Lance Naik killed in Kashmir operation posthumously conferred Ashok Chakra

Army spokesman described Goswami as an intrepid and indefatigable commando, who was a natural choice of his commanders for any challenging mission.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Updated: January 25, 2016 6:51 pm
army-mohan-nath759 Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami

Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami of the elite Special Forces who was killed in an operation in North Kashmir’s Handwara forests was conferred with the Ashok Chakra, country’s highest peacetime gallantry award. Goswami, according to army spokesman, has saved lives of two injured soldiers before he succumbed to the bullets.

Army spokesman described Goswami as an intrepid and indefatigable commando, who was a natural choice of his commanders for any challenging mission.

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“Last year on September 2, Goswami was engaged in a fierce encounter with terrorists hiding in the Haphruda forest. As the encounter started, two of Goswami’s comrades were wounded. Undeterred by the intense volley of fire, he immediately rushed to rescue them and in the act, despite getting grievously wounded himself, he not only eliminated two terrorists but also saved the lives of his comrades,’’ the spokesman said.

The spokesman said that Goswami succumbed to his injuries and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Army. “Goswami, who is fondly and proudly remembered by his comrades as one who could inspire and ignite patriotic fervour by his sheer presence alone, would volunteer for all risky missions.”

The Army spokesman said that before laying down his life, Goswami had been part of two more major operations in which ten militants had been killed in the Valley.

The spokesman said the Army stands committed to ensuring territorial integrity of the country and dignity of its people and it is in this spirit that many soldiers have braved the odds to ensure peace and prosperity in Kashmir as well.

“Any medium of peace and progress in the valley is largely owed to the sacrifices of these heroes many of whom remain unsung from all uniformed community operating here in the service of the people,’’ he said.

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  1. S
    Jan 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    A grateful nation salutes Amar Shaheed Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami. You inspire us ...
    1. K
      Jan 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm
      The real heroes of the nation . Jai hind and pray for Mohans family Wish the so called political leaders spare some time to bring in some compensation relief to this brave hearts family . May be not bcos there is TRP or political gains in this issue !
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        Vikrant Chaudhri
        Jan 25, 2016 at 2:32 pm
        Firstly my salutes to the martyred braveheart soldier who fought with valor and laid down his life to save his co's. RIP. Request to govt., to financially look after the family behind. God Bless the soul with Eternity. Secondly, the editor should pay special attention to refrain using negative words like "killed" for our soldiers. Our brave soldiers pay the ultimate sacrifice for us.
        1. M
          Jan 28, 2016 at 8:55 am
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            Rajesh Rao
            Jan 25, 2016 at 10:14 pm
            Thanks for your service Brother, Because of people like you we have this country
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