NEW DELHI, Jan 3: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today offered his condolences on the death of Subedar Major Fateh Singh, a former Commonwealth champion shooter who was martyred during the terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base. �The nation lost one of its foremost big bore rifle shooter and coach, Subedar Fateh Singh when he was martyred while fighting terrorists,� Sonowal tweeted.
�Sub. Singh was a star performer during the 1st Commonwealth Shooting Championship and won 2 gold and 1 silver.I salute Subedar Fateh Singh,� he added.
Singh had clinched a gold in the Big Bore Rifle Three Position event and a silver in the Big Rifle Prone Position event of the first Commonwealth Shooting Championship held here in 1995. He retired as a Subedar Major from the Dogra regiment in 2009 and joined the Defence Service Corps. � PTI