Service No : IC-58793Y
Date of Birth : Mar 18,1977
Service : Army
Last Rank : Major
Unit : 34 RR
Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery
Operation : Op Rakshak
Award : KC
Date of Martyrdom : 02 Oct, 2007
Major K.P Vinay was born on 18th March 1977 in Banglore. KP Vinay was studying his 9th class in Delhi Kannada School when the family moved to Hyderabad. He joined Vasavi Public School and studied Intermediate +2 at A.V College. He joined the National Defence Academy in 1994. He was commissioned in the Army in 1999 and had participated in Kargil War also. He was posted with 34 Rashtriya Rifles in Kashmir to serve the anti-insurgency operation for a period of two years.
Baramulla J&K: 02 October 2007
On the early morning of 2nd October 2007, after getting the information about the movement of the militants, Major Vinay leading a team of soldiers rushed to Tanmarg in Baramulla district. A face to face conflict with terrorists started and militants fired at the troops causing some casualties. Soldiers foiled three attempts made by the ultras to break the cordon and escape the gun battle. It lasted for more than 36 hours and in the action, nine militants were killed. Major Vinay lead from the front which inflicted a severe blow to the militants, however, he was hit by the enemy bullets on his head and chest which killed him instantaneously.
Major Kumandur Prabhakar Vinay displayed gallantry courage and determination towards his work. and was awarded by Kirti Chakra.
Major K P Vinay is survived by his father K R Prabhakar, mother and brother K P Vikram.
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