Story of the brave Gorkha soldier... A hero... A martyr. Paratrooper SANJOG CHHETRI, SPECIALFORCES.
Pride of Gorkhaland. Pride of Sikkim.
SpecialForces Paratrooper SANJOGCHHETRI on his martyrdom anniversary who paved the success for the biggest anti-terror encounter under Operation #sarpvinash
in 2003 and was awarded #ashokachakra
(Posthumously) at the age of 21.
SanjogChhetri was born on #republicday (January 26) of 1982 in Sikkim. He lost his father early & he & his sister Sangita were adopted by their father's elder brother. Sanjog who always wanted to be a soldier, enlisted with 5/11 #gorkharifles
in March 2001 and a year later was selected in elite 9 Para (SpecialForces)
BATTLE OF SURANKOT
Operation SarpVinash (SnakeDestroyer) was an operation undertaken by #indianarmy
to flush out terrorists who had made base at a remote village named #hillkaka
(near Surankote), spread along the #pirpanjal
during April-May 2003.
During one such operation, Troops of the 9 PARA were tasked to take on a major bunker on Point 3689, after helicopter surveillance picked up a large number of footprints through the snow leading to a single complex.
22 April 2003
Paratrooper SanjogChettri was handpicked to be lead this operation. As the team comprising of 20 commandos approached the terrorist hideout, they drew heavy automatic fire. Sensing danger for his fellow soldiers, Sanjog assaulted the mountain hideout after crawling 100 yards and killed one terrorist. In the intense exchange of fire, he suffered gunshot wounds to the right shoulder, but unmindful of his physical condition he pressed on with the assault and killed a second terrorist. He, however, fell at the entrance of the cave. But that was not the end! In one last act of supreme valour, he drew his commando knife and charged into the hideout, killing one more terrorist in hand to hand combat before finally succumbing to his wounds. Inspired by his supreme sacrifice, his comrades killed 13 terrorists that night and apprehended a #pakistan trained terrorist.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand nerves..