Pathankot Terror Attack : These Heroes Gave Their Lives for Us

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Pathankot Terror Attack : These Heroes Gave Their Lives for Us

The New Year hasn’t started on a very happy note, with news of the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot being hit by a terror attack. There is still no confirmation of the conclusion of the Pathankot Terror Attack, but we do know what seven brave men have already lost their lives fighting to protect their country. These were the brave souls :

Lt. Col. Niranjan — National Security Guard

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Lt. Col. Niranjan

A member of NSG’s Bomb Disposal Squad, the 35-year-old commando was killed while defusing a grenade at the scene of the attack. Born in Bangalore, he used to frequently visit his home state of Kerala. He was married in his village in Palakkad district three years ago. He is survived by his wife Radhika and 2-year-old daughter. (source : The Better India)

Subedar Fateh Singh — Defence Security Corps

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Subedar Fateh Singh

The 51-year-old member of the army had won India gold and silver medals at the international level during the Commonwealth Games and was well known as a champion shooter. (source : The Better India)

Hawaldar Kulwant Singh — Defence Security Corps

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Kulwant Singh

A part of the the DSC, Singh was a resident of Gurdaspur.

Corporal Gursewak Singh — Garud Commando Force

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Corporal Gursewak Singh

Singh was from Ambala. Hit during the initial round of gunfire, he continued to fight but died before medical help arrived. He was married a mere 45 days ago. He joined the army six years ago after completing his graduation. His father Sucha Singh, a farmer, described him as an intelligent and bright young man who passed the Air Force entrance exam in his first attempt. Even though his family is deeply shocked to learn of his death, his father has said that he is proud that his son gave his life for his country. (source : The Better India)

Hawaldar Jagdish Chand — Defence Security Corps

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Jagdish Chand

From Chamba district, also in Himachal Pradesh, Chand was transferred from Leh to Pathankot a few months ago. He was in his village — Gola — on a 10-day leave; he had returned to Pathankot only a day before the attack. Chand, a cook at the base, was in the kitchen when the terrorists entered; he wrestled a rifle from the attacker and killed him with the terrorist’s own weapon. He was caught in a hail of enemy fire and succumbed to his injuries. He is survived by his wife, a son, and two daughters. (source : The Better India)

Hawaldar Sanjeevan Singh Rana — Defence Security Corps

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Hawaldar Sanjeevan Singh Rana

The 51-year-old Rana was from Siyunh village in Himachal Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Pinky Devi, two daughters, and a son. Rana, the sole breadwinner of his family, died after five bullets hit him in the chest when terrorists entered the air force base. His father, Rattan Rana, had served in the army before him. (source : The Better India)

Hawaldar Mohit Chand

Attacked at the base by terrorists in the Pathankot Terror Attack, Chand passed away in the hospital. (source : The Better India)

Taxi Driver Igakar Singh

Taxi driver Ikagar Singh was also killed during the attack. Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal visited his house and met his family. He announced a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh for Singh’s family, a government job for Ikagar’s wife, and pension for his parents. Badal said that Ikagar was a national martyr who laid down his life for the country. (source : The Better India)

We salute these men who gave their lives only for the security and protection of our country.

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