Sat. Sep 30th, 2023


A pall of gloom descended on the native locations of Sena Medal-awardee Col Manpreet Singh and Major Aashish Dhonchak of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, who made the supreme sacrifice whereas defending the nation from the terrorists in Anantnag on Wednesday.

While Col Manpreet Singh belongs to Mohali in Punjab, Major Dhonchak from Panipat in Haryana.

“We last spoke to him (Col Manpreet Singh) at 6.45 a.m. and later got a call at around 3 p.m. that he has been injured. He was a great man. Last year, he was awarded Sena Medal for his duty. I salute him, ” Colonel Manpreet Singh’s brother advised the media.

His household, comprising mom, spouse Jagmeet Grewal and two youngsters — a daughter, aged six, and a son, aged two, resides close to New Chandigarh in Mohali district, close to right here.

Planning to go to the household on his birthday subsequent month, Major Dhonchak joined the India Army in 2013 and was the lone brother of three sisters.

He’s survived by his spouse Jyoti and three-year-old daughter Vamika.

As the information of his demise unfold, villagers and neighbours rushed to his home in Sector 7.

Lal Chand, his father, together with the household, had shifted to a rented lodging after he retired from National Fertilizers Ltd.

Major Dhonchak’s grandfather advised the media that he was an clever man and scarified his life for the nation.

“Everyone in the village will wait for the arrival of his mortal remains, ” he stated with teary eyes.

Col Manpreet Singh’s spouse Jagmeet is an economics trainer with the Haryana authorities and is posted in Panchkula district.

Col Manpreet Singh was main his troops from the entrance when he acquired essential gunshot wounds.

“Punjab Police salutes our martyr Col. Manpreet Singh & Maj. Ashish Dhonchak of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, and DSP Humayun Bhat of J&K Police who
lost their lives during a fierce gunfight with terrorists in #Anantnag, #JammuKashmir, ” Punjab Police stated in a submit on ‘X’.

“The nation will remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice. Our fighters have always fought for safeguarding the unity & integrity of
India, both in the Armed Forces & the Police, ” it added.

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