Service No: IC-13413

Date of Birth : Oct 15, 1940

Service: Army

Last Rank : 2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 4 Grenadiers

Arm/Regt: The Grenadiers Regiment

Date of Martyrdom : Oct 20, 1962

2nd Lieutenant Gopalkrishna Venkatesa Prasanna Rao MVC

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The Citation For Maha Vir Chakra reads him to :

2nd Lieutenant G.VP Rao was in command of a company in the Khinzemane Sector of NEFA. On 20 October 1962, his defended locality was shelled,’ and heavily assaulted by an enemy infantry battalion supported by mortars. Although greatly outnumbered, his company withstood repeated enemy attacks. No withdrawal was possible because the enemy mortars had destroyed the bridge over the unfordable Nyamjungchu. In spite of being cut off, 2nd Lieutenant G.VP Rao continued to fight gallantly. He personally manned a light machine gun and continued to hold the position at the cost of his life in keeping with the highest traditions of the service, thus setting a high example of leadership and courage.

  • The Housing project of Prasanna Vihar in Cochin was named after 2 Lt RGV Prasanna MVC.
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  • Brig A N Suryanarayanan - Bangalore Urban,Karnataka

    2017 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Prasanna, my college friend and coursemate. You are a rare breed who hadn”t even seen your first pay slip and had moved from Delhi and proved your worth with just 4 months of service. Unfortunately, i tried to get in touch with your elder brother for many years but could not get the address .

  • Greeshma - Palakkad,Kerala

    2017 at 12:16 pm Reply

    I salute your heroism and sacrifice. We shall forever remain indebted to you for your service to the nation. Jai Hind

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