joined BSF on 12 Jan 1960.Shri Patiram Kami was enrolled in BSF on 1966 as Ct (GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. 83 Bn BSF was deployed in Doda for IS duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with LNk Patiram Kami as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. LNk Patiram Kam sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt D Maya (wife) resides at Vill- Kapak Danga, PO- Binny, Distt- Gandaki, Anchal (Nepal).BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 441LNK LAKHESWAR THAKURIARegt. No. : 80833035Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 80833035 LNk Lakheswar Thakuria of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 29 Nov 1958, LNk Lakheswar Thakuria joined BSF on 14 Aug 1980.Sh. Lakheswar Thakuria was enrolled in BSF on 14 Aug 1980 as Ct (GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with LNk Lakheswar Thakuria as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. LNk Lakheswar Thakuria sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Rina (wife) resides at Vill- Kakiya, PO- Kakiya, Distt- Nalbari, Assam.LNK GAJ RAJ SINGHRegt. No. : 838330061Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 838330061 LNk Gaj Raj Singh of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 12 Dec 1964, LNk Gaj Raj Singh joined BSF on 29 May 1983.Shri Gaj Raj Singh was enrolled in BSF on 29 May 1983 as Ct (GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with LNk Gaj Raj Singh as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. LNk Gaj Raj Singh sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Sharda Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Sehlang, PO- Sehlang, Distt- Mahendergarh, Haryana.442 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK SURINDER SINGHRegt. No. : 850460036Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 850460036 LNk Surinder Singh of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 15 Jan 1965, LNk Surinder Singh joined BSF on 24 April 1985.Shri Surinder Singh was enrolled in BSF on 24 April 1985 as Constable (GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with LNk Surinder Singh as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. LNk Surinder Singh sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Sudana Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Paharpur, PO- Paharpur, Distt- Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.Const S KHAM ZAGOURegt. No. : 860074537Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 860074537 Ct S Kham Zagou of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 1 March 1965, Ct S Kham Zagou joined BSF on 19 Aug 1986.Shri S Kham Zagou was enrolled in BSF on 19 Aug 1986 as Ct(GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with Ct S Kham Zagou as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. Ct S Kham Zagou sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Moinu (wife) resides at Vill- Sinjanghat, PO- Sinjanghat, Distt- C C Pur, Manipur.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 443Const RAMANAND PATELRegt. No. : 8801211Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 8801211 Ct Ramanand Patel of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 6 Dec 1968, Ct Ramanand Patel joined BSF on 6 April 1988.Shri Ramanand Patel was enrolled in BSF on 6 April 1988 as Ct(GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with Ct Ramanand Patel as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. Ct Ramanand Patel sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Santi Devi (wife) resides at Vill- Hakaria, PO- Sonbarasa, Distt- Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.Const PARGI NARAYAN BHAIRegt. No. : 891424505Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 891424505 Ct Pargi Narayan Bhai of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 9 April 1969, Ct Pargi Narayan Bhai joined BSF on 4 March 1989.Shri Pargi Narayan Bhai was enrolled in BSF 4 March 1989 as Constable (GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with Ct Pargi Narayan Bhai as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. Ct Pargi Narayan Bhai sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Kanta Ben (mother) resides at Vill- Nabagaon, PO- Nabagaon, Distt- Sabarkanta, Gujarat.444 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst AMAR SINGHRegt. No. : 910985846Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 910985846 Ct Amar Singh of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing IS duty. Born on 13 March 1970, Ct Amar Singh joined BSF on 10 June 1991.Shri Amar Singh was enrolled in BSF on 10 June 1991 as Ct(GD) and after completion of Basic Training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with Ct Amar Singh as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. Ct Amar Singh sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Shri Sardul Singh (father) resides at Vill- Ravidas, PO- Ravidas, Distt- Amritsar, Punjab.Const BALBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 91098585Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 91098585 Ct Balbir Singh of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 12 March 1973, Ct Balbir Singh joined BSF on 10 June 1991.Shri Balbir Singh was enrolled in BSF on 10 June 1991 as Constable (GD)and after completion of Basic training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with Ct Balbir Singh as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. Ct Balbir Singh sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Amarjit Kour (mother) resides at Vill- Kila Jamlpur, PO-Sarna, Distt- Gurdaspur, Punjab.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 445HC BIKASH NARZARYRegt. No. : 66833468Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.11.1993Regt No. 66833468 HC Bikash Narzary of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Nov 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 1 July 1948, HC Bikash Narzary joined BSF on 24 March 1966.Sh. Bikash Narzary was enrolled in BSF on 24 March 1966 as Ct (GD) and Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone area of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with Bikash Narzary as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. HC Bikash Narzary was kidnapped by militants on 26 June 1993 and his dead body recovered by Doru Police Station between village Doru and Verinag (Srinagar) on 5 Nov 1993. His next of kin Smt Mira Narzary (wife) resides at Vill- Barshi, PO- Lakhganj, Distt- Dhubri, Assam.Const RAJ KUMAR SINGHRegt. No. : 890017256Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 26.06.1993Regt No. 890017256 Ct Raj Kumar Singh of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 26 June 1993 at Doda (J&K) while performing I S duty. Born on 3 Feb 1969, Ct Raj Kumar Singh joined BSF on 25 Dec 1989.Shri Raj Kumar Singh was enrolled in BSF on 25 Dec 1989 as Ct (GD) and after completion of Basic training posted to 83 Bn BSF. Unit was deployed in Doda for I S duty. E Coy of the unit was deployed at Dessa (J&K), one of the most militancy prone areas of Doda. On 26 June 1993, a party headed by Inspr Balkar Singh with Raj Kumar Singh as one of the party member, proceeded to search the area Ashrudhar. Suddenly militants opened heavy fire on search party. The searching party retaliated the firing of militants. Firing continued for few hours and some of the militants were injured. Search party, did not withdraw and fought till last bullet. Ct Raj Kumar Singh sustained bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice of his life in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Sashi Kumari (wife) resides at Vill- Kupawali, PO- Amayan, Distt- Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.446 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC/NA HOSHIAR SINGH YADAVRegt. No. : 891315508Unit : 83 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.11.2013Regt No. 891315508 HC/NA Hoshiar Singh Yadav of 83 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Nov 2013 at Chhattisgarh while performing IS duty. Born on 13 March 1970, HC/NA Hoshiar Singh Yadav joined BSF on 27 March 1989.Shri Hoshiar Singh of 35 Bn BSF joined this unit on 5 July 2011 on deputation as HC (Nursing Assistant) and was deployed with Adhoc Bn TRA I in connection with Assembly Election duty in Chhattisgarh. Indvl lost his life during Naxal attack on 12 Nov 2013 in an IED blast during the Assembly Election duty at Sukuma district of Chhattisgarh. HC/NA Hoshiar Singh made supreme sacrifice in the service of the Nation, upholding the highest traditions of the Border Security Force. Nothing can compensate for the great sacrifice made at the alter of duty by the late HC/NA Hoshiar Singh. An exemplary role finished which will be remembered by all especially troops of elite Border Security Force.His next of kin Smt Smt Sushila Yadav (wife) resides at Vill- Jatusana, PO- Jatusana, Distt- Rewari, Haryana.83 Bn BSFThis unit was raised as the 4 Assam BSF at Deragaon in Assam on 19 Nov 1959. This Bn was organized on the lines of Assam Rifles but later on it was merged in BSF on 1965 to form 83 Bn BSF. The Bn fought battles on all fronts in its area of responsibility during 1971 Indo-Pak War on eastern front.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 447Const KHUM BAHADUR THAPARegt. No. : 959Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.02.1967Regt No. 959 Ct Khum Bahadur Thapa of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Feb 1967 near Pukpui (Mizoram) while fighting Mizo National Front militants. On 10 Feb 1967 one section of 84 Bn BSF from Adv HQ Lungleh attached with a Pl of 18 AR at Kamzwal helipad, was sent as reinforcement at 0650 hrs for convoy escort duty. This party was ambushed near Pukpui on way to Kamzawai post, by approximately 50 MNF hostiles armed with rifles and automatic weapons inflicting heavy casualities. Ct Khum Bahadur Thapa rushed on to the hostile position in face of heavy automatic fire regardless of his personal safety and displayed an exceptional courage, determination and devotion to duty but was hit by a burst from a sten gun at close range.His next of kin Smt Hemkala (wife) resided at Vill-Khidim Sadanbuta, Distt-Kahnchi, Nepal.Const KESH BAHADUR DHAMIRegt. No. : 232Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.05.1966Regt No. 232 Ct Kesh Bahadur Dhami of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 May 1966 in Mizoram while fighting against Mizo National Front militants.On 16 May 1966 at 0710 hrs while 01 PL with coy column of 3 Bihar was approaching Bonghmum from Demagiri BOP, it came under rifle, LMG and 2 inch Mor fire of MNF hostiles. The column commander Major Anand from 3 Bihar launched an attack inflicting heavy casualities upon MNF cadres and capturing one LMG 3 rifles and cache of ammunitions. In this attack, Ct Kesh Bahadur Dhami acted with great courage and resoluteness. He rushed on the MNF positions disregarding his personal safety. In this action, Ct Kesh Bahadur Dhami got bullet injury and made supreme sacrifice in line of duty.His next of kin Smt Sunmati (mother) resides at Vill-Dhairing, Tehsil-Kusma, Distt-4000 Parbat, Nepal.Picture not available Picture not available84 Bn448 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC PARWAN SINGHRegt. No. : 842543090Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.05.2002Regt No. 842543090 HC Parwan Singh of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 May 2002 in Sopore main market (J&K) while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 13 Feb 1965, HC Parwan Singh joined BSF on 8 Sept 1984.On 16 May 2002 SI(G) Dharma Singh and HC(G) Parwan Singh of 84 Bn BSF left Post Main Bazaar for G duties. At about 1815 hrs, while returning to Post Main Bazaar from main chowk Sopore, they were fired upon by the militants in highly crowded area of Machhi bazaar. The militants opened fire from silencer fitted pistol at point blank range from behind, simultaneously on both personnel. The bullet hitting the heads of both the personnel and both individuals fell down on the ground. Taking the advantage of the situation in over crowded market area, the militant managed to escape in the narrow and congested area. Immediately, both the personnel were evacuated to nearest hospital where doctor declared them dead.His next of kin Smt Sunita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Surbra, PO-Mangalpur, Distt-Jind, Haryana.SI DHARAM SINGHRegt. No. : 770013413Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.05.2002Regt No. 770013413 SI Dharma Singh of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 May 2002 in Sopore main market (J&K) while performing CI(Ops) duty. Born on 17 Jan 1955, SI Dharma Singh joined BSF on 31 Oct 1977.On 16 May 2002 SI(G) Dharma Singh and HC(G) Parwan Singh of 84 Bn BSF left Post Main Bazaar for G duties. At about 1815 hrs, while returning to Post Main Bazaar from main chowk Sopore, they were fired upon by the militants in highly crowded area of Machhi bazaar. The militant opened fire from silencer fitted pistol at point blank range from behind, simultaneously on both personnel. The bullet hitting the heads of both the personnel and both individuals fell down on the ground. Taking the advantage of the situation in over crowded market area, the militant managed to escape in the narrow and congested area. Immediately, both the personnel were evacuated to nearest hospital where doctor declared them dead.His next of kin Smt Maheswari Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kaewars, PO-Kaewars, Distt-Kaewars, Uttrakhand.