Place of Birth: Dist-Jammu

Service: Army

Last Rank : Rifleman

Unit : 8 JAK Rif

Arm/Regt: The J & K Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: 01 Oct 2020

Rifleman Shubham Sharma

Rifleman Shubham Sharma hailed from Shakhian Chak village in Satraiyan tehsil of Jammu district in J&K and was born in the year 1998. Son of Shri Vijay Kumar, Rfn Shubham Sharma joined the Army after completing his school education at the age of 18 years on 17 Sep 2016. He was recruited into 8 JAK Rif battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its brave soldiers and rich history of various battle honours.


Cross-Border Firing (Nowgam Sector): 01 Oct 2020


During Sep-Oct 2020, Rfn Shubham Sharma’s unit was deployed in Kupwara district of J&K. The unit troops were manning the forward posts in the Nowgam sector along the LOC. The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. The year 2019 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations — 3289 — by Pakistani troops since 2003. Similarly the year 2020 too continued with ceasefire violations and the number exceeded 1400 by Sep 2020. In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire in Nowgam sector along the LOC on 01 Oct 2020.


On 01 Oct 2020, in the morning Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in Nowgam Sector of Kupwara district. During that period, Rfn Shubham Sharma was manning one of the forward posts along the Line of Control in the Nowgam sector. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy cross border firing using small arms, mortars and field guns. Indian army responded in a befitting manner to the Pakistani aggression and consequently, a heavy exchange of fire ensued thereafter, which continued intermittently for several hours. However, during this heavy exchange of fire, Hav Kuldeep Singh, Rfn Shubham Sharma and four other soldiers got severely injured. They were evacuated and shifted to the Army medical facility for medical treatment. However Hav Kuldeep Singh and Rfn Shubham Sharma later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Rfn Shubham Sharma was a brave and dedicated soldier, who laid down his life at the age of 22 years in the line of his duty.


Rifleman Shubham Sharma is survived by his parents and younger brother.

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  • Ruchita Upadhyay

    2021at12:54 pm Reply

    His actions have spoken for the Nation and his true love and dedication for the Nation.
    Mere words truly cannot express this grief we feel for the loss of a brave soul but the sense of pride and honor we feel to have such a courageous individual born amongst us is even bigger.

    The family is the strength behind any individual as you have been. The values and true love for the Nation come from the families that give them the strength to protect us all.

    We salute you all. Thanks for protecting us and this Nation’s sovereignty.
    Jai Hind

  • Renjith VR

    2021at6:27 pm Reply

    Mere words cannot express the pride we feel to have such brave souls guarding our Nation but even more pride we feel is when we see how their families supported them to do so. You have our respects for it is the strength in you that has protected this strong Nation and its sovereignty. You are as much as a brave soul as he was.

    He lives on through his dedication and spirit for the Nation. We salute him and you for protecting us all.

    Being in Navy for almost 20 + years, and being a part of this initiative, i am feeling my self rewarded to show my gratitude to the martyr. Jai Hind. Jai Bharat

  • Saiprasanth Radhakrishnan

    2021at10:13 am Reply

    The mother who gives birth to such a Child who lays down his life for the nation is really most fortunate. Salute to you Rfn Shubham Sharma. We all Indians will always remain indebted for the sacrifice you have made for the country. Indeed losing a child in such a small age is very disastrous but it’s very clear that his life is successful for having got a human birth it has been dedicated to Bharat mata. Humble pranaam to you. Not only the family but the whole country is proud for real heros like you…

  • Anushree Maloo

    2021at5:51 pm Reply

    You serve, care, bleed
    for freedom’s need
    We thank the soldiers
    whose ultimate sacrifice
    fully faces the faraway sun.

    May I never forget the men and women
    who gallantly defend our freedom and our way of life.
    Their valiant service and sacrifice
    shines with unmatched brilliance.
    I pray for their safe return,
    that they may enjoy the life for which they fight.

    Thankyou! to all who keep us safe!

    Let us fight to keep the book of peace open and the book of war closed.

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