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Paratrooper Shabir Ahmad Malik was born on 21st March 1988 in Ganderbal district of J&K. He joined the Indian Army on 15th March 2007, after completing his school education. He was recruited into 1 Para (SF) and got trained as a commando. In 2009, Paratrooper Shabir’s unit was deployed in the Kupwara district of J&K. 

Service Number 9118068 
Place of Birth J&K 
Rank Paratrooper 
Unit 1 Para (SF) 
Regiment Parachute Regiment 
Award Kirti Chakra 
Date of Martyrdom 21st March 2009 

On 21st March 2009, the security forces decided to launch a search and cordon operation based on the information about the presence of the terrorists. The troop was led by Major Mohit Sharma and Paratrooper Shabir was a part of the team. The troops reached the suspected area. Paratrooper Shabir observed suspicious movement and altered his commando buddy. The terrorists opened fire from three directions injuring his buddy. Paratrooper Shabir moved his wounded comrade to a safer place. He courageously took on the militants, meanwhile sustaining injuries himself. A large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered. However, Paratrooper Shabir succumbed to his injuries. 

Paratrooper Shabir was a valiant soldier and displayed enormous courage on the battlefield and received the second-highest peacetime gallantry award ‘Kirti Chakra’ posthumously. 

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