- Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special Forces Commando of the Army who laid down his life while battling militants in Handwara , had eliminated 10 militants in a short span of 11 days before making the supreme sacrifice in Kashmir.
- Lance Naik Goswami volunteered to join the elite Para Commando outfit of the Army in 2002 and went on to gain the reputation of being one of the toughest soldiers of his unit — “no small feat in an outfit that boasts of being one among the best in the world”.
- The first operation was conducted in Khurmur, Handwara, on August 23. The operation resulted in elimination of three hardcore LeT terrorists of Pakistan origin.
Source: Defence News