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Sanjeev Raj was a minor character in ArmA 2's Operation Harvest Red campaign.

Background

One of the members of USMC Force Recon callsign Sabre Team, Sanjeev served as grenadier during the events of Operation Harvest Red.

Operation Harvest Red (2009)

When civil war between government forces and pro-Russian separatists breaks out in the Green Sea nation of Chernarus, Sabre Team is immediately mobilised to assist in liberating the renegade province.

Prior to the main ground invasion, Sanjeev's team were inserted behind enemy lines near the village of Mogilevka. They were to sabotage key coastal defences and supply dumps being used by the insurgents.

After succeeding with their primary objective, Sanjeev's team moved south towards the coast. More defences were located at a village near the base of the Pik Kozlova mountain.

However, one of Sanjeev's team members are compromised and are pinned down before they could properly designate the targets. In a stroke of luck, another Force Recon team, callsign Razor, were nearby to lend support.

Sanjeev's team member marked the targets with smoke grenades while Razor Team laser designated them for off-shore artillery bombardment.

Following their success, Sanjeev's team moved onto the regional capital of Chernogorsk. Allied forces were already besieging the city, and Sabre were ordered to to assist in the offensive.

During the assault, Sabre is informed on the whereabouts of the insurgent leader and his advisers, but Razor Team are closer to their location and take charge of the raid.

Razor Team fail to report in despite having captured the leaders. Soon after, Sanjeev's team is notified that Razor had been ambushed and restrained by the insurgents. Sabre quickly moved into position at the warehouse where they were being held to rescue them before it would be too late.

He was the second member of Sabre to breach the warehouse, and assisted his team leader in freeing the captives from their restraints. Unfortunately, they were already too late - the leaders were nowhere to be seen, and one of Razor's members lay dead on the floor.

In the days that followed the failed capture, Sanjeev's team would be relocated further north to FOB Manhattan, continuing their manhunt for the elusive leader. Their search is short-lived, as news soon arrives of a devastating terrorist attack in the heart of the Russian Federation's capital; apparently carried out by Chernarussian extremists. In less than 48 hours, the MEU would be forced to withdraw from Chernarus to make way for the arrival of Russian "peacekeepers".

Death

Before returning to the ship, Captain Shaftoe assigned one more task for Sanjeev's team to carry out. They were to bring back one of the insurgents who apparently held information regarding the terrorist attack in Moscow. On the other hand, Razor would split up to collect documents from the defector's safehouse.

Having brought back the defector first, Sanjeev's team could do little but wait for Razor to return with the man's documents.

However alongside the rest of Sabre, Sanjeev dies at the hands of a team of seemingly Russian operatives. He was one of the first to be killed by an explosion from a mortar shell, and his corpse is later discovered by the members of Razor Team upon their return.

Personality and Appearance

An Indian American, Sanjeev had short black hair and donned a Rhodesian Recon Vest (RRV) plate carrier, sage green-coloured Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG) uniform, an olive green shemagh, and MARPAT-camouflaged pants.

Similar to the other members of Sabre, Sanjeev usually wore a MARPAT-camouflaged booniehat, but favoured a tan-coloured MICH combat helmet for operations that took place in extreme close quarters.

Trivia

  • His name would suggest that he is of Indian descent, making him the first named character of Indian descent in the series.
  • Sanjeev and the other of the team members in Sabre are the only named USMC characters that wear alternate outfits, ranging from the basic recon uniform and a unique "assault" outfit during the warehouse assault.

See also

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