Place of Birth : Dehradun (U'khand)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Lance Naik

Unit : 4 Garhwal Rifles

Arm/Regt : The Garhwal Rifles

Date of Martyrdom : Aug 12, 2018

Lance Naik Pradeep Singh Rawat

Lance Naik Pradeep Singh Rawat hailed from Bagi Bamund village in Chamba Block in Garhwal District of Uttarakhand.  Pradeep Singh Rawat was the only brother to his three younger sisters. L/Nk Pradeep Singh joined the army after completing his school education. He was recruited into 4 Gharwal battalion of the Gharwal Rifles Regiment, an infantry regiment well known for its gallant soldiers.


L/Nk Pradeep Singh Rawat got married in Jan 2017  and was  to visit his family  in next 4 months to celebrate his 2nd marriage anniversary.


Uri Sector: 12th Aug 2018 


During 2018, L/Nk Pradeep Singh Rawat’s unit was deployed in Baramulla district of J&K. The unit troops were manning the forward posts  in Uri sector along the LOC.  The area under the area of responsibility of the unit (AOC) was prone to infiltration by the terrorists from across the border. Thus the soldiers had to maintain strict vigil and operated regular patrols to thwart any attempt of infiltration. The patrols were also launched by the unit to monitor the gaps existing between various manned posts. L/Nk Pradeep Singh was part of one such patrol launched on 12th August 2018.


When L/Nk Pradeep Singh Rawat  along with his team was moving on the planned route of the patrol, the troops came under surprise attack by the terrorists. The troops immediately took positions to retaliate but the terrorists used grenades to attack them.  L/Nk Pradeep Singh Rawat got seriously injured in the attack and was shifted to the nearby army hospital. However, he  later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. L/Nk Pradeep Singh Rawat was a valiant and courageous soldier who laid down his life at the age of 28 years at the service of the nation.

L/Nk Pradeep Singh Rawat is survived by his parents, wife and three sisters.

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