Service No : 20004133H
Date of Birth : 1995
Place of birth : Hoshiarpur Dist (Pun)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Sepoy
Unit : 62 RR/16 Dogra
Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : June 1, 2018
Sepoy Raman Kumar hailed from Depur village of Hoshiarpur District in Punjab and was born in the year 1995. After completing his primary education in his village, he joined the army in the year 2014 at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into 16 Dogra Battalion of Dogra Regiment, an infantry regiment with a glorious history of valour and battle honours. After serving for few years with his parent unit, Sepoy Raman Kumar was later deputed to 62 Rashtriya Rifles battalion deployed for counter-insurgency operations in J & K.
Uri Sector Operation : 01 Jun 2018
During June 2018, May 2023, Sep Raman Kumar‘s unit 62 RR battalion was deployed in the Baramulla district of J&K. The unit troops were engaged in operations against the terrorists on a regular basis as the unit's area of responsibility (AOR) was active with militancy. The volatility of its AOR along the LOC demanded 'high alert' at all times on the part of the troops. The area was also prone to infiltration, which necessitated regular armed patrols to check any infiltration from across the border. Following suspicious movement in Maidan area of Uri near the LOC, 62 RR troops launched a search operation under the leadership of Major Amit Kumar. Sep Raman Kumar was part of the team that was assigned the task.
On 1st June 2018 Major Amit Kumar and his troops set off for the suspected area to launch the search operation. The route passed through dense jungle with remote rugged mountainous terrain. It was also dotted with steep rock features with deep gorges by the side. As the troops were moving on the treacherous route, Major Amit Kumar and Sep Raman Kumar slipped and fell down from a mountain at Maidan area in Uri into a deep gorge. As they fell from a height, the impact was severe and they suffered serious injuries. A rescue operation was launched immediately and they were evacuated to the nearby military hospital at Rampur. However Sep Raman Kumar later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Sepoy Raman Kumar was was a fearless and committed soldier, who laid down his life at the age of 23 years in the line of his duty.
Sepoy Raman Kumar is survived by his parents.