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 449Const CHANDRA BAHADUR DAMIRegt. No. : 60844188Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.05.1971Regt No. 60844188 Ct Chandra Bahadur Dami of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 May 1971 in Indo-Pak war.On 24 May 1971 continuous fire of MMG, LMG, 2 MOR and shelling by heavy mortars was directed at BOP Sutarkakandi. Bn HQ was informed of this attack and Shri S S Bisht, AC reached the BOP from Bn with necessary supply of amn at 1000 hrs. Fire was opened by the post at about 1030 hrs when the intention of enemy was clear that they were going to attack the post, post kept on engaging enemy from morning till 1230 hrs when they were surrounded from all sides and this OPS continued upto 1630 hrs and finally post was re-captured. During this OPS, 02 Cts made supreme sacrifice of their life and one officer including 3 other ranks got injured.His next of kin Smt Shanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Bagal, PO-Range Hali, Distt-West 4 Syangha, Nepal.Const SUNIL KUMARRegt. No. : 90009784Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.07.1996Regt No. 90009784 Ct Sunil Kumar of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 July 1996 in Srinagar (J&K) in an IED blast while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 10 Jan 1971, Ct Sunil Kumar joined BSF on 26 Feb 1990.Ct Sunil Kumar of 84 Bn BSF laid down his life on 4 July 1996 in an IED blast due to head injury and multiple trauma in fighting against militant during CI Ops duty in Kashmir valley.His next of kin Shri K Viswnathan (Brother) resides at Vill-Nileshwar,PO-South Nileshwar, Distt-Kasaragod, Kerala.Picture not available450 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SADHU RAMRegt. No. : 884332620Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.12.1999Regt No. 884332620 Ct Sadhu Ram of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom 31 Dec 1999 in Sopore (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 31 Dec 1968, Ct Sadhu Ram joined BSF on 20 April 1988.On 31 Dec 1999 at about 1135 hrs, water tanker alongwith escort vehicle of this unit after having supplied water to the posts halted in front of SBI Post Sopore Ex-95 Bn BSF. Ct Sadhu Ram alongwith escort party got down and while approaching towards Coy of Ex-95 Bn BSF, they were fired upon by some militants near the STD booth. Ct Sadhu Ram got bullet injuries in the chest and fell down on the ground. He was immediately evacuated to MI room 98 Bn BSF where he was declared dead by medical officer.His next of kin Smt Saroja Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Killov, PO-Killov, Distt-Rohtak, Haryana.Const VIJAY RAJPURERegt. No. : 87254190Unit : 84 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.04.2001Regt No. 87254190 Ct Vijay Rajpure of 84 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 April 2001 in Vill-Nathipure, Wadoora (J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 10 May 1966, Ct Vijay Rajpure joined BSF in year 1987.On 7 April 2001 during IED checking from Shankar post to Nathipure village, when the party reached at near Nathipura village, Wadoora(J&K), a powerful IED blasted by unknown militants on the road. Due to IED blast, Ct Vijay Rajpure sustained serious injury and later on succumbed to the splinter injuries.His next of kin Smt Savita Rajpure (wife) resides at Vill -Killoji, PO-Pandare,Distt-Pune, Maharashtra.84 Bn BSF The unit was raised as 5th Assam Bn on 20 Feb 1960 at Chakrata in UP (now Uttarkhand) and the battalion remained deployed along East Pakistan and on Indo-Burma border in Cachar, Mizoram and Manipur area. On 1 Jan 1967, the Bn was renamed as 84 Bn BSF. In the year 1967-68 and 1976-77, the Bn was adjudged as the Best battalion in BSF and was awarded General Choudhary trophy. The unit took active part in the Indo-Pak war during 1971. As on date, 22 personnel, i.e. 04 Officers, 04 SOs and 14 ORs have been honoured with Police Medal for Gallantry.HC SOHAN LAL, PMGRegt. No. : 71611071Unit : 85 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.03.1999Regt No. 71611071 HC Sohan Lal of 85 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 March 1999 in area of Dalwah, Distt-Udhampur(J&K) while performing CI Ops duty. Born on 05 Nov 1951, HC Sohan Lal joined BSF on 10 Feb 1971.On 22 March 1999 a seek and destroy Ops was launched in area Dalwah, on G information while the Ops was on contact with militants was established at about 0930 hrs by one of the columns. In the ensuring encounter No 71611071 HC Sohan Lal of this unit received bullet injuries while he was charging on hiding militants and later succumbed to his injuries at 221313 hrs. The militants took position behind the boulders and in the continuing encounters. The encounter lasted for about 20 hrs, during which two dreaded militants of Hizbul Muzahedin namely Jafar Iqbal Wani R/o Dalwah Distt Udhampur and Mohd Shabir R/o Sumber Distt Doda were killed in that Ops.He has been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry for his gallant actions in the encounter. His next of kin Smt Kamala Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Rajender Pura, Distt-Jammu, J&K.85 Bn BSF85 Bn BSF was raised on 01 June 1967 at Umpling, Shillong. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. The Bn has vast experience of Special operation duties, Border duties, ISD and Election duty. The Unit participated in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The Unit has produced 2 Martyrs and received 01 Gallantry Medal. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Roshanbagh under Ftr HQ BSF, S/Bengal, West Bengal.85 Bn452 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI GOPAL SINGH, Sena MedalRegt. No. : 60844003Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.12.1971Regt No. 60844003 SI Gopal Singh of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Dec 1971 in area of Haripur-Biliamara while clearing the enemy pickets during Indo-Pak War 1971. Born on 16 April 1923, SI Gopal Singh joined BSF on 5 Aug 1967.In Dec 1971 enemy pickets in area Haripur-Biliamara was obstructing the road axis Dawki-Sylhet. 86 Bn BSF was ordered to clear this obstruction on the same day by day light attack on organized defence. Accordingly, D coy launched attack at 1540 hrs. in this attack SI Gopal Singh alongwith his men dashed forward and struck terror into the heart of enemy. He came under the fire of an enemy MMG but advanced undaunted. SI Gopal Singh was hit but continued and succumbed to injuries close to the objective.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding Sena Medal. His next of kin Smt Debuli Devi (wife) resides at VILL-Sugari, PO-Choupal, Distt-Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand. LNK HARISHANKAR SINGHRegt. No. : 62866019Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.06.1986Regt No. 62866019 LNk Harishankar Singh of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 June 1986 at Ukhrul-Imphal road while on IB duty. Born on 1 June 1942, LNk Harishankar Singh joined BSF on 1 Jan 1967.On 6 June 1986, convoy of two heavy vehicles carrying 50 troops of 86 Bn which was coming from BOP Chassad to Bn HQ Pallel, got ambushed at 1230 hrs on Road Ukhrul-Imphal about 48 kms from Imphal by underground hostile Nagas. In this ambush LNk Hari Shanker Singh sustained fatal injuries and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Majodra Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Taiher, Distt-Chapra, Bihar. Picture not available86 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 453Const LOKESH CHAND DASRegt. No. : 738110442Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.06.1986Regt No. 738110442 Ct Lokesh Chand Das of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 June 1986 at Ukhrul-Imphal road while on IB duty. Born on 1 July 1949, Ct Lokesh Chand Das joined BSF on 19 Sept 1973.On 6 June 1986, convoy of two heavy vehicles carrying 50 troops of 86 Bn which was coming from BOP Chassad to Bn HQ Pallel, got ambushed at 1230 hrs on Road Ukhrul-Imphal about 48 kms from Imphal by underground hostile Nagas. In this ambush Ct Lokesh Chand Das sustained injuries and succumbed later at RMC Hospital Imphal on 14 Jun1986. His next of kin Smt Asha Lata Das (wife) resides at Vill-Tihargram, PO-Arunachal, Distt-Cachar, Assam. Const ATUL CH. HAZARIKARegt. No. : 84866014Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 16.06.1986Regt No 84866014 Ct Atul Ch. Hazarika of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 16 June 1986 at Ukhrul-Imphal road while on IB duty. Born on 4 July 1965, Ct Atul Ch. Hazarika joined BSF on 16 March 1984.On 6 June 1986, convoy of two heavy vehicles carrying 50 troops of 86 Bn which was coming from BOP Chassad to Bn HQ Pallel, got ambushed at 1230 hrs on Road Ukhrul-Imphal about 48 kms from Imphal by underground hostile Nagas. In this ambush Ct Atul Chandra Hazarika sustained injuries and succumbed at RMC Hospital Imphal on 16 June 86. His next of kin Smt Akamam Hazarika (mother) resides at Vill-Pilhatgaon, PO-Bahpara, Distt-Lakhimpur, Assam. 454 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst/WC BAL BAHADUR GURUNGRegt. No. : 708330571Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.06.1986Regt No 708330571 Ct/WC Bal Bahadur Gurung of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 June 1986 at Ukhrul-Imphal road while on IB duty. Born on 1 July 1942, Ct/WC Bal Bahadur Gurung joined BSF on 1 Sept 1970.On 6 June 1986, convoy of two heavy vehicles carrying 50 troops of 86 Bn which was coming from BOP Chassad to Bn HQ Pallel, got ambushed at 1230 hrs on Road Ukhrul-Imphal about 48 kms from Imphal by underground hostile Nagas. In this ambush WC Bal Bahadur Gurung sustained bullet injury and succumbed to it on the spot. His next of kin Smt Deepali Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chapa Hati No.1, PO-Mohendra Gunj, Distt-West Garo Hills (Meghalaya).Const HIREN MANDALRegt. No. : 8915120311Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.06.1991Regt No 8915120311 Ct Hiren Mandal of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 June 1991 at Firozpur, Punjab while on IS duty. Born on 2 March 1970, Ct Hiren Mandal joined BSF on 26 Feb 1989.While the unit was deployed on IS Duty in Distt-Firozpur, Punjab, on 28 June 1991, own patrol party consisting SI JB Lodh alongwith 07 ORs including Const Hiren Mondal of this unit was trapped in terrorist ambush near Vill-Bannewali, Distt-Firozpur, in which Ct Hiren Mondal and another constable succumbed to their injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Priya Bala Mondal (mother) resides at VILL-Chappla, PO-Panchrahat, Distt-Bibhum, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 455Const BALBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 886881098Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.06.1991Regt No 886881098 Ct Balbir Singh of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 June 1991 at Firozpur, Punjab while on IS duty. Born on 5 May 1967, Ct Balbir Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1988.While the unit was deployed on IS Duty in Distt-Firozpur, Punjab, on 28 June 1991, own patrol party consisting SI JB Lodh alongwith 07 ORs including Const Balbir Singh of this unit was trapped in terrorist ambush near Vill-Bannewali, Distt-Firozpur, in which Ct Balbir Singh and another Const of the unit succumbed to their injuries on the spot. His next of kin Shri Gurmail Singh (father) resides at VPO-Sidhwakurd, Distt-Ludhiana, Punjab.Const BHABANANDA ROYRegt. No. : 90700851Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.08.1993Regt No 90700851 Ct B N Roy of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Aug 1993 at Kagaznagar, Distt-Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh while on IS duty. Born on 1 March 1965, Ct B N Roy joined BSF on 5 July 1990.On 22 Aug 1993, Ct Bhabananda Roy of this unit alongwith others while deployed on LRP Duty in Kagaznagar, Distt-Adilabad, State-Andhra Pradesh were trapped in a well planned land mine blast and ambush laid by PWG Naxalities In this ambush Ct Bhabanda Roy succumbed to the injuries sustained by him. His next of kin Smt Nilmani Roy (wife) resides at Vill-Nimarujote, PO-Gosaipur, PS-Naxalbari, Distt-Darjeeling, West Bengal.456 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst GULAB SINGH, PMGRegt. No. : 900069404Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.08.1993Regt No 900069404 Ct Gulab Singh of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Aug 1993 at Kagaznagar, Distt-Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh while in IS duty. Born on 2 Oct 1967, Ct Gulab Singh joined BSF on 16 April 1990.On 22 Sept 1993, Ct Gulab Singh of this unit alongwith others while deployed on LRP Duty in Kagaznagar, Distt-Adilabad, State-Andhra Pradesh were trapped in a well planned land mine blast and ambush laid by PWG Naxalities. In this ambush Ct Gulab Singh succumbed to the injuries sustained by him while taking on the naxals in counter ambush efforts. He was awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Roshmi Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Samani Bhow, Kaithal, Haryana. Const DAYA RAMRegt. No. : 900018491Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 22.09.1993Regt No 900018491 Ct Daya Ram of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 22 Sept 1993 at Kagaznagar, Distt-Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh while on IS duty. Born on 5 July 1965, Ct Daya Ram joined BSF on 22 Oct 1990.On 22 Sept 1993, Ct Daya Ram of this unit alongwith others while deployed on LRP Duty in Kagaznagar, Distt-Adilabad, State-Andhra Pradesh were trapped in a well planned land mine blast and ambush laid by PWG