Service No : 4288853A

Place of birth : Amravati (Mah)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 6 Bihar

Arm/Regt : The Bihar Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : September 18, 2016

Sepoy Uike Panjab Janrao

Sepoy Uike Panjab Janrao hailed from Nandgaon village of Amravati district in Maharashtra. Son of an army veteran Janrao Uike, he developed an inclination to serve in the Army while growing up and started working towards it.  Eventually, he joined the Indian Army after completing his school education and was recruited into 6 Bihar battalion of the Bihar Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its fearless soldiers and various battle honours. By 2016  Sepoy Uike Panjab Janrao had put in about six years of service and had served in various challenging operational areas. 


Uri Attack: 18 Sep 2016


During Sep 2016, Sep Uike’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 the automatic fire of small arms that led to army tents / temporary shelters catching fire.  As a result of this cowardly 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 Sepoy Uike Panjab Janrao, 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, Sep Gangadhar Dalui, 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. Sepoy Uike Panjab Janrao was a gallant and committed soldier, who laid down his life at the age of 26 years in the line of his duty.


Sepoy Uike Panjab Janrao is survived by his mother Smt Uike Bebee Janrao, a brother, and a sister.

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  • akash Gondhale

    2023 at 3:32 pm Reply

    I am proud of every indian soldiers and worlds best army for india
    Jay hind……

  • Narendra Uike

    2023 at 3:33 pm Reply

    Bhau Jai Hind

  • p

    2023 at 3:35 pm Reply

    I wish god give me enough strength to take revenge

  • Narendra Uike

    2023 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Bhau Jai Hind

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2023 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Big Salute to you Brave Son of Bharath. “Duty beyond Death” ” Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”
    You will never be forgotten and will always be Saluted for your ultimate Sacrifice. Jai Hind.

  • Bhavitha Singh

    2023 at 3:36 pm Reply

    India is fortunate to have a son like you. Your story is truly inspirational. My salute to you and your family.

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