Service No : SS-39526

Date of Birth : February 25, 1977

Place of birth : Shimla (HP)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Captain

Unit : 7/11 GR

Arm/Regt : The Corps of EME

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : September 7, 2002

Captain Amit Joshi

Captain Amit Joshi hailed from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and was born on 25 Feb 1977.  Son of late Shri Praveen Joshi and Smt Vinita Joshi, Capt Amit Joshi had a brother Kapil as his sibling. Capt Amit and his brother were raised by their grandfather Shri CL Joshi ,who was their guiding spirit. He completed his schooling up to Class X from St. Edwards High School, where he had the distinction of becoming the 'School Captain'. Thereafter he went to Bhavan Vidyalaya in Chandigarh and completed Class XII. In this school too, he excelled in varous fields and became the 'School Captain'. After completing his schooling he did his engineering from Wardha college of Engineering in Maharashtra.

 

Like many young people in Himachal Pradesh, he always nursed the idea of joining the Army since his younger days. He continued to follow his passion while growing up and eventually got selected to join the OTA Chennai. He got commissioned in Feb 2002 as a lieutenant in the Corps of EME, the arm of Indian Army which has varying responsibilities related to the design, development, trial, inspection and refit of weapon systems and equipment. The Corps also provides technical advice to units and conduct recovery operations during peace as well as war. Capt Amit Joshi also was an avid cricketer and played at various levels during his student days. 

 

Operation Meghdoot: 07 Sep 2002

 

After getting commissioned in Feb 2002, Capt Amit Joshi was sent to serve with 7/11 GR to have field experience. During Sep 2002, 7/11 GR was deployed in Siachen Glacier braving the hostile weather as well as the enemy across the undefined border. Besides facing extreme weather conditions, Capt Amit Joshi and his troops had to deal quite often with unprovoked firing from the enemy forces. Before getting deployed Capt Amit Joshi and his comrades had undergone strenuous training  ranging from psychological strengthening to physical toughening. In their area of deployment, rarefied atmosphere along with extreme cold climate often took toll of human lives. High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema, High Altitude Cerebral Oedema, Hypothermia, High Blood Pressure and Palpitation could make a soldier loose his life if not evacuated to lower altitudes in time.

On 07 Sep 2002, Capt Amit Joshi was at Chaman Post supervising operational activities. It was one of crucial forward posts like Bana, Bana LP, and Tiger LP. At these posts getting buried under avalanches, falling inside a crevasse or getting disoriented in a blizzard and freezing to death were not so uncommon occurrences. Also there were numerous cases of soldiers losing their limbs to frost bites at these heights. On that day Capt Amit Joshi too had to face a very hostile weather and lost the battle of life. Capt Amit Joshi was a valiant soldier and young energetic officer, who laid down his life at the age of 25 years in the line of his duty. 

 

Capt Amit Joshi is survived by his mother Smt Smt Vinita Joshi and brother Shri Kapil Joshi.

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10 Comments
  • Anjali

    Anjali

    2021at9:05 pm Reply

    Our Manu Gorkha
    one of his kind
    took everyone’s heart in such a short time
    lovable pie of every family member
    may you be happy as always, where ever you are
    for such a short time, missing you dear!

  • Anjali

    Anjali

    2021at9:06 pm Reply

    BRAVEHEART CAPTAIN AMIT JOSHI
    You came like a whiff of wind
    Shone like the sun
    Transformed into a supernova
    In short span of time
    Merely twenty years and four
    Like a shooting star
    Shot off into the unknown
    Leaving an everlasting trail
    Of martyrdom
    Of courage
    Of valour
    Of chivalry
    Of gratitude
    For generations
    To look up and smile
    Hail bravehearts

    • pankaj upadhyay

      2021at8:59 am

      amit was a limitless kind of person, always focused, calm and a very brave individual, I am very fortunate to had him as my my friend during college days. He always guided me for my good.

      I miss him a lot, that I could not express in some words.

  • Anjali

    Anjali

    2021at9:08 pm Reply

    Tribute To Capt. Amit Joshi

    Like a star you shine bright
    High high in celestial heights
    Never you went away
    Nor will ever go
    For times immemorial
    Deep deep in our hearts
    You will always stay
    Pradeep Joshi

  • Anjali

    Anjali

    2021at9:09 pm Reply

    Tribute To Capt. Amit Joshi

    Like a star you shine bright
    High high in celestial heights
    Never you went away
    Nor will ever go
    For times immemorial
    Deep deep in our hearts
    You will always dwell

  • Anjali

    Anjali

    2021at9:10 pm Reply

    Tribute To Capt. Amit Joshi

    Like a star you shine bright
    High high in celestial heights
    Never you went away
    Nor will ever go
    For times immemorial
    Deep deep in our hearts
    You will always dwell.
    Pradeep Joshi

  • Anjali

    Anjali

    2021at9:11 pm Reply

    You are our pride & our country
    JaI hind

  • Rahul S

    2021at10:09 am Reply

    Watching Shershah movie.. reminds me of batch mate captain Amit Joshi, I googled him to show to my daughter. What a great soul he was!! Salute to all brave hearts are still fighting in these extremes . Jai Hind

  • Sujoy Burman

    2021at10:17 pm Reply

    Oh it is so disheartening to know. Amit sir was in 4th yr and I was in 1st. He use to call me to play table tennis. I cannot forget his – “Never give up fighting spirit “
    Salute to a great man and our brother.

  • Anuradha Gupta

    2021at12:03 am Reply

    A true gentlemen will always remember him from our college days .
    He was a year senior to me but always cared like an elder brother .
    I feel myself very fortunate to have met in my lifetime .
    God bless this brave soldier son and brother
    You make us all proud
    JAI hind

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