Naxalities. In this ambush Ct Daya Ram sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to it. His next of kin Smt Sukum Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Touriya, PS-Palara, Distt-Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 457Const NARAYAN SINGHRegt. No. : 910047793Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.11.1995Regt No 910047793 Ct Narayan Singh of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 Nov 1995 at down town Srinagar while on IS duty. Born on 25 Aug 1970, Ct Narayan Singh joined BSF on 20 Feb 1991.Ct Narayan Singh succumbed to the injuries sustained by him in a militants attack on 7 Nov 1995 at down town Srinagar while the Bn was deployed on IS duty Kashmir valley. His next of kin Smt Ramdei (mother) resides at VILL-Sangote, PO-Chenani, Distt-Udhampur, J&K.Const RAMESH CHANDRegt. No. : 900081859Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.06.1995Regt No 900081859 Ct Ramesh Chand of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 June 1995 while performing ROP duty in area Sardargali, Khanyar (SGR) while on CI duty. Born on 10 Feb 1970, Ct Ramesh Chand joined BSF on 27 Oct 1990.On 5 June 95 when Ct Ramesh Chand was performing ROP duty in area Sardargali, Khanyar (SGR). At about 1320 hrs militants fired at Ct Ramesh Chand. One of the bullets caused serious head injury to him and he succumbed to the injury while being evacuated to 92 BH. His next of kin Smt Kesari Devi (Sister) resides at Vill-Dhanwal, PO-Deraparal, Distt-Hamirpur (HP) 458 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SANTOSH KUMAR NAYAK Regt. No. : 941438795Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.02.1996Regt No 941438795 Ct Santosh Kumar Nayak of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Feb 1996 in Srinagar while on CI duty. Born on 11 June 1968, Ct Santosh Kumar Nayak joined BSF on 5 May 1994.On 1 Feb 96, when a party consisting of 9 personnel including Ct Santosh Kumar NK was on escort duty in two medium BSF Vehicles going to SHQ BSF ISD-I for collection of Pay draft for the month of Jan 1996. Militant blasted one IED near Khayam Chowk, Srinagar followed by firing. In this attack Ct Santosh Kumar Nayak sustained injuries and evacuated to 92 BH. Further while being evacuated to AIIMS, New Delhi Ct Santosh Kumar succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Shri Ravindra Nath Nayak (father) resides at R-6 Civil Township, PO-Rourkela, Distt-Sundergarh (Orissa).Const B N CHATTERJEERegt. No. : 891512138Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.12.1996Regt No 891512138 Ct B N Chatterjee of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Dec 1996 while patrolling in area Naidkadal, Srinagar while on CI duty. Born on 2 Sept 1969, Ct B N Chatterjee joined BSF on 26 Feb 1989.On 27 Dec 1996, at about 1725 hrs, a patrol party of which Ct B N Chatterjee was part left for patrolling duty in area Naidkadal. When the party reached near Ranger Masjid, militants fired on patrol party. In this incident Ct B N Chatterjee sustained multiple bullet injuries on his chest, abdomen and left upper arm. Ct B N Chatterjee was evacuated to 92 BH where he succumbed to injuries at about 1930 hrs. His next of kin Smt Mira Rani (mother) resides at VILL-Maharampur, PO-Khanpur, Distt-Hoogly, West Bengal.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 459Const JAGROOP SINGHRegt. No. : 886880938Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 29.01.1997Regt No 886880938 Ct Jagroop Singh of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 29 Jan 1997 while performing ROP duty at Shishgiri Galimore, Srinagar while on CI duty. Born on 7 May 1968, Ct Jagroop Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 29 Jan 1997 Const Jagroop Singh was performing ROP duty at Shishgiri Galimore of Sankochhal Bunker at Srinagar. At about 1405 hrs an un-identified militant fired with pistol from close range and critically injured him. He was evacuated to 92 BH however he succumbed on way.His next of kin Smt Savita Devi (wife) resides at VILL-Khandawa, PO-Khandawa, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Const/WM SHOORBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 958660045Unit : 86 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.01.2010Regt No 958660045 Ct/WM Shoorbir Singh of 86 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Jan 2010 at FDL PT 9029, Mandi-Mandir (Jammu) while on LC duty. Born on 7 Feb 1976, Ct/WM Shoorbir Singh joined BSF on 10 July 1995.During deployment at LC in Mandi Mandir (J&K), on 11 Jan 2010 at about 1100 hrs, a party consisting of 04 ORs including Ct/WM Shoorbir Singh went to permanent water point in the South East direction of FDL Pt. 9029 for taking bath. While returning towards FDL Pt. 9029 a shell of high trajectory weapons fell about 03 Mtrs distance from Ct/WM Shoorbir Singh causing splinter injury on left side of face and chest and tossed him about 06 mtrs from foot track. He succumbed to the injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Roshni Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Ghahar, PO-Palenthi, Distt-Teri Garhwal, Uttrakhand.86 Bn BSF 86 Bn BSF was raised on 1 June 1967 at Umpling, Ftr HQ AM&N. Soon after raising, the unit took active part in the 1971 War and was deployed on eastern front. Apart from its vast experience of Border/LC duties on Eastern and Northern Border, the unit has shown its mettle in fighting against terrorism in Punjab and against militancy in J&K. At present the battalion is deployed on IB at Akhnoor under Ftr HQ BSF Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.460 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst RAMAYAN SINGH, PPMGRegt. No. : 810036143Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.08.1986Regt No. 810036143 Ct Ramayan Singh of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 Aug 1986 while performing IB Duty. Born on 01 July 1962, Ct Ramayan Singh joined BSF on 19 Sept 1981.On the intervening night of 27/28 Aug 1986, when Ct Ramayan Singh alongwith other members of the patrol party were on patrol duty near the IB which runs along the mid stream of River Padma, an encounter took place between the patrol party and BD Dacoits at about 0045 hrs on 28 Aug 1986 in which 3 BD Dacoits were killed and one seriously injured. During the exchange of fire with BD dacoits Ct Ramayan Singh sustained a bullet injury in his chest and he fell down in the river from the boat and succumbed to the gun shot wound.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Shobhawati Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Tikapur, PO-Mundera, Via-Jhasimdinpur, Distt-Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh.HC SATYA PAL SINGHRegt. No. : 802320117Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 2.06.2000Regt No.802320117 HC Satya Pal Singh of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 2 June 2000. Born on 12 April 1957, HC Satya Pal Singh joined BSF on 14 Dec 1979.HC Satya Pal Singh of 87 Bn BSF (attached with Bomb Disposal Squard) SHQ BSF Ramban succumbed to the blast injuries sustained by him on 2 June 2000 at about 1720 hrs in an IED blast carried by militants in General Area of 1 post Singaldhan at 161 Bn BSF.His next of kin Smt Brahan Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Duroli, PO-Duroli, Distt-Rewari, Haryana. 87 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 461Const ANIL KUMAR V Regt. No. : 901732552Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.04.2001Regt No. 901732552 Ct Anil Kumar V of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 April 2001 while performing CI Duty at J&K. Born on 10 May 1969, Ct Anil Kumar V joined BSF on 23 Feb 1990.No.901732552 Const Anil Kumar V succumbed to the blast injuries sustained by him on 3 April 2001 at 1130 hrs in an IED blast on the way to Punara from Basantgarh in general area Mang (J & K). His next of kin Smt Hema Anil (wife) resides at VPO-Andoorkoham, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala.Const AMRIT LAL MISHRARegt. No. : 880010166Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 15.09.2001Regt No. 880010166 Ct Amrit Lal Mishra of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 15 Sept 2001 while performing CI Duty at J&K. Born on 1 April 1967, Ct Amrit Lal Mishra joined BSF on 11 Feb 1988On 15 Sept 2001 medium vehicle of 87 Bn BSF left Tac HQ Latti for Bn HQ Udhampur with one SO and 04 Ors. At about 1210 hrs while vehicle was moving near village Gauri Kund GR on Sudhmahadev-Chenni Road, the militants detonated a powerful IED planted on the side of road. The Ct Amrit Lal Mishra succumbed on the spot to the blast injuries sustained by him.His next of kin Smt Shyamwati Devi Mishra (wife) resides at Vill-Sahpur, PO-Sahpur, Distt-Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.462 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC/Dvr SUMER SINGHRegt. No. : 896336375Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2012Regt No. 896336375 HC/Dvr Sumer Singh of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2012 while performing ANO Duty at Chhattisgarh. Born on 24 April 1966, HC/Dvr Sumer Singh joined BSF on 5 March 1989.On 14 March 2012 at about 1430 hrs, a Party in 2 vehs left Tac HQ Bhanupratappur for COB Irakgutta carrying troops and high tech instruments required for Ops, which was being planned on the intervening night of 14/15 March 2012. After handing over of troops/stores, the party left COB Irakgutta at about 1715 hrs for Tac HQ B/Pur in the same vehicle. At about 1730 hrs, when the party was travelling on a Kachcha track between Vill-Khairkatta and PB-II, a powerful IED exploded underneath TATA-407 and the vehicle was instantly destroyed in the blast. HC/Dvr Sumer Singh, who was driving the ill fated veh succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Kanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Manesar, PO-Manesar, Distt- Gurgaon, Haryana. Const KUMUD CH SWAINRegt. No. : 925550079Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2012Regt No. 925550079 Ct Kumud Ch Swain of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2012 while performing ANO Duty at Chhattisgarh. Born on 1 March 1972, Ct Kumud Ch Swain joined BSF on 22 Nov 1992.On 14 March 2012 at about 1430 hrs, a Party in 2 vehs left Tac HQ Bhanupratappur for COB Irakgutta carrying troops and high tech instruments required for Ops, which was being planned on the intervening night of 14/15 March 2012. After handing over of troops/stores, the party left COB Irakgutta at about 1715 hrs for Tac HQ B/Pur in the same vehicle. At about 1730 hrs, when the party was travelling on a Kachchaa track between Vill-Khairkatta and PB-II, a powerful IED exploded underneath TATA-407 and the vehicle was instantly destroyed in the blast. Ct Kumud Ch Swain, who was in this ill fated veh succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Babita Swain (wife) resides at VPO-Jarasingha, Distt-Angul, Odisha.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 463Const AMANDEEPRegt. No. : 040052744Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2012Regt No. 040052744 Ct Amandeep Singh of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2012 while performing IS Duty at Chhattisgarh. Born on 17 April 1984, Ct Amandeep Singh joined BSF on 5 Aug 2004.On 14 March 2012 at about 1430 hrs, a Party in 2 vehs left Tac HQ Bhanupratappur for COB Irakgutta carrying troops and high tech instruments required for Ops, which was being planned on the intervening night of 14/15 March 2012. After handing over of troops/stores, the party left COB Irakgutta at about 1715 hrs for Tac HQ B/Pur in the same vehicle. At about 1730 hrs, when the party was travelling on a Kacha track between Vill-Khairkatta and PB-II, a powerful IED exploded underneath TATA-407 and the vehicle was instantly destroyed in the blast. Ct Amandeep Singh, who was in this ill fated veh succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Mohinder Kaur (mother) resides at VPO-Nara, Distt-Hoshiarpur, Punjab.Const RAM BAHALRegt. No. : 102546433Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.03.2012Regt No. 102546433 Ct Ram Bahal of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 March 2012 while performing IS Duty at Chhattisgarh. Born on 1 March 1990, Ct Ram Bahal joined BSF on 14 March 2012.On 14 March 2012 at about 1430 hrs, a Party in 2 vehs left Tac HQ Bhanupratappur for COB Irakgutta carrying troops and high tech instruments required for Ops, which was being planned on the intervening night of 14/15 March 2012. After handing over of troops/stores, the party left COB Irakgutta at about 1715 hrs for Tac HQ B/Pur in the same vehicle. At about 1730 hrs, when the party was travelling on a Kacha track between Vill-Khairkatta and PB-II, a powerful IED exploded underneath TATA-407 and the vehicle was instantly destroyed in the blast. Ct Ram Bahal, who was in this ill fated veh succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sunita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Rampur, PO-Mansoor, DisttMaharajganj, Uttar Pradesh.464 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI BHAGAT SINGH GURUNG, PPFSMRegt. No. : 67877010 Unit : 87 Bn BSFMartyred on : 21.11.1971Regt No. 67877010 SI Bhagat Singh Gurung of 87 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 21 Nov 1971 while performing border duty. SI Bhagat Singh Gurung joined BSF in year 1967.E Coy of 87 Bn BSF was assigned the vital task for capturing Pak Post Bhuiyaramara on 21 Nov 1971. At about 0500 hrs, after crossing the river, Coy under Command of Shri S H Hussain, proceeded towards its objective Bhuiyarpara. During the move, the leading elements were snipped 2/3 occasions possibly by Razakars. The leading platoon of E Coy came under heavy fire from automatic weapons when they were about 50 yards away from the nearest enemy bunkers. SI Bhagat Singh Gurung leading his platoon placed two of his section on the right side on the embarkment and ordered them to silence the enemy. However, enemy fired continue.The Coy Comdr Shri S.H.Hussain who was leading the platoon by assessing the situation, orders another platoon Comdr SI L R Yadav to assault the enemy position. Meanwhile SI Bhagat Singh Gurung 87 Bn BSF87 Bn BSF was raised on 1 June 1967 at Masimpur, Silchar (Assam). Unit played active role during 1971 Indo-Pak war. The unit was deployed in tough terrains and militancy prone areas on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border. At present unit is deployed at Chhatisgarh against naxals. The Unit has so far produced 09 Martyrs and earned 09 Gallantry medals at its credit.