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Naib Subedar Rajendra Singh Rana was posted to the 2041 Utility Helicopter Flight of the Army aviation corps. On 21st April 2011, he along with 3 other army personnel was onboard a helicopter of his unit flying in the Sikkim area. However, after an hour of its takeoff, the helicopter lost contact from the ground and went missing.  

Rank Naib Subedar 
Unit 2041 Utility Helicopter Flight 
Regiment Army Aviation Corps 
Date of Martyrdom 21st April 2011 

The Advanced Light Helicopter ‘Dhruv’ of Army Aviation Corps had taken off from the Sewak Road Base in Siliguri in West Bengal, from where the Indian Army conducts its routine training exercise to Sikkim’s borders with China, at 10:30 am. The Army launched a massive search operation and the wreckage of the helicopter was found the next day. Everyone on board including Naib Subedar Rajendra was found dead. 

Naib Subedar Rajendra laid down his life in the line of duty. He was a courageous and selfless soldier. 

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