Nagrota attack: Army releases list of 7 martyrs killed in terror strike

Nagrota attack: Among the seven dead, two of them were officers.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2016 11:45 am
nagrota Ammunition recovered from the terrorists.

The list of security personnel martyred in a terror strike at an Army base in Nagrota, near Jammu was released by the Army late Tuesday evening. Among the seven dead, two of them were officers. Three terrorists were also killed in Nagrota, the biggest terror strike since the September 18 Uri attack.

Under the cover of darkness, according to one eyewitness account, terrorists, dressed in J&K Police fatigue, stormed the XVI Corps headquarters around 5 am. They scaled the wall surrounding the 166 Medium Regiment premises and hurled grenades before firing indiscriminately at the sentry post. The terrorists entered the residential quarters meant for majors, but a hostage situation was averted by troops.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the attack. “Statistics have shown that the attack is on military installations. Civilians are not being targeted. No civilian has been targeted as they seek local support. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been briefed on it,” Parrikar told news agency ANI. Three AK-47s, 457 Ak bullets, 12 grenades and 20 magazines were among the items recovered by the Army.

nagrota1 Items found in terrorists possession.

List of martyrs

1. Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir, aged 33 years hailed from Village Pandharpur, Distt Solapur, Maharashtra. He is survived by his wife, Smt Uma K Gosavi.

2. Major Akshay Girish Kumar, aged 31 years , hails from Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is survived by his wife Smt Sangeeta Ravinderan.

Both next of kin informed and are in Nagrota station only.

3. Havildar Sukhraj Singh, aged 32 years, hailed fromVillage Maan Nagar, PO Batala, District Gurdaspur, Punjab. He is survived by his wife Smt Harmeet Kaur.

4. Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantro aged 32 yrs, hailed from Village Janapuri, Post Office Wadepuri, Tehsil Loha, District Nanded, Maharashtra. He is survived by his wife, Smt Sheetal.

5. Grenadier Raghvendra Singh, aged 28 years, is survived by his wife, Smt Anjana Sikaewal. The martyr hailed from Village Gadijatar, Tehsil Raja Khera, District Dholpur, Rajasthan.

6. Rifleman Asim Rai, aged 32 years, hailed from village Ratanchha, PO Khotang, Nepal. He is survived by his wife, Smt Madhu Kala Rai.

7. Naik Chittranjan Debbarma, aged 37 years, hailed from village Garingpara, Bada Maidan Bazaar, Tehsil Ramchandraghat, Kalampur, West Tripura district, Tripura. He is survived by his wife Namita Debbarma and two young children aged 11 years and 7 years. The next of kin has been officially informed.

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  1. M
    Nov 29, 2016 at 10:37 pm
    All BONKERED Bhakts ociations have pledged 12 months of their ry to the martyred.
    1. G
      Gopi Chand
      Nov 29, 2016 at 6:26 pm
      RIP Brave Heartslt;br/gt;Your Sacrifices will NOT GO IN VAIN
      1. M
        Nov 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm
        I am so happy that none of them are brahmins.
        1. K
          Nov 30, 2016 at 2:47 am
          Brahmin are very less in army......
          1. K
            Nov 30, 2016 at 2:46 am
            Desert pigs???? More in rajestan find them if you love them
            1. N
              Nov 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm
              Read the list carefully. None of them are brahmins. Again, WHY SHOULD NON-BRAHMINS HAVE TO SACRIFICE THEIR LIVES FOR SAVING THE BIG FAT OF PUNDITS DOGS?
              1. A
                ajay M
                Nov 29, 2016 at 7:14 pm
                Why do we need fancy missiles and glittering air crafts where our front line soldiers fighting with enemy face to face have no bullet proof jackets and protective head gear? even the militias of sudan, somalia also better equipped than indian;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I wonder how anyone wearing army uniforms can easily enter sensitive areas and roam free. does uniform is the ideny of a soldier? what a pathetic infrastructure we have? why dont they have magnetic strips which can be scanned from long distance?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;every time when ever terrorists kill our soldiers we wake up but limited to call tenders of procurement but soon ignore them. our corrupt politicians only interested in big fancy deals where they get huge kickbacks.
                1. A
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 2:00 am
                  How do you know? Why should it matter to you? You have written a very stupid comment, shame on you.
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