Service No : 5456338A

Place of Birth: Gulmi Dist(Nepal)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Havaldar

Unit : 3/5 GR

Arm/Regt: 5 Gorkha Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Award: SM

Date of Martyrdom: 22 Jun 2020

Hav Deepak Karki SM

Hav Deepak Karki hailed from Bhutwal in Rupendehi Pradesh in the Gulmi district of Nepal. Born in the year 1983, he joined the Army after completing his school education at the age of 20 years. He was recruited into 3/5 GR battalion of 5 Gorkha Rifles Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers and glorious history of various battle honours. By the year 2020, he had been promoted to the rank of Havaldar and had developed into a dedicated and battle-hardened soldier. He had served in various operational areas by then and gathered substantial field experience.


Cross-Border Firing (Nowshera Sector): 22 June 2020


During June 2020, Hav Deepak Karki’s unit was deployed in the Rajouri district of J&K. The unit troops were manning the forward posts in the Nowshera sector along the LOC. The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. Like previous years, the year 2020 too continued with ceasefire violations. Pakistan continued to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides. In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in the Nowshera sector along the LOC on 22 June 2020.


On 22 June 2020, in the early morning Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in the Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district. During that period, Hav Deepak Karki was manning one of the forward posts in the Kalal area along the Line of Control in the Nowshera sector. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy cross-border firing using mortars as well as field guns. Indian army responded in a befitting manner to the Pakistani aggression and consequently, a heavy exchange of fire ensued thereafter, which continued intermittently for several hours. However, during this heavy exchange of fire, Hav Deepak Karki got severely injured. He later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Hav Deepak Karki was a valiant and committed soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty. Hav Deepak Karki was given the gallantry award, “Sena Medal” on 26 Jan 2021 for his exceptional courage, devotion to duty, and supreme sacrifice.


Hav Deepak Karki is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

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  • Divya Joshi

    2021at4:10 pm Reply

    From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your service. I can totally understand the sentiments of the family who has lost their loved one, I salute them & may god give them strength to bear with this loss. Jai Hind

  • Ruchita Upadhyay

    2021at12:45 pm Reply

    The ultimate duty is the duty to the Nation and he completely fulfilled his duty. No matter how big words we write, they cannot truly express our pride and emotions we feel now.

    Thanks for protecting us and this Nation’s sovereignty.
    Jai Hind

  • dushyant bharat karani

    2021at9:45 pm Reply

    Thank you for service and duty.

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