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Major Neeraj Pandey was born to Shri Ravindra Nath Pandey and Smt Saroj Pandey. He hailed from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. He was commissioned into the Corps of Signals. After serving for few years with various units he was deputed to serve with the Assam Rifles deployed in the North-East for counter-insurgency operations. 

Service Number IC-70763N 
Place of Birth Gorakhpur, UP 
Rank Major 
Unit Assam Rifles 
Regiment The Corps of Signals 
Date of Martyrdom 17th March 2016 

In 2016, Major Neeraj’s unit was deployed in Arunachal Pradesh on the Indo-China border. On 17th March 2016, Major Neeraj was assigned an operational task and had to move along with his men in a convoy to the stipulated location. However, during their movement, the convoy was hard hit by a landslide. Major Neeraj was badly injured in the accident and later he succumbed to his injuries.  

In the year 2018, Major Neeraj’s wife joined the Indian Army and was recruited into the Corps of Signals, the same corps her husband had served. The brave soldier is survived by his parents, wife, son, brother, and sister. 

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