Birth Place : Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Service Number : 13606761
Last Rank : Paratrooper
Unit : 4 Para
Arm/Regt : The Parachute Regiment
Date of Martyrdom : Dec 28, 1971
Paratrooper Kamlesh Kumar was born in village Sultanpur of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. After his preliminary education, he joined 4 Para regiment of the Indian army.
Nagi Battle: 28 Dec 1971
His unit was involved in the battle of Nagi during the 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 the country from the adversary.
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