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 465moved towards and reached about 15 yards from the enemy where he raised himself above the river embarkment and loaded a grenade inside the bunker. The bunker was immediately silenced, but SI Bhagat Singh Gurung at the same time, was hit by enemy on the chest and fell dead on the spot. His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him President Police and Fire Service Medal (Postumously)His next of kin Smt Man Maya Gurung, Wife, resides at Vill- Donkaniya Gaon, PO-Kundail, Distt -North Lakhimpur, AssamConst RUSTAM SINGH, PPMGRegt. No. : 900011461Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.04.1994Regt No. 900011461 Ct Rustam Singh of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 April 1994 at Patgaon (Assam) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 March 1970, Ct Rustam Singh joined BSF on 1 March 1990.Ct Rustam Singh sustained bullet injuries in an armed encounter with ULFA activists on 13 April 1994, and succumbed to the injuries.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt. of India by awarding him PPMG (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Maya Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Nagla, PO-Dauki, Distt-Agra, Uttar Pradesh.Shri I A KHAN, ACIRLA No. : 40181592Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.11.2001IRLA No.40181592 Shri I A Khan, AC of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Nov2001 at village Achabal, Sopore, Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 Sept 1963, Shri I A Khan, AC joined BSF on 17 Oct 1985.On 28 Nov 2001 at about 1605 hrs a Joint Operation comprising of troops of 88 Bn BSF and DC(G) BLA was planned against militants hiding in Achabal. After cordoning the target house, a party led by Shri I A Khan, AC, went inside the house for thorough search. When the search party reached the roof of the double storied house, the party came under heavy fire from the militants hiding in the attic of the house causing bullet injuries to Shri A I Khan, AC to which he succumbed subsequently.His next of kin Smt Razia Begum (wife) resides at Vill & PO-Nua, Distt-Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.88 Bn466 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC LAL KHANRegt. No. : 81005845Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.11.2001Regt No.81005845 HC Lal Khan of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Nov2001 at village-Achabal, Sopore, Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 26 Jan 1962, HC Lal Khan joined BSF on 16 March 1981.On 28 Nov 2001 at about 1605 hrs a Joint Operation comprising of troops of 88 Bn BSF and DC(G) BLA was planned against militants hiding in Achabal. After cordoning the target house, a search party of which HC Lal Khan was part, went inside the house for thorough search. When the search party reached the roof of the double storied house, the party came under heavy fire from the militants hiding in the attic of the house causing bullet injuries to HC Lal Khan to which he succumbed subsequently.His next of kin Smt Rasida Begum (wife) resides at Vill-Maidand, PO-Rajod, Distt-Nagaur, Rajasthan.LNK RICHPAL SINGHRegt. No. : 86004869Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.11.2001Regt No.86004869 LNk Richpal Singh of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Nov2001 at village-Achabal, Sopore, Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 22 Nov 1966, LNk Richpal Singh joined BSF on 21 April 1986.On 28 Nov 2001 at about 1605 hrs a Joint Operation comprising of troops of 88 Bn BSF and DC(G) BLA was planned against militants hiding in Achabal. After cordoning the target house, a search party of which LNk Richpal Singh was part, went inside the house for thorough search. When the search party reached the roof of the double storied house, the party came under heavy fire from the militants hiding in the attic of the house causing bullet injuries to LNk Richpal Singh to which he succumbed subsequently.His next of kin Smt Rano Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Karail Manshana, PO-Poundorian Manshana, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 467Const YASH PAL SINGHRegt. No. : 87362173Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.11.2001Regt No 87362173 Ct Yashpal Singh of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Nov2001 at village Achhabal, Sopore, Distt-Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 15 July 1967, Ct Yashpal Singh joined BSF on 26 Oct 1987.On 28 Nov 2001 at about 1605 hrs a Joint Operation comprising of troops of 88 Bn BSF and DC(G) BLA was planned against militants hiding in Achabal. After cordoning the target house, a search party of which Ct Yashpal Singh was part, went inside the house for thorough search. When the search party reached the roof of the double storied house, the party came under heavy fire from the militants hiding in the attic of the house causing bullet injuries to Ct Yashpal Singh to which he succumbed subsequently.His next of kin Smt Sunita Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Gauripur, PO-Meetli, Distt-Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.Const AJAY PAL SINGHRegt. No. : 94007807Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.11.2001Regt No 94007807 Ct Ajay Pal Singh of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Nov2001 at village Achhabal, Sopore Distt-Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 June 1974, Ct Ajay Pal Singh joined BSF on 15 March 1994.On 28 Nov 2001 at about 1605 hrs a Joint Operation comprising of troops of 88 Bn BSF and DC(G) BLA was planned against militants hiding in Achabal. After cordoning the target house, a search party of which Ct Ajay Pal Singh was part, went inside the house for thorough search. When the search party reached the roof of the double storied house, the party came under heavy fire from the militants hiding in the attic of the house causing bullet injuries to Ct Ajay Pal Singh to which he succumbed subsequently.His next of kin Smt Manju Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Mahurachh, PO-Kandaila, Distt-Satna, Madhya Pradesh.468 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst DILBAG SINGHRegt. No. : 95455803Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.11.2001Regt No 95455803 Ct Dilbag Singh of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Nov2001 at village-Achhabal, Sopore Distt-Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 5 Aug 1975, Ct Name Dilbag Singh joined BSF on 16 Feb 1995.On 28 Nov 2001 at about 1605 hrs a Joint Operation comprising of troops of 88 Bn BSF and DC(G) BLA was planned against militants hiding in Achabal. After cordoning the target house, a search party of which Ct Dilbag Singh was part, went inside the house for thorough search. When the search party reached the roof of the double storied house, the party came under heavy fire from the militants hiding in the attic of the house causing bullet injuries to Ct Dilbag Singh to which he succumbed subsequently.His next of kin Smt Geeta Devi (wife) resides at Vill & PO-Igrah, Distt-Jind, Haryana.Const SHAMBU KUMARRegt. No. : 950030568Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 12.01.2002Regt No.950030568 Ct Shambu Kumar of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 12 Jan 2002 at Iqbal Market Post, Sopore, Kashmir (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 March 1977, Ct Shambu Kumar joined BSF on 10 May 1995. No. 95003056 Const Shambu Kumar Yadav of this unit was fired upon by the militants on 12 Jan 2001 at about 1320 hrs while he was on Sentry duty at Iqbal Market post, Sopore, Kashmir (J&K). As a result he sustained bullet injuries on his neck. He was evacuated to civil Hospital, Sopore and after giving him first aid, he was admitted to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar for further treatment. Later he was referred to Safdar Jung Hospital, Delhi from there he was sent to BSF Base Hospital for further treatment where he died on 12 Jan 2002. His next of kin Smt Manorama Devi (Mother), resides at Vill Mirzapur, PO T M Badhar, Distt Katihar (Bihar).BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 469Const JANARDHAN A VRegt. No. : 890093317Unit : 88 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.08.2000Regt No.890093317 Ct Janardhan A V of 88 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Aug 2000 at Dy Commisioner Office (Dewan Bagh) Baramulla (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 10 Jan 1969, Ct Janardhan A V joined BSF on 1 March 1989. No. 890093317 Ct Janardhan A V 88 Bn BSF R/O Mambalam (Kanam), POPayaanur, DisttKannur (Kerala) died on 10 Aug 2000 due to militant action in area near Dy Commissioner Office (Dewan Bagh) Baramulla (J&K). Ct Janardhan A V fought valiantly with militants before succumbing to his injuries. His next of kin Smt Rathi K V (Wife), resides at VillMambalam Kanam, PO Payaanur, Distt Kannur (Kerala).470 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour88 Bn BSF88 Bn BSF was raised on 22 Dec 1980. The unit remained deployed in CI Ops role in J&K, Anti naxal operational duty in Bihar besides its primary deployment on IB/LC. The Unit produced 8 Martyrs and received 01 President Police Medal for meritorious Service, 1 President Police Medal for gallantry and 1 Prakram Padak. At present the battalion is deployed on LC at Khanetar under Ftr HQ BSF, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.Const AZAD SINGHRegt. No. : 88433570Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.12.1991Regt No 88433570 Ct Azad Singh of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Dec 1991 at Jafarwal (Punjab) while performing CI Duty. Born on 2 May 1968, Ct Aajazd Singh joined BSF on 20 April 1988.On 3 Dec 1991, a hard intelligence report was received that some militants were hiding in a house at village Jafarwal. A party of 89 Bn BSF proceeded to village Jafarwal to carry flush out operation against militants. When party approached the suspected house, it came under heavy fire from militants hiding inside. Ct Azad Singh was hit by the bullet on his chest. Ct Azad Singh continued to retaliate till he fell unconscious. He was immediately evacuated to civil hospital but succumbed to his injury enroute.His next of kin Smt Santosh Devi (wife) resides at vill-Buradher, PO-Buwana, Distt-Jind, Haryana, PIN-126102.HC PRITHVI SINGHRegt. No. : 690323269Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.08.1992Regt No 690323269 HC Prithvi Singh of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Aug 1992 at Thing Bung (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born on 14 Aug 1948, HC Prithvi Singh joined BSF on 15 Jan 1969.On 5 Aug 1992, militants hijacked a Jeep from the area falling under Police Station Mahur (Assam). Local Police and BSF party launched operation for hunting the militants in suspected area. When joint party of BSF and police reached vill-Thing Bung (Assam), militants started heavy firing with Rifle, LMG and other weapons, on search party. HC Prithvi Singh and other troops also fired back on militants. Amid heavy firing from both sides, HC Prithvi Singh lost his life due to the bullet injury. His next of kin Smt Sundari Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Jardhar Goan, PO-Jadhar Gaon, Distt-Tehri Garwal, Uttrakhand.89 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 471Const AMRAPPARegt. No. : 90009344Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.08.1992Regt No 90009344 Ct Amrappa of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Aug 1992 at Thing Bhung (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born 1 June 1970, Ct Amarappa joined BSF on 22 Feb 1990.On 5 Aug 1992, militants hijacked a Jeep from the area falling under Police Station Mahur (Assam). Local Police and BSF party launched operation for hunting the militants in suspected area. When joint party of BSF and police reached vill-Thing Bung (Assam), militants started heavy firing with Rifle, LMG and other weapons, on search party. Ct Amrappa and other troops also fired back on militants. Amid heavy firng from both sides, Ct Amrappa lost his life due to the bullet injury. His next of kin Smt Choudavva (mother) resides at Vill-Mathur, PO-Mathur, Distt-Raichur, Karnataka. LNK BLACIES TIRKEYRegt. No. : 840037404Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.08.1992Regt No 840037404 LNk Blacies Tirkey of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Aug 1992 at Thing Bung (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born on 15 July 1961, LNk Blacies Tirkey joined BSF on 25 Aug 1984.On 5 Aug 1992, militants hijacked a Jeep from the area falling under Police Station Mahur (Assam). Local Police and