Service No : 5047602N
Birth place: Kaski, Nepal
Last Rank: Hav
Unit: 4/1 GR
Regiment: Gorkha Regiment
Award : KC
Date of Martyrdom : May 20, 2017
Havaldar Giris Gurung (38) hailed from Kasi in Nepal. He had a distinguished service of 19 years and was part of many counter terrorist operations earlier. On 20th May 2017 also he was part of the team that had intercepted a group of heavily armed terrorists who had infiltrated near the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Handwara in Kupwara district. The fierce encounter with the militants continued for 36 hours in which 4 heavily armed infiltrators were killed. Unfortunately in this operation Hav Giris Gurung along with 2 other soldiers Hav Damar Bahadur and Rfn Rabin Sharma was also martyred.
Havaldar Giris has been awarded with Kirthi Chakra posthumously on 15th August 2017.
He is survived by his wife Panch Maya Gurung and two young children.