Martyr's Diaries: Shaurya Chakra Capt. Pawan Kumar

Martyr's Diaries: Shaurya Chakra Capt. Pawan Kumar

Captain Pawan Kumar was born on January 15, 1993, also observed as the Army Day in Badhana, Jind district of Haryana. 

He graduated from the 123 course of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and was commissioned into the Army on December 14, 2013. He was with the 10 Para Special Forces and in service for less than three years. Commissioned into the Dogra Regiment in December 2013, he had enthusiastically volunteered to join the elite, much-decorated 10 Para-Special Forces in June 2015.


On 20 February 2016, 4 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists armed with AK-47 Assault rifles, UBGL, hand grenades and explosives attacked a CRPF convoy on the main road linking Srinagar to Jammu, killing two policemen and a civilian. The militants then took refuge in the government-run multi-storey "Entrepreneurship Development Institute" in Pampore. Units of the Indian Army and Central Reserve Police Force cordoned off the building and launched a joint operation to evacuate civilians from the building. For Security forces, their main focus was to evacuate civilians to safety. Army and CRPF launched a joint operation with armoured vehicles to evacuate 120 civilians from the building. The militants responded with automatic gunfire and hand grenades. During the ensuing battle, Capt. Pawan Kumar from Army 10 para Special Forces unit lost his life. A militant was also killed. Part of the EDI building caught on fire.

For his supreme sacrifice, he was conferred with Shaurya Chakra on 15th Aug 2016.

His last Facebook status read:-

Kisiko reservation chahiye to kisiko azadi bhai. Humein kuchh nahin chahiye bhai. Bas apni razai.

Haryana government on Friday 17.3.2016 said it will set up an educational institute in the name of martyr Capt Pawan Kumar who died while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma made the announcement while replying to a question by MLA Prem Lata during the Question Hour in the budget session of the Haryana Assembly.

Dead upon the field of glory, Hero fit for song and story. 

Sir, May your soul REST IN POWER.  

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