BSF party launched operation for hunting the militants in suspected area. When joint party of BSF and police reached vill-Thing Bung (Assam), militants started heavy firing with Rifle, LMG and other weapons, on search party. LNk Blacies Tirkey and other troops also fired back on militants. Amid heavy firing from both sides, LNk Blacies Tirkey lost his life due to the bullet injury. His next of kin Smt Plegiya Tirkey (wife) resides at Vill-Bartunga Colony, Qtr No 272, PO-Chirmiri, Distt-Koria (Baikunthpur), Madhya Pradesh.472 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst JAGDISHRegt. No. : 860078667Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.08.1992Regt No 860078667 Ct Jagdish of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Aug 1992 at Thing Bhung (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born on 1 Aug 1965, Ct Jagdish joined BSF on 30 May 1986.On 5 Aug 1992, militants hijacked a Jeep from the area falling under Police Station Mahur (Assam). Local Police and BSF party launched operation for hunting the militants in suspected area. When joint party of BSF and police reached vill-Thing Bung (Assam), militants started heavy firing with Rifle, LMG and other weapons, on search party. Ct Jagdish and other troops also fired back on militants. During exchange of fire, Ct Jagdish lost his life due to the bullet injury. His next of kin Smt Geeta Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Chimvali, PO-Dewai, Distt-Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh.Const B LAXMAN BHAIRegt. No. : 891424736Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.08.1992Regt No 891424736 Ct B Laxman Bhai of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Aug 1992 at Thing Bung (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born on 4 July 1969, Ct B Laxman Bhai joined BSF on 4 March 1989.On 5 Aug 1992, militants hijacked a Jeep from the area falling under Police Station Mahur (Assam). Local Police and BSF party launched operation for hunting the militants in suspected area. When joint party of BSF and police reached village-Thing Bung (Assam), militants started heavy firing with Rifle, LMG and other weapons, on search party. Ct B Laxman Bhai and other troops also fired back on militants. During exchange of fire, Ct B Laxman Bhau lost his life due to the bullet injury. His next of kin Smt Jumi Ben (mother) resides at Vill-Jayala, PO-Jayala, Distt-Sabarkantha, Gujarat.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 473Const RAMESH CHANDERRegt. No. : 878990124Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.10.1992Regt No 878990124 Ct Ramesh Chander of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Oct 1992 at Raijal (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born on 15 April 1968, Ct Ramesh Chander joined BSF on 28 Dec 1987.On 9 Oct 1992, BSF patrolling party was going towards THQ from Muhar Post by 7 ton veh. When patrolling party reached near Raijal village (Assam), some militants who were hiding in bushes started heavy firing on the patrolling party. Ct Ramesh Chander and other troops of patrolling party also retaliated. During exchange of fire one brust fire from AK-47 rifle, hit Ct Ramesh Chander and he succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Sheelo Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Devipur, PO-Chak Karpal Pur, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.Const KAPOOR SINGHRegt. No. : 884336337Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.10.1992Regt No 884336337 Ct Kapoor Singh of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Oct 1992 at Raijal (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born on 4 April 1968, Ct Kapoor Singh joined BSF on 20 April 1988.On 9 Oct 1992, BSF patrolling party was going towards THQ from Muhar Post by 7 ton veh. When patrolling party reached near Raijal village (Assam), some militants who were hiding in bushes started heavy firing on the patrolling party. Ct Kapoor Singh and other troops of patrolling party also retaliated. During exchange of fire one brust fire from LMG, hit Ct Kapoor Singh and he succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot. His next of kin Smt Nirmala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kathura, PO-Kathura, Distt-Sonipat, Haryana.474 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SANWAR MALRegt. No. : 897225377Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.10.1992Regt No 897225377 Ct Sanwar Mal of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Oct 1992 at Raijal (Assam) while performing CI Duty. Born on 20 Aug 1971, Ct Sanwar Mal joined BSF on 25 Dec 1989.On 9 Oct 1992, BSF patrolling party was going towards THQ from Muhar Post by 7 ton veh. When patrolling party reached near Raijal village (Assam), some militants who were hiding in bushes started heavy firing on the patrolling party. Ct Sanwar Mal and other troops of patrolling party also retaliated. During exchange of fire one brust fired from LMG, hit Ct Sanwar Mal and he succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Smt Mohari Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Balod Bari, PO-Sadinasar, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.Const MAHLA MAHESH BHAIRegt. No. : 891424888Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.06.1994Regt No 891424888 Ct Mahla Mahesh Bhai of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 June 1994 at BOP Sita (Manipur) while performing Border duty. Born on 1 June 1970, Ct M Mahesh Bhai joined BSF on 4 March 1989.In year 1994 Ct Mahla Mahesh Bhai was posted in 89 Bn BSF and deployed in Manipur for border duty. On 14 June 1994 Ct Mahla Mahesh Bhai was performing ROP duty at BOP Sita alongwith other jawans. While returning from ROP duty, his party was ambushed by militants at about 5.5 Kms short of Sita post. Due to multiple bullet injuries, he succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Shri Ramesh Bhai (father) resides at Vill-Pipalkhad, PO-Pipalkhad, Distt-Valsaad, Gujrat.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 475Const MOHD AMIN WAGYRegt. No. : 924037386Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.06.1994Regt No 924037386 Ct Mohd Amin Wagy of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 June 1994 at BOP Sita (Manipur) while performing Border Duty. Born on 1 Feb 1973, Ct Mohd Amin Wagy joined BSF on 13 Nov 1992.In year 1994 Ct Mohd Amin Wagy was posted in 89 Bn BSF and deployed in Manipur for border duty. On 14 June 1994 Ct Mohd Amin Wagy was performing ROP duty at BOP Sita alongwith other jawans. While returning from ROP duty, his party was ambushed by militants at about 5.5 Kms short of Sita post. Due to multiple bullet injuries, Ct Mohd Amin Wagy succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Smt Haneefa Begam (mother) resides at vill-Sangram, PO-Changam, Distt-Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir.LNK LAXMAN KALASWA BHAIRegt. No. : 84001141Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.2002Regt No 84001141 LNk Laxman Kalaswa Bhai of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 2002 at Srinagar (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1960, LNk Laxman Kalaswa Bhai joined BSF on 10 Jan 1984.In year 2002 Ct Laxman Kalaswa Bhai was posted in 89 Bn BSF and deployed in Islamiya College, Srinagar with A Coy of Bn for domination duty. On 11 Sept 2002 at about 2000 hrs, unidentified militants lobbed grenade at the CI Picket of 89 Bn BSF. LNk Kalaswa Laxman Bhai who was on domination duty sustained severe splinter injuries due the blast and later succumbed to his injuries while admitted in hospital. His next of Shri Lalita Ben (wife) resides at Vill-Panchal, PO-Panchal, Distt-Sabarkantha, Gujarat.476 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst DINESH KUMAR P VRegt. No. : 904771394Unit : 89 Bn BSFMartyred on : 28.10.2002Regt No 904771394 Ct Dinesh Kumar P V of 89 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 28 Oct 2002 at Rajouri Kadal (Kashmir) while performing counter insurgency duty. Born on 13 Oct 1969 Ct Dinesh Kumar P V joined BSF on 16 Aug 1990.In year 2002 Ct Dinesh Kumar P V was posted in 89 Bn BSF and deployed in Rajouri kadal with E Coy of Bn for domination duty. On 28 Oct 2002 Ct Dinesh Kumar P V while on domination duty at C I post Rajouri Kadal, was fired upon at his back by the militant using pistol and resultantly Ct Dinesh Kumar P V got serious bullet injury on his right temple. He was immediately evacuated to SMHS Hospital but he succumbed to serious injury sustained, shortly after reaching the hospital. His next of kin Smt Pareja Dinesh (wife) resides at Vill-Pulingam, PO-Chunda, Distt-Kannur, Kerala.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 47789 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 22 Dec 1980 at Hazaribagh, Bihar (Now Jharkhand). The unit was deployed at various locations on Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak border in almost every tough terrain and militancy prone area. The unit participated in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The unit has so far produced 13 Martyrs and has been bestowed upon 01 PPMG, 01 PMG and 01 Parakram Padak.NK MOHINDER SINGHRegt. No. : 804440460Unit : 90 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.01.1996Regt No 804440460 Nk. Mohinder Singh of 90 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 Jan 1996 at village Junglewar, Teh-Tathri, Distt-Doda (J&K) while performing CI Duties. Born on 1 Dec 1959, Nk Mohinder Singh joined BSF on 27 Oct 1980.Nk Mohinder Singh of this unit succumbed to bullet injury sustained by him on 8 Jan 1996, in encounter with militants which took place in general area of vill-Junglewar, Teh-Tathri, Distt-Doda of J&K.His next of kin Smt Rajinder Kaur (wife) resides at H. No.-B-1/108, Mohala Kazipur, Lamani Road, Pathankot, Distt.-Gurdaspur, Punjab.LNK MANJE GOWDARegt. No. : 851029571Unit : 90 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.01.1996Regt. No. 851029571 LNk Manje Gowda of 90 Battalion, BSF, attained martyrdom on 8 Jan 1996 at Vill-Junglewar, Teh-Tathri, Distt-Doda (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 1 June 1965, LNk Manje Gowda joined BSF on 27 Sept 1985.LNk Manje Gowda of this unit succumbed to bullet injury sustained by him on 8 Jan 1996 in encounter with militants which took place in general area of vill-Junglewar, Teh-Tathri, Distt-Doda of J&K.His next of kin Smt Bhagya Laxmi (wife) resides at Vill-Parasana Hally, PO-Malaly, Distt-Hassan, Karnataka.90 Bn478 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst HAWA SINGHRegt. No. : 901919568Unit : 90 Bn BSFMartyred on : 03.11.1996Regt No 901919568 Ct Hawa Singh of 90 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 3 Nov 1996 at village Junglewar, Distt-Doda (J&K) while performing Counter Insurgency Duties. Born on 15 July 1969, Ct Hawa Singh joined BSF on 27 March 1990.Ct Hawa Singh of 90 Bn BSF succumbed to bullet injury sustained by him on 3 Nov 1996 in encounter with militant which took place in general area of vill-Junglewar, Teh-Tathri, Distt-Doda of J&K.His next of kin Smt Salochana Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Ranila, Teh-Charkhi Dadri, Distt.-Bhiwani, Haryana. Const RAJENDER SINGHRegt. No. : 881238723Unit : 90 Bn BSFMartyred on : 31.08.2005Regt. No. 881238723 Ct Rajender Singh of 90 Battalion, BSF, attained martyrdom on 31 Aug 2005 at Vill-Brar, Bandipur (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 2 Oct 1968, Ct Rajender Singh joined BSF on 27 May 1988.Rajender Singh succumbed to the injuries sustained by him on 31 Aug 2005 during an encounter with militants in village-Brar, Bandipur, Jammu and Kashmir.His next of kin Smt Maya Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kolana, Via-Kund, Distt.-Rewari, Haryana. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 479HC PRITAM SINGH THAPARegt. No. : 68900014Unit : 90 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.11.1971Regt No 68900014 HC Pritam Singh Thapa of 90 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Nov 1971 at Kasba in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) while performing operational duties against enemy. Born on 1 June 1938, HC Pritam Singh Thapa joined BSF on 9 Feb 1968 (Re-employed in BSF after retirement from army).HC Pritam Singh Thapa succumbed to the bullet injuries sustained by him in encounter with enemy on 5 Nov 1971 while performing operations against East Pakistan Army in general area of Kasba in East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh). His next of kin Smt Saraswati Thapa (wife) resides at VPO-Chhidderwala, Distt-Dehradun, Uttarakhand.Const SANTOSH KR. DEBNATHRegt. No. : 67900352Unit : 90 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.11.1971Regt. No. 67900352 Ct Santosh Kr. Debnath of 90 Battalion, BSF, attained martyrdom on 25 Nov 1971 at Sal Danadi, Tripura while performing Operational Duties. Born on 26 March 1945, Ct Santosh Kr. Debnath joined BSF on 1 Oct 1966.Ct Santosh Kr. Debnath succumbed to the bullet injuries sustained by him in encounter with enemy on 25 Nov 1971 while performing operations against enemy during operational duties in Sal Danadi, Tripura.Martyr was unmarried and his nominee Shri Pranchaitanya Debnath (father) resides at Vill-Dhaleswar (Nutan Palli Road), Malderbari, PS-Kotwali, Agartala.480 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSHRI V R K NAIR, ComdtIRLA No. : 29759Unit : 90 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.11.2000IRLA No. 29759 Shri V R K Nair, Comdt of 90 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Nov 2000 in an air crash that took place at Creek, Rann area of Gujarat while on an aerial reccee mission. Born on 2 March 1952, Shri V R K Nair, Comdt joined BSF on 19 March 1984.On 13 Nov 2000 at about 1120 hrs, a party headed by Shri S C Yadav, DIG BSF Gujarat along with Shri V R K Nair, Comdt 71 Bn BSF, 2 Officers, 3 SOs, 1 Ct and 4 Crew members of IAF took off in an IAF MI-8 Helicopter from BOP Koteshwar on an aerial reccee mission of the Creek, Rann area. The helicopter crashed in the air and fell into chest deep water in the Rann area about 15 Kms from Border in line to Pillar No. 1167 main killing Shri V R K Nair, Comdt and 4 other members of the reccee team and 2 Crew members of the IAF and injuring the remaining 5 occupants including 2 Crew members. All the 5 injured personnel as well as 7 dead bodies including that of Shri V R K Nair, Comdt were recovered from the place of air crash on 13 Nov 2000 and the injured were evacuated to MH Bhuj.His next of kin Smt Nirmala Radha Krishnan (wife) resides at Chandra Cottage, Thachottu Kave, PO-Peyad, Distt-Trivandrum, Kerala.