Date of Birth: Jun 10,1975

Service No: 4075503L

Service: Army

Last Rank: Rifleman

Unit :18 Garh Rif

Arm/Regt :The Garhwal Rifles

Operation :Op Vijay (Kargil)

Award : VrC

Date of Martyrdom : Jun 28, 1999

Rifleman Anusuya Prasad VrC

Rifleman Anusuya Prasad was born on 10 June 1975 and belonged to the Garhwal Rifles regiment of the Army. He was serving with the 18 Garhwal Rifles unit during the Kargil war of 1999.
 
 
 Kargil WarBattle of Point 4700
 
 
Rifleman Anusuya Prasad was part of charlie company which was tasked to capture an objective at point 4700 in the Drass sector on 28th June 1999. Point 4700 was heavily fortified with eight sangars firing automatic weapons. The army troops could not progress despite several attempts due to heavy automatic fire from a sangar in the direction of the assault.
 
Rifleman Anusuya Prasad unmindful of his personal safety  assaulted the sangar ,taking cover of huge boulders against automatic enemy fire and lobbing grenades.He moved directly into the sangar to find infiltrators and killed three of them by slitting the throat of two infiltrates and other one  with  the bayonet of his rifle. He too received multiple bullet injuries in the encounter and succumbed to injuries. Rifleman Anusuya Prasad displayed exceptional bravery, conspicuous gallantry and dogged determination in the face of the enemy and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army for which he was awarded with Vir Chakra posthumously
 
Rifleman Anusuya Prasad and his other colleagues Naik Kashmir Singh and Rifleman Kuldeep Singh fought fiercely with the enemy who had the advantage of height and lead time which allowed them to fortify well . But the exceptional heroism of Rifleman Anusuya Prasad made it possible for his battalion to recapture the point 4700 and change the course of the battle in India’s favour.
The citation for Vir Chakra awarded to Rfn Anusuya Prasad reads:
 
On 28 June 1999- Rifleman Anusuya Prasad was part of Charlie Company- which was tasked to capture an objective at Point 4700 in the Drass Sector during ‘Operation Vijay’- Point 4700 was heavily fortified with eight sangars firing automatic weapons- The advance could not progress despite several attempts due to heavy automatic fire from a sangar (Bunker) in the direction of the assault- Unmindful of his personal safety- he assaulted the sangar- Taking cover of huge boulders against automatic enemy fire and lobbing grenades- he got into the sangar to find three infiltrators- In a fierce hand-to-hand fight- he killed the three infiltrators- slitting the throat of two and charging one with the bayonet- In the encounter- he too received multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to his injuries- Rifleman Anusuya Prasad displayed camaraderie- exceptional bravery- conspicuous gallantry and dogged determination in the face of the enemy and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army-
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