Service No : IC-59221K

Date of Birth : Oct 02, 1976

Place of Birth : Lucknow (UP)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : 194 Med Regt (43 AR)

Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery

Date of Martyrdom : Nov 23, 2009

Major Bhupender Mehra

Major Bhupender Mehra, born on 2nd Oct 1976  hailed from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Son of an Air Force veteran Wg Cdr DS Mehra and Smt Geeta Mehra Kaur, Maj Bhupender Mehra was commissioned as an officer on 11 Dec 1999. He was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery an important combat arm of Indian Army known for its booming field guns.

 

After serving for a couple of years with his parent unit Maj Mehra was deputed to serve with 43 Assam Rifles deployed in Manipur for counter-insurgency operations. By 2009, Maj Mehra had put in about 10 years of service and evolved into a committed soldier and an officer par excellence, who commanded the respect of his peers as well as men under him. Besides being a soldier at heart, he was a proud “Gunner” too as the soldiers from his Regiment are called. He got married to Manisha in the year 2003 on 25th January, and the couple had a son, Pratham.

 

Hostile Ambush (Manipur): 23 Nov 2009

 

During 2009, Maj Bhupender Mehra was serving with 43 Assam Rifles on deputation and the unit was deployed in the militant-infested area of Manipur. The unit was engaged in operations against the militants on a regular basis and was required to maintain a high state of alert all the time.  On 23 Nov 2009, Maj Bhupender Mehra was leading a column of his unit comprising two officers, 01 Junior Commissioned Officer and 30 soldiers on an area domination move. When Maj Bhupender Mehra’s convoy reached Dingpi area in Chandel  district of Manipur, it was suddenly attacked by  the militants of Manipur People’s Army (MPA), an armed wing of the UNLF( United National Liberation Front (UNLF), also known as the United National Liberation Front of Manipur an  insurgent group active in Manipur).

 

The militants were heavily armed with automatic weapons and carried out the attack in a pre-planned move from vantage points to cause maximum causalities. Though the attack was sudden, Maj Bhupender Mehra with his troops swung into action to counter the attack and a fierce gun battle ensued thereafter. However, Maj Bhupender Mehra and four other soldiers including Asst Comdt Ramendra Kumar, Hav Bipin Singh Parmar, Rifleman Narayan Singh, and Rifleman Ajay Kumar sustained grievous injuries and succumbed to their injuries. Maj Bhupender Mehra was a valiant soldier and a fine officer who laid down his life in service of the nation following the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

 

Maj Bhupender Mehra is survived by his father an Air Force veteran Wg Cdr DS Mehra, mother Smt Geeta Mehra, wife Smt Manisha Mehra, son Pratham Mehra and younger brother Maj Vikram Singh Mehra, who is currently serving in the Army.

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9 Comments
  • Deepa

    2019at4:10 pm Reply

    I Salute you, Sir. We will always remember you.

  • Suma

    2019at4:11 pm Reply

    A big salute to the Braveheart and his family Jai Hind..!

  • अनुपम श्रीवास्तव

    2019at8:52 am Reply

    Jai hind jai bharat………
    ऐ मेरे वतन के लोगो जरा आँख में भर लो पानी
    जो शाहिद हुए है उनकी जरा याद करो कुर्बानी
    वन्दे मात्तरं

    • Geeta Mehra

      2021at7:26 pm

      A big Salute with teary eyes from his mom Mrs Geeta Mehra!!Son come back if possible!!

  • Sunita bhatnagar

    2020at3:49 pm Reply

    शत शत नमन
    जय हिंद की
    सेना

  • ASHA ray

    2021at7:39 pm Reply

    Bhupi my dear nephew mausi miss u a lot ,u will always be remembered a brave heart who lost his life for nation a big

  • ASHA ray

    2021at7:41 pm Reply

    * a big salute to u

  • Rohini

    2021at8:51 pm Reply

    TAFS 94 remembers you fondly

  • Kanhaiya Mehra

    2022at3:13 pm Reply

    Jai Hind ❤

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