Two days back in Rajouri, Major Chitresh Singh Bisht was martyred while neutralizing the IED mines planted within the Indian Territory. Today, another major martyred serving the motherland. Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal was leading the operation against the Pakistan based terrorist group who masterminded the Pulwama Terror Attack where more than 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred.
In the operation, Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal with three other soldiers was martyred. The other martyred soldiers are identified as Sepoy Hari Singh (27-year-old), Sepoy Ajay Singh (27-year-old) and Havaldar Sheo Ram (37-year-old).
- Sepoy Hari Singh hails from Rewari district of Haryana and is survived by his wife Radha Bai.
- Sepoy Ajay Kumar hails from Bastikri (Meerut) in Uttar Pradesh and is survived by his wife, Priyanka.
- Havaldar Sheo Ram hails from Tiba village (Jhunjhunu) in Rajasthan and is survived by Sunita Devi.
About Major Vibhuti Dhoundigal:
Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal was a friendly nature person who always loves to share his experience with his friends. He joined the Indian Army through OTA Entry (Officers Training Academy). He was currently posted in Pulwama in 55 RR (Rashtriya Rifles). Since childhood, he was passionate to join the Indian Armed Forces and made attempts starting from NDA Exam.
Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal was the resident of Dehradun. He was the only son of his parents. He has three elder sisters. He lost his father in 2012. Major Vibhuti got married last year in April with Nikita Kaul. He is now survived by his wife, mother and his grandmother.
During the Pulwama Encounter, he was battling against the Pulwama Terror Attack mastermind where he was hit by the bullet and was martyred.
About Major Chitresh Singh Bisht, Martyred in IED Blast:
The incident happened at around 1500 hours on the 16th of February 9Saturday). Major Chitresh Singh Bisht was on a patrolling with his team where he saw the fresh sand. On investigation, he found an IED planted in the area. While trying to neutralize the bomb one of the IED bombs got activated. Due to the IED blast, Major Chitresh suffered severe injuries and attained martyrdom.
Pulwama Attack Mastermind Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran Killed in Encounter:
After a 12-hour long encounter with the terrorists, Abdul Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran was killed. Kamran was a Pakistani national who is considered to be the mastermind of Pulwama Terror Attack on 14th of February. He was an Afgan war veteran and an IED specialized who was trained by the Taliban. He is supposed to have trained the Pulwama bomber, Adil Dar.
A few days before the Pulwama attack, Ghazi alias Kamran had a narrow escape. According to the sources, Jaish-e-Mohammed Commanded Gazhi crossed the border on 9th of December and was hiding in Pulwama since then.
We salute the supreme sacrifice of our brave officer and soldiers & offer deepest condolences to the families.