There is no bigger sacrifice than dying for the country. Meet Major Kaustubh Rana who showed an unmatched show of courage, tenacity and love for the profession during the call of duty. In the fierce encounter on the Line Of Control (LOC), the brave army officer killed 2 terrorists before dying of gunshot wounds.
Had it not been great army officers, this nation wouldn’t have survived all the calamities. It’s because of them, our country is maintaining its status quo loud and proud. Terrorists are making every possible attempt to break the peace of the nation and on the contrary, our brave army officers go sleepless nights to neutralise the enemies.
Major Kaustubh Rana will always be remembered for his extraordinary tale of bravery. The 29-year-old Major was among the four Indian Army soldier killed in a battle on the Line of Control (LOC) in North Kashmir’s Gurez sector of Bandipora district which is around 5 km away from Srinagar.
The other soldiers are Rifleman Mandeep Singh (26) of Shivpuri in Uttrakhand, Rifleman Hameer Singh (28), of village Pokhriyal in Uttrakhand and Vikramjeet Singh (25) of village Tepla in the Ambala district of Haryana. Kaustubh Rane had been promoted to a Major in January.
The family has been living in Mira Road for over 30 years and Prakash is popularly called as ‘Rane Kaka’ in the locality. Local residents said that the parents, both retired. Kaustubh Rane was curious on joining the army since a very long time. He had completed 6 years in his duty.
Kaustubh Rane grew up in the locality and went to the Holy Cross School in the vicinity. Neighbours recalled him as a gentleman and jovial person who talks to everyone. Kaustubh’s parents were in deep shock and did not speak a work while his uncle Pratap Rane said that it was Kaustubh who would phone his parents then and then.
Kaustubh Rane, who belonged to the Army’s 36 Rashtriya Rifles left his wife Kanika and two-and-a-half-year-old son who are residing in their native town in Konkan and will arrive in Mumbai soon.