Place of birth : Patna, Bihar
Service : Army
Last Rank : Naik
Unit : 22 Maratha Li
Arm/Regt : The Maratha LI
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : May 27, 2022
Naik Ramanuj Kumar Yadav hailed from Pariyon village in Paliganj town of Patna district in Bihar. Son of Shri Lalan Yadav, Naik Ramanuj Kumar was youngest of three brothers and a sister. He joined the army in the year 2016 at the age of 18 years, immediately after completing his school education. He was recruited into the 22 MLI battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, an infantry regiment well known for its gallant soldiers and a number of battle honours. After completing his training, he served in various operational areas and developed into a fine soldier with admirable soldierly skills.
Ladakh Vehicle Accident: 27 May 2022
During May 2022, Naik Ramanuj Kumar's unit was deployed in the Turtuk sector in the Ladakh area of Kashmir. The AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit spanned over remote rugged mountainous terrain with extreme weather conditions, especially in the winter season. The unit troops were deployed on various forward posts and often undertook patrol to monitor the area in between the manned posts. The soldiers joining the unit on posting or returning from leave had to acclimatize in phases at transit centers before joining owing to extreme weather conditions. on 27 May 2022, Nk Ramanuj Kumar and 25 other soldiers were required to go from the transit camp in Partapur near Siachen to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif.
As the vehicle carrying Nk Ramanuj Kumar and 25 other soldiers was on its way, it skidded off the road and fell into Shyok River. The vehicle plummeted to a depth of 50-60 feet. injuring all the soldiers. The Army launched the rescue operation and the injured soldiers were transferred to a field hospital at Partapur, where Army surgical teams were dispatched from Leh. However Naik Ramanuj Kumar and six other soldiers succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. The other 19 soldiers were air-lifted and moved through Green Corridor in Chandigarh for treatment at Command Hospital. Besides Nk Ramanuj Kumar, the other martyred soldiers included Sub Vijayrao Shinde from the Satara district of Maharashtra. Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu from Betul in Madhya Pradesh, Naik Sandeep Kumar from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, Naik Jadhav Prashant Shivaji from Kolhapur in Maharashtra, Lance Naik Bappaditya Khutia from Pashchim Mednipur in West Bengal and L/Hav Mohd Shaijal T from Malappuram in Kerala. Naik Ramanuj Kumar was a gallant soldier who made the supreme sacrifice at the age of 24 years in the line of his duty.
Naik Ramanuj Kumar Yadav is survived by his father Shri Lalan Yadav, mother, brothers Jayprakash & Ramjit Kumar and sister Mamta.