Service No. IC-72667X

Date of Birth : 01 Dec 1987

Place of Birth : Almora, U'khand

Service: Army

Last Rank: Major

Unit: 55 Engineers Regt

Arm/Regt : The Corps of Engineers

Date of Martyrdom :16 Feb 2019

Major Chitresh Singh Bisht

Major Chitresh Singh Bisht was born in Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Son of a retired Police Inspector Shri SS Bisht, Maj Chitresh Singh had an elder brother. Maj Chitresh Singh joined the Army after his graduation and was commissioned into 55 Engineering Regt of the Corps of Engineers. One of the oldest arms of the Indian Army, the Corps of Engineers consists of three major constituents namely Combat Engineers, MES and Border Roads. The Corps also provides officers to the Military Survey and Defence Research & Development Organisation. In war, Combat Engineers provide mobility to own forces by constructing bridges, tracks, and helipads; on the other hand, the Corps denies the same to the enemy by creating obstacles such as laying mine-fields and demolition of bridges.

 

Maj Chitresh Singh Bisht was a Combat Engineer trained in laying and defusing mines and had undertaken numerous risky operations. During 2019 he was serving with 55 Engineering Regt and was operating as Bomb Disposal Squad leader in support of the unit’s operations.

 

Naushera Mine Clearing Operation: 16 Feb 2019

 

During 2019, Maj Chitresh Singh Bisht’s unit was deployed in Naushera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. The unit was manning the forward posts along the LOC in Rajouri district. The area of his unit’s operation is very volatile and prone to infiltration by militants, the unit had to maintain a strict vigil and deployed armed patrols with regular frequency. The landmines along the patrol routes posed a serious danger to the troops and thus the Bomb Disposal Squad of the unit played a crucial role in sanitizing the routes. Maj Chitresh Singh Bisht as leader of the squad was involved in numerous mine clearing operations for the unit.  On 16 Feb 2019, Maj Bisht was tasked to lead one such mine clearing operation in Laam sector of Naushera in Rajouri district.

 

At about 3 pm on 16 Feb, mines were detected on the Naushera track and Maj Bisht leading the Bomb Disposal Squad, got down to the task of sanitizing the track. He successfully defused one of the mines and with utter disregard to his own life, Maj Bisht continued to carry out the area sanitation and proceeded to neutralize another mine. However, while trying to deactivate the mine, the device got activated, triggering a blast. Maj Bisht facing the brunt of the blast absorbed most of the splinters, thereby screening his comrades behind him. Maj Bisht later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Maj Chitresh Singh Bisht was slated to get married on 07 Mar 2019 but was more devoted to the higher cause of serving the motherland and laid down his life in the service of the nation at the age of 31 years.

 

Maj Chitresh Singh Bisht is survived by his parents and an elder brother.

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19 Comments
  • Shreya Mehta

    2019at1:30 pm Reply

    We will always love you bhaiya. We will always be proud of you. You are our Hero. Our only Hero for the whole life time. ❤️

  • Parvesh

    2019at10:44 pm Reply

    We will always be proud of u as you are the ones who give us such a protective life . As my native place is Uttarakhand I feel a special bonding with u , and now being a teenager i could only think about the valour u show .

  • Avantika

    2019at3:25 pm Reply

    OUr house is empty and so is our lives . The only thing keeps us going is the sacrifice that you made to our motherland ! The only reason for us to take pride is you !
    Rest you know everything how do we all feel as we are not able to see you but surely you can see us .

    • Renu chaudhary

      2019at12:55 pm

      No problem he will will always with you and your family till your last breath.. And is the real hero of dehradun uttarakhand Though I am not a residence of uk but I always miss him because he loss is life for our country. And this is not a thing not forget..until I will be leave on this earth till my last breath I always miss him

    • 0k

      2019at11:36 pm

      Jai hind

  • Namita Pandey

    2019at11:50 pm Reply

    You will always be in heart sir.

  • Dharmesh malvi

    2019at4:32 pm Reply

    We will remember you
    You are the real national hero.

  • Renu chaudhary

    2019at12:58 pm Reply

    No problem he will be always with you and your family till your last breath. And he is the real hero of dehradun uttarakhand.. Though I am not a citizen of UK but always I miss him coz he loss his life for our country so untill I will be leave on the earth I will never forget his sacrifice

  • Snehal ganesh badhe

    2019at11:25 pm Reply

    Love you…. So much chitresh bhaiya proud of u…. Miss u so much I always remember that moment when I was meet u and u inspire…me… U sacrifice ur lives for us……. I can’t forget u….. Miss u

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