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Military Officer Lt Colonel Karnabir Singh Natt Dies After 8 Years In Coma, Was Shot In Face By Terrorists In Kupwara

Army Officer Dies After 8 Years In Coma, Was Shot In Face By Terrorists

Lt. Col. KBS Natt was an skilled infantry officer who had served within the military for nearly 20 years

After an eight-year combat for his life, Lt Colonel Karanbir Singh Natt from the Territorial Military (TA), died on Sunday. Lt Col KBS Natt, a Sena medal winner, had been in a coma since 2015, when he was hit by a bullet within the face throughout an operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara.

Lt Col KBS Natt was the second-in-command of the 160 Infantry Battalion TA (Jammu and Kashmir Rifles). On November 22, 2015, the military had launched an operation in Haji Naka village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara following intelligence concerning the presence of terrorists within the space. 

Lt. Col. Natt was an skilled officer who had served within the military for nearly 20 years. Earlier than becoming a member of the Territorial Military, Lt. Col. Natt joined the common military in 1998 after passing out from the Officers Coaching Academy in Chennai and was commissioned within the nineteenth Battalion of the Brigade of Guards, a mechanized infantry regiment, by the Quick Service Fee entry of the military.

Lt Colonel Karanbir Singh Natt, Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Lt Colonel Karanbir Singh Natt, Sena Medal (Gallantry)

After serving for nearly 14 years, he left the common military, although his love for the olive inexperienced by no means ended and he joined the Territorial Military.

November 2015

In November 2015, the Kupwara space of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed back-to-back encounters. On November 17, the 41 Rashtriya Rifles commanded by Colonel Santosh Mahadik launched an enormous anti-terror operation within the Kalaroos space of Kupwara. He led the operation from the entrance and in a fierce gun battle, he was hit within the chest and was severely injured however died because of the gunshot wounds.

Lt. Colonel Natt obtained a burst of fireside after the terrorists have been cornered in a hut. The officer was hit within the face by a Kalashnikov bullet and was severely injured however he saved three of his males throughout the operation.

A Lengthy Battle

Colonel Anil Alagh (Retired), who was the commanding officer of Lt. Colonel Natt’s former regiment, wrote a heartfelt publish in 2018 to share the battle of Lt. Col. Natt’s household and what he’s going by. The officer was airlifted to Srinagar after which taken to the Military’s Analysis and Referral hospital in Delhi. Lt. Col. Natt was in a vegetative state, a situation through which an individual was awake however exhibits no signal of consciousness, on the day he was introduced in.

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The lengthy battle for the infantry officer and his household started. He slipped right into a coma because of the accidents. Col. Alagh, who wrote the publish on Lt. Col. Natt’s spouse, Navreet’s request, stated, “His spouse, youngsters Guneet and Ashmeet, his dad and mom and different veterans have been by his aspect.”

“I am unable to discover the phrases,” Col. Alagh. “My coronary heart rips aside each time Ashi says, ‘When will Papa stand up? When will he come to select me up from college? When will he see my college features?’ Many extra questions…I hug her tightly and say, ‘Very quickly.’ Questioning what’s going to occur? Gunnu says he ought to be with us at all times even when he’s on this situation…now we have him,” Mr. Alagh wrote quoting Lt. Col. Natt’s spouse.

“I would love my civilian mates to grasp this publish, the scars the relations, the kids of our troopers bear,” Mr Alagh wrote.

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