Every moment, every Indian staying safe is down to the huge sacrifices which the army and the security forces make. Havildar Hangpan Dada of the 5 Rashtriya Rifles ended his life tragically while defending our borders and keeping the country safe and secure.
Dada, The firewall which terrorists could not break
Infiltration of terrorists from PoK is close to normal making the borders highly volatile and vital for national security. Security breach by a group of terrorists from Shamsabari range on the Indian side of Kashmir from PoK pushed Dada into action. He led a team that would engage in battle with the infiltrators for 24 hours in one of the toughest terrains and climatic conditions in the world. Dada, hailing from Arunachal Pradesh killed two of the three terrorists on the spot and the third one was neutralised even as Dada and the terrorist who were engaged in a scuffle slid down from the hill. One terrorist was shot dead by him on Thursday itself.
Neutralising of three terrorists by Dada was the cost of his own life, the brave soldier succumbed to the injuries he had sustained during his battle with the terrorists. Dada had enrolled in the Assam Regiment of the Army in 1997. He is survived by his wife Chasen Lowang, daughter Roukhin and six-year-old son Senwang.
The Don’t Give Up World Team salutes the brave soldier for his sacrifice in keeping the citizens of India safe. Dada’s demise is not only a irreplaceable loss for his family but also for the country.