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 48190 Bn BSFThe unit was originally raised as 2 Battalion, Tripura Armed Police on 1 March 1963 and was subsequently embodied in to BSF and re-designated as 90 Bn BSF on 1 April 1966 at Gokul Nagar (Tripura). The unit actively participated during 1971 Indo-Pak war and successfully captured KASBA Township. The Bn had given support to Mukti Vahini during capture of Comilla town of East Pakistan. The unit has so far produced 06 martyrs and has been bestowed upon 05 PPMG and 01 PMG.Const HIRA LAL CHHETRYRegt. No. : 67911152Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.10.1971Regt No. 67911152 Ct Hira Lal Chhetry of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 Oct 1971 Inside Bangladesh (Then East Pakistan) while performing Indo-Pak War Duty. Born on 22 July 1944, Ct Hira Lal Chhetry joined BSF on 7 Dec 1967.During Indo-Pak conflict in 1971, the Bn was deployed inside Bangladesh (earlier East Pakistan). During above operation Ct Hiralal Chhetry of 91 Bn BSF sacrificed his life.His next of kin Smt Tulsi Chhetri (mother) resides at Vill-Bed Khola, Rugha Gaon Panchayat, Ward No. 04, Distt-Rapti, West Nepal, Nepal.HC MANORANJAN GHOSHRegt. No. : 66922039Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.11.1979Regt No. 66922039 HC Manoranjan Ghosh of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Nov 1979 at Anandbazar, Panisagar, Tripura while performing CI duty. Born on 1 July 1948, HC Manoranjan Ghosh joined BSF on 8 March 1966.On 9 Nov 1979 Patrol party Ex Dasda BOP of the unit while going towards Bhandarima halted for the night in the CRPF camp at Anand Bazar. The CRPF camp was attacked during night by 89-90 strong MNF Hostile groups. The patrol party alongwith CRPF troops gave a tough fight to hostile and foiled the attempt of MNF to capture CRPF camp. During firing HC Manoranjan Ghosh sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to the injuries on the spot.His next of kin Smt Shefali Ghosh (wife) resides at VPO-Rangamati, Amarpur, South Tripura, Tripura.91 Bn482 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourSI CHANAN SINGHRegt. No. : 66444118Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 07.05.1980Regt No. 66444118 SI Chanan Singh of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 7 May 1980 at Surjaram Para, Panisagar, Tripura while performing CI duty. Born on 2 June 1948, SI Chanan Singh joined BSF on 5 Sept 1965.On 7 May 1980 own patrol party led by SI Chanan Singh was engaged in an armed encounter with MNF hostile at Surjaram Para under BOP Bhandrima. SI Chanan Singh sustained bullet injury but foiled the attempt of the MNF hostiles to loot the tribals of the area. SI Chanan Singh succumbed to the injury at about 1520 hrs on 9 May 1980 at GB Hospital, Agartala.His next of kin Smt Smt. Mans Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Lodhipur, Distt-Gurdashpur, Punjab.NK KABINDRA MARKRegt. No. : 66788620Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.09.1990Regt No. 66788620 Nk Kabindra Mark of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Sept 1990 at Sopore, Bandipur, J&K while performing CI duty. Born on 12 March 1943, Nk Kabindra Mark joined BSF on 18 Dec 1964.On 19 Sept 1990, information regarding two hideouts of militant commander Mohd Shafi at Sopore was recieved. The party went to identify hideout but it could not be identified. While returning from targeted locality, the party came under heavy automatic fire and grenade attack. Nk Kabindra Mark sustained fatal injury in this encounter with militants and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Sundari Sangma (wife) resides at Vill-Singwell Guri, Post-Raja Bala, Distt-Garo Hill, Meghalaya.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 483Const AJMER SINGHRegt. No. : 89499936Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.09.1990Regt No. 89499936 Ct Ajmer Singh of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Sept 1990 at Sopore, Bandipur, J&K while performing CI duty. Born on 4 Feb 1967, Ct Ajmer Singh joined BSF on 30 Sept 1989.On 19 Sept 1990, information regarding two hideouts of militant commander Mohd Shafi at Sopore was recieved. The party went to identify hideout but it could not be identified. While returning from targeted locality, the party came under heavy automatic fire and grenade attack. Ct Ajmer Singh sustained fatal injury in this encounter with militants and succumbed to it.His next of kin Smt Santosh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Budana, Distt-Hissar, Haryana.Inspr DALBIR SINGH, PPMGRegt. No. : 662765514Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.09.2004Regt No. 662765514 Insp. Dalbir Singh of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Sept 2004 at Baroh, Kalakot, J&K while performing CI duty. Born on 12 Dec 1947, Insp Dalbir Singh joined BSF on 12 Dec 1966.On 9 Sept 2004 at around 1020 hrs contact was established with militants in area of village Baroh which led to encounter for almost 04 hours. During this operation, militants hide themselves in a house. The militants fired upon our party. On this Insp Dalbeer Singh retaliated with fire and kept firing on the militant till the militant were eliminated, although he himself had sustained bullet injuries to which he succumbed later. His sacrifice has been recognised by Govt of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Amarjit Kaur (wife) resides at Vill-Khorka, Post-Shahbazpur, Teh-Taran Taran, Distt-Amritsar, Punjab.484 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC D D SHARMA, PPMGRegt. No. : 85911030Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 09.09.2004Regt No. 85911030 HC D D Sharma of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 9 Sept 2004 at Baroh, Kalakot, J&K while performing CI duty. Born on 20 June 1965, HC D D Sharma joined BSF on 25 June 1985.On 9 Sept 2004 at around 1020 hrs contact was established with militants in area of village Baroh which led to encounter for almost 04 hours. During this operation, militants hide themselves in a house. The militants fired upon our party. On this HC D D Sharma retaliated with fire and kept firing on the militants till the militants were eliminated, although he himself had sustained bullet injuries to which he succumbed later.His sacrifice has been recognised by Govt of India by awarding him President Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Ratna Deb Sharma resides at Vill-Subash Nagar, Post-Mayanaguri, Distt-Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.SI RAJENDRA SINGHRegt. No. : 80002206Unit : 91 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.08.2013Regt No. 80002206 SI Rajendra Singh of 91 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 Aug 2013 at BOP Jhorpara, West Bengal while performing Border Duty. Born on 4 April 1961, SI Rajender Singh joined BSF on 30 Dec 1980.On 22 July 2013 at about 0300 hrs SI Rajendra Singh left BOP Jhorpara for foot patrolling in area of BP No. 60/34-R where second shift ACP party was deployed. At village Jhorpara where Border is unfenced he found a large number of miscreants/cattle smugglers who encircled and attacked him with sharp edged weapon like dah. SI Rajender Singh got multiple cut injuries. He was evacuated to NRSMCH Kolkata and subsequently to Desun Hospital and Heart Institute, Kolkata where he succumbed to his injuries on 5 Aug 2013 at about 0500 hrs.His next of kin Smt Hoshori Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Jant, Distt-Rewari, Haryana.91 Bn BSF 91 Bn BSF was raised on 22 Feb 1966 at Salbagan, Agartala. Soon after raising, the unit actively participated in the 1971 war. The unit was deployed for border duties on eastern & western border. The unit has so far produced 08 martyrs and earned 02 PPMG in its honour, as such known as Unit of Gallants.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 485Const SURESH SINGHRegt. No. : 881231979Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.09.1989Regt No. 881231979 Ct Suresh Singh of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Sept 1989 at FDL Kaziranga while performing duty on LC. Born on 1 Sept 1967, Ct Suresh Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 6 Sept 1989 at about 1700 hrs while deployed at FDL Kaziranga, Ct Suresh Singh sustained bullet injury in his right side of chest during unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from Pak side and succumbed to his injuries. His next of kin Shri Sampat Singh Yadav (Brother), resides at VPO-Ramnagar, Distt-Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. Const KAYAM SINGHRegt. No. : 871326542Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 23.01.1990Regt No. 87132654 Ct Kayam Singh of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 23 Jan 1990 at FDL Chorbatala while performing duty on LC. Born on 1 Jan 1968, Ct Kayam Singh joined BSF on 20 May 1987.On 23 Jan 1990 at about 1745 hrs while deployed at FDL Ct Kayam Singh fell down in a glacier. Rescue team was sent but could not rescue him despite of their best efforts. Mortal remains of Ct Kayam Singh could only be recovered on 10 June 1990.His next of kin Smt Umesh Bai (wife) resides at VPO Thirpalibadi, Distt-Churu, Rajasthan. 92 Bn486 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst JAGBIR SINGHRegt. No. : 881232491Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.09.1990Regt No. 881232491 Ct Jagbir Singh of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Sept 1990 at Sopore while performing IS Duty. Born on 5 June 1968, Ct Jagbir Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 19 Sept 1990 at about 2345 hrs heavy exchange of fire took place between BSF troops and militants in Sopore, Kashmir. During this encounter Ct Jagbir Singh sustained bullet injuries and succumbed to the injuries. His next of kin Smt Santra Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Silana, Distt-Jhajhar, Haryana.Shri GABBAR SINGHIRLA No. : 4446Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19.12.1991IRLA No. 4446 Shri Gabbar Singh, AC of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 Dec 1991 during IS duty at Natipora mazar. Born on 18 May 1945, Shri Gabbar Singh, joined BSF on 27 April 1966.On 19 Dec 1991, a patrol party was sent on request from a Kashmir migrant Mr. JN Karchoo R/O Green Lane to retrieve his house hold stores. After completion of task while party was returning, they were ambushed in Natipura Mazar area by militants at about 1725 hrs. In this encounter, Shri Gabbar Singh, AC sustained bullet injuries in stomach and chest. He was evacuated to 92 BH where he succumbed at 191805 hrs.His next of kin Smt Rupchandi Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Nauli, PO-Toli, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 487SI TEHAL SINGHRegt. No. : 675004547Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.01.1992Regt No. 675004547 SI Tehal Singh of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Jan 1992 at Natipora Mazar area while performing IS Duty. Born on 6 Oct 1943, SI Tehal Singh joined BSF on 1 June 1967.On 25 Jan 1992 at about 1540 hrs a patrol party led by SI Tehal Singh was moving in Natipora Mazar area. His party was ambushed by militants who fired from three directions and lobbed grenades. As a result a bullet hit on the forehead of SI Tehal Singh which proved fatal and he succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Smt Gurmeet Kaur (wife) resides at VPO-Khara, Distt-Taran Taran, Punjab. Const S KATHIRESANRegt. No. : 902983472Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.06.1992Regt No. 902983472 Ct S Kathireson of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 June 1992 at Dalal Mohalla while performing IS duty. Born on 25 May 1971, Ct S Kathiresan joined BSF on 28 May 1990.On 8 June 1992 at about 1620 hrs some unknown militants fired on our Bunker at Dalal Mohalla (syed Hamidpora) from a lane. The bullet hit Ct S Kathiresan who was on duty in the same bunker. He sustained bullet injury on his left thigh. After providing first aid he was evacuated to 92 BH. Ct S Kathiresan succumbed to the injuries at BH on 8 June 1992 at about 0940 hrs.His next of kin Smt Prasanna Kumari (mother) resides at Thazhaputhen Veedu, Andoor, Vendalicode, Kulasekharam, Distt-Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.488 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst SUPHISH MOMINRegt. No. : 867440465Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.07.1992Regt No. 867440465 Ct Suphish Momin of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 July 1992 at Zainakadal while performing IS Duty. Born on 20 June 1946, Ct Suphish Momin joined BSF