Service No: SS-38789

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1977

Service: Army

Last Rank : Lieutenant

Unit: 69 Fd Regt

Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery

Operation : Op Parakram

Date of Martyrdom :Jun 10, 2002

Lieutenant Abhay Pareek

Lt Abhay Pareek was born on Aug 13 1977, to Mrs. Prabha Pareek & Mr. K.S Pareek. In his short but illustrious life, Lt Abhay won many accolades and awards, showing his brilliance, from childhood (school days) to youth (college). During his school days he was awarded the best instrumental musician & singer in an Inter-School Competition, New Delhi, received the best Tabla player award, and excelled in the field of sports, especially in Basketball & Volleyball. He continued gathering awards in his college days too and endeared himself to everyone in the college. During his stint in the college he was given the prestigious ‘Gibson Award’, awarded annually to a student who excels in all walks of life; in GCA Ajmer and was also chosen best NCC Cadet. He was also a gold medal winner three times consecutively in Boxing Championships.

 

Lt Abhay was commissioned in the Indian Army in September 2000 in 69 Field Regiment Artillery, ‘The Queen of War’. Immediately, after his commission from the academy in the Artillery Regiment he was posted in Jammu & Kashmir, alongside the LOC.

 

Op Parakram : 10 June 2002

 

During the Op Parakram Lt Abhay’s unit was deployed alongside the LOC, at about a distance of 100-150 meters from the enemy post . Following an attack on the Parliament ‘Operation Parakram’ was undertaken and had resulted into a state of undeclared war between the two nations. Lt Abhay was positioned as a Forward Observation Officer, along with his troops to monitor the situation and retaliate as per the operation plan.

 

On 10 June 2002, as the cross border firing escalated Lt Abhay swung into action and launched massive artillery attack on the enemy post, resulting into heavy losses to the enemy in terms of men & material. But , unfortunately during the fierce exchange of firing, Lt Abhay was hit and severely injured by the enemy’s Anti-tank Missile. He , however during evacuation from the post, undeterred gave proper salutes to his CO and senior officers, shook hands with the soldiers. His last words to his troops were—“MAIN WAPAS AAONGA….I SHALL COME BACK”. Lt Abhay later succumbed to his injuries and thus guarding the frontiers of the motherland was martyred.

 

Though, Lt Abhay Pareek  may have created a void in the lives of his family members but as an exceptional officer and a brave soldier he will continue to inspire future generations.

Words taken from  Lt Abhay Pareek’s Diary,   “Have a heart that never Hardens A temper that never Tires And a touch that never Hurts”….   –Lt  Abhay Pareek

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11 Comments
  • Philomina sam

    2017at11:31 am Reply

    Your sacrifice will always be remembered and you will remain a hero for countless Indians. I salute you. Jai Hind

  • Mahendra sen

    2018at6:52 pm Reply

    Bhai aapko naman aap sada amar rahe

  • Poonam Pareek

    2019at10:43 am Reply

    You will be in my heart forever…My best brother…Salute to you

    • Rajan Packianathan

      2019at9:31 pm

      Good evening ma’am. I am Lt Col Rajan. I was course mate of Abhay. Right now I’m posted in Delhi. I along with another course mate are visiting parents of our course mates who are no more among us. May i request you to kindly share address and telephone of parents of Abhay. I will be grateful.

  • Sumedha Sood

    2019at7:09 pm Reply

    Such a talented man died in valour…. God bless

  • Jagdish Soni

    2019at4:09 pm Reply

    My heart feel Saluite to our real God hero and safe gurards..Vandan to family from Shahid Captain Nilesh Soni 62 Filed Regiment sacrifces his life at Siachen

  • Mahesh Pareek

    2019at11:35 am Reply

    I was very young when you joined The Indian Army.
    You came home for couple of days, and i saw you in crew cut hair (Army style).

    And when you become one with the soil, i was so small that i was dumb enough to sense the importance of your Martyr (Was in 2nd standard)

    Though this is the only memory i have from my child hood, but its very strong. I can still see you vividly.
    I am always proud of you Mamaji 🙂
    I just hope i could have spend more time with you and tell you more about myself.

    Yes, there is a void in our hearts, we miss you! Mom use to tell us about you!

    Love you Mamaji!

  • Ajay Kumar Purohit

    2019at3:04 pm Reply

    A great tribute to Lt. Abhay Pareek. Jaisa nam vaisa hi kam kiya is jaipur ke sapoot ne. Desh ke liye Mar mitne wale sapoot ko sadar naman.

  • Sgt. Rajesh kumar

    2019at11:08 pm Reply

    My heart is filled with proud on the sacrifice by a brave soldier. Her sister is really a brave sister .i pay my tearful condolences to the bereaved family

  • Colonel Satpal Bishnoi

    2020at11:08 pm Reply

    Lt Abhay Pareek was my senior subaltern in 69 Field Regiment. I have very vivid memories of him. He was less of a senior and more of a strong buddy or brother to me. We use to train together in unit as lieutenants and went for Young Officers course together. We shared the same room during YO’s for six months. On return from YO’s i got deployed on OP in poonch and he in naushera. And then we missed him on this day. I cried my heart out sitting in my bunker at the OP, however was unfortunate to not even get a chance to say him final good bye as i was operationally deployed and firing was continuing day in day out. I have known him as a courageous, innocent and big hearted man. You could ask him to do anything for you anytime and he would walk along with you without a second thought. Such a courageous, chivalrous young man he was. Miss his presence so much to this day. Many many salutes my dear brother !

  • Hj

    2021at10:59 pm Reply

    Jai hind

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