Service No : 15800540M
Place of Birth: Tiruvannamalai, TN
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 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.