With profound grief and deep sorrow, we regret to info the sad demise of Veteran Col SC Bhatia (79 years) at 1030h on 12 Jan 2020 after prolonged illness.

Col Suresh Bhatia was a fine Regimental Officer, a thorough professional and a good human being and had endeared himself to all ranks of THE FIRST.  As Coy Cdr during 1971 War with Pakistan for the liberation of Bangladesh, his contribution as a fearless Coy Cdr was highly commendable.  The void created due to the demise of Col Bhatia would be difficult to fill and the Regiment will miss him.

On behalf of Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C Eastern Comd, President Gorkha Bde and Col 11 GR & Sikkim Scouts and all ranks of the Regiment, we pray to Durga Mata to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give strength and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

He is survived by Mrs Sneh Bhatia (wife) and two sons – Col Sandeep Bhatia & Mr Sumit Bhatia.  Condolence messages may be sent as per details given below :-

Address:        Col Sandeep Bhatia (Son)

10, Aspen Green

Nirwana Country

Sector 50

Gurugram (Haryana)

Mob : 8003590035 – Col Sandeep Bhatia (Son)

9810605144 - Mr Sumit Bhatia (Son)