Place of Birth: Hoshairpur, Punjab
Last Rank : Gunner
Unit : 34 RR
Date of Martyrdom: 01 Apr 2018
Gunner Arvinder Kumar hailed from Hoshairpur in Punjab. He joined the Indian Army in 26th June 2012 and served with his unit in various operational areas. Later Gunner Arvinder Kumar was deputed to 34 RR, deployed in J & K for counter insurgency operations.
On 31 Mar 2018, the security forces received information from intelligence sources about the presence of 5 to 6 hard core terrorists in Kachedoora in Shopian district of J & K. After analysis of the inputs a decision was taken by the security forces to launch a joint operation to neutralize the terrorists. A joint team comprising elements of 34 RR, J & K police and CRPF was formed, which swung into action in late night of 31 Mar 2018. The team launched a well coordinated operation and cordoned off the suspected area in Kachedoora. On being challenged the terrorists fired at the troops and a fierce gun battle ensued thereafter lasting for several hours till the next day.
After several hours of exchange of fire the assault team decided to storm the suspected house being used by the terrorists. A small team of soldiers from 34 RR led the operation and stormed the house with other troops providing the cover fire. It was a daring and risky operation as the terrorists were hiding and firing from fortified positions with in the house. But the gallant soldiers of the Army with disregard to personal safety made a bold move and stormed the house. During the heavy exchange of fire four terrorists got killed and the operation successfully ended by afternoon on 01 April 2018. However during the operation Gunner Arvinder Kumar Sep Hetram and Gunner Nilesh Singh from 34 RR sustained serious injuries and were shifted to the hospital. The brave hearts later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred.
Gunner Arvinder Kumar was a courageous and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.
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