Colonel Manpreet Singh, a decorated war hero and second-generation Army officer, was martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday. He was leading his battalion in the operation when he was severely injured and succumbed to his wounds.
Colonel Singh’s martyrdom is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by our soldiers in the fight against terrorism. He was a brave and dedicated officer who dedicated his life to protecting his country.
Colonel Singh was born into a family of soldiers. His father, Colonel Baldev Singh Grewal, served in the Indian Army for over 30 years. Colonel Singh followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Indian Army in 2006. He was commissioned into the 12th Sikh LI regiment.
During his career, Colonel Singh served in several conflict zones, including Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeast, and the Western Theater. He was known for his courage and leadership skills. In 2021, he was awarded the Sena Medal for his gallantry in an operation against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
On Wednesday, Colonel Singh was leading his battalion in an operation to flush out terrorists from a village in Anantnag. The operation was going well when the terrorists opened fire. Colonel Singh was severely injured in the ensuing gunfight and succumbed to his wounds.
Colonel Singh’s death is a great loss to the Indian Army and to the nation. He was a brave and dedicated officer who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. His martyrdom will inspire generations to come.
A Hero’s Final Moments
Colonel Singh’s brother-in-law, Virender Gill, spoke to him on the phone on the morning of his martyrdom. Colonel Singh was busy with the operation, but he assured Gill that he would speak to him later.
However, Colonel Singh never got the chance to speak to his family again. He was martyred in the gunfight later that morning.
Gill described Colonel Singh as a “humble and down-to-earth” man who was always willing to help others. He said that Colonel Singh was a loving husband and father who was deeply devoted to his family.
Gill said that Colonel Singh’s death has left a “void in the lives of his loved ones.” He said that Colonel Singh will be remembered as a hero who sacrificed his life for his country.
A Nation Mourns
Colonel Singh’s martyrdom has sent shockwaves across the nation. He was a decorated war hero who was loved and respected by his colleagues and superiors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Colonel Singh, saying that he was a “brave soldier who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation.”
Home Minister Amit Shah said that Colonel Singh’s martyrdom will inspire generations to come. He said that the security forces will continue to fight terrorism with all their might.
President Ram Nath Kovind said that Colonel Singh’s martyrdom is a “major loss to the nation.” He said that Colonel Singh was a “true hero” who dedicated his life to protecting his country.
A Determined Response
The security forces have vowed to avenge Colonel Singh’s martyrdom. They have encircled two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who are believed to be responsible for his death.
The security forces are determined to bring the terrorists to justice and to ensure that such incidents do not happen again.
Colonel Manpreet Singh’s martyrdom is a reminder of the sacrifices made by our soldiers in the fight against terrorism. He was a brave and dedicated officer who dedicated his life to protecting his country. His legacy will live on in the hearts of all Indians.