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Nation Salutes Slain Major Satish Dahiya for His Exemplary Courage Against Terrorists in Kashmir

He was his young daughter’s hero, and soon became one for the entire nation – but it cost him his life.

Major Satish Dahiya succumbed to injuries he sustained while fighting terrorists in Kashmir’s Handwara on Tuesday.

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Major Dahiya, who exhibited exemplary courage, was leading the operation in which three terrorists were killed. A gallantry award winner, he was a native of Mahendergarh, Haryana, and is survived by his wife and a 2-year-old daughter, Priya. He was cremated with full military honours on Wednesday in Banhari village near Narnaul in Haryana.

Soon after the news of his martyrdom trickled in, a photograph of him with his daughter soon went viral on the Internet, with social media users paying their respects to the soldier.

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“Maj Dahiya had lead the operation launched by Army in Handwara yesterday which eventually resulted in the elimination of three terrorists thus delivering a major blow to the terror network in North Kashmir,” an army spokesman said, according to Hindustan Times.


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Major Dahiya, who joined the armed forces in 2009, had in the past been a part of many counter-terrorism operations. He was part of the 30 Rashtriya Rifles.

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