Service No : IC 54831M

Date of Birth : 06 Mar 1969

Place of Birth : Deharadun (U'khand)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Captain

Unit : 4 RR/157 AD Regt

Arm/Regt : Army Air Defence

Award : Shaurya Chakra

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom : 09 Aug 1998

Capt Tarun Kumar SC

Captain Tarun Kumar hailed from Dehradun in Uttarakhand was born on 6th of March, 1969. Son of an army veteran Lt Col VK Trihima  and Smt Bindoo Trihima, Capt Tarun followed  into the footsteps of his father and joined the army. He was commissioned into 157 AD Regt of the Corps of Army Air Defence, the important combat support arm of Indian Army.  After serving for few years with his unit, Captain Tarun Kumar was deputed to serve with 4 RR Batallion in 1998.


Kupwara Operation: 09 Aug 1998


During 1998, Capt Tarun Kumar was serving with 4 Rashtriya Rifles unit, deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations.  The area of responsibility (AOR) of the unit fell in Kupwara district which was a terrorist infested area and offered challenging situations on a regular basis. On 9th of August 1998, the unit received information from the intelligence sources about the presence of some hard core terrorists in the area under its control. A decision was taken to launch a search and destroy operation to deal with the dreaded terrorists.


Capt Tarun Kumar was part of the team that spearheaded the operation. The team surrounded the suspected area and soon spotted the terrorists, who opened fire at the soldiers on being challenged. A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter  lasting several hours. Capt Tarun and his team displaying superior field-craft skills succeeded in eliminating a number of terrorists. However, during this heavy exchange of fire Capt Tarun Kumar got severely injured and later succumbed to his injuries. During the operation Capt Tarun Kumar displayed outstanding courage and made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation. Capt Tarun Kumar was given the nation’s third highest gallantry award “Shaurya Chakra” for his bravery, unyielding fighting spirit and supreme sacrifice.


Capt Tarun Kumar is survived by his father Lt Col VK Trihima(Retd), mother Smt Bindoo Trihima, wife, daughter Mayuraakshi, and sister Smt Anjali Trihima Basra.

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  • Reeta Jamwal Sumbria

    2019 at 7:32 am Reply

    I salute your valour and supreme sacrifice Brave Heart.God bless your family.Jai Hind.

  • Anjali Trihima Basra

    2020 at 11:03 pm Reply

    Thank you on behalf of my parents Lt Col V K Trihima and Mrs Bindoo Trihima for honoring their son and my brother Captain Tarun Kumar , Shaurya Chakra

  • Bharat Bhushan Basra

    2020 at 11:16 am Reply

    Capt Tarun kumar was a brilliant , smart officer whom we lost at very young age . However , I am proud that he achieved Martyr domed fighting for the Nation .

    I happens to be his Instructor at ADGM School Gopalpur when he was doing his Young Officers course , the first step into the Air Defense Artillery . A soft spoken and little shy Young officer .

    Shaurya Chakra Awardee

  • Vinay Madar

    2021 at 5:29 am Reply

    So proud of his display of valour. Tarun remains forever in our hearts as we cherish the precious memories of the wonderful times spent with him over the years. Miss you dearly

  • I Ghuman

    2022 at 7:45 pm Reply

    So humbling to read about his unparalleled courage and bravery.
    We sleep easy because of true heroes like him who gave their lives for our nation.
    Heartfelt gratitude and strength to the family.

  • Vivek Kumar

    2022 at 12:38 am Reply

    Miss you Bhaiya … Jai Hind

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