He had taken six bullets in his stomach and the terrorists at the Pathankot airbase were still targeting him, but he continued braving the bullets till he fell unconscious after nearly half an hour’s fight.
Sailesh Gaur, an elite commando of Garud Commando Force, along with his 11 colleagues, continued safeguarding the assigned area.
Doctors at the Pathankot military hospital, where he is recuperating, claimed that Gaur would be fit in a few days to resume work. In the attack on January 2, Gaur was assigned to protect the mechanical transport wing at the airbase where the Garud team was divided into six teams of 11 each. This was the vital part of the airbase that terrorists had targeted.
He provided a strong resistance to the terrorists and continued for nearly half an hour even after getting six bullets in his body. The Garud commandoes were assisting the National Security Guards in the gunbattle that killed six heavily armed terrorists.