Service No : IC-58062L

Date of Birth : February, 1975

Place of birth : Ambala Dist (Har)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : 2 Dogra

Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : August 22, 2001

Major Amit Ahuja

Major Amit Ahuja hailed from Ambala in Haryana and was born in February 1975. Son of Shri Yashpal Ahuja and Smt Santosh Ahuja, Major Amit Ahuja did his initial schooling from St Paul School, Ambala, and then studied from Army School, Ambala Cantt.  Subsequently, he went on to graduate from  DAV College, Ambala. Known to be a well-mannered and intelligent boy since his childhood, Maj Amit Ahuja was passionate about joining the Indian Army since his younger days. Following his passion, eventually he cleared the combined defence service examination and went to the prestigious IMA Dehradun for training. He was commissioned into 2 Dogra Battalion of the Dogra Regiment, an infantry regiment known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle honours. 


Gurez Sector Operation (J&K) : 22 Aug 2001


During 2001, Maj Amit Ahuja’s 2 Dogra battalion was deployed in the Gurez sector in J & K and was engaged in counterinsurgency operations. The Gurez sector was one of the remote parts of the valley located in Bandipora district around 125 km from Srinagar. The sector was heavily militarized and soldiers were stationed on mountaintop posts to guard the Line of Control and prevent the infiltration of militants. The unit troops besides manning the forward posts in the Gurez Sector were also engaged in counter-infiltration operations. The posts of the unit were located in high-altitude areas with inhospitable terrain and extreme weather conditions. In addition to manning the stationary posts, the unit launched regular armed patrols to monitor the area between the posts.


On 22 Aug 2001, Pakistani forces indulged in ceasefire violation and resorted to unprovoked firing in Gurez sector. It was probably an attempt to provide cover fire to infiltrators sneaking from across the border. On that day, Maj Amit Ahuja was at one of the forward posts in the Gurez sector that bore the brunt of the enemy shelling. Indian army initiated a befitting reply resulting in a prolonged cross-border exchange of fire. However, during the heavy exchange of fire, Maj Amit Ahuja got hit along with two other soldiers and got severely injured. They were shifted to the 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar but Maj Amit Ahuja later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.  Maj Amit Ahuja was a committed soldier and a determined officer, who led from the front and laid down his life at the age of 26 years in the line of his duty.


Major Amit Ahuja is survived by his father Shri Yashpal Ahuja and mother Smt Santosh Ahuja.

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  • Uma Kulkarni

    2022at8:57 am Reply

    21 years down the Memories today since u became immortal.You Kept your Regiment Motto”KARTAVYAM ANVATAM”duty before death.

    Join me in Remembering and paying
    Homage to

    2 DOGRA
    On his Balidan divas today (22nd August).. ..

    A young Boy from Ambala who has always dream of wearing olive green.He achieved it and was inducted in 2 DOGRA.
    His family was so happy on the Day of his PASSING OUT PARADE his father kissed the stars on his shoulders.
    He rosed up to the rank of MAJOR and for the whole life he became MAJOR.
    I still remember the day when his sister Bindu Matta di went to 1st time to #NationalWarMemorial Delhi how emotional she was.Pain of loosing her Chotu and proud of him as his name was shining there.She did a vedio call to Ahuja family in Ambala to show how he and his name is shining.

    Major Amit Ahuja attained VEERGATI on this day in year 2001 in Gurez Sector ,Kashmir while fighting terrorists.
    Atul Ahuja Sir Please accept our homage to braveheart.Jai Hind.

  • Pemmaiah M U

    2022at4:46 am Reply

    Love u Bhai….wrvr u r…rest well bro….god give the strength to bhai’s family…21 yrs without son…we can just say….cant feel it ..

  • Aryan

    2023at11:04 pm Reply

    Chachu I’ll always remember u

    You will always be alive in our hearts ❤️

  • Atul Ahuja

    2023at10:40 am Reply

    Amit Ahuja was my younger brother He got martyrdom on 22nd August 2001 He was Allrounder Cleared IMA Exam’s on his First attempt after BSc we have created a trust shaheed Major Amit Ahuja charitable trust we organise Every 22nd August Blood Donations camp we are offering Scholarships to DAV college students from He graduated we are offering Running trophy by his name with cash prize in Army School where he did schooling

  • Sangeeta Ahuja

    2023at10:40 am Reply

    Real hero but date of martyrdom is 22nd August 2001

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