Service No : IC76583F

Birth Place : Dugoli dist (U'khand)

Service: Army

Rank :Major

Unit : 62 RR/21 Dogra

Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: Aug 3, 2017

Major Kamlesh Pandey

Major Kamlesh Pandey hailed from Dugoli village in Haldwani district of Uttarakhand. Son of Sri Bhuvan Chand Pande, Maj Kamlesh had got selected as an airman in the IAF and later joined the Army as a commissioned officer. After serving for a couple of years with his parent unit, Maj Kamlesh Pandey was deputed to serve with 62 Rashtriya Rifles battalion deployed in J & K area for counter insurgency operations.


During 2017, Maj Kamlesh Pandey’s was deployed in Shopian district of J & K, and was involved in operations against the militants on a regular basis. On 02 Aug 2017, Maj Kamlesh Pandey participated in yet another such operation in Shopian district.


 Shopian Operation : Aug 03,2017 


On the late night of 2nd August 2017, Maj Kamlesh Pandey’s unit received information from the intelligence sources about the presence of terrorists in Zaipora area of Shopian district. It was decided to launch an operations against the terrorists and deal with the threat. As planned the assault team led by Maj Kamlesh Pandey reached the suspected area and launched the search and cordon operation. At around 2 am on 3rd Aug, while the operation was underway, the troops of 62 RR came under attack from the terrorists, firing from vantage points.


A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter with heavy exchange of fire. Three soldiers including Maj Kamlesh Pandey were injured, who were rushed to Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar. Maj Kamlesh Pandey took five bullets including one on the neck and two on lungs injuring him severely.  Consequently Maj Kamlesh Pandey succumbed to the injuries, en-route to the hospital and was martyred. Maj Kamlesh was a brave and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty, living up to the highest traditions of Indian Army .

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  • Awantika Jha

    2017at5:25 pm Reply

    Salute to braveheart….RIP

  • Shubhendu Jain

    2017at9:41 pm Reply

    Salute and RIP, brave heart

  • Pandya Gautam

    2017at9:50 pm Reply

    Jay hind vande matram

  • Lt col Harjinder Singh

    2017at8:49 am Reply

    RIP bro

  • Lt Col Rajiv Sisaudia (Retd)

    2017at10:58 am Reply

    RIP Braveheart.

  • Greeshma Dhyan

    2017at11:39 am Reply

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

    • Umesh rathour

      2017at6:13 pm

      We salute u sir…


    2017at9:09 pm Reply

    Hat’s off & salute to your valour.You will be remembered for this noble cause for which you sacrificed your life…….Jai Hind….Bharat mata ki Jai… RIP….

  • neeraj

    2017at10:40 pm Reply

    Bharat mata ki jay..bahut bura hua ye

  • jatin sharma

    2017at11:24 pm Reply

    He was a very jovial… He always had a smiling face… He was loved by his juniors and appreciated by his seniors.. he was one of them gem of the forces

  • vinod singh jetha

    2017at6:49 am Reply

    Iam always missing you Golden bro….
    Rip ….
    Paramveer mile bhai ko….

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