Service No : IC-71967M

Date of Birth : September 22, 1985

Place of birth : Narnaul, Haryana

Service : Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : ASC/30 RR

Arm/Regt : Army Service Corps

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Awards : Shaurya Chakra

Martyrdom : February 14, 2017

Major Satish Dahiya SC

Major Satish Dahiya was born on 22 Sep 1985 and hailed from Banihari village in Mahendragarh district of Haryana. The only child of Shri Achal Singh Dahiya and Smt Anita Devi, Maj Dahiya completed his schooling from Uttar Pradesh and pursued higher studies from Rajasthan University. Thereafter he joined the army and was commissioned on 12 Dec 2009 into the Army Service Corps, the logistic supply arm of Indian Army. After completing his training, he got posted to 1 Naga battalion deployed in J&K, as his first assignment. The unit was deployed at Nowgam in J&K and was engaged in counter insurgency operations. He soon honed his field craft skills and became Ghatak Platoon commander of the unit.


In the year 2012, he got married to Ms Sujata from Pawera village in Mahendragarh district and the couple had a daughter Priyasha on 15 April 2015.  After serving with his Corps unit, 539 ASC battalion for a couple of years, Maj Dahiya was deputed to serve with 30 RR battalion deployed in J & K area for counterinsurgency operations. While serving with 30 Rashtriya Rifles unit, Maj Dahiya participated in many counterinsurgency operations. He was a soldier at heart and an officer par excellence, who believed in leading from the front in an operation like a true military leader.


Handwara Operation(J&K): 14 Feb 2017


During Feb 2017, Maj Satish Dahiya was serving with 30 RR battalion deployed in Kupwara district of J&K. The battalion under the command of Col Rajiv Saharan was engaged in counter-insurgency operations on a regular basis. On 14 Feb 2017, information was received from the intelligence sources about the presence of terrorists in Hajin Kralgund village in Handwara town of Kupwara district.  After analyzing the specific inputs it was decided by the security forces to launch a joint operation of J & K police and army’s 30 RR unit to nab the terrorists. The joint team swung into action and the operation started around 5 PM in the evening of Feb 14, 2017. As per the intelligence inputs, the militants were holed up in a residential building and the joint team threw a cordon around the suspected area.


The joint team comprised two cordon parties with the outer cordon being led by the CO himself, which was meant to prevent escapes and provide back up to the inner cordon when needed. The inner cordon had two teams; one being led by Maj Satish Dahiya and the other by one JCO. As Maj Satish Dahiya and his troops reached the suspected house, the terrorists opened fire at them from their hideout.  Maj Satish Dahiya leading the operation, tactically moved his troops to close all escape routes for the militants. The militants in sheer desperation resorted to indiscriminate and heavy firing against the troops.  Maj Dahiya then sneaked into the compound of the residential building along with his buddy, taking cover of the small mound of earth available there.


In the ensuing gun fight, Maj Dahiya received a gun shot and got wounded. Undeterred Maj Dahiya continued to engage the terrorists without caring for his injuries. In the meantime, the terrorists lobbed grenades at the troops which injured three of three of his comrades. Maj Dahiya asked for reinforcement for their evacuation but refused it for himself. Maj Dahiya continued to fight and managed to eliminate another terrorist.  The third terrorist was subsequently killed by the outer cordon troops. By then, Maj Dahiya had suffered heavy loss of blood and needed immediate medical attention. He was evacuated for medical treatment to 92 Base Hospital but it was too late. He soon succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Maj Satish Dahiya was a gallant soldier and a gritty officer, who laid down his life in the service of the nation following the highest traditions of the Indian Army. Maj Satish Dahiya was given the gallantry award, “Shaurya Chakra” for his raw courage, leadership, fighting spirit and supreme sacrifice.


Maj Satish Dahiya is survived by his father Shri Achal Singh Dahiya, mother Smt Anita Devi, wife Smt Sujata Dahiya and daughter Priyasha.

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  • Pravin

    2022 at 10:58 pm Reply

    I remember you my dear very fondly. You were not only brave at heart but also lively and having right sense of humour. Can’t forget our short association. May your soul finds the purpose again buddy.

  • Rajiv Saharan

    2022 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Many salutes, dear brother. No words to express gratitude for your supreme sacrifice. Wherever you are, know that self and your countrymen are forever indebted to you.

  • Siddhartha k s

    2022 at 11:00 pm Reply

    My Respect to you sir ..

  • Kavita Kamtikar

    2022 at 11:00 pm Reply

    We are eternally indebted to you, dear brother. You did not hesitate for one moment, thinking about your family or your little one – how you valiantly laid down your life so that your countrymen live in peace. I wonder what have we done to deserve fearless soldier brothers and sisters like you. Rest in peace, Major – we will never forget your supreme sacrifice.

    Jai Hind! Jai Hind ki Sena!

  • shaik

    2022 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Salute You Major Satish Dahiya.

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2022 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Salute You Major Satish Dahiya. You are one of the heroes of Indian Army and will be remembered for your martyr. Jai Hind.

  • Meena

    2022 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Your sacrifice will always be remembered and you will remain a hero for countless Indians. I salute you. Jai Hind

  • Chunni lal shah

    2022 at 11:02 pm Reply

    My salute u sir. I prey ur family stand-up without u strongly. I know what they lossed it’s not recover. But one time join army then ur not living for ur family all country is ur family. Same time my nephew with u also
    Ptr Dharmendra kumar.
    Salute u both ravi kumar n ashish kumar.

    Jai hind ki sena.

  • Devapriya Choudhury

    2022 at 11:03 pm Reply

    My salute to the brave heart!

  • surendra prasad

    2022 at 11:04 pm Reply

    I am completely indebted to our defence personnels who are keeping the head of our motherland high, even at the cost of theri lifes. My real salute to all these Heros, who are making the nation pride.

    Big salute to Major Dahiya for his exemplary courages in combating the terrerism.

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