Lance Naik Mohandas Nath Goswami , a Para Commando of the Indian Army has created a unique history of valour and dedication to duty by eliminating 10 terrorists in 11 days before laying down his life in service of the nation in the Kashmir valley.
Lance Naik Goswami volunteered to join the elite Para Commando outfit of the Indian 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.
He volunteered for all operational missions undertaken by his unit and was a part of numerous successful counter terrorists operations in J&K.
In the last 11 days he was actively involved in three counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir valley in which 10 terrorists have been eliminated and one captured alive.
The first operation was conducted in Khurmur, Handwara, on 23 August 15. The operation resulted in elimination of three hardcore LeT terrorists of Pakistan origin.
He volunteered for a second back to back operation in Rafiabad, Kashmir. The operation was conducted over two days on 26 and 27 August 15. It witnessed a fierce gunfight that led to the elimination of three more LeT terrorists.
The Let terrorist, Sajjad Ahmad alias Abu Ubed Ullah, resident of Muzzafargarh, Pakistan was captured alive in this operation. The apprehension of a terrorist has proved to be a shot in the arm to prove Pakistan’s complicity in abetting terrorism J&K.
Lance Naik Goswami, once again, volunteered to be part of an ongoing operation launched in the dense Hafruda forest near Kupwara, Kashmir. This proved to be his last operation but not before elimination of four terrorists in a heavy gun battle.
A true soldier, he breathed his last in action. The mortal remains of this brave heart commando have been flown by an IAF aircraft to his home town in Bareilly. They will be taken by Army helicopter to Pant Nagar and onward to his native place where he will be cremated with full military honour.
Lance Naik Mohandas Nath Goswami is a resident of Village Indira Nagar, Tehsil Haldwani, Nainital. He is survived by his wife and a 7 year old daughter.