During cross-border firing by Pakistan, one brave borderman sacrificed his life while defending the sanctity of the country and made supreme sacrifice in the service to the nation. Late HC A Suresh who martyred on the night intervening 17-18 Jan’ 2018 during heavy firing from across the border, commanded his duty post valiantly by giving a befitting reply to the suppressing enemy fire.
The brave soldier sustained bullet injury on the head during cross-border firing by Pakistan on 17 January 2018 at about 2230 hrs. The individual was immediately evacuated to GMCH Jammu where doctor declared him brought dead.
On 18 January 2018 wreath-laying ceremony was organized at FTR HQ BSF Camp Paloura Jammu and paid rich tribute to brave soldier late HC A Suresh. Sh KK Sharma, IPS, Director General BSF, Sh Ram Awtar, IG BSF Jammu, Sh SD Singh, IPS, IG Police J&K, DDIB Jammu, Sh Sat Sarma, MLA Jammu West, Sh Rajeev Ranjan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, DIG CRPF and J&K Police along with Police & BSF officers and men paid floral tribute to the Martyr at BSF Ftr HQ in Jammu. On this occasion Sh KK Sharma, IPS, Director General BSF said that BSF has the history of bravery and this brave act has once again proved that Border men are always ready to sacrifice their lives if comes to the national security. As BSF manned to protect the sovereignty of the national boundary, people of the nation can sleep fearlessly while border men are on duty.
DG BSF further said that his sacrifice shall be remembered forever whenever the martyr will be remembered. Sh Sharma reiterated that as a peaceful country we never initiated fire from our side but will never hesitate to give befitting reply if we will be compelled to resort fire.
Cremation of the martyr will be done at his native village- Bandra Chetti Patty, The – Harur, Distt- Dharmapuri state – Tamil Nadu, tomorrow.