Captain Sumeet was born on 10th September 1977. Son of Shri Sapan Kumar Roy , Capt Sumeet hailed form Solan in Himachal Pradesh. Nicknamed as ‘Kuchi’ by his parents, Capt Sumeet was very talented and excelled in various fields such as horse riding and Karate. Capt Sumeet also did equally well in his studies.
Captain Sumeet was very adventurous and and always wanted to join the Army. He pursued his passion and joined the Indian army and was commissioned into the Garhwal Rifles. Captain Sumeet Roy at the age of 21 years was the youngest second-in-command officer of Delta Company which was assigned to capture Point 4700 in the Drass sector during the Kargil war.
Kargil War : Battle Of Point 4700
On 28 June 1999 during ‘Operation Vijay’, Captain Sumeet Roy was assigned to capture Point 4700 in the Drass sector as second-in-command of the Delta company. Captain Sumeet realized that the Point 4700 could be captured only if the observation post of the enemy on the cliff can be neutralized.
Captain Sumeet set out with a section in the night following a covered approach at 2330 hours. He reached just below the observation post and kept observing the movement of the enemy in the observation post till 0200 hours on 29 June 1999. Captain Sumeet then planned a surprise move to overrun the observation post of the enemy.
In a daredevil move and with total disregard to his personal safety,Captain Sumeet climbed up the cliff and reached the observation post. He then in a fierce hand-to-hand fight killed both the sentries on the observation post. The enemy troops were taken aback by this sudden turn of events and fled the post leaving behind huge quantity of arms and ammunition. This action of Captain Sumeet changed the course of the battle and cleared the way for Indian Army for future victories. Captain Sumeet displayed exemplary leadership and extraordinary courage at a young age of 21 years and became a source of inspiration for his troops. He was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra for his contribution towards the capture of Point 4700.
However, Captain Sumeet later sustained injuries during enemy artillery firing and was martyred on 03 July 1999.