Place of Birth : Siwan, Bihar

Service: Army

Last Rank : Havaldar

Unit : 44 RR

Date of Martyom : 18 Jun 2019

Hav Amarjeet Kumar

Hav Amarjeet Kumar hailed from Dighawlia village in Siwan District of Bihar. Hav Amarjeet Kumar joined the army in the year 2005 and had put in about 14 years of service by 2019. During these years he had gained experience of working in various operational areas. After serving for some years with his parent unit, he was deputed to serve with 44 RR battalion, deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations.

 

Pulwama IED Blast- 17 Jun 2019 

 

During 2019, Hav Amarjeet Kumar’s unit,  44 RR was deployed in the Pulwama district of J&K. During this period a number of insurgent groups were active in J&K, who were hostile to the security forces and often carried out pre-planned attacks on them. The Army units deployed in the region maintained a very high state of alert at all times and launched counter-insurgency operations based on intelligence reports. On the 17 of June 2019, Havildar Amarjeet Kumar and his comrades of 44 RR were tasked for an operation that needed them to move by road in a convoy.

 

As planned Hav Amarjeet Kumar along with his fellow soldiers set off to the operational location in the early morning of 17th June. As the convoy reached the Arihal area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the militants in the pre-planned move attacked the convoy by an IED blast. The blast was unexpected and powerful to cause devastating damage. Naik Ajit Kumar and five other soldiers got seriously injured in the blast. The troops immediately launched the counter operation to sanitize the area and made arrangements to shift the injured soldiers to the Military hospital. However, Hav Amarjeet Kumar later succumbed to his injuries on 18th June and was martyred.

 

Hav Amarjeet Kumar was a valiant soldier who laid down his life at the age of 35 years in the service of the nation. Hav Amarjeet Kumar is survived by his wife and two sons.

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