Lance Naik Dinesh Singh was born to Shri Godhan Singh Gada and Smt Tulsi Devi. He was a native of Lohaghat in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand. Lance Naik Dinesh joined the Forces after completing his schooling at the age of 20. In 2015, he was recruited into the 3 Guards Battalion of the Brigade of Guards. After serving for few years with his parent unit, Lance Naik Dinesh was deputed to serve with 21 RR Battalion, deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations.
|Place of Birth||Champawat, Uttarakhand|
|Unit||17 Guards/ 21 RR|
|Regiment||The Brigade of Guards|
|Date of Martyrdom||2nd May 2020|
In 2020, Lance Naik Dinesh Singh was serving with 21 RR battalion deployed in Jammu and Kashmir. Based on a credible intelligence report about the presence of terrorists in Wadarbala-Rajwara forests in the Kupwara district, the security forces (CRPF, J&K Police, and Army) decided to launch a joint operation on 1st May 2020. The Army troop comprised of the 21 RR unit led by Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, the Commanding Officer of 21 RR. The team also included Company Commander Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh Kumar, Lance Naik Dinesh Singh, and few more soldiers.
On 2nd May 2020, after the completion of the operation as the 21 RR unit was returning, the team received inputs about the presence of some more terrorists in a house in Chanjimulla village. The terrorists hiding in two houses fired at the security forces and a fierce gun battle ensued. Lance Naik Dinesh and his comrades managed to kill two terrorists. However, during the heavy firing Lance Naik Dinesh, along with Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sood, and Naik Rajesh Kumar got severely injured and later succumbed to their wounds.
Lance Naik Dinesh was posthumously awarded the prestigious ‘Sena Medal’.