Birth Place : Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Service Number : 13606761

Service: Army

Last Rank : Paratrooper

Unit : 4 Para

Regiment : The Parachute Regiment

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 28, 1971

Paratrooper Kamlesh Kumar

Paratrooper Kamlesh Kumar was born in village Sultanpur of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. After his preliminary education he joined  4 Para regiment of Indian army.

 

Nagi Battle : 28 Dec 1971

 

His unit was involved in the battle of Nagi during war with Pakistan in 1971. The battle of Nagi was fought 600 yards from the international border inside the Indian territory in the Sand dunes of Nagi in Srikaranpur tehsil of Shriganganagar Dist of Rajasthan. Pakistan’s 36 Frontier force had occupied a prominent sand dune and areas ahead of Nagi village. 4 Para was tasked to clear the encroachment and recapture the sand dune. Amidst heavy shelling, at about 3 am on 28th Dec 1971 two companies of 4 Para supported by artillery fire provided by 9 Para Field regiment attacked the enemy. After a fierce and intense engagement, the enemy was evicted and the area was recaptured by 6 am on the same day. In the battle 21 bravehearts of 4 Para laid down their lives.

 

During this battle of Nagi Paratrooper Kamlesh Kumar also laid down his life in keeping with the finest tradition of Indian army and attained martyrdom while protecting the border of country from adversary.

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2 Tributes
  • Aayush Kumar - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 3:03 pm Reply

    from our native place :-), a grand salute to him.He remained unsung,forgotten by his native place,forgotten by his home district,leave aside his state but never forgotten by us,his unit and his Army,atleast won’t remain unsung online because of Honourpoint.

  • Suraksha - Bilaspur,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Your sacrifice will always be remembered and you will remain a hero for countless Indians. I salute you. Jai Hind..!

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