Service No : 3183593L

Date of Birth : September 4, 1978

Place of birth : Rohtak Dist (Haryana)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment

Operation : Op Rakshak

Martyrdom : February 23, 1997

Sepoy Pasand Singh

Sepoy Pasand Singh hailed from Kabulpur village of Rohtak district in Haryana and was born on 04 September 1968. Son of Shri Hawa Singh and Smt Risalo Devi, he had four sisters and four brothers as his siblings. He joined the Army at the age of 21 years in 1989, after completing his education at his native place. He was recruited into the 2 Jat Battalion of the well-known Jat Regiment, an infantry regiment widely respected for its intrepid soldiers and numerous battle exploits. 


After serving for a few years, Sep Pasand Singh got married to Ms Sunita Devi and the couple had a son Deepak Kumar, and a daughter Ritu. Later in his service career, he was deputed to serve with the 9 RR Battalion, deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations.  By the year 1997, Sep Pasand Singh had put in around 09 years of service and developed into a dedicated soldier with commendable devotion to duty. 


Op Rakshak (J&K): 23 Feb 1997 


During 1997, Sep Pasand Singh's unit 9 RR Battalion was deployed in J&K and was engaged in operations against the militants on a regular basis as part of "Operation Rakshak". As the area of responsibility (AOR) of the unit was affected by militant activities, the unit troops had to maintain a high level of readiness at all times and often undertook operations against the militants. As the area of his unit’s operation was also prone to infiltration by militants, the unit deployed armed patrols with regular frequency. Based on the information from the intelligence sources, about the presence of some terrorists in Drass village, the security forces decided to launch an operation to neutralize them on 23 Feb 1997. Sep Pasand Singh was made part of the team that was assigned the task of undertaking this operation. 


As planned Sep Pasand Singh and his comrades reached the suspected area and launched the cordon and search operation. Sep Pasand Singh was the lead element of his party when it came into contact with the terrorists during the search operation. A fierce gun battle followed thereafter with heavy exchange of fire. The assault team managed to eliminate the terrorists in the firefight, however, Sep Pasand Singh sustained multiple gunshots during the operation. Despite being grievously injured, he continued to fight till he collapsed, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Sep Pasand Singh was a gallant and dedicated soldier, who laid down his life at the age of 29 years in the line of his duty.


Sep Pasand Singh is survived by his wife Smt Sunita Devi, son Deepak Kumar, and daughter Ritu. Carrying forward the legacy of their father, his children too joined the Armed Forces to serve the nation. His son Deepak Kumar got recruited into the 2 Jat Battalion, the same battalion his father had served, and his daughter Ritu joined the Border Security Force and is presently serving as Assistant Commandant.

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