Service No : IC-78545K
Date of Birth : Jan 15, 1993
Birth Place : Jind ,Haryana
Last Rank: Captain
Unit : 10 PARA (SF)
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Awards : Shourya Chakra
Date of Martyrdom: Feb 21, 2016
Capt. Kumar was born on January 15, 1993, observed as the Army Day, graduated from the 123 course of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Army on December 14, 2013. He was with the 10 Para Special Forces and in service for less than three years.
Terrorist Attack: February 21st, 2016
Captain Pawan Kumar, who died fighting terrorists on Feb 21, 2016, in Pampore in Kashmir valley was an elite Para Commando. He was a Jat from Jind district in Haryana and a degree holder from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi.
He was one of the five security personnel killed in the operations at Pampore where terrorists were holed up in the government-run Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI). The Army lost Capt Tushar Mahajan from Udhampur and Lance Naik Om Prakash, 32, both from 9 Para who succumbed to injuries in the hospital. Two personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Head Constable Driver RK Rana and Head Constable Bhola Singh were also killed.
For his supreme sacrifice he was conferred with Shourya Chakra on 15th Aug 2016.
Kisiko reservation chahiye to kisiko azadi bhai. Humein kuchh nahin chahiye bhai. Bas apni razai: Capt Pawan Kumar
(Some want reservation and some want independence. I do not want anything, except my blanket.)
After hearing about his son’s death, Capt Kumar’s father Rajbir Singh’s first reaction was, “I had one child, I gave him to the Army, to the nation. No father can be prouder.” “He was destined to be in the Army as he was born on Army Day,” he added.
“Pawan Kumar was a young and a dynamic officer, He was a true commander”, Lt. Gen. S.K. Dua, General Officer Commanding of Udhampur based 15 Corps said after paying respects to his mortal remains.