Pathankot, Jan 4: One Air Force Guard commando, Gursewak Singh, died while fighting with the terrorists who attacked Pathankot air base on Saturday, Jan 2.
Gursewak Singh, who was a resident of Garnala village near Ambala city, got married just 45 days before the attack in which he was killed.
His wife received the news from social networking site Facebook. His elder bother, Hardeep Singh, who is also in Army and posted in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, later informed his family about his death.
Everyone in Gursewak Singh's village was shocked after receiving the news. However, his father Sucha Singh expressed pride that his son led down his life for the mother nation.
The body of the Martyr would be airlifted from Adampur (Punjab) to Ambala air base this evening for performing last rites of the brave heart soldier in his village. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner informed, "last rite of the martyr will be performed in full state honour."
Sucha Singh said that his son was very intelligent and brave, he cleared his Indian Air Force (IAF) entrance in his first attempt, six years ago after his graduation.
Haryana govt announced Financial assistance:
Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, expressed heartfelt condolence for the loss of the family and announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh for his kin.
He also said, "Gursewak Singh was one of the brave soldiers who sacrified his life for maintaining the security of the nation and the state and nation will always remember his sacrifice."