Service No : 4280144W

Date of Birth : 1981

Place of birth : Bhojpur Dist (Bihar)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Naik

Unit : 6 Bihar

Arm/Regt : The Bihar Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : September 30, 2016

Naik Raj Kishor Singh

Naik Raj Kishor Singh hailed from Piprapati village in Bhojpur district of Bihar and was born in the year 1981. Son of a farmer and the youngest of three brothers, Naik Raj Kishor Singh joined the Army after completing his schooling. He was recruited into the 6 Bihar Battalion of the Bihar Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its fearless soldiers and various battle honours. After serving for a few years he got married to Ms Kanchan Devi and the couple had a daughter Sushani Kumari and a son Hemant Singh. By 2016 he had served for over 13 years and had been promoted to the rank of Naik. By that time he had served in various demanding operational areas and developed into a tough soldier. In the year 2016, Naik Raj Kishor Singh's unit was deployed in the trouble-torn J&K area.


Uri Attack: 18 Sep 2016


During Sep 2016, Naik Raj Kishor Singh’s unit was deployed in the Baramulla district of J&K for counter-insurgency operations. The unit was functioning under the operational control of the 12 Infantry Brigade, which had its headquarters at Uri. The 12th Infantry Brigade headquarters in Uri was a virtual oasis, protected naturally by the high ranges of the Pir Panjal and the Jhelum River that flowed by. On 18 September, four terrorists infiltrated 6 km into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) and struck at a carefully selected objective, the headquarters of one of the Indian Army’s iconic formations, the 12th Infantry Brigade. The attack commenced at around 0530 hrs and the terrorists lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes followed by indiscriminate firing by automatic weapons. As a rear administrative base camp, the HQs had a fuel storage facility, which caught fire along with tents with soldiers sleeping in them.


The attack was executed at a strategically significant time as there was a movement of troops in the region at that time. 10 Dogra battalion had completed its two-year tenure and was moving out, while another battalion (6 Bihar) was coming into the new location. The 'handing-taking over' process was on and therefore the soldiers of 6 Bihar had to sleep in canvas tents near the fuel storage facility.  The terrorists fired incendiary ammunition along with an automatic fire of small arms that led to army tents / temporary shelters catching fire.  As a result of this dastardly attack, 17 army personnel were martyred. The firefight between the terrorists and Army Personnel continued till approximately 0830 hours, during which four terrorists were killed. All four killed were Foreign Terrorists and had some items with them which had Pakistani markings. 


An additional 19-30 soldiers were also injured in the attack. Most of the soldiers martyred were from the 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar battalions. Some of the injured soldiers including Naik Raj Kishor Singh were shifted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi for treatment. However, Naik Raj Kishor Singh lost the battle for life on 30 Sep 2016 and was martyred. Another soldier succumbed to his injuries on 19 September, bringing the death toll to 19. Besides Naik Raj Kishor Singh, the other martyred brave hearts included Subedar Karnail Singh, Havildar Ravi Paul, Havildar Ashok Kumar Singh, Havildar Nimb Singh Rawat, Naik SK Vidyarthi, Lance Naik Ramesh Kumar Yadav, Lance Naik Galande CS, Sepoy Rakesh Singh, Sepoy Jawra Munda, Sepoy Naiman Kujur, Sepoy Uike Panjab Janrao, Sep Ganesh Shankar, Sep Gangadhar Dalui, Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai, Sepoy Harendra Yadav, Sepoy Thok SS, Sepoy Rajesh Kumar Singh and Sepoy Kulmathe VJ. The nation will remain grateful to these brave soldiers for their courage and supreme sacrifice. Naik Raj Kishor Singh was a gallant and committed soldier, who laid down his life at the age of 35 years in the line of his duty.


Naik Raj Kishor Singh is survived by his wife Smt Kanchan Devi and his children Sushani Kumari and Hemant Singh.

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  • Meenal Joshi

    2023 at 4:01 pm Reply

    Every Indian is proud of you. My salute to you.

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