Service No : 5047602N

Date of Birth : February 25, 1979

Place of birth : Kaski Dist (Nepal)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Havildar

Unit : 4/1 GR

Arm/Regt : 1 Gorkha Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Awards : Kirti Chakra

Martyrdom : May 20, 2017

Havaldar Giris Gurung KC

Hav Giris Gurung was born on 25 Feb 1979 and hailed from Nagidhar village in Kaski district of Nepal.  He joined the army on 27 July 1998 at the age of 19 years before completing his class X. He was recruited into 4/1 GR of 1 Gorkha Rifles Regiment, the Regiment known for its fearless soldiers and innumerable battle honours. After completing his training Hav Giris Gurung got posted to his parent unit and served at various operational locations.


Hav Gurung served with his unit in J &K as part of Op Rakshak from Feb 2000 to Mar 2002. Later he was deputed to serve with 15 Rashtriya Rifles battalion deployed in J & K for counter insurgency operations. In 2015 Hav Gurung was once again got posted to his parent unit which was deployed along the LOC in J &K. Thus Hav Gurung served in J &K for most part of his service career and developed into a battle-hardened and committed soldier.


Kupwara Operation: 20 May 2017


During May 2017, Hav Gurung’s unit was deployed in the Kupwara district of J&K. The unit was manning the forward posts along the LOC in Kupwara district and had to keep a strict vigil at all times as the area was also prone to infiltration from across the border. On 20th May 2017, there was another such attempt by the militants to infiltrate in the AOR(Area of Responsibility) of 4/1 GR. As the militants tried to infiltrate in Naugam sector of Handwara in Kupwara district, Hav Giris Gurung and his soldiers detected the movement and intercepted them. A fierce gun battle followed thereafter lasting several hours.


The militants were heavily armed and were trying to take advantage of thick jungle and rugged terrain. The exchange of fire continued for 36 hours in which Hav Gurung and his comrades managed to eliminate 4 militants. However during this operation, Hav Gurung along with 2 other soldiers, Hav Damar Bahadur and Rfn Rabin Sharma got seriously injured. They later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Hav Giris Gurung was a valiant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty. Hav Gurung was given the nation’s second-highest peace time gallantry award, “Kirti Chakra” for his indomitable courage, bravery, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice. He is survived by his wife Panch Maya Gurung and two children.

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  • Shrikant Shrivastava

    2023at4:15 pm Reply

    आप अमर हो । सदा हमारे दिलों में। देश के सच्चे सेवक तुम्हे शत शत नमन।

  • krishna bahadur thapa

    2023at4:15 pm Reply

    I and my family feel proud of you for showing a great type of patroism alongwith great valour and courage, your great sacrifice towards the nation India. It can not be forgiven.Once again I am saluting to your great dedication shown to our great motherland India.Conveying the heartiest good feeling to your loving family members.

    Jai Hind…….Defence Security Corps

  • smriti sharma

    2023at4:16 pm Reply

    hi . want to contribute for his children education .can i have the contact details

  • Meenal Joshi

    2023at4:16 pm Reply

    You shall remain a source of inspiration to all Indians for generations to come. I salute you and your family for the sacrifice

  • habi jang

    2023at4:17 pm Reply

    May your soul rest in peace.may the family have strength to face the tragedy and feel proud at the same time.

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