Birth Place : Kanpur, UP

Service: Army

Last Rank: Captain

Unit : 310 Med Regt

Regiment : The Regiment of Artillery

Date of Martyrdom : Apr 27, 2017

Captain Ayush Yadav

Captain Ayush Yadav hailed from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Son of Sri Arun Kant Yadav and Smt Sarla, Capt Ayush had two sisters as his siblings. Son of a UP Police Inspector, Capt Ayush always wanted to serve in the Armed Forces since his childhood. His joy knew no bounds when he was selected for the prestigious NDA and then he went on to join the 134th course at Indian Military Academy on 30th Dec 2012.


Capt Ayush got commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery and was proud to be a gunner. During 2017, he was serving with 310 Med Regt which was deployed in Kupwara sector of J & K. Capt Ayush was a keen boxer and had won many competitions during his school days. He was a committed soldier and a fine officer, who was equally liked by his seniors and men under him.


The Kupwara Attack: 27 Apr 2017 


During 2017, Capt Ayush Yadav’s unit was based in the Army garrison located at Panzgam in Kupwara district, about 120 km from Srinagar. Kupwara is one of the most frequented infiltration routes used by militants to cross the Line of Control, especially after the snow starts melting  On 27 Apr 2017, three armed militants descended down the wooded mountains and tip-toed towards the Army garrison at Panzgam at 4.30 am. They hurled grenades and started indiscriminate firing after cutting through two barbed wire fences from the rear side of the camp. When they began cutting the fence, soldiers on duty noticed the suspicious activity and challenged them. The three militants taken by surprise fired at the guards and tried to rush towards the living quarters.


Capt Ayush Yadav was woken up by the deafening sound of gunfire and sensed something ominous. He threw his blanket away, grabbed his AK 47 and rushed out. Capt Ayush Yadav realizing the gravity of the situation fired at the terrorists, who were inching towards the living quarters. During the exchange of fire, Capt Ayush got hit by the bullets and was seriously injured. However, despite his injuries, Capt Ayush Yadav he didn’t allow the militants to proceed towards the living quarters and provided the crucial time for the quick reaction team to engage the terrorists. However, Capt Ayush Yadav later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred at the age of 26 years.


Capt Ayush Yadav was a valiant soldier and an officer par excellence who laid down his life in the service of the nation. He is survived by his father Sri Arun Kant Yadav, mother Smt Sarla Yadav and sister Rupal.

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8 Tributes
  • CDR RAVI MATHEWS - Bangalore Rural,Karnataka

    2017 at 4:48 pm Reply


  • Amit Singh patwal - Central Delhi,Delhi

    2017 at 8:53 am Reply

    Thank you for your service sir

  • Ravi N G - Bagalkot,Karnataka

    2017 at 9:28 am Reply

    Sir ,Thank you for your service towards our nation,RIP ..

  • Ayush Ghosh - Bhagalpur,Bihar

    2017 at 9:58 am Reply

    great soldier…… should always be remembered
    Thanks to the three men who had made this platform for Indian soldiers

  • Akshay Jain - Mumbai City,Maharashtra

    2017 at 11:36 am Reply

    Thank you for your great Service

  • Yadvendra chaubey - Raipur,Chhattisgarh

    2017 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Dhanya hai wo dhara jaha aapne janm liya. Dhanya hai wo maa jinhone aapki janm diya. Aap ka balidaan vyarth nahi jayega. Aap hindustaani ki fizaaon me hazaro saal tak apne kartavay ke liye aadarporvak yaad kiye jayenge. Cap. Ayush Yadav Jai Hind.


    2018 at 8:27 pm Reply

    JAI HIND being my synonym with this hero does not mean im like him
    Salute to him and always feel proud to hear his name CAP AYUSH YADAV

  • D Roy - Kolkata,West Bengal

    2018 at 1:20 am Reply

    My respect for this great martyr….Jai Hind!!

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