Service No : 4093303X

Place of Birth : Uttarakhand

Service: Army

Last Rank : Paratrooper

Unit : 4 Para (SF)

Arm/Regt : The Parachute Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom : 05 Apr 2020

Paratrooper Amit Kumar

Paratrooper Amit Kumar hailed from the state of Uttarakhand. He belonged to the 4 Para (SF) battalion of the Parachute Regiment, an elite infantry Regiment well known for its daredevil para commandos and numerous bold operations.

 

Operation Randori Behak : 01-05 April 2020 

 

During Apr 2020, Ptr Amit Kumar’s unit was deployed in the Kashmir valley for counter-insurgency operations. Based on the information from the intelligence sources about the infiltration attempt by the terrorists in Kupwara district, the security forces launched “Op Randori Behak” on 01 Apr 2020. The soldiers deployed in Karen sector repeatedly picked up and lost track of the terrorists as they infiltrated across the Line of Control. On 03 April the troops picked up the trail at 4:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm on 04 April 4. It was then decided to launch Para commandos by dropping them by air near the suspected area. Ptr Amit Kumar became part of this operation launched by 4 Para(SF) battalion. Based on the information gathered through UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) of the Army intelligence network, the operation was planned on 05 Apr 2020 to foil an infiltration attempt in the Karen sector. As the suspected area was snow covered and inaccessible the assault team was planned to be air dropped to integrate an element of surprise too in the operation.

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The two squads of the elite para commandos including Ptr Amit Kumar were air dropped in the suspected area as planned in poor visibility conditions. But soon the team spotted the footsteps of the terrorists in the snow and decided to follow the trail. As the soldiers were following the snow bound trail, at one point the hardened snow under their feet gave way plunging three members of the team into a nullah. However the soldiers after tumbling down reached a place very near to the hideout of the terrorists. A fierce gun battle followed immediately as the soldiers came face to face with the infiltrators. Seeing their comrades under heavy fire, the other two soldiers who had managed to evade the collapsing snow also rushed to the place of action. In the ensuing heavy exchange of fire the para commandos managed to eliminate all the five terrorists.

 

However it was a combat at very close quarters and consequently the soldiers too received multiple gun shots and got seriously injured. Three  soldiers succumbed to their injuries and were martyred in the battle zone itself. The other two soldiers were air lifted to a nearby military hospital but they too succumbed to their grievous injuries and were martyred. Besides Ptr Amit Kumar the other martyred soldiers included Sub Sanjeev Kumar, Hav Davendra Singh, Paratrooper Bal Krishan and Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh. Ptr Amit Kumar was a valiant and committed soldier, who laid down his life in the service of the nation.

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4 Comments
  • Chiranjeev Singh Bedi

    2020at2:22 am Reply

    Salute & Tribute to the martyrdom of Paratrooper Amit Kumar of 4 Para SF, who eliminated terrorists during Operation Randori Behak at the mountains of Kupwara, Kashmir, and did supreme sacrifice during line of duty. My heart bleeds for his supreme sacrifice and bravado, and will always remember him, and his brave battalion. Salute to him. The brave die never, though they sleep in dust. Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

  • Nitin aswal

    2020at10:09 am Reply

    A big salute to you brother , Uttarakhand is a land of gods and many brave soldier , I am always remember your sacrifice sir . You are a inspiration for our upcoming generation …..I tell you people always respect our armed forces,because of soldiers we all are live in our family happily ……always respect and do your contribution according to your wealthness……repect#jai hind sir

  • pankaj Dhyani

    2020at10:55 am Reply

    Amit Kumar , We called Him Tinku , A Brave Soldier with Big Heart , Who always smile in every situation, whenever meet Always crack Jokes , you all are our real Heros , salute you brother and missed you so much yaara , proud of you .

  • Ajay Sarkar

    2020at3:46 pm Reply

    Ptr. Amit Kumar first I salute you, for your bravery challenge for the nation. We will remember you whole life. People like you they never die, because of you people we are safe in our country. Ptr. Amit when you are facing enemies you people don’t scared of bullets there you only think about the nation. My heartfelt tributes to you. Regards Ajay Sarkar

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