Sandeep Singh martyred in a operation to eliminate terrorists in Tangdhar, Kashmir. Indian Army has killed five militants in the operation. Lance Naik Sandeep Singh was leading a team of 4 Para Commanders who were operating against terrorists in Gagadhari Nar area of Tangdhar. Indian Army on Tuesday denied that the soldier killed in a gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC) at Tangdhar had taken part in the surgical strikes in September 2016.
Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Defence Ministry spokesman, told IANS in Srinagar, that reports about Lance Naik Sandeep Singh being a member of the Army’s Special Forces that took part in the September 2016 Surgical Strike are “unfounded”.
Army sources told that “5 foreign terrorists were stacked due to the indomitable courage of Sandeep Singh, his skilled leadership kept his party safe”.
Shahid Sandeep Singh left behind his wife and his five year old son.
In Tangdhar, north Kashmir, the infiltrating terrorists was surrounded the army personnel. Five foreign terrorists were killed in this operation.
Singh, 30, had joined the Army in 2007. He belonged to Kotla Khurd village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and is survived by his wife.
His mortal remains were flown to his native place where he would be laid to rest with full military honours.