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Signalman Chandan Kumar Rai was born to Shri Satya Prakash Rai and Smt Leelavati Rai and belonged to Nadesar village in Uttar Pradesh’s Chandauli district. He was recruited into the Corps of Signals.   

Service Number 15728275 H 
Place of Birth Uttar Pradesh 
Rank Signalman 
Unit 37 RR/SIG 
Regiment Corps of Signals 
Date of Martyrdom 20th January 2018 

On the 19th January 2018 Signalman Chandan Kumar Rai’s unit was deployed at a forward post in the Mankote sector of Poonch district. From 18th January Pakistani Army had initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars, small arms, and automatics in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control. The Indian Amy retaliated to the unprovoked firing in a befitting manner resulting in a heavy exchange of fire lasting several days intermittently. However, during the exchange of fire, Signalman, Chandan Kumar Rai got grievously injured and was evacuated to the nearby Military Hospital. But the next day he succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.  

Signalman Chandan Kumar Rai is survived by his father Shri Satya Prakash Rai and mother Smt Leelavati Rai. 

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