Service No: IC-54485

Date of Birth : 24 Dec 1974

Place of Birth : Lucknow dist (UP)

Service: Army

Last Rank: Captain

Arm/Regt : The Corps of Signals

Operation: Op Vijay

Date of Martyrdom : 25 July 1999

Capt Aditya Mishra

Captain Aditya Mishra hailed from Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh and was born on 24th December 1974. Son of Colonel GS Mishra and Veena Mishra, his father also served in Indian Army. Capt Aditya Mishra was very talented and excelled equally well in academics and sports. Capt Aditya Mishra was very adventurous by nature and always nursed he desire to join the Armed Forces. He pursued his passion and joined the Indian army in the year 1996. He was commissioned into the corps of Signals, an arm of Indian Army providing communication during war as well as peace.

 

 Kargil War: 25th July 1999

 

During July 1999, Capt Aditya Mishra was deployed in batalik sector in Kargil district of J & K. As the Kargil War was going on during that period, various units were engaged in operations that required constant movement of troops. The communication was very critical and had to keep pace with the ongoing operations. Capt Aditya Mishra was responsible for establishing secured communication lines between the front line troops and the controlling headquarters. On 25 July 1999, Capt Mishra was assigned the task of laying communication lines at a post in batallik sector.

 

The post was located at a height of more than 15,000 feet and had a steep gradient. Capt Mishra and his troops had to crawl on rocky terrain to reach the designated place. Capt Mishra succeeded in establishing the required communication links but had to fire from enemy soldiers who were watching their movements. Capt Mishra and his men retaliated befittingly but suffered casualties during the process. Capt Mishra too got seriously injured during the exchange of fire. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.

 

Capt Aditya Mishra was a valiant soldier and a determined officer who led his men from the front. He showed courage, grit, commitment and camaraderie of a very high order and laid down his life in the service of the nation.

 

Capt Aditya Mishra is survived by his mother Smt Veena Mishra and father Shri GS Mishra.

  • “Ma, I will pierce the body of the enemies with my bullets but will keep the last bullet for myself. I won’t be captured by the Pakistanis.” These were the last words of Capt Aditya Sharma to his mother. 
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