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sepoy

(formerly) an Indian soldier in the service of the British

Sepoy

 

in colonial India, beginning mainly in the mid-18th century, a mercenary soldier recruited from the local population into the armies of the European colonialists (Portuguese, French, and British). The British used sepoy units extensively.

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On March 7, in Kupwara's Langate area, Sepoy Birender Sinha, who was posted with the 30 Rashtriya Rifles, shot himself dead with his service rifle.
The sepoy suffered injuries and remained under treatment for several years, but died on Thursday.
The security forces said Subedar Faisal Mohammad and Naik Naeem died in the attacks, while Naik Mohammad Idrees, Sepoy Mohammad Mudasir and Sepoy Azhar Ali sustained injuries.
The deceased was identified as Las Naik Arif Nawaz and Sepoy Imran and injured identified as Sepoy Ramzan, Saleem, Quddus and Sajid.
The martyred soldier was identified by the sources as Sepoy Amanullah, while the injured include Havaldar Fazal Abbas and Sepoy Nafees.
The sources said adding those martyred and wounded were identified as Sepoy Amanullah, while the injured include Havaldar Fazal Abbas and Sepoy Nafees.
Whereas, three of Ali's sons are serving in FC KP and army while two of his nephews Sepoy Hazrat Ali and Sepoy Lal Marjan sacrificed their lives for the country.
The martyred FC personnel were identified as Naik Inayatullah Khattak, Sepoy Mohsin Ali Turi and Sepoy Sifatullah.
Gunner Nokar Hussain, Lance Naik Mehboob Ali and Sepoy Nishat Ali also won silver medals in Islamic Solidarity Games in February 2017.
RAWALPINDI -- Funeral prayer for eternal peace of Shaheed Sepoy Hasan Ali was offered today at Quetta Garrison, Pakistan Army's public affairs department said Saturday.
Sepoy S Mustaq Ahmed from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh was another sports enthusiast of 19 Madras.
Major Humayun (Pilot), Major Muzammil (Pilot), Major Shahzad (Doctor), Major Atif (Doctor), Major Usman (Doctor), Havaldar Munir Abbasi, Nursing Assistant Amanullah, Naik Amir Saeed, Naik OT Maqbool, Sepoy Rehmat-ullah and Sepoy Waqar were among the killed people of the incident.