Valiant Soldiers sacrifices their life, PM in ‘Sound Sleep’

via Media Inputs published on August 4, 2007

Srinagar: Indian Army thwarted a major infiltration attempt by Jihadi Terrorists here. In the fierce three day battle here, valiant soldiers killed all the intruders but  has to sacrifice the life of Col Vasant and Lance Naik Bachhan Shashikant Ganpanth.


 


Defence spokesman Lt Col. A.K. Mathur said in Srinagar on Thursday, “In an act of bravery  Col Vasanth V,  the Commanding Officer of  9 Maratha Light Infantry and Lance Naik, Bachhan Shashikant Ganpat, achieved martyrdom while fighting with hard core Afghan terrorists who had infiltrated across the LOC in the  morning of  July 30, 2007  in Uri Sector.


“Information of large concentration of terrorists in PoK, waiting on the Pakistan side of the LOC, was received by the Army in Kashmir.This was given to Col Vasanth V whose battalion was deployed in inhospitable terrain. A fierce fire fight started during which Col Vasanth, along with his Radio Operator Lance Naik Bachhan Shashikant Ganpath, led his troops from the front, slowly moving forward towards the terrorists.

“The engagement was exhausting and went through the entire day and night of July 30. Outflanking the terrorist position, Col Vasanth started engaging the terrorist position with accurate fire. Col Vasanth personally brought down one terrorist but was himself injured when another group of terrorists opened fire on him. Regardless of his injuries and fire that was coming from two sides on his position, Col Vasanth kept engaging the terrorists and gradually moved forward. His radio operator was then injured while trying to transmit a message for more of reinforcements.

“On closing in with the group, which had two terrorists left, he charged the position bringing down one terrorist. Meanwhile, the second terrorist fired a burst, which brought down Col Vasanth. In a last action before loosing consciousness, Col Vasanth fired at the terrorist and killed him.”

When our Valiant soldiers are sacrificing their life for the nation our PM, Soundly sleeps now that the Jihadi Terrorist Haneef is safe in
India.

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