Naik Husan Lal belonged to Haryana. He completed his schooling from Karnal and after completing it went on to join the Indian Army, He got recruited into the 19 Kumaon regiment after completing his training successfully. He did service for few years with his unit, 19 Kumaon, then he volunteered himself, for Parachute Regiment, and thereafter completing one of the toughest probation periods, he got selected for 2 Para regiment often called as Para Commandos. After completing his training, he joined his unit which was in J&K, to fight against any anti-national activities.
he was very physically fit; he proved this many times. He proved his mettle as a sportsman by getting selected for the Pentathlon event at the World Military Games, held in 2007.
|Place of Birth||Karnal, Haryana|
|Unit||19 Kumaon Regiment/Parachute Regiment|
|Regiment||Kumaon Regiment/ 2 Para (SF)|
|Date of Martyrdom||23rd May 2010|
Later he was deputed to serve with the Army contingent as part of a UN mission in Congo. During 2010, Naik Husan Lal was serving with MUNSCO (UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo) as part of the Indian Army contingent. On 23rd May 2010, Naik Husan Lal was on a routine patrol with his fellow soldiers, near Mabenga Bridge. The area was located 20 kilometers away from Kiwanja, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The patrol party observed a FARDC (Congolese Army) foot patrol approaching towards them from the opposite direction. Suddenly the patrol which was coming towards them was attacked by rebel groups. Naik Husan Lal was in the lead vehicle, he immediately jumped out to assess the situation and did retaliatory fire. The UN forces were tasked to support the Congolese army in their fight against the rebels. Naik Husan Lal knew his responsibility very well and commanded his troops well to take any action against the rebellions. Naik Husan Lal went ahead to help the Congolese patrol. A heavy gunbattle was going on. And Naik Husan Lal got hit by a bullet in the lower back. While he was being airlifted to the hospital at Goma, after first aid, he succumbed to his injuries. However, during the whole operation, the Indian Army managed to not affect any civilian’s casualty.
Naik Husan Lal was remembered as a dedicated and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty for the pride of the nation and humanity. Naik Husan Lal is survived by his wife and a son.