Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: Lance Naik Sandeep Singh of Indian Army’s 4 Para (Special Forces), who died on Monday during an anti-infiltration operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector, was part of the Indian Army’s special forces that carried out the surgical strikes on militant bunks along the Line of Control in Pakistan in 2016, reports said.
He killed three militants while saving his team members before being killed in an encounter on Monday.
Lance Naik Sandeep Singh was from Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. He was leading the search party of 4 Para commandos in Gagadhri Nar area of Tanghdar sector. Singh on noticing suspicious moves deployed his squad and moved further to ascertain the presence of militants.
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He encountered three militants at close quarters and a fierce gunfight ensued in which Singh neutralised three terrorists at close range, and saved his team members from the deadly attack of the militants.
Lance Naik Singh is survived by his wife and a five-year-old son.