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.
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.
Three LeT terrorists of Pakistani origin were killed in this operation.
It was in this mission that LeT’s Sajjad Ahmad alias Abu Ubaidullah, resident of Muzzafargarh, Pakistan was captured alive.
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.