Service No : 15800540M

Place of Birth: Tiruvannamalai, TN

Service: Army

Last Rank: Gunner

Unit : 147 LT AD Regt

Arm/Regt : The Regt of Artillery

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom : 03 Jun, 2017

Gunner Manivannan G

Gunner Manivannan G belonged to the Theppananthal village in Thiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. Son of Shri Gopal G, a farmer and Smt G Chinnaponnu, Gunner Manivannan had two siblings named  Manjula and Anand. Gunner Manivannan had joined the Indian army in 2013, at the age of 20 years and was recruited into 147 Lt AD Regiment.

 

Qazigund  Attack: 03 June 2017

 

During 2017, Gunner Manivannan’s unit was deployed in J&K and was engaged in counter insurgency operations. On the 03 June 2017 an army convoy had set off from Udhampur to undertake operations in Srinagar. Gunner Manivannan  was part of the team that was travelling in this convoy. When the convoy reached lower munda area about 70 kms from Srinagar along the national highway in Qazigund town in Anantnag district, it was attacked at around 11:15 am by militants in a pre-planned move. The militants were hiding in safe places behind the bushes and used automatic weapons to attack the convoy.

 

The troops though taken aback swung into action and launched a counter attack. A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter with heavy exchange of fire. But during the exchange of fire six soldiers got seriously injured and were evacuated to the Military Hospital at Badamibag in Srinagar. However Naik Dipak Kumar and Gunner Manivannan G later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Gunner Manivannan  was a dedicated and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.

 

Gunner Manivannan  is survived by his father, Shri Gopal G, mother Smt G Chinnaponnu, sister Manjula and brother Anand.

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  • http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/army-bids-farewell-to-slain-soldiers-killed-in-militant-ambush-in-kashmir/story-jyDc5UbnTDGHg8YjJ2yXKL.html
  • http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2017/jun/05/soldier-from-tiruvannamalai-killed-in-militant-strike-in-jammu–kashmir-1612940.html
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7 Comments
  • Bhushan Kumar

    2017at12:33 pm Reply

    My salute and respect to your family who gave a son like you to this country…

  • Jeevan Raj

    2017at5:14 pm Reply

    Your supreme sacrifice will always be remembered. Jai Hind

  • Shivanand k itnal

    2017at9:11 am Reply

    Your service to the nation is everlasting sir.
    I take this as a small opportunity to convey my deepest condolences .

  • Raj Chatterjee

    2017at11:29 am Reply

    God bless thy soul! Regards!

  • Prasanna Kamalakkannan

    2017at10:54 pm Reply

    You people are real heros of our nation.RIP..

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2017at11:28 pm Reply

    Big Salute to You, the Brave Soldier. You will never be forgotten and will always be Saluted for your ultimate sacrifice.
    “Duty Beyond Death” ” Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”

  • Adithya

    2020at12:52 am Reply

    My brother, Hailing from the land of valor – TamilNadu and the city of courage – Madurai. I salute you and bow down for your bravery and courage.

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