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Paratrooper Bal Krishan belonged to Himachal Pradesh. He was recruited into the 4 Para (SF) battalion of the Parachute Regiment. In April 2020, Paratrooper Bal Krishan’s unit was deployed in Kashmir for counter-insurgency operations. 

Service Number 13633013P 
Place of Birth Himachal Pradesh 
Rank Paratrooper 
Unit 4 Para (SF) 
Regiment Parachute Regiment 
Date of Martyrdom 5th April 2020 

Acting upon the credible information from intelligence about the infiltration attempt by the terrorists in Kupwara district, the security forces launched operation Randori Behak on 1st April 2020. The soldiers deployed in the Karen sector repeatedly picked and lost track of terrorists so it was decided to launch para commandos by air in the suspected area. Paratrooper Bal Krishan became part of this operation launched by a troop of 4 Para (SF). The terrain and weather of the area were harsh due to snow everywhere. With difficulty, the troop of commandos was able to spot the terrorists. A heavy exchange of fire took place between the two sides. However, Indian soldiers too received injuries with Paratrooper Bal Krishan and some other soldiers, namely, Subedar Sanjeev Kumar, Havildar Davendra Singh, Paratrooper Amit Kumar, and Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh were martyred. 

Paratrooper Bal Krishan was a courageous soldier who laid down his life in the line of duty. 

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