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Lt Col Ambrish Rai was born on 1st March 1977 and he hailed from North 24 Parganas in Kolkata, West Bengal. He cracked the CDS exam and he joined the Indian Military Academy in 1999. He got commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery.   

Service Number IC 59207X 
Place of Birth Kolkata, WB 
Rank Lieutenant Colonel 
Unit 167 Med Regiment/821 Light Regt 
Regiment Regiment of Artillery 
Date of Martyrdom 6th June 2016 

During 2015-16, Lt Col Ambrish Rai was serving with 821 Light Regt deployed in the Siachen area of J&K as part of the ongoing Operation Meghdoot. Lt Col Ambrish Rai’s unit was manning the posts at an altitude of 19,000 ft, with extremely inhospitable climate and harsh terrain. The troops faced extreme weather conditions regularly and were required to maintain a high state of alert as well to deal with any surprise attack by the enemy forces. On 06 June 2016, Lt Col Ambrish Rai was on duty when suddenly he had a heart attack. He was given first aid and taken to the nearby military medical facility, but acute lack of oxygen and sub-zero temperature made the matters worse for him. He could not survive and a valiant and dedicated soldier was lost in the service of the nation.  

Lt Col Ambrish was a committed officer who sacrificed his life in the line of duty. Lt Col Ambrish Rai is survived by his wife Smt Jyotsna Rai and two daughters Aishani Rai and Aaradhya Rai. 

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