He’s No Phantom but a Real Hero Who Took on 10 Terrorists in 11 Days. At the Cost of His Life!


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Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami participated in three back to back counter terrorism operations in 11 days. He, along with his team, was successful in eliminating 10 terrorists before he sacrificed his own life. The brave soldier will always be remembered by the nation as the one who showed immense courage every time it was needed.

Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami – this name can be considered to be synonymous with great courage and dedication.

Lance Naik, a special force commando, portrayed extreme courage and love for his nation when he took part in three back to back operations, which killed 10 militants in Jammu and Kashmir, in just 11 days.

The brave-heart lost his life on September 3 after volunteering to be a part of the three counter-terrorism operations.

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The first operation took place in Khurmur, Handwara on August 23. The operation was successful and they killed three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists. Soon, he volunteered for a second operation in Rafiabad, Kashmir. The two day operation took place on 26th and 27th August where he and his team eliminated three more terrorists. In the same operation, one terrorist was captured alive by the brave soldiers.

Lance Naik, who had already shown immense courage and dedication, was not the one to sit back and relax till he made sure that all the terrorists were eliminated. He once again volunteered to be part of the third operation in Hafruda forest near Kupwara. Unfortunately, this was his last battle.

The soldier lost his life during the operation. He managed to kill four more terrorists with the help of his team before he died.

Lance Naik had joined the elite Para Commando outfit of the Army in 2002, and he soon became one of the toughest soldiers of his unit.

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The young soldier was part of many successful counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. A resident of Indira Nagar village in Nainital, Goswami hailed from Bareilly.

The martyr is survived by his wife and a seven year old daughter. We salute the brave soldier who fought bravely against the terrorists without worrying about his own life, not just once but thrice.

All pics: Indian Army Facebook page.

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