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On this day we remember the following 32 martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various operations: Sep Shankas Singh (2270) Jammu & Kashmir Infantry () , Maj K L Raina (IC-7162) Sikh Regiment (1965 India Pakistan War) , Lnk Laxman Kirdat (1021299) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Lnk Yeshwant Maruti Mahadik (2743159) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Nk Megh Singh (3343061) Sikh Regiment (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sub Digambar Chawan (JC-8028) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Daya Ram (2951487) Rajput Regiment (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Pandurang Pawar (2746646) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Tukaram Chawan (2748484) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Dattu Jadhav (2749062) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Dattaram Jadhav (2750821) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Sahadeo Pawar (2751048) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Mohd Ayub Khan (9072706) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Ramachandra Kumbharde (2751212) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Gandrab Singh (9072780) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Anant Sawant (2751829) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Noor Hussain Shah (9073125) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Prabhakar Dongare (2752074) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Raghunath Singh (9073341) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Rajaram Gawas (2753595) Maratha Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn G H Mohd Khan (9075047) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Abdul Gaffar Mir (9075391) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Dina Nath Koul (9091186) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Dharam Chand (9092387) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (1965 India Pakistan War) , Nk Gurbax Singh (1166132) Regiment Of Artillery (1971 Bangladesh War) , Maj G S Rai (IC-3322) 8 Gorkha Rifles (Border Ops) , Nk Satnam Singh (4457890) Sikh Light Infantry (Counter Insurgency) , Lnk Mahadev Shinde (2774457) Maratha Light Infantry (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Hav Ajit Singh Sm (13609104) Parachute Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Sub Moda Ram Sm (JC-163863) Parachute Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Ptr Surender Singh Sm (13616144) Parachute Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Ptr Tarwinder Kumar Sm (3988303) Parachute Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) ,

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