on 24 June 1986.On 1 July 1992 at about 1240 hrs some unknown militant fired on the post in Zainakadal area. In this fire Ct Suphish Momin sustained bullet injury on his chest and succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Smt Minu Mark (wife) resides at Vill-Chisregre, PO-Garobadha, Distt-West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.HC VARGHEESE MORAIS IRegt. No. : 741020282Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 27.07.1992Regt No. 741020282 HC Vargheese Morais I of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 27 July 1992 at Zainakadal while performing IS Duty. Born on 2 Nov 1954, HC Vargheese Morais I joined BSF on 23 April 1974.On 27 July 1992 at about 1730 hrs, unknown militants fired with silencer pistol followed by grenade throwing on the bunker in Zainakadal area. In this attack HC Vargheese Morais I sustained bullet injury and succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Smt Dela Rose (wife) resides at Vill-Manu Villa, PO-Kulasekharam, Distt-kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 489Const MUKESH B MARAKRegt. No. : 868660853Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 01.08.1992Regt No. 868660853 Ct Mukesh B Marak of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 1 Aug 1992 at Zainakadal while performing IS Duty. Born on 10 May 1968, Ct Mukesh B Marak joined BSF on 10 May 1986.On 1 Aug 1992 at about 1445 hrs one grenade exploded in the direction of Badshab Tomb followed by heavy firing on our bunker in Zainakadal area. Ct Mukesh B Marak who was on duty at bunker No. 03 retaliated the fire. Meanwhile militants fired from different building on bunker No. 3. The bullet after ricocheting with telephone pole located inside the bunker, hit Ct M B Marak in his stomach which proved fatal and he succumbed while being evacuated to 92 BH. His next of kin Smt Sibani Ch Sangma (wife) resides at Vill-Kotchiegire, Po-Rajabala, Distt-West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.Const KARAN SINGHRegt. No. : 890015735Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.10.1992Regt No. 890015735 Ct Karan Singh of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 Oct 1992 at Zainakadal while performing IS duty. Born on 26 Sept 1967, Ct Karan Singh joined BSF on 22 Aug 1989.On 25 Oct 1992 at about 1900 hrs a party consisting of 02 HCs and 14 Cts including Ct Karan Singh were going to relieve the personnel of Bunker No. 1, 2 & 3 in Zainakadal. The party was moving tactically. When the party was 100 yards short of bunker No.1 some militants fired indiscriminately across the river. The Party took the position and retaliated. Ct Karan Singh retaliated but one burst came across the Jhelam River hit on the forehead and neck of Ct Karan Singh. While being evacuated to 92 BH, he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Sh. Ram Prasad (father) resides at Vill-khandari Garhi, PO-Hathras, Distt-Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.490 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourLNK P CHAOBA SINGHRegt. No. : 719660779Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 06.11.1992Regt No. 719660779 LNk P Chaoba Singh of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 6 Nov 1992 at Srinagar while performing IS Duty. Born on 1 Oct 1951, LNk P Chaoba Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1971.LNk (Dvr) P Chaoba Singh was attached with FTR HQ Srinagar for escort duty. At about 2030 hrs on 6 Nov 1992 while he was escorting a senior officer LNk Dvr P Chaoba Singhs veh came under militant fire. He tried to speed away from the spot but the veh went out of control and turned turtle. LNk P Chaoba Singh got serious head injury and later succumbed to the injuries at 92 BH. His next of kin Miss Shima Devi (Daughter), resides atVill-Ngangkhalawai, PO-Moirang, Distt-Bishnupur, Manipur.Const DILEEP KUMAR BHATRegt. No. : 960001103Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.07.1998Regt No. 960001103 Ct Dileep Kumar Bhat of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 July 1998 at FDL Jamun while performing LC Duty. Born on 7 May 1971, Ct Dileep Kumar Bhat joined BSF on 5 Feb 1996.On 30 July 1998 from about 0700 hrs to 1300 hrs enemy FDLs opened heavy fire with ADMG MOR, FD Gun on own FDLs Nella, Jamun, Helan, Neeta, Charhan, Singh, Bara, Angoor, Angoor PP, Pather and THQ Jawla, appx 63 bombs fell on own FDL. In this unprovoked and indiscriminate shelling by Pak Army Ct Dileep Kumar Bhat sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Shri Dwarka Nath Bhat (father) resides at Home No. 08, Lane No.8, Nehter Khotiona, Barnai, Distt-Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 491HC/RO M G MANERegt. No. : 809660139Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.08.1998Regt No. 809660139 HC/RO M G Mane of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Aug 1998 at THQ Jabla while performing LC Duty. Born on 2 June 1961, HC/RO M G Mane joined BSF on 2 June 1980.On 04 Aug 1998 at about 0530 hrs Pak FDLs started unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on our FDLs Kamini, Jamun Abad Neeta, Charhan, Bara, Singh lone hut and THQ Jabla. 4 Arty shells landed at THQ Jabla in the vicinity of a bunker at about 1820 hrs causing fatal injuries to HC/RO M G Mane. His next of kin Smt Ranata Maruti Mani (wife) resides at VPO Dhavali, Distt-Sangli, Maharashtra.LNK NARAYAN SINGH BISHTRegt. No. : 867660865Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.08.1998Regt No. 867660865 LNk Narayan Singh Bisht of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Aug 1998 at THQ Jabla while performing duty on LC. Born on 15 Aug 1966, LNk Narayan Singh Bisht joined BSF on 28 Apr 1986.On 4 Aug 1998 at about 0530 hrs Pak FDLs started unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on our FDLs Kamini, Jamun Abad Neeta, Charhan, Bara, Singh lone hut and THQ Jabla. 4 Arty shells landed at THQ Jabla in the vicinity of a bunker 1820 hrs causing fatal injuries to LNk Narayan Singh Bisht and he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Manju Devi (wife) resides at Vill. Rawal Gaon, PO-Jakhpuran, Distt-Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. 492 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst RAM BAHADUR SINGHRegt. No. : 922540266Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.08.1998Regt No. 922540266 Ct Ram Bahadur Singh of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Aug 1998 at THQ Jabla while performing duty on LC. Born on 10 April 1963, Ct Ram Bahadur Singh joined BSF on 18 April 1992.On 04 Aug 1998 at about 0530 hrs Pak FDLs started unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on our FDLs Kamini, Jamun Abad Neeta, Charhan, Bara, Singh lone hut and THQ Jabla. 4 Arty shells landed at THQ Jabla in the vicinity of a bunker causing fatal injuries to Ct Ram Bahadur Singh and he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Smt Vidhyawati Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Khajahia, PO-Pandeypura, Distt-Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Const KEROBIN TIGGARegt. No. : 940030949Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.08.1998Regt No. 940030949 Ct Kerobin Tigga of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Aug 1998 at THQ Jabla while performing duty on LC. Born on 5 Aug 1974, Ct Kerobin Tigga joined BSF on 22 July 1994.On 4 Aug 1998 at about 0530 hrs Pak FDLs started unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on our FDLs Kamini, Jamun Abad Neeta, Charhan, Bara, Singh lone hut and THQ Jabla. 4 Arty shells landed at THQ Jabla in the vicinity of a bunker causing fatal injuries to Ct Kerobin Tigga and he succumbed to his injuries.His next of kin Sh. Lorence Tigga (father) resides at Vill-Madenpur, PO-Moktama, Distt-Chatra, Jharkhand.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 493HC G SUSEELANRegt. No. : 831024073Unit : 92 Bn BSFMartyred on : 19 .04.2004Regt No. 831024073 HC G Suseelan of 92 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 19 April 2004 at Chhattisgarh while performing IS Duty. Born on 5 Jan 1958, HC G Suseelan joined BSF on 28 Dec 1983.HC G Suseelan of E Coy, 92 Bn BSF, who was on general election duty with R-III Bn BSF at Chhattisgarh succumbed to the blast injuries he sustained due to IED blast by naxalites on 19 April 2004 at about 0920 hrs at Kondapalli, Chhattisgarh. His next of kin Smt Thangamony (wife) resides at Arapparavila Veedu, Vill. Muttaikadu, PO-Kumarapuram, PS-Thackalam, Distt-Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.92 Bn BSF92 Bn BSF was raised on 21 Sept 1967 at Bagafa (South Tripura). During the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the unit successfully carried out number of effective operations opposite Belonia sub division, and was highly praised by the Indian Army and top Bangladesh leadership. The unit has so far produced 17 martyrs and earned 08 Gallantry medals in its honour, as such known as Unit of Gallants.494 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC KUNDAN SINGH BISHT, PPMGRegt. No. : 67933238Unit : 93 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.06.1984Regt No. 67933238 HC Kundan Singh Bisht of 93 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 June 1984 while performing IS duty. Born on 15 May 1946, HC Kundan Singh Bisht joined BSF on 29 Aug 1967.Special Task Force was deployed on Anti Terrorists Duty w.e.f. 30 May 1984. On 5 June, 1984, STF was assigned task to occupy a building adjacent to the Golden Temple complex. While STF was launching a raid on the building, heavy fire came from Golden Temple Complex on the STF troops. In that incident, one bullet hit directly on the chest of No. 67933283 HC Kundan Singh Bisht just touching the edge of Bullet proof Jacket. He was immediately evacuated to Army RAP and from there he was further evacuated to MH Amritsar where he was declared brought dead at around 2320 hrs on 5 June 1984.His sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding him Police Medal for Gallantry (Posthumously).His next of kin Smt Savitri Devi Bisht (wife) resides at Malla Gali, Jakhan Devi, PO-Almora, Distt-Almora, Uttarakhand.Const DINESH KUMAR SINGHRegt. No. : 89002716Unit : 93 Bn BSFMartyred on : 20.07.2001Regt No. 89002716 Ct Dinesh Kumar Singh of 93 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 20 July 2001 while performing border duty. Born on 10 July 1967, Ct Dinesh Kumar Singh joined BSF on 1 March 1989.On 20 July 2001, at about 0550 hrs, No. 89002716 Ct Dinesh Kumar Singh and 2 Sepoys of 9 MLI left Camel Rock for FDL 471 for Ops duty. While the party was on its way, heavy fire from Pak FDLs towards Camel Rock, Black Rock, Durchiyan, Talab Tekri & Badmash. Resultantly, No. 89002716 Ct Dinesh Kumar Singh of 93 Bn BSF sustained bullet injury on his right hip. He was immediately evacuated to FDL Bhai-Bhai, where he was declared brought dead by the RMO of 9 MLI at 200700 hrs due to bullet injury caused by enemy fire.His next of kin Smt Basanti Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Kharaicha, PO-Agiwa, PS-Sahar, Distt-Bhojpur, Bihar.93 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 495Const BHANWAR SINGHRegt. No. : 88254422Unit : 93 Bn BSFMartyred on : 14.12.1994Regt No. 88254422 Ct Bhanwar Singh of 93 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 14 Dec 1994 while performing CI duty. Born on 1 July 1969, Ct Bhanwar Singh joined BSF on 1 April 1988.On 14 Dec 1994, party consisting of SO-01 and ORs-33 Ex-Coy TAC HQ deployed on ROP duty in area K P Chowk, Naibasti and Mehandi Kadal Chowk from 0800 hrs. No. 88254422 Ct Bhanwar Singh (LMG No.01) and No. 92002860 Ct Arun Kumar Choudhary (LMG No. 02) were on ROP duty near Mehandi Kadal Mini Bus Stand (KDM) Anantnag, J&K. At about 1330 hrs, militants hurled one hand grenade followed by firing of few rounds of AK Rifle from close range towards Ct Bhanwar Singh and Ct Arun Kumar Choudhary and the grenade fell very close to them. Ct Bhanwar Singh saw the grenade and shouted Grenade-Grenade thereby alerting his colleagues and public and as a result the civilians and own BSF pers took suitable position to save themselves from the grenade splinters. However, he himself (Ct Bhanwar Singh) could not take position due to alerting other and trying to retaliate militants fire. The grenade was only two 93 Bn BSFThe unit was raised on 1 April 1968 at Salbagan (Tripura). This unit participated in the 1971 Indo-Pak war and was deployed in Jalaya Sub-sector (Tripura). In Oct 1971, the unit was deployed in joint operation with Indian Army (81 Bde) at Chatlspur, Shamashernagar, Moulavibazar and Sylhet in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The unit has so far produced 03 martyrs and bestowed 03 Gallantry medals and 10 PMMS.feet away from him and the grenade exploded instantly. No. 88254422 Ct Bhanwar Singh sustained grenade splinter injuries over abdomen and upper part of both thighs. Despite the serious injuries Ct Bhanwar Singh fired CTN-05 Rds from LMG Butt No. 57. Ct Bhanwar Singh was brought to Tac HQ MI Room and after giving first aid immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar. At about 1700 hrs Ct Bhanwar Singh succumbed to grenade splinter injuries at 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar. His next of kin Smt Kamod Kanwar (wife) resides at Vill-Adani, PO-Khokar, Distt-Nagaur (Rajasthan).496 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst PRASUN KUMAR MISHRARegt. No. : 070025419Unit : 94 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.06.2012Regt No. 070025419 Ct Prasun Kumar Mishra of 94 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 June 2012 at FDL Kripan II, Achhad (J&K) while