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Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra belonged to Sugra village in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. After his initial studies, he joined the Indian Army and was recruited into the Kumaon regiment. During August 2017 his unit was deployed in the Krishnaghati sector in J&K. The Krishna Ghati sector in the Poonch district of J & K along the LoC is very volatile as the Pakistan troops resort to cross border firing very often in this area.  

Service Number 4201949 L 
Place of Birth Uttarakhand 
Rank Sepoy 
Unit 20 Kumaon 
Regiment Kumaon Regiment 
Date of Martyrdom 8th August 2017 

On 7th August 2017, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in the Krishna Ghati sector and resorted to heavy mortar shelling of various Indian Army posts. Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, and mortars. Although the Indian army also retaliated the firing strongly and effectively, shots from sniper fire that came from across the Line of Control injured Sepoy Sugra grievously. Later, he was taken to the hospital for treatment, however, he could not survive and succumbed to his injuries on 8th August 2017.  

Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra is survived by his parents and was a courageous soldier who sacrificed his life for the country. 

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