Service No: 2486445N
Last Rank: Naik
Unit: 16 Punjab
Regiment: The Punjab Regiment
Operation: Op Rakshak
Awards: Shaurya Chakra
Date of Martyrdom : 25th Sep 2012
Naik Anil Kumar belonged to 16 Punjab unit of The Punjab Regiment and serving in the J & K area in 2012. He was deployed at Abdul Hut Post on the line of control, when on 04 September 2012, troops were alert to the likelihood of Raid attempt by the enemy, based on intelligence inputs. At 1640 hours, the post came under heavy automatic fire by the enemy from Ratwaji Nar of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. During initial volley of enemy fire, Sepoy Sushil Kumar sustained an injury and Naik Anil Kumar manning Medium Machine Gun immediately retaliated the fire.
Displaying immense wits, undaunted courage and assessing the enemy close to the post, he promptly lifted and brought the Medium Machine Gun out from the bunker and effectively engaged the remaining terrorists, thereby causing casualty to one terrorist and beating back the others. In ensuing firefight, Naik Anil Kumar also sustained a burst of fire. Regardless of personal safety and with single-minded purpose, he continued to provide covering fire for other comrades to react and engage the enemy.
His exceptional valor and presence of mind forced the enemy to retreat, thus successfully repulsing the assault. Later, Nail Anil Kumar succumbed to his injuries on 25 Sep 2012 at AH(R&R) Hospital. For the act of great courage, initiative, and exceptional bravery, Naik Anil Kumar has conferred the award of Shaurya Chakra.
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