Service No : 4294828X

Date of Birth : December 10, 1994

Place of birth : Jamuna Balia (WB)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 6 Bihar

Arm/Regt : The Bihar Regiment,

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : September 18, 2016

Sepoy Gangadhar Dalui

Sepoy Gangadhar Dalui hailed from Jamuna Balia village in West Bengal’s Howrah district. Son of Shri Onkarnath Dalui and Smt Shikha Dalui, Sep Gangadhar was born on 10 Dec 1994. He came from a humble family and worked hard to support his family even while growing up. He was a keen sportsman too and excelled in various games, winning laurels for his school during his student days. Though he was a person of modest means, he offered his help to others whenever he could.
After completing his school, he joined the Army in 2014 at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into 6 Bihar battalion of the Bihar Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its fearless soldiers and various battle honours. After completing his initial training, he served in Bangalore and Siliguri before moving to the trouble-torn J&K area in 2016.

Uri Attack : 18 Sep 2016


During Sep 2016, Sep Gangadhar’s unit was deployed in Baramulla district of J&K for counter-insurgency operations. The unit was functioning under the operational control of 12 Infantry Brigade, which had its headquartes 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 Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) and struck at a carefully selected objective, the headquarters of one of 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 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. One of the injured soldiers succumbed to his injuries on 19 September at R&R Hospital in New Delhi, followed by another soldier on 30 September, bringing the death toll to 19. Besides Sep Gangadhar Dalui, the other martyred brave hearts included Subedar Karnail Singh, Havildar Ravi Paul, Havildar Ashok Kumar Singh, Havildar Nimb Singh Rawat, Naik Raj Kishor Singh, 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, 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. Sep Gangadhar Dalui was a gallant and committed soldier who laid down his life at the age of 21 years in the line of his duty.


Sep Gangadhar Dalui is survived by his father Shri Onkarnath Dalui, mother Smt Shikha Dalui and brother Shri Barun Dalui.

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  • Barun Dalui

    2023 at 11:18 am Reply

    I,m Barun brother of Sepoy Gangadhar contact number 7980737713

  • sanjukta bhattacharjee

    2023 at 11:18 am Reply

    respect to our bravehearts. salute sir

  • Shruthi Rana

    2023 at 11:19 am Reply

    Your story of courage and sacrifice is truly remarkable. It will continue to inspire the future generations of India.

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