India lost a brave soldier on September 3 in an anti-terror operation in J&K. Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami was a Para Commando involved in the killing of 10 terrorists in three operations in just 11 days.
According to military spokesman Colonel SD Goswami, Lance Naik Goswami volunteered in all counter-terror operations undertaken by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir.
Armymen paying their last respects to Lance Naik Goswami. NDTV
He had joined the elite Para Commando outfit of the Army in 2002. Describing him as the best of the best, the military spokesman said that Lance Naik Goswami was hailed as one of the toughest soldiers of his unit.
His first operation was conducted in Khurmur, Handwara, on August 23.
Three LeT terrorists of Pakistani origin were killed in this operation.
His second operation was in Rafiabad, Kashmir. Three LeT terrorists were killed in a gunfight that lasted two days – August 26 and 27.
It was in this mission that LeT’s Sajjad Ahmad alias Abu Ubaidullah, resident of Muzzafargarh, Pakistan was captured alive.
Lance Naik Goswami’s third operation was to be his last. It was launched in the Hafruda forest near Kupwara.
Four terrorists were killed in this operation. Lance Naik Goswami was a resident of village Indira Nagar in Haldwani. He is survived by wife and a seven-year-old daughter. That Lance Naik Goswami took part in three operations in 11 days shows that the frequency of counter-terror operations carried out by the army has risen alarmingly. There has been a sharp rise in cross-border infiltration in Kashmir. In less than two months, there have been two major terrorist attacks carried out by Pakistani sponsored militants on Indian soil. While the July 27 Gurdaspur terror attack left nine dead including three terrorists, the August 5 attack on a BSF convoy killed two personnel. This year’s Sena Medal for Gallantry had five posthumous names
. The Shaurya Chakra included two martyrs one of whom was Colonel Munindra Nath Rai who died fighting terrorists in the valley. The Kirti Chakra, which was awarded to two, included martyr Naib Subedar Rajesh Kumar.