Date of Birth : 1980

Place of birth : Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Service : Army

Last Rank : Havaldar

Arm/Regt : The Rajput Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : December 28, 2020

Hav Anil Kumar Tomar

Hav Anil Kumar Tomar hailed from Sisauli village in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. He joined the Army after completing his education in the year 2001 at the age of 21 years. He was recruited into 23 Rajput battalion of the well known Rajput Regiment, an infantry regiment widely respected for its intrepid soldiers and numerous battle exploits.


By the year 2020, he had put in around 19 years of service and had been promoted to the rank of Havaldar. By then he had served in various challenging operational areas and developed into a tough and dedicated soldier. After serving for many years with his parent unit, Hav Anil Kumar was deputed to serve with 44 RR battalion deployed in the Kashmir valley for counter-insurgency operations. 


Kanigam Operation : 25 Dec 2020


During Dec 2020, Hav Anil Kumar‘s unit 44 RR was deployed in Shopian district of J & K along the LOC. As a number of militants were active in the unit’s AOR(Area of Responsibility), the unit troops had to maintain a very high state of preparedness at all times and had to undertake operations at a short notice. Based on the information from the intelligence sources, about the presence of some hardcore militants in Kanigam area of Shopian district, the security forces decided to launch a joint combing operation on 25 Dec 2020, comprising the elements of Army, CRPF and J&K Police. Hav Anil Kumar was part of the team from 44 RR that was assigned the task of search and cordon operation.  


As the operation was underway the terrorists hiding in the area attacked the troops to break the cordon and flee. A fierce gun-battle ensued thereafter lasting for several hours. During the drawn-out battle, Hav Anil Kumar and his comrades managed to eliminate two terrorists. During the heavy exchange of fire, Hav Anil Kumar got severely injured but despite his injury, he showed highest level of courage and valour by returning effective fire, in which one terrorist was killed. Hav Anil Kumar was immediately shifted to 92 Base Hospital at Srinagar for medical treatment. But Hav Anil Kumar, after fighting for three days lost the battle for life on 28 Dec 2020 and was martyred. Hav Anil Kumar was a valiant and committed soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty.


Hav Anil Kumar Tomar is survived by his wife and two children.

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  • Radhika Darade

    2021at5:28 pm Reply

    God Bless You, Thanks for all that you did for our country! RIP!

  • Basavaraj G Hiremath

    2021at11:21 am Reply

    God bless you and your family. You are a true warrior and Savior.


    2021at11:34 pm Reply

    आपके बलिदान और साहस की तुलना नहीं की जा सकती है हम आपकी सेवा के लिए हमेशा ऋणी हैं |
    आप जिस हिम्मत और बहादुरी से अपने देश के लिये खुद को बलिदान करते हैं वह सच में सराहनीय है
    आपको इस पत्र के माध्यम से जितन भी धन्यबाद करू वह कम होगा |
    हमें आप सबकी इस बहादुरी पर अत्यधिक गर्व है | ‘जय हिंद’ ‘वंदे मातरम’

    ———————– ‘जय हिंद’ ‘वंदे मातरम’ ———————————-

  • Vinod Singh

    2021at3:19 pm Reply

    Dear Hero of our nation,

    Your patriotic actions and selfless service to protect the sovereignty our country and our lives can never be forgotten and never will be forgotten. We refer to you as Hero’s because you all are the real hero who protect & sacrifice your lives to make India and Indians safe and sound. Today, if we feel safe inside our houses and can sleep comfortably, it is just because of people like you, who are standing and guarding the borders of our country. May god give utmost strength to you and your families and ordinary people like me will always salute and bow down to honour you for your act of bravery and sacrifices.

  • Neha Mittal

    2021at3:22 pm Reply

    Thank you isn’t enough for all that you did for our country. I salute you and your family for your great sacrifice. Me and my family will always be grateful for you. I’ll pray for your family and send them all my good wishes and warm thoughts in these tough times.
    Shat shat naman apko aur aapke parivaar ko!! Jai hind!

  • Khushbu Singh

    2021at3:31 pm Reply

    A big salute to you Sir who bore all the torture and pain but never gave up because you always wanted our Nation to be safe & secure. I’m so proud of you & thank you from bottom of my heart for keeping us safe & protected from all the enemies. Jai Hind!

  • Vijetha

    2021at6:07 am Reply

    Felt proud of what I read but past line brought tears to my eyes.
    I wonder what their strong will and patriotism is made of who take the courage to join army and their families in particular.
    I salute each and every army member and each and every family member of theirs!
    Jai Hind!

  • Mayank Tripathi

    2021at8:23 am Reply

    I will try in this life to be as brave as you sir, even if that sounds like next to impossible.
    I hope your family heals from your loss and moves ahead stronger. Jai hind.

  • Srijan Modi

    2021at11:16 am Reply

    We salute your courage and valor. It is because of your ultimate sacrifice, we the normal citizens are safe.
    Jai hind!
    I salute your family members!

  • Ruchita Upadhyay

    2021at12:36 pm Reply

    A salute to him for protecting our Nation’s sovereignty and peace.
    A salute to you for being the strength behind him.
    A salute to your complete family for doing this for our Nation.

    A brave soul can not die, he lives on in our prayers and through this courage. Mere words cannot express the pride he brings to the Nation. Thanks for protecting us and this Nation’s sovereignty.

    Jai Hind

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