Service No : MS-20323K
Date of Birth : 1997
Place of birth : Deoria Dist (UP)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Captain
Arm/Regt : Army Medical Corps
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Awards : Kirti Chakra
Martyrdom : July 19, 2023
Captain Anshuman Singh hailed from Bardiha Dalpat village of Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh and was born in the year 1997. Son of an army veteran Subedar Ravi Pratap Singh, he was the youngest among three siblings with an elder brother and sister. He did his schooling at Rashtriya Military School Chail, a residential school located in Himachal Pradesh. While studying in the Rashtriya Military School his inclination towards the Armed Forces grew and the foundation of his future military life was laid. After completing his schooling, he got selected for the prestigious AFMC Pune to pursue his graduation in medicine.
Upon completing his studies at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, he embarked on a journey of service by joining the Indian Army. He was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps, the corps that provides medical service to the Indian Army during peace and war. Beginning his career as an Army Medical Corps officer, he dedicated himself to the noble cause of providing medical care and support to his fellow servicemen. After serving for some time, he got married to Ms Shristi Singh on 10 Feb 2023, an engineer by profession.
Siachen Glacier Fire Accident : 19 Jul 2023
During July 2023, Capt Anshuman Singh was serving with 403 Field Hospital of 26 Punjab battalion on attachemnt from 26 Madras deployed in Siachen Glacier. The area remained inaccessible during the winter months and the soldiers faced extreme risks in manning the forward posts in inhospitable terrain at heights over 19,000 feet under extreme weather conditions. The troops besides manning designated posts also operated regular patrols to monitor the gaps between the manned posts. Capt Anshuman Singh functioning as Regimental medical officer was responsible to provide medical care to all the troops deployed in the area.
In the early morning hours on 19th Jul 2023, approximately at 3 a.m., an ammunition stockpile caught fire dangerously close to Capt Anshuman's bunker at the Chandan post. Capt Anshuman quickly realized that many of his soldiers were trapped inside and needed to be rescued. Without caring for his own safety, he leaped into action, fully aware of the risks, to save as many of his fellow troops as possible. Despite the perilous surroundings and the threat posed by the fire, he fearlessly ventured into the affected area, determined to search for survivors and bring them to safety. A total of seven soldiers were rescued, three of them with severe burns. Capt Anshuman went inside the burning FRP shelter three times to move the trapped soldiers to safety. However when he went fourth time, he himself got trapped and suffered severe burns. Tragically, Capt Anshuman could not overcome the severity of his injuries, and succumbed to the ordeal. Capt Anshuman Singh was a valiant soldier and a fine officer, who led from the front and laid down his life at the age of 26 years in the service of the nation. Capt Anshuman Singh was given the nation’s second-highest peacetime gallantry award, “Kirti Chakra” posthumous for his outstanding courage, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice
Capt Anshuman Singh is survived by his father Sub Ravi Pratap Singh (Retd), mother and wife Smt Shristi Singh.