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LANCE NAIK PRADEEP SINGH RAWAT

Lance Naik Pradeep Singh Rawat was born in Tehri Garhwal district of hill state Uttarakhand in 1990. He had three other siblings, in which he was the eldest of all. He joined Indian Army, just after completing his initial schooling till 12th. And got recruited into 4 Garhwal Rifles. He got married in 2017, just one before his martyrdom.

Last RankLance Naik
Place Of BirthDehradun, Uttarakhand
Unit4 Garhwal
Arm/RegtThe Garhwal Rifles
OperationCounter Insurgency Operation (J&K)
Date Of MartyrdomAug 12, 2018

In 2018, he was posted at Uri Sector near LoC, with his unit. There were heavy cases of infiltration from the border in that area. So there were more vigil in the area. Regular patrols were conducted between the two intermediate posts of Indian Army on a regular interval.

On 12th August 2018, he was a part of a patrol team, who were on their planned route as a routine activity. Suddenly they were attacked by hidden terrorists surprisingly. The patrol immediately took cover. But their locations were known to the enemy and they started lobbying grenades on our soldiers. One grenade came so close to Lance Naik Pradeep Singh Rawat, which injured him so badly, he was immediately evacuated, but he succumbed to his injuries in Army hospital. He laid down his life at the age of just twenty-eight. He was survived by his wife, and three younger sisters.