Service No: IC-58347
Date of Birth: Aug 31, 1976
Place of Birth: Pune, MH
Last Rank: Captain
Unit: 9 Mahar
Arm/Regt: The Mahar Regiment
Operation: Op Rakshak (J&K)
Date of Martyrdom : 04 July, 1999
Captain Amit Verma was born on 31st August 1976 in Pune, Maharashtra. His father was a colonel in Indian Army and his mother Kusum Verma was a homemaker. He completed his early education in INS Hamla, Mumbai and Army Public School, Dhaula kuan, Delhi symbiosis. A beautiful soul, always there for his friends, popular amongst his classmates and teachers, Captain Verma was a vibrant and a fun loving person.He was very close to his biology teacher, MRS.GRACIOUS who remembers him as a naughty but very adventurous kid, he would go to the ground behind the Military Hospital to practice the ropes and physical exercises and it was army for him always.
Amit Verma was commissioned into the 9 Mahar Regiment. The 23-year-old soldier was the only son of his proud parents and a third generation army officer. His grandfather, a retired major , and colonel father both had been in battles but Amit was the only one on whom martyrdom was bestowed in Kargil.
Kargil War 1999 :
Siachen is an important ground for Pakistan and India. There’s a highway which leads from Islamabad to Lhasa (Capital of Tibet) and the southern side of the Siachen glacier touches the highway. If India gets the control over that highway, it would easily destroy the road connection between Pakistan and China and that roadway would be of no importance if India Captured it. According to the Simla Agreement in 1972, the LOC was defined upto the Siachen Glacier and beyond that the LOC is mentioned “and as the ridge follows” because it’s too much of a rocky mountain range and hence instead of defining it completely it was mentioned as “and as the ridge follows.” In 1983, the Military Intelligence of India informed the military chiefs that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate the Siachen Glacier. That time, Bana Singh along with 30 men scaled the glacier, reached the topmost point alive and set up Indian Army’s camp. That highest point at Siachen Glacier is named after him i,e. Bana point.
The first action of Kargil war started by Pakistani army in May 1999.Captain Amit Verma along with 6 soldiers was sent to survey that area. He never returned. Later, when Indian army captured the tolling peak they found the dead body of Captain Verma and other 6 soldiers. He died while fighting intruders in the Turtuk sub-sector which was later renamed after him.
Captain Amit Verma is survived by his parents.
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