performing LC duty. Born on 7 Oct 1987, Ct Prasun Kumar Mishra joined BSF on 15 March 2007.On 11 June 2012, Ct Prasun Kumar of 94 Bn BSF was performing duty along with 4 other army pers at army FDL Kirpan-II, J&K. Pak army resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate fire on FDL. Ct Prasun Kumar Mishra sustained fatal injuries in the incident and succumbed to the injuries.His next of kin Smt Rani Mishra (wife) resides at VPO-Dumari Adda, PS-Doriganj, Distt-Chhapra (Saran), Bihar.94 BnBSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 49794 Bn BSFThe unit was raised /re-designated at Hissar on 01 April 1988. The unit was deployed at various locations in tough terrains and militancy prone areas. For excellent operational performance, the Battalion has been awarded several commendation certificates.LNK SONA RAM GOPERegt. No. : 677110198Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.06.1991Regt No 677110198 LNk Sona Ram Gope of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 June 1991 at Hari Govind Pur, Punjab while performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 19 April 1948, LNk Sona Ram Gope joined BSF on 11 March 1967.At about 2240 hrs on 30 June 91, the ambush party was in process of shifting from point Dhariwal suiyon to Gurdwara No. 1. The ambush party was negotiating a bottle neck when they heard sound of brust fire from the adjcent khal thickly covered with wild growth sarkanda. Scout LNk Sona Ram Gope sustained bullet injuries fired by militants to which he succumbed.His next of kin Smt Dipti Gope (wife) resides at Vill-Kudahatu PO-Jhinkpani, Distt-West Singhbhum, Jharkhand.Const BARUN KUMARRegt. No. : 90002815Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.06.1991Regt No 90002815 Ct Barun Kumar of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 June 1991 at Hari Govind Pur, Punjab while performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 31 Dec 1970, Ct Barun Kumar joined BSF on 27 Jan 1990.At about 2240 hrs on 30 June 1991, the ambush party was in process of shifting from point Dhariwal suiyon to Gurdwara No. 1. The ambush party was negotiating a bottle neck when they heard sound of brust fire from the adjcent khal thickly covered with wild growth sarkanda. Scout Ct Barun Kumar sustained bullet injuries fired by militants to which he succumbed.His next of kin Smt Rani Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Salimpur PO-Salimpur, Distt-Patna, Bihar.95 Bn498 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst MANABENDRA NATH ROYRegt. No. : 891519093Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 04.12.1992Regt No 891519093 Ct Manabendra Nath Roy of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 4 Dec 1992 at Chhanpura (SGR) performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 10 March 1967, Ct Manabendra Nath Roy joined BSF on 7 April 1989.Ct Manabendra Nath Roy expired due to bullet injury sustained by him during the encounter with terrorist at Tac HQ Chhanpura, Srinagar (J&K).His next of kin Smt Sabitri Bala Roy (mother) resides at Vill-Uttar Durgapur, PO-Bhelai, Distt-Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal.Const HARISH KUMAR RAIRegt. No. : 900028045Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.06.1993Regt No 900028045 Ct Harish Kumar Rai of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 June 1993 at Kashmir performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 1 Jan 1969, Ct Harish Kumar Rai joined BSF on 27 Jan 1990.On 25 June 1993 at about 0915 hrs Ct Harish Kumar Rai was on ROP duty between Bunker No. 4 and 5 on By Pass Athwajan-Baramulla Road. An IED was laid by militants near Bunker well concealed. When ROP pers reached near Bunker and were in process of checking/ examining the Bunker, IED exploded causing severe injuries resulting in death of Ct Harish Kumar Rai on the spot.His next of kin Smt Bindu Rai (wife) resides at Vill-Dewaria, PO-Panjraon, Distt-Bhabhua, Bihar. BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 499Const RAM PATI RAIRegt. No. : 900027976Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.06.1993Regt No 900027976 Ct Ram Pati Rai of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 June 1993 at Kashmir performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 30 June 1969, Ct Ram Pati Rai joined BSF on 27 Jan 1990.On 25 June 1993 at about 0915 hrs Ct Ram Pati Rai was on ROP duty between Bunker No. 4 and 5 on By Pass Athwajan-Baramulla Road. An IED was laid by militants near Bunker well concealed. When ROP pers reached near Bunker and were in process of checking/ examining the Bunker, IED exploded causing severe injuries, resulting in death of Ct Ram Pati Rai on the spot.His next of kin Smt Arti Rai (wife) resides at Vill-Simri, PO-Simiri, Distt-Buxar, Bihar.Const LALHMINGILIANA LUSAIRegt. No. : 730030432Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 10.10.1993Regt No 730030432 Ct Lalhmingiliana Lusai of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 10 Oct 1993 at Kashmir performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 24 Nov 1955, Ct Lalhmingiliana Lusai joined BSF on 9 Dec 1973.Ct Lalhmingiliana Lusai succumbed to bullet injury sustained by him during an encounter with terrorist at I S Duty at Kashmir on 10 Oct 1993. His next of kin Smt Lalawmpui (wife) resides at Vill-Zotlang E PO-Ruantlang, Distt-Champhai, Mizoram.500 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst UDAY PRASADRegt. No. : 900027903Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.06.1994Regt No 900027903 Ct Uday Prasad of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 June 1994 at Kashmir performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 14 March 1968, Ct Uday Prasad joined BSF on 27 Jan 1990.Ct Uday Prasad expired due to splinter injuries sustained by him in a grenade attack by militants in Kashmir valley.His next of kin Smt Sushma Kumari Sinha (wife) resides at Vill-Harshanpur, PO-Takiakarpy, Distt-Gaya, Bihar.SI BHAIRU RAMRegt. No. : 700010200Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.04.1999Regt No 700010200 SI Bhairu Ram of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 April 1999 at Baramulla (Kashmir) performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 2 May 1949, SI Bhairu Ram joined BSF on 10 March 1969.On 17 April 99 a party led by SI Bhairu Ram was in Pattan town for ROP Duty. At about 1510 hrs when he was on road infront of civil hospital about 40 yards from NH fired upon by the Millitants from nearby Medical Store by Pistol. 03 bullets hit SI Bhairu Ram on head and face. SI Bhairu Ram succumbed to his injuries on the Spot. His next of kin Smt Koyoli Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Mundru, Distt-Sikar, Rajasthan.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 501HC DILIP KUMAR DINKARRegt. No. : 830066586Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 11.09.1999Regt No 830066586 HC Dilip Kumar Dinkar of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 11 Sept 1999 at Baramulla (Kashmir) performing Anti-Terrorist Duties. Born on 1 Jan 1965, HC Dilip Kumar Dinkar joined BSF on 3 Dec 1983.On 11 Sept 1999 HC Dilip Kumar Dinkar was on ROP Duty at Point No. 6 and 7, Nilah Road Trauck and Palhalan area. HC D K Dinkar remained at Point No. 7 when lunch was delivered. HC D K Dinkar was standing on the track skirting a small hillock which was at a height. At about 1310 hrs HC D K Dinkar was fired upon from behind with silencer fitted pistols by two Militants who most probably came from Nallah side. HC D K Dinkar was hit at the left hip and thigh and succumbed to injuries at 92 Base Hospital Srinagar at about 2100 hrs on the same day.His next of kin Smt Chanda Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Narayanpur, PO-Narayanpur, Distt-Bhagalpur, Bihar.HC BABU RAMRegt. No. : 685881103Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.05.2000Regt No 685881103 HC Babu Ram of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 May 2000 at Baramulla (Kashmir) performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 5 April 1945, HC Babu Ram joined BSF on 22 Nov 1962.On 8 May 2000 at about 0920 hrs, while HC Babu Ram was deployed on ROP duty point No. 06 Handwara-Kupwara NH, one militant came from Binnar side wearing Fahren. Militant was challenged who raised his hands and said that he was in possession of AK rifle and he was source of Army. ROP Party believed him and allowed to proceed. However, after crossing the Nallah militant fired at HC Babu Ram from distance of 10 yards. Two bullets of AK 56 fired by the militant pierced the helmet and hit on the forehead. HC Babu Ram succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smrt Saina Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Budhwara, PO-Fatehpur, Distt-Hangra, Himachal Pradesh.502 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourHC/RO UGRASEN LENKARegt. No. : 969550019Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 13.08.2000Regt No. 969550019 HC/RO Ugrasen Lenka of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 13 Aug 2000 at Baramulla (Kashmir) performing Anti-Terrorist Duties. Born on 10 Feb 1974, HC/RO Ugrasen Lenka joined BSF on 18 Jan 1996.On 13 Aug 2000 Up convoy of Srinagar and Baramulla from Jammu Ftrs were plying on NH-1A. While the convoy of Baramulla Ftr was passing near Tamatar Morh near Vill-Dogra near kud, one of the Tata bus came under impact of IED blast. HC/RO Ugrasen Lenka of 95 Bn BSF traveling in that bus sustained blast injuries and succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Smt Pramila Devi (mother) resides at Vill-Erada PO-Galadhari, Distt-Jagatsinghpur, Odisha.HC PURAN CHAND DEHURIRegt. No. : 730025625Unit : 95 Bn BSFMartyred on : 30.03.2003Regt No. 730025625 HC Puran Chand Dehuri of 95 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 30 March 2003 at Baramulla (Kashmir) performing Anti-Terrorist role. Born on 1 May 1952, HC Puran Chand Dehuri joined BSF on 13 Jan 1973.On 13 Aug 2000 Up convoy of Srinagar and Baramulla from Jammu Ftrs were plying on NH-1A. While the convoy of Baramulla Ftr was passing near Tamatar Morh near Vill-Dogra near kud, one of the Tata bus came under impact of IED blast. HC P C Dehuri of 95 Bn BSF travelling in that bus sustained blast injuries and succumbed on the spot. His next of kin Miss-Monalin Dehury (daughter) resides at Vill-Langulia Beda, PO-Tulasipal, Distt-Anugul, Odisha.95 Bn BSF95 Bn BSF was raised on 7 April 1965 at Pallel Manipur. During the deployment at Nalkata Tripura, on 27 Feb 1997, a special Ops party apprehended three suspected extremists and killed three hard core extremists at village Wansapara. The unit has so far produced 12 martyrs and earned 02 PPMG and 05 PMG.BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and Valour 503LNK RAJ VARDHANRegt. No. : 84411008Unit : 96 Bn BSFMartyred on : 25.07.1992Regt No. 84411008 LNk Raj Vardhan of 96 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 25 July 1992 at Gogaland (SGR) while performing CI duty. Born on 8 March 1966, LNk Raj Vardhan joined BSF on 15 Dec 1984.On 25 July 1992 at about 1440 hrs, while LNk Raj Vardhan was coming from SHQ BSF IS duty-II Srinagar, he was fired upon by militants on the vehicle in between Ramalpura and Hyderpura crossing (Srinagar). LNk Raj Vardhan speeded up his vehicle but due to slippery road due to rain and curve on the road, the vehicle over turned. Due to this accident, LNk Raj Vardhan sustained fatal injuries and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt Sudesh Devi (wife) resides at VPO-Kandira, PS-Ramala, Distt-Meerut, Uttar Pradesh..Const M M BARMANRegt. No. : 91688917Unit : 96 Bn BSFMartyred on : 08.07.1993Regt No. 91688917 Ct M M Barman of 96 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 8 July 1993 at Srinagar while performing CI duty. Born on 16 Jan 1968, Ct M M Barman joined BSF on 7 Aug 1991.On 8 July 1993 at about 0630 hrs, a fresh ration purchase party went to Sabji Mandi Srinagar in a vehicle. Ct Man Mohan Barman was one of the fresh purchase party member. At about 0830 hrs, terrorists lobbed a grenade in the vehicle resultantly Ct Man Mohan Barman sustained fatal injuries in the explosion of grenade and succumbed on the spot.His next of kin Smt-Bimala Devi (wife) resides at Vill-Dhalo Guri, PO-Prem Damga, Distt-Cooch Bihar. West Bengal.96 Bn504 BSF Martyrs A Legacy of Pride and ValourConst DALJIT SINGHRegt. No. : 90003230Unit : 96 Bn BSFMartyred on : 17.03.1994Regt No. 90003230 Ct Daljit Singh of 96 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 17 March 1994 at Anantnag (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 31 July 1968, Ct Daljit Singh joined BSF on 25 March 1990.On 17 March 1994 at about 1610 hrs, while the Operation party was returning from cordon and search operation of village Petha Dialgam (Anantnag, J&K), militants opened fire on BSF Party from the side of Bundialgam. In this exchange of fire Ct Daljit Singh sustained injuries on occipital region and left calf muscle and succumbed on the spot. Despite his injuries, he continued to fight the terrorist till his last breath. His next of kin Smt Sampuran Kaur (mother) resides at Vill-Baghana, PO-Baghana/Phagwara, Teh-Phagwara, Distt-Kapurthala, Punjab.Const GOPAL SINGHRegt. No. : 89499299Unit : 96 Bn BSFMartyred on : 05.04.1994Regt No. 89499299 Ct Gopal Singh of 96 Bn BSF attained martyrdom on 5 April 1994 at Anantnag (J&K) while performing CI duty. Born on 20 Aug 1969, Ct Gopal Singh joined BSF on 21 Sept 1989.On 5 April 1994 Ct Gopal Singh was deployed in ROP duty in New Basti Anantnag (Srinagar). Militants opened fire on ROP and in this Ct Gopal Singh sustained bullet injury a