Maj Satish Dahiya Died Fighting The Terrorists In Handwara, J&K


Priyasha, two and half year old child will not be able to go back in her father’s arm and play. Her lionhearted father sacrificed his life, fighting terrorists in Handwara town in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Major Satish Dahiya’s picture with a young child has gone viral on the social media where people are mourning over his death and saluting the supreme sacrifice of the soldier and three others jawans.

Major Satish Dahiya and three valiant soldiers of Indian army lost their lives in two operations against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipura and Handwara yesterday. But before succumbing to injuries in hospital, Major Dahiya made sure that all four terrorists are neutralized.


Major Satish Dahiya had joined the army seven years back and was originally from 13 Rashtriya Rifles. Recently, he was attached with 30 Rashtriya Riffles posted in Kupwara.

Major Dahiya originally belonged to Haryana’s Narnaul area and is survived by a daughter, wife and parents. He was the only child to his parents. Dahiya had joined the army in 2008. Tuesday was a mournful day for the country as it lost four of Indian Army’s fine soldiers including Major Dahiya.

The first encounter took place in the morning in Bandipura in which three soldiers got martyred while one terrorist was neutralized. In evening, the army got the information that terrorists are hiding. Major Dahiya was assigned to lead the operation. The joint operation of J&K police and army started around five in evening and while the team of the army was searching the area carefully, terrorists opened fire from their hideout.

Major Dahiya and three soldiers sustained serious injuries, but Major ensured that all four terrorists should be neutralized before they take him to the hospital. Major Dahiya later succumbed to his injuries. Doctors declared him brought dead.

The entire nation took social media to display their mournful feelings:

His last rites performed at his native place, Narnaul, Haryana.

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