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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  • afsar alam

    2019at10:19 pm Reply

    I have no words to say something about this young martyr army officier really you are always in my hert

  • vishal yagyik

    2019at8:24 am Reply

    we can not forget his martyrdom for our country he was a very brave person. Jai hind

  • Tiyasha Bose

    2019at3:59 pm Reply

    I wish the explosion had not happened that day. I wish a soldier like you to remain alive and deactivate many more bombs. You will be in our hearts forever. Jai Hind.

  • Ganesh

    2019at9:09 pm Reply

    We always miss u and ur brave.

  • Durgesh

    2019at9:49 am Reply

    You will always be our hero and heroes do not die. You are always there….ever. Salute to the great son of India.

  • Valsan Kunnath

    2019at11:09 am Reply

    Big Salute Major Chitresh Singh Bisht . Heartfelt Condolences to Your Brave Family,
    “Duty Beyond Death” ” Soldiers Go Beyond Call Of Duty”
    You gave your today for our tomorrow, Salute You.

  • Yogesh Sunami

    2019at12:15 pm Reply

    We are living and enjoying our lives because of heroes like you sacrificing their lives. Country is highly in debt for all our security forces and their families. Huge respect and love for you guys. . Proud of your bravery and courage.May God give strength to the family to bear this loss.

  • Sumanta Sen

    2019at11:23 am Reply

    Unforgettable sacrifice by this young officer. May god give strength to his family to bear this irreparable loss.
    Jai Hind.

  • Neeraj Kumar

    2019at8:08 pm Reply

    Aao Jhukar salam kre unhe jinkee ishee me yeh mukamm ataa haii……
    khush naseeb hai ve log jinke khun watan ke kaam ata hai……..
    jai hind jai bharat
    I will also try my best to join indian army and
    achieve my aim…you will be my role model sirrr…..

  • Sakshi Singh Thakur

    2019at12:34 pm Reply

    Salute to you and your family sir. We need officers like you sir. I wish that explosion had not happened. But your sacrifice for our Motherland will always be remembered. Jai hind

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