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Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri was born on 26th January 1982 in Bomtaal village of South Sikkim. He joined the Indian Army at the age of 19 in the year 2001. He was recruited into the elite Parachute Regiment. Later he was selected for the Special Forces and joined 9 Para (SF). In 2003, Paratrooper Sanjog’s unit was deployed in J&K for counterinsurgency operations. 

Service Number 9423984 
Place of Birth Sikkim 
Rank Paratrooper 
Unit 9 Para (SF) 
Regiment Parachute Regiment 
Award Ashok Chakra 
Date of Martyrdom 22nd April 2003 

On 22nd April 2003, intelligence inputs confirmed the presence of some terrorists in the Hill Kaka area. An operation was planned by 9 Para (SF) to flush out terrorists. An assault team comprising 20 commandos was selected for the operation which was code-named “Op Sarp Vinaash”.  Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri was one of the commandos selected for this operation. The assault team cordoned off the suspected area but the terrorists sensed their presence and started firing at the security forces. A fierce gun battle ensued between the two sides. At one point Paratrooper Sanjog realized that his comrades were in direct line of fire and were in danger. He crawled a distance of nearly 100 yards and attacked the terrorists by firing from close range and killed one terrorist. He also got injured by a bullet but kept fighting and killed one more terrorist. By this time, he had been shot multiple times and was seriously injured. But he did not lose courage and took out his commando knife and engaged another terrorist in hand-to-hand combat, killing him too. However, he succumbed to his wounds and was declared a martyr. 

Paratrooper Sanjog was a courageous soldier and was awarded ‘Ashok Chakra’ posthumously for selflessly fighting for the nation.  

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