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Captain Prem Kumar Patil

Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be ugly brawl” – Frederick the great, king of Germany

Young soldier who hails from Mumbai, Maharashtra but grew up in Gujrat. He did his schooling and graduation from Gujrat, and during this he also completed his NCC training side by side. Being a NCC cadet, he got motivated to join Indian Army. After his graduation, he cleared his Combined Defence Exam and joined the Indian Military Academy. Passing out from Academy, he got commissioned into 80 Field Regiment, the regiment within Artillery. After he served in Jodhpur and Gangtok, he was into deputation with 36 Rashtriya Rifles.

DOBJanuary 21, 1987
Last RankCaptain
Unit80 Fd Regt(36 RR)
RegimentThe Regiment Of Artillery
Date Of MartyrdomAugust 7, 2015

As deputed with 36 RR in J&K Gurez Sector for counter insurgency operations, they received intelligence reports about militants moving suspiciously. Near the line of control, they launched the search and destroy operation where Capt Prem Kumar was leading the troops. Spotting the suspicious movement, they challenged the militants. On being challenged, militants started firing towards the troops. Triggering the gun battle where Captain Prem killed two terrorists with his skills and ordered his troops to search for more militants. Tackling with Pakistani cross-border firing and militants at the same time, Captain kept chasing the militants. But during this he went rolling down the stiff slop and fell into the river Nausheranar and got seriously injured. Though he was immediately taken to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.  He was a valiant soldier and made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.