Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar, 10 November 2020: TodayArmy paid tribute to Captain Ashutosh Kumar, Havildar CH Parveen Kumar and Sepoy Ryada Maheshwar of The Madras Regiment, who made the supreme sacrifice on 08 November 2020 in Machhal sector. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen BS Raju, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the gallant soldiers on behalf of the proud and grateful nation.
Late Captain Ashutosh Kumar was leading a cordon and search team. They neutralised two terrorists, but during this fierce gun battle, Captain Ashutosh Kumar, Havildar CH Parveen Kumar and Sepoy Ryada Maheshwar received grievous bullet injuries. They were provided immediate medical aid, but unfortunately they succumbed to their injuries.
Late Captain Ashutosh Kumar, was 24 years old and was commissioned into the Army on 9th June 2018. He was an alumnus of Sanik School Bhubaneshwar and the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He belonged to village Parmanpur of Ghailarh Tehsil, Madhepura District in Bihar and is survived by his parents.
Late Havildar CH Praveen kumar hailed from Reddivari Palle Village of Chittor District in Andhra Pradesh and was 36 years old, he had joined the Army in 2003. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Late Sepoy Ryada Maheshwar joined the Army in 2014 and was 25 years old. He belonged to Village Komanpalle of Velpur Tehsil, Nizamabad District of Telangana and is survived by his wife.
Chinar Corps also acknowledges the supreme sacrifice of Constable Sudip Sarkar of Border Security Force who laid down his life in same operation.
The mortal remains of the bravehearts were taken for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with these bereaved families and remains committed to their dignity and well-being.