Service No : 4579271

Place of birth : Ropar, Punjab

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 30 RR

Arm/Regt : The Mahar Regiment

Awards : SC

Martyrdom : May 11, 2010

Sepoy Sangat Singh SC

Sepoy Sangat Singh hailed from Chikna village in Anadpur Tehsil of Ropar district in Punjab. Son of Mr Surinder Singh and Mrs Sarwani Devi, Sep Sangat Singh always nursed the idea of joining the Army since his childhood. He followed his dream after growing up and joined the Indian Army after his schooling. He was recruited into the Mahar Regiment, a regiment known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle honours. After serving for a couple of years with his unit, Sep Sangat Singh was later deputed to 30 RR unit deployed in J & K for counter insurgency operations.


Kupwara Operation: 11 May 2010


During 2010, Sep Sangat Singh’s unit was deployed in Kupwara district of J & K and was engaged in operations against the militants on a regular basis.  On 11 May, 2010, information was received by the security forces from the intelligence sources about the  presence of militants in the Ganie Mohalla area of Sanzipora village, 20 kilometres from Handwara town in Kupwara district. Based on the available inputs, a decision was taken by 30 RR to launch a search and destroy operation to flush out the militants. Consequently as per the operational plan the assault team that included Sep Sangat Singh swung into action and proceeded to cordon off the suspected area.


On being surrounded by the troops , the terrorists decided to break the cordon and escape. At approximately 1355 hours, the terrorists attempted to break the cordon, firing indiscriminately at the troops. Realizing the possibility of escape by the terrorists and the threat to the lives his comrades, Sep Sangat Singh with utter disregard to his personal safety, crawled through indiscriminate firing to reach a position of advantage. He closed in to the nullah next to the target house, which plugged the escape route and also provided him a suitable position to fire from. However, by that time Sep Sangat Singh had got injured during the exchange of fire. But though critically injured, he took up a suitable position and brought down effective fire from pointblank range and lobbed a grenade, thereby eliminating two hardcore terrorists single-handedly till he fell unconscious. Owing to Sep Sangat Singh’s presence of mind, there was no collateral damage or loss of property during the heavy exchange of fire. 


Sep Sangat Singh later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. He was a brave and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of nation. Sep Sangat Singh was given the gallantry award, “Shaurya Chakra” for his courage, unyielding fighting spirit and supreme sacrifice. Sep Sangat Singh is survived by his mother, Mrs Sarwani Devi.

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  • Sraabjit

    2023at10:46 pm Reply

    Miss u big bro

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  • Gurpreet singh

    2023at10:47 pm Reply

    miss you so much bro all life
    salute bro

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