Wed. May 18th, 2022
Rifleman Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar was conceived on the 3rd of March 1976 in the town Kalol Bakain in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh. Anterior to joining the army, he had filled in as a taxi driver in New Delhi. He had applied thrice for the Indian Army but his application was rejected all three times before he finally got accepted.

On 4 July 1999, as an individual from the thirteenth Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, he was the main scout of a group entrusted to catching Area Flat Top, during the Kargil War. The zone was held by Pakistani soldiers. Having scaled the bluff, the group was nailed somewhere around an automatic rifle shot from an adversary fortification, around 150 meters away. Kumar, understanding the extent of the issue and the hindering impact this shelter would have in the catch of Area Flat Top, slithered alone up the edge, along a flank, and charged towards the adversary dugout through a hail of programmed fire. Instantly he took two shots in his chest and lower arm that left him draining bountifully.

Sharpshooter Sanjay Kumar got the UMG and murdered the escaping adversary. Despite the fact that draining plentifully, he would not be emptied. The valiant activity on his part persuaded his confidants who were failing to acknowledge the misleading landscape charged on to the foe and wrested the region Flat Top from them. Shooter Sanjay Kumar showed the most prominent valor, cool boldness, and dedication to the obligation of an especially high request even with the foe and was granted India’s most noteworthy heroism grant the Param Vir Chakra. He had decided not to look back at any cost and continue fighting even when his life was on edge.

Despite the fact that seeping from the shot injuries, he proceeded with the charge towards the fortification. Close by to-hand battling, he murdered three aggressors. He at that point got a foe automatic weapon and crawled towards the subsequent foe shelter. The aggressors, overwhelmed totally, were murdered by him as they fled their post. Roused by his demonstration the remainder of the company charged, ambushed the element, and caught Area Flat Top. He motivated all the other soldiers.

In 2010 Kumar was downgraded from the position of Havildar to Lance Naik. The military wouldn’t refer to any purposes behind his downgrade. Besides, the military disguised the realities by proceeding to allude to him as Havildar in official statements. Beneficiaries of the Param Vir Chakra are saluted regardless of rank, which is claimed to be the bone of dispute among Kumar and senior officials. Kumar was extended an employment opportunity by the Himachal Pradesh Government and may acknowledge this proposal subsequent to finishing his 15 years of administration (for accepting post-retirement benefits) in the military.

On 2 July 2014, Sanjay Kumar turned into a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army, with his advancement to Naib Subedar. While the advancement of Sanjay Kumar had once become an issue in the Army after he was purportedly downgraded to the position of Lance Naik from the position of Havildar in 2008, the issue was later covered with the mediation of higher specialists. It was likewise expressed that there are no amiss advancements for beneficiaries of courage grants in the Army and they are advanced according to their status with their individual officers in the unit.

A brave soul to fight for his country and the countrymen are very rare. Kumar’s story alongside other people who were a piece of a similar clash was depicted in the film LOC Kargil, in which his character was played by acclaimed Bollywood entertainer Sunil Shetty.

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