Two soldiers killed in ceasefire violation: ‘I will join the Army, take revenge for father’s death’

Former sarpanch Hari Singh said that Ranjit, who was posted at Jabalpur, had volunteered for a posting at the Line of Control in Kashmir. “The entire village is in mourning, but we are also proud of him for his supreme sacrifice,” he said.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published:July 14, 2017 6:37 am
jammu ceasefire, Lance Naik Ranjit Singh, Rifleman Satish Bhagat, indian soldiers killed, indian army, jammu kashmir news Rifleman Satish Bhagat’s mother mourns his death in Jammu on Thursday. PTI PHOTO

Kajal (8) and her brother Kartik (7) would eagerly wait for their father to come back home on leave. On Thursday, they were waiting for his body to be brought home. The siblings are now determined to fulfil the dream of their father Lance Naik Ranjit Singh, one of the two soldiers who were killed in unprovoked firing from Pakistan in Keran sector of north Kashmir on Wednesday. Kartik said he wanted to be an “accha aadmi and a fauji’’ while his sister wants to be an IPS officer so that she could fight against Pakistan and the militants.

“Father always told me to be a good human being and join the Army,” Kartik said. “After joining the Army, I will take revenge for my father’s death.” Ranjit’s wife Neha was inconsolable. She said she wanted justice from the government for the killing of her husband.

Former sarpanch Hari Singh said that Ranjit, who was posted at Jabalpur, had volunteered for a posting at the Line of Control in Kashmir. “The entire village is in mourning, but we are also proud of him for his supreme sacrifice,” he said.

Lance Naik Ranjit Singh and Rifleman Satish Bhagat were killed in the ceasefire violation in Keran sector. Both were from 3 JAK Rifles and had been deployed close to the LoC.

The former, from Burn village in Bhalwal area, is survived by his wife Neha and two minor children. Satish, from Gurhasinghu village in Shamachak area of Jammu district, has left behind his parents, retired Hony Captain Ajit Lal, 50, and mother Kamlesh Kumari. Both were sons of ex-serviceman.

The bodies of both the soldiers will reach home on Friday. At Rifleman Satish’s house, his mother was inconsolable.

His elder brother Sushil said that Satish had joined the Army in 2015. After a year-long training, he was posted at Jabalpur. Before leaving for the Valley last June, he came home on a month’s leave. “No one in the family had imagined they were seeing him off for the last time,” he said.

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  1. R
    Jul 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm
    Finishing fil thy mulladom of Porkistan is the only solution. By hook or by crook Pi gs of Porkistan need to be exterminated for greater cause of world peace.
    1. V
      Jul 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm
      God bless the family. May the kids realize their dreams. We have to find a way to contribute support to the martyrs' families.
      1. A
        Jul 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm
        leave IOK and safe your army.
        1. H
          Jul 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm
          We must first F U C K Geelani, Andrabi, Mirwaiz, Yasin Shabbir, Farooq, Omar, Mani, Khurshid, Pappu ..... We will take back POK, Nuke Pakistan (except Balochistan) and then TACKLE Owaisis, Bukharis and other trairots like YOU ASIF !!!
        2. R
          Raghu Reddy
          Jul 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm
          God bless him his family members!!! India's every blood drop counts!!! we will wipe that Nation out of map!- All blessing with his kids.
          1. R
            Jul 14, 2017 at 11:20 am
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            1. S
              Jul 14, 2017 at 10:25 am
              send the BJP and PDP leaders into the borders. let them be get killed by unprovoked firing!
              1. S
                Jul 14, 2017 at 11:50 am
                Why not you go there fight the terrorists instead? Do you have guts??
                1. B
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm
                  Every thing has limit, from past three years all news paper,channel and politican start and finish with same ajenda. we ppl suffering things need to be change.
                2. M
                  Manas Sarkar
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm
                  U better go there, Pak will spare u as u r a Muslim....
                3. M
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 9:58 am
                  These are the people who should be getting first priorities in life. Govt. should facilitate this to be a reality for these committed people no matter in what walk of life they are. Good commitment is always sacred.
                  1. S
                    Jul 14, 2017 at 9:36 am
                    Rather than asking for war and heads and revenge, why not ask to solve the kashmir issue so as to end the sufferings and killings, it is India the aggressor and holds keys to Kashmir issue, India is refusing 3rd party interventions on kashmir and not talking to Pakistan, killing kashmiris days and nights, India has very weak moral grounds and is responsible for all killings be it Kashmiri civilians or indian Army.
                    1. A
                      Jul 14, 2017 at 9:48 am
                      India is refusing 3rd party intervention due to two reasons: 1. India and Pakistan have signed Simla act which clearly states that all issues between Pakistan and India will be solved bilaterally. 2. Look at other nations where 3rd nation have intervened. Whether it's Korea, Syria, Afghanistan or other, They are now destroyed or divided. Look at other examples before advising the same for Kashmir.
                      1. A
                        Abdul Salam
                        Jul 14, 2017 at 11:09 am
                        why should kashmir suffer for simla agreement btw india and pak
                      2. U
                        Jul 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm
                        Pakistanis Muslims are not secular!
                        1. R
                          Jul 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm
                          Pi gs of Porkistan first free Baluchistan, free Lahore, Free Karachi, then talk. And declare Porkistan a secular state.
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