Service No: IC43848

Place of Birth: Nainital, U'khand

Service: Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : 34 RR

Arm/Regt: The Jat Regiment

Award: Shaurya Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : 06 Dec 1996

Major Chandra Shekher Mishra SC

Major Chandra Shekher Mishra hailed from Nainital district of Uttarakhand. He did his schooling from Sainik School Ghorakhal in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.  While studying in the Sainik School his inclination towards the Armed Forces grew and the foundation of his future military life was laid. Eventually he joined the Army and was commissioned into the Jat regiment, a Regiment well known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle honours.  After serving with his parent unit for few years, Maj Mishra was later deputed to serve with 34 RR battalion, deployed in J & K for counter-insurgency operations.


Kupwara Operation: 06 Dec 1996


During Dec 1996, Maj Chandra Shekher Mishra’s unit was deployed in Kupwara district in J & K and was engaged in operations against the militants on a frequent basis.  Maj Mishra was commanding one of the companies of his battalion stationed at Badgam in Kupwara district. Based on the information received from the intelligence sources about the infiltration attempt by some foreign terrorists, the security forces decided to launch a search and destroy operation on 06 Dec 1996, in Kupwara district falling under the  area of responsibility of 34 RR. As planned the team led Maj Mishra reached the suspected area on 6th Dec 1996 and launched the search and cordon operation.


After a while Maj Mishra and his Ghatak commandos made contact with the terrorists and charged towards them to foil their attempt of entering into the Indian territory. A fierce gun battle followed thereafter with both sides exchanging heavy fire. The six heavily armed terrorists then resorted to indiscriminate firing to break the cordon and escape. However Maj Mishra deployed his soldiers tactically to have a tight cordon and plug their escape routes. In the ensuing battle Maj Mishra managed to eliminate two terrorists, however the third terrorist fired at him with his automatic assault rifle leaving him seriously wounded with multiple bullets.


Despite his severe injuries Maj Mishra charged ahead and killed the third terrorist too. During this process his team eliminated two more terrorists and Maj Mishra without caring for his personal safety ran after the last terrorist and managed to eliminate him. Maj Mishra led from the front like a true military leader and inspired his men to complete the assigned task successfully. Maj Mishra later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Maj Mishra displayed grit, determination and courage of a very high order and laid down his life in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. Maj Chandra Shekher Mishra was given the gallantry award, “Shaurya Chakra” for his cold courage, unfaltering leadership and supreme sacrifice.


Maj Chandra Shekher Mishra is survived by his wife Smt Rajshri Mishra, son Dhiraj Mishra and daughter Diviyani Mishra.

The citation of “Shaurya Chakra” awarded to him reads:


Major Chandra Shekher Mishra, 34 Rashtriya Rifles, was the Company Commander posted at Badgam in Kupwara district. On 6th December 1996, Major Mishra was reported infiltration by Afghan terrorists in his area of jurisdiction. He along with his Ghatak commandos charged towards the terrorists to stop them from entering into the Indian territory. There were 6 terrorists who entered a severe gun battle with Major CS Mishra and his company. Major Mishra eliminated two terrorists and the third one fired at Major Mishra heavily with automatic assault rifle leaving him wounded with multiple bullets. Despite his severe wounds, Major Mishra charged ahead killing the third terrorist. In this process his team eliminated two more terrorists and Major Mishra without thinking of his personal safety ran after the last terrorist and his final bullet eliminated the terrorist. Major Mishra then succumbed to his severe wounds and gave supreme sacrifice for the nation and attained martyrdom.


Major CS Mishra displayed, bravery, dogged determination and raw courage in the face of the enemy and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army and was posthumously awarded Shaurya Chakra.

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  • Ajay Rawat

    2021 at 10:29 pm Reply

    I am proud to be a part of his school life, sharing the same dormitory and class. Still remember his innocent face of his childhood.

  • Bhasha Mishra

    2021 at 11:53 pm Reply

    All r speechless buz no one expressed his or her feelings which r mixture of sorrow n proud as v lost such a great person sametime feels proud that v r member of his family just give regards n says jai hind

    • Akshat Nangia

      2021 at 11:23 am

      It really gave me goose bumps to read the story of such a great Hero who was martyred saving his motherland. I salute to Him for such a gallantry act and his bravery and he left a legendary example for the youth who wish to enter in the armed forces as a career.
      Jai Hind

  • Mukesh Jain

    2021 at 10:40 am Reply

    I am just like his family member although never met Major Shekhar. His wife Rajshree, son Dheeraj and daughter Devyani are all well connected to me. I feel proud to be part of such honoured family. The bravery story of such Martyrs should be the integral part of the school Curriculum which will inculcate the consciousness of Patriotic feelings.

  • Jitendra Kumar

    2022 at 4:00 pm Reply

    I’m really proud of maj shekhar he got gantry awarded from sourya chakra

  • Surjeet Yadav

    2023 at 12:41 pm Reply

    Proud alumnus of Sainik School Ghorakhal

  • Dhiraj Mishra

    2023 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Dear Team Honourpoint,
    Thank you for the honor. Kindly make correction in the surname of the survivors.
    It’s Mrs. Rajshri Mishra, Dhiraj Mishra and Diviyani Mishra

  • vikram adhikari vicky

    2023 at 6:45 pm Reply

    हमारे बड़े भाई थे स्वर्गीय श्री चंद शेखर मिश्रा जी

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