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Naik Rajendra H Tibile was born on 10th July 1965 to Shri Harigovinda and Smt Radha Bai. He belonged to Mattiwad in Hukkeri taluk of Belgaum district in Karnataka. He joined the Army in the year 1983 at the age of 18 years. He was recruited into the 557 ASC battalion of the Army Service Corps. During 2005 Naik Rajendra H Tibile’s unit was deployed in the trouble-torn part of Assam.  

Service Number 13894216Y 
Place of Birth Karnataka 
Rank Naik 
Unit 557 ASC 
Regiment Army Service Corps 
Date of Martyrdom 16th January 2005 

The unit launched regular patrols to monitor suspicious activities as part of their operations to keep militancy under check. On 16th January 2005, Naik Tibile was part of one such convoy taking men and supporting equipment for an operational task. As the convoy reached a vulnerable place, the ULFA militants attacked the convoy with automatic weapons. A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter with heavy firing from both sides. However, during the heavy exchange of fire, Naik Tibile received gunshots and got seriously wounded. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.  

Naik Rajendra H Tibile is survived by his wife Smt Indhu and four daughters, the twins Rusha & Thrupthi, Shradha, and Deeksha. 

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