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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  • Dr. Varsha Parekh

    2017at4:48 pm Reply

    RIP Major Pandey

  • Maj Gen Inderjit Kashyap(Retd)

    2017at7:19 pm Reply

    You have joined the special creed of the Bravest of the Brave sons of India who have donated every drop of blood to safe guard nation’s sovereignty . Deserve the highest of honours. Our humble tribute for the sacrifice made by you. May the Almighty bless you with eternal peace.

  • Rekha Purohit

    2017at8:06 pm Reply

    The entire nation is indebted to your sacrifice, RIP braveheart!

  • Raju

    2017at1:34 pm Reply

    Hats off to you.

    With due respects


  • Debi Bhaumik

    2017at2:30 pm Reply

    I really really pray n wish that this terrorism ends. It has been ages that we r fighting a war of no cause n hundreds n thousands r laying down their lives just to protect us from our cross border terrorism. Salute to u.

  • Neeraj Singh koshyari

    2017at5:05 pm Reply

    Jai Hind

  • rajesh sharma

    2017at12:03 pm Reply


  • Daljit Gill

    2017at8:45 am Reply

    RIP. Long Live!

  • COL Ashok Pandey

    2017at7:25 pm Reply

    Brave young officer sacrificed his life during service to the nation. RIP

  • renu banerjee

    2017at10:21 pm Reply

    Tribute, hatts off, nation salutes you. regards

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