Date of Birth : 1999
Place of birth : Hamirpur Dist (HP)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Sepoy
Unit : 14 Dogra
Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : January 10, 2023
Sep Amit Sharma hailed from Talaashi Khurd village in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh and was born in the year 1999. Son of Shri Vijay Kumar and Smt Alka Devi, he was the youngest among three siblings. After completing his school education from class 6 to 12 at Government Senior Secondary School, Jhagriani village in Hamirpur Tehsil, he joined the army in the year 2019 at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into the 14 Dogra Battalion of the Dogra Regiment, an infantry regiment known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle honours.
Machhal sector Operation (J&K) : 10 Jan 2023
During Jan 2023, Sep Amit Sharma’s unit 14 Dogra was deployed in the Kupwara district of J&K. The unit troops besides manning the forward posts, were also engaged in counter-infiltration operations. The posts of the unit were located in high-altitude areas with inhospitable terrain and extreme weather conditions. In addition to manning the stationary posts, the unit launched regular armed patrols to monitor the area between the posts. On 10 Jan 2023, Sep Amit Sharma along with Nb Sub Parshotam Kumar and Hav Amrik Singh were tasked to take over one of the forward posts falling in the AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit in the Machhal Sector. Sep Amit Sharma and his comrades set off for the post on the planned route in the evening of 10 Jan.
The tracks to the forward posts passed through difficult terrain, dotted by sides with deep gorges and crevices. The soldiers had to exercise extreme caution while treading on these tracks. As Sep Amit Sharma and other soldiers were moving towards the forward post, at about 5:30 PM in Machhal Sector, the snow along the narrow track gave way. As a result, the soldiers lost their balance suddenly and slipped into a deep gorge. Consequently, the soldiers got throwdown onto the rocks and sustained serious injuries. A rescue operation was launched by the unit, but the extreme weather conditions impeded the operation to extricate the soldiers. Sep Amit Sharma and his comrades Nb Sub Parshotam Kumar & Hav Amrik Singh, could not survive and were martyred. Eventually, the bodies of the martyrs were recovered on 11 Jan 2023. Sep Amit Sharma was a brave and determined soldier, who laid down his life at the age of 23 years in the line of his duty.
Sep Amit Sharma is survived by his father Shri Vijay Kumar and mother Smt Alka Devi.