Service No : IC-57111

Date of Birth : August 28, 1975

Place of birth : Delhi

Service : Army

Last Rank : Captain

Unit : 17 Jat

Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment

Awards : MVC

Martyrdom : July 7, 1999

Captain Anuj Nayyar MVC

Capt Anuj Nayyar was born on 28 Aug 1975 in Delhi and also grew up there. His father, Shri S K Nayyar, worked as a visiting professor in Delhi School of Economics while his mother, Smt Meena Nayyar, worked for the South Campus library of Delhi University. Capt Nayyar finished his schooling from Army Public School, New Delhi and belonged to the 1993 batch. He was a bright student who consistently performed well in academics as well as sports. He graduated from the National Defence Academy (90th course, Echo Squadron) and later was commissioned into the 17th Battalion of the Jat Regiment in June 1997.

 

Kargil War: 07 July 1999

 

During 1999, Capt Anuj Nayyar’s unit was deployed in J & K along the LOC. In 1999, the Indian Army detected a massive infiltration by the Pakistani military and paramilitary forces in the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir. The army quickly mobilized its forces to drive out the Pakistani infiltrators from Indian territory. Capt Nayyar, a junior commander in the 17 Jat Regiment, was one of the more than 500,000 Indian troops deployed in the region. His first major operation involved securing Pt. 4875, also known as Pimple II, a strategic mountain peak on the western side of Tiger Hill which was occupied by Pakistani infiltrators. Due to its strategic location, securing Pt. 4875 was a top priority for the Indian Army. The peak, which stood at 15,990 feet above sea level, had extremely steep slopes. The eviction of Pakistani regulars from Pt 4875 in Kargil was crucial if Tiger Hill had to be recaptured. Capt Nayyar’s Charlie Company was given the task to secure the peak without waiting for any aerial support on  07 July 1999.

 

During the initial phase of the assault on Pt. 4875, Capt Nayyar’s company commander Maj Ritesh Sharma got injured and was evacuated. Capt Nayyar who had been promoted to the Captain’s rank during the Kargil war itself, took over as the company commander. After the initial setback, the assault team split into two groups, one led by Capt Vikram Batra and other by Capt Nayyar. The Pakistani infiltrators had constructed several bunkers on Pt. 4875 and Capt Nayyar’s team, which consisted of 7 personnel, located 4 enemy bunkers. The company began to ascend Pt. 4875 during which it came under heavy artillery and mortar fire from Pakistani infiltrators. However, the troops counter-attacked, which also included hand-to-hand combat, forcing the Pakistani soldiers to retreat. During the battle, Capt Nayyar killed 9 Pakistani soldiers and destroyed three medium machine gun bunkers.

 

Under Captain Nayyar’s leadership, the company had successfully cleared three of the four bunkers and began its assault on the last remaining bunker. While clearing the fourth bunker, an enemy rocket-propelled grenade directly hit Capt Nayyar. Despite being grievously injured, Capt Nayyar continued to lead the remaining men in his company. He succumbed to his injuries but not before clearing the last bunker on Pt. 4875. None of the soldiers from Capt Nayyar’s team of Charlie Company survived the battle. Two days after Pt. 4875 was secured, it was counter-attacked by Pakistani infiltrators during which the second team of the Charlie Company, led by Capt Batra, successfully defended the peak. The securing of the Pimple Complex area paved the way for the recapture of Tiger Hill which finally forced Pakistan to retreat its forces to pre-conflict positions.

 

Capt Nayyar showed extreme courage and grit in the face of the enemy while leading from the front in dire circumstances. His courage and leadership was an inspiration to his troops. He had such a deep impact on his troop members that Tejbir Singh, a fellow soldier of the Jat Regiment, named his son Anuj in honour of Capt Anuj Nayyar. Capt Anuj Nayyar was given the nation’s second highest gallantry award, ” Maha Vir Chakra” for his exceptional courage, unyielding fighting spirit, and supreme sacrifice.

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37 Comments
  • Prakash Chandra

    2023at3:19 pm Reply

    Proud of you and the subordinates you led during the kargil conflict and got martyrdom.

  • NAVEEN PANGHAL

    2023at3:19 pm Reply

    We proud on you sir…..Aap logo ki wajah se hum aaj chain ki saas le rhe h….aap log apna sab kuch chod kr isilye krte h taki hum aaram se g ske…..hum apka balidaan kabi nai bhul skte sir…

  • vishwanath negi

    2023at3:20 pm Reply

    country proud when thwy discous about offisor Mr. Anuj nayyar which was die in kargil war Anuj nyyar was the super heroes for all that childs and all country cytizens and we proud to said about anuj ny…… he was such a great man who live for owr country and he was also the motivation for all the peoples which live for owr country
    he was my hero
    love you anuj nayyar sir

  • Dharmendra Sharma

    2023at3:21 pm Reply

    We proud on you sir for your supreme sacrifice for us and you are inspiration for all youth sir.jai hind

  • Shravani

    2023at3:21 pm Reply

    We are proud of you

  • APURVA MISHRA

    2023at6:42 am Reply

    Thankyou Capt Anuj Nayyar Sir

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