Service No : 4490974K

Date of Birth : 1999

Place of birth : Aligarh Dist (UP)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Paratrooper

Unit : 9 Para(SF)

Arm/Regt : The Parachute Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Awards : Sena Medal

Martyrdom : November 22, 2023

Paratrooper Sachin Laur SM

Paratrooper Sachin Laur hailed from Goroula village in Khair Tehsil of Aligarh district in Uttar Pradesh and was born in the year 1999. Son of Shri Ramesh Chand Laur and Smt Bhagwati Devi, Ptr Sachin Laur had a brother Vivek Laur as his sibling. Like many youngsters in Uttar Pradesh, he too had an inclination to serve in the Armed Forces since his younger days. Consequently, he joined the army in the year 2019 at the age of 20 years, after completing his school education. He was recruited into the Parachute Regiment, an elite infantry Regiment well known for its daredevil para commandos and numerous bold operations.

 

Later he decided to volunteer for Special Forces and was inducted into the elite 9 Para(SF), a unit raised in 1966 that specialized in Mountain Warfare and Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism operations. By the year 2023, Paratrooper Sachin Laur had put in about 04 years of service and had developed into a tough and committed soldier. His marriage was fixed on 08 Dec 2023, but the destiny had something different in store for him. 

 

Rajouri Encounter (J&K) : 22 Nov 2023

 

During Nov 2023, Ptr Sachin Laur’s unit 9 Para(SF) was deployed in the Rajouri sector of the Kashmir valley, as part of the 'Romeo' force functioning under the operational control of XVI Corps of the Indian Army.  As the area of responsibility (AOR) of the unit fell in the region infested with militants, the unit had to undertake counter-insurgency operations on a regular basis. Based on the information from the intelligent sources, the unit decided to launch a search and cordon operation along with 63 RR and J&K Police on 22 Nov 2023. Accordingly, a joint operation was launched on the intervening night of 21/22 Nov 2023 along with elements of 9 Para(SF), 63 RR, and J & K Police. As planned the joint team reached the suspected Kalakote area of Gulabgarh forest in Rajouri district and launched the cordon and search operation. Ptr Sachin Laur was part of the joint force that was tasked to undertake this operation. 

 

As the search operation was underway, the terrorists sensing the danger fired at the troops in a bid to escape. A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter with a heavy exchange of fire from both sides. The terrorists including their leader were holed up in a dhok (Temporary thatched roof mud house) and were targeting the troops from there. Ptr Sachin Laur, sensing danger to other soldiers and civilians as well, came out of cover to pin down the terrorists. However, while doing so, Ptr Sachin Laur got caught in the volley of fire, sustaining bullet injuries. He soon succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. The operation continued and eventually, all the terrorists were neutralized. However, besides Ptr Sachin Laur, four other brave hearts from 9 Para(SF) and 63 RR too lost their lives during the operation. The other martyred soldiers included Capt MV Pranjal, Capt Shubham Gupta, Havildar Abdul Majid, and L/Nk Sanjay Bisht. Ptr Sachin Laur was a valiant soldier, who displayed commendable courage during the operation and laid down his life at the age of 24 years in the service of the nation. Ptr Sachin Laur was awarded the "Sena Medal" posthumously on 26 Jan 2024 for his commendable gallantry, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice. 

 

 Ptr Sachin Laur is survived by his father Shri Ramesh Chand Laur, mother Smt Bhagwati Devi and brother Vivek Laur (who is currently serving with the Indian Navy).

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3 Comments
  • Immortal Aatma

    2023at6:49 pm Reply

    Veer jawaan amar rahe

  • Abhishek Bagmar

    2024at5:07 pm Reply

    Jai Hind Sir ! Veer Jawan Amar Rahe !

  • Abhishek Bagmar

    2024at5:07 pm Reply

    Jai Hind Sir ! Respect and Salute 🙂

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