Place of Birth : Ramban, J&K

Service: Army

Last Rank : Lance Naik

Unit : 8 JAK LI

Arm/Regt : J & K LI

Date of Martyrdom : Oct 21, 2018

Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh

Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh hailed from Suligam village of Ramban district in Jammu & Kashmir. He was recruited into 8 JAK LI of the well known Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment, a regiment widely respected for its intrepid soldiers and numerous battle exploits. He later got married to Shimpu Devi in the year 2006.


Sunderbani Sector Operation: 21 Oct 2018


During 2018, Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh ‘s unit of J & K Light Infantry was deployed in the Sunderbani sector of J & K along the LOC. India shares a 3,323-km border with Pakistan, of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LOC fall in Jammu and Kashmir. The LOC is highly active and volatile where ceasefire violations occur very often and without any warning. It is also used by the terrorists for infiltration with the connivance of Pakistani security forces. The infiltration by the terrorists is invariably attempted under the cover of artillery fire or with the help of Border Action Team(BAT), which includes soldiers of special forces of the Pakistan Army. On 21 Oct 2018, the Border Action Team (BAT), along with some militants, carried out an attack on ‘Area Domination Patrol’ of 8 JAK LI.  Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh was part of the patrol which came under that unprovoked attack.


The Indian Army retaliated and a fierce gun-battle ensued thereafter. Two intruders from the attackers were eliminated during the operation and warlike stores were recovered. However, during the exchange of fire, Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh, Hav Kaushal Kumar, and Rifleman Rajat Kumar got seriously injured and were rushed to the hospital. However, all the three brave-hearts later succumbed to their injuries. Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh was a valiant and dedicated soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.


Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh was to come home to his village on 22nd of Oct, to tend to his pregnant wife, however, it was his body that returned and his wife delivered a baby girl, barely few hours before his last rites.  Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh was cremated with full military honours in his hometown on 22 Oct 2018. Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh is survived by his wife Shimpu Devi and a daughter.

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  • Aishwarya

    2018at10:17 am Reply

    Thank you for being so strong for this country and every citizen in this country. We are forever indebted to your husband, you, your daughter and your family for ensuring we are safe.

  • K Raghuram

    2019at9:58 am Reply

    Being an Veteran myself it is a great honor to your husband sacrificing for the country… He is alive in all of us ……. My hearty blessing to your daughter and be a laurel to her Dad …

  • Arumugam

    2019at12:01 pm Reply

    Great . Our sincere salutes to the great warrior.

  • Sunil Bhansali

    2019at5:49 pm Reply

    My salute to Brave soldier.

    • Sindhoor Singh

      2022at6:48 pm

      Proud on you sir .we never forget your sacrifice Ranjeet Singh sir ..

  • Prakash Irde

    2019at5:58 am Reply

    Jai. Hind. Salute to you for the ultimate sacrifice and best wishes to your family. Blessings to your daughter. All Indians are proud of all our Bravehearts like you and our defence personnel. Jai Hind.

  • Anchal Singh

    2019at9:31 pm Reply

    Thank uh to all becoz Ranjeet Singh was my jeeju he is one the hero for our state and he was the son of mother land

  • Sailaja

    2023at9:18 am Reply

    Jai Hind Ranjit Sir. We will always be indebted to you and your family for the supreme sacrifice for our Motherland. You are a hero not only to your family but for all of us and the coming young generations as well. Your stories of bravery will always stay with us and imbibe more patriotism in us towards our motherland. Jai Bharat Mata !

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