Service No : IC-49758

Date of Birth : August 5, 1968

Place of birth : Panchkula, Haryana

Service : Army

Last Rank : Captain

Unit : 18 Punjab

Arm/Regt : The Punjab Regiment

Awards : Sena Medal

Martyrdom : November 11, 1995

Captain Rohit Kaushal SM

Captain Rohit Kaushal, was born on 5th August 1968 at Jalauli village of Panchkula district in Haryana. The only son of Smt Veena Kaushal and Shri S.S. Kaushal, a former Director of Education, Haryana, Capt Rohit had his entire education in Chandigarh right from nursery class to graduation. He was not only a brilliant student but was an all-rounder endowed with multiple talents. He had keen interest in diverse fields and excelled in singing and painting too. He was affable and endeared himself to his friends, colleagues as well as superiors. He nursed the idea of joining the Army since his younger days and kept pursuing his dream. Eventually he got selected to join the Army through the Combined Defence Services Examination.


After one and a half year of training at IMA, Dehradun, he was commissioned on 9th June 1990 at the age of 22 years. He was commissioned into 18 Punjab Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its intrepid soldiers and a glorious history of battle exploits. After serving for few years with his parent unit, he was later deputed to 12 Rashtriya rifles battalion deployed in J &K for counter-insurgency operations. Capt Rohit wedding had been fixed for 27th November 1995, and all preparations for the event had been made by the family members. But unfortunately the destiny had something else in store for him. mind. Capt Rohit was considered to be a highly intelligent officer. He was incredibly brave and fearless. His extraordinary courage and indomitable enthusiasm to fight insurgency made him raid the hide-outs of militants a number of times. The militants were after his life, keeping him on their hit-list. He had escaped two attempts on his life.


Doda Operation: 11 Nov 1995


During 1995, Capt Rohit Kaushal’s unit 12 RR was deployed in Doda District of J&K. The AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit was was a hotbed of militant activity and the troops were engaged in operations against the militants on a regular basis. Capt Rohit in a short span of time had undertaken a number of counter-insurgency operations and his superior soldierly skills were highly appreciated. His fearless operations against the militants had antagonized them and he was considered to be on their hit list. This was proven by the fact that attempts were made on his life two times. Capt Rohit was tasked for one more such operation on 11 Nov 1995 based on the information received from the intelligence sources.


Capt Rohit and his men reached the suspected area of Mulwanu in Doda district and launched the search and cordon operation. Soon the troops made contact with the militants who opened fire at them on being challenged. Capt Rohit tightened the cordon to block the escape routes of the militants and attacked aggressively. In the following fierce gun-battle Capt Rohit received gun shots in his chest and neck. Though bleeding profusely, he continued firing and fatally wounded two militants before collapsing. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention but succumbed to his injuries later. Capt Rohit  was a valiant soldier and a fine officer who led from the front like a true military leader. He laid down his life in the service of the nation and would always be remembered for his exceptional courage and steadfast devotion to his duty. Capt Rohit  was given the gallantry, “Sena Medal” for his outstanding example of leadership, courage and the supreme sacrifice.


Capt Rohit Kaushal is survived by his father Shri S S Kaushal and mother Smt Veena Kaushal.

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  • Dr Nishi Mittal

    2022 at 10:29 am Reply

    My best friends Shubha kaushals elder brother and so ours too ,met bhaiya only once and such acalm and gentle person ,unfortunately we came to know a day later and we couldn’t be with him in his last journey, but we are proud of you bhaiya …may you rest in peace and in our hearts always

  • Pankaj

    2022 at 10:30 am Reply

    Me pankaj Kaushal main unhen ke Parivar se hun per main unhen kabhi dekha Nahin hai kyunki Mera janm 1994 mein hua hai aur unhen dekhne ki bahut jyada man mein ichcha Hui hai mujhe bahut Garv hota hai ki vah hamare gaon se h Dil se salute karta hun


    2022 at 10:30 am Reply

    Rohit bhai, you are revered. Brother, whenever I see your idol, my eyes get moist with pride. Jai ho jai hind jai Bharat आप हमेशा हमारे दिल में रहोगे

  • Dinesh mohan

    2022 at 10:31 am Reply

    Bravo…it was a sad day for all of us when we attended his funeral…it’s all etched in my memory…hats off to the brave son/soldier

  • Guriq Sedha

    2022 at 10:32 am Reply

    Rohit was my batch mate in engineering. I remember spending so much good times with him. He was a true gentleman, we used to sing together, I still remember him singing aahista aahista that he had learnt from Auntieji (his mum). Another memory I have is when he visited us in hostel while he was on leave from Dehradoon academy, he told us so many stories about training. Today I showed his profile to my kids after watching Gunjan Saxena movie. May God bless his noble soul. His smiling face is in front of my eyes.

  • Manish Sharma

    2022 at 10:32 am Reply

    Indeed he was a brave son of soil. We had been in same school and he was my brothers classmate in Govt Model High School Sector-19B. He was very close to my family and even met my mother before cruel hands snatched him from us.
    God bless his soul and wherever he is.
    My regards to his parents and family wherever they are.

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