Service No: IC-57443

Place of Birth : Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Service: Army

Last Rank: Captain

Unit : 16 Dogra

Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 14, 1999

Capt Amit Semwal KC

Captain Amit Semwal hailed from Tehri village in Gharwal district of Uttarakhand. Son of Shri. Tara Dutt Semwal and Smt Pushpa Semwal, Captain Amit was always inclined to join the armed forces right from his childhood. He continued to pursue his goal and eventually joined the Army. He was commissioned into 16 Dogra of the Dogra Regiment, an infantry regiment that played an important role in dealing with insurgency in Kashmir since its deployment in 1990.


J&K (Encounter): 14 Dec 1999


During the year 1999, Capt Amit Semwal’s unit was deployed in the Rajouri sector of the Kashmir valley. As the area of responsibility (AOR) of the unit fell in the region infested with militants, the unit had to undertake counter-insurgency operations on a regular basis. The unit troops were also manning the forward posts along the LoC. The unit also launched regular armed patrols to plug the gaps between the manned posts. Based on the information from the intelligent sources the unit decided to launch a search and cordon operation on 13th Dec 1999 led by Capt Amit Semwal.


As planned Capt Amit Semwal and his troops reached the suspected area in Pohal Gai area, six kilometers north of Rajouri. As the operation was underway the troops were fired upon by the heavily armed militants hiding in the area. A fierce gun battle followed thereafter lasting for several hours till the next morning of 14 Dec 1999. During this heavy exchange of fire, Capt Amit Semwal and two soldiers sustained serious injuries. However, Capt Amit Semwal later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.


Capt Amit Semwal was a committed soldier and a gallant officer who led from the front like a true military leader. He was awarded the nation’s second-highest peacetime gallantry award, “Kirti Chakra” for his unparalleled courage, leadership and supreme sacrifice

Catain Amit Samwal was awarded Kirti Chakra (Posthumous) for an act of Gallantry in Jammu and Kashmir

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  • Ayush Negi

    2017 at 3:16 pm Reply

    I was 6 when Amit bhaiya attained martyrdom.He was a family friend.As described by my family he was a lively and intelligent soul. I will try to get his pictures from his parents and other needfull things.He has inspired a lot and I look forward to join Army in the future.

  • Donald philomenraj joseph

    2022 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Salute capt.
    Jai hind jai hind jai hind

  • Mahesh semwal

    2024 at 2:15 pm Reply

    My sar name is also semwal so when i one day went rishikesh so there is seen .. captain Amit semwal smark and i came back to home and search on it Google . I really proud of you sir after seeing your story

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