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Major Chitresh Bisht was born on 1st December 1987 to Shri SS Bisht, a retired Police Inspector. He hailed from Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Major Chitresh was commissioned into 55 Engineering Regiment of the Corps of Engineers. Major Chitresh was a Combat Engineer trained in laying and defusing mines. During 2019 he was serving with 55 Engineering Regiment and was operating as Bomb Disposal Squad leader. 

Service Number IC-72667X 
Place of Birth Almora, Uttarakhand  
Rank Major  
Unit 55 Engineers Regiment 
Regiment The Corps of Engineers 
Day of Martyrdom 16th February 2019 

During 2019 Major Chitresh’s unit was deployed in Naushera sector of Rajouri district in J&K. The unit was managing forward posts along the LoC. The landmines along the patrol routes posed a serious danger to the troops and thus Bomb Disposal Squad played a major role. On 16th February 2019 mines were detected on the tracks in Naushera. Major Chitresh defused first mine successfully, he continued to proceed to neutralize the second one, however the mine got activated triggering a blast. Major Chitresh got seriously injured in that blast and later succumbed to his injuries.  

Major Chitresh Bisht was awarded Sena Medal posthumously.

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