In one of the countless incidents of Pak army violating the cease fire after Indian Army’s surgical strikes, by unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC), Sepoy Sudees Kumar of the Rajputana Rifles was martyred on 16 October 2016. Hailing from Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, Kumar is survived by his aged parents, young wife and a four months old daughter.
He was the first from his village to join the Indian Army in 2013. “We got a call in the evening and were informed about the sad news,” said Sudees’ father, sorrowfully recalling Sudees’ always smiling face before departing for duty. His battalion-mates remembered him as a thorough professional, dedicated to his job to the core.
On 17 Oct 2016, a wreath laying ceremony was held in honour of the brave martyr at Rajouri, where GOC, 25 Infantry Division laid a wreath on behalf of Lt Gen AK Sharma, GOC 16 Corps. Sepoy Kumar’s mortal remains were thereafter sent to his village for performing the last rites.
The nation must remain indebted to Sudees and many thousands of his comrades in arms for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty, which continues to motivate the future generations, fortunately, despite all the despicable politics by a section of politicians casting doubts on Indian Army, globally acknowledged as one of the best.
“He was a thorough professional and loved his job to the core. The nation will remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and his devotion to duty will continue to motivate the future generations,” a spokesman added.