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Havildar Padam Bahadur Shreshtha was born to Shri Dhan Bahadur and Smt Dilkumari Devi. He belonged to Dighali village in the Golaghat district of Assam. He was recruited into 3/9 GR Bn of the 9 Gorkha Rifles Regiment. During 2019, Havildar Padam Bahadur’s unit 3/9 GR was deployed along the LOC in the Kupwara district of J&K.   

Place of Birth Assam 
Rank Havildar 
Unit 3/9 GR 
Regiment 9 Gorkha Rifles 
Date of Martyrdom 20th October 2019 

In a case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in the Tangdhar sector along the LOC on 20th October 2019. During that period, Havildar Padam Bahadur’s unit, 3/9 GR was manning the forward posts along the Line of Control in the Tangdhar sector. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy cross-border shelling of various Indian Army posts and civilian areas. Indian army responded in a befitting manner to the Pakistani aggression and consequently, a heavy exchange of fire ensued thereafter, which continued intermittently for several hours. However, during this cross-border shelling, Havildar Padam Bahadur got severely injured and was shifted to the nearby field hospital. However, he later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.  

Havildar Padam Bahadur is survived by his father Shri Dhan Bahadur, mother Smt Dilkumari Devi, wife, son, and two daughters. 

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