Service No : IC-40468

Date of Birth : January 2, 1961

Place of birth : Bihar

Service : Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : 315 Fd Regt

Arm/Regt : The Regt of Artillery

Operation : Op Vijay ( Kargil )

Awards : Sena Medal

Martyrdom : July 2, 1999

Major CB Dwivedi SM

Major Chandra Bhushan Dwivedi hailed from Purnahiya block of Sheohar district in Bihar and was born on 02 Jan 1961. Son of Shri Vindheshwar Dwivedi and Smt Indrasan Devi, Maj CB Dwivedi was inclined to serve in the Armed Forces since his younger days. Consequently, he joined the army in 1981 at the age of 20 years. He was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery, the combat support arm of the Indian Army well known for its booming guns and heavy weaponry. Maj Dwivedi was a proud gunner and a committed soldier who would sit bravely at the top of the artillery gun during all operations.
After serving for a few years, he got married to Ms Bhawna and the couple had two daughters, Neha and Diksha. Besides being a fine soldier to the core, Major CB Dwivedi was a complete family man, someone who planned his holidays around his children’s exam dates. He was a perfect husband too, who barely let his wife do anything, from paying the bills to taking care of stuff around the house. By the year 1999, he had put in around 18 years of service and developed into a committed soldier and fine officer who commanded the respect of his seniors and juniors as well.
Kargil Operations: 14 May to 02 July 1999 
Maj Dwivedi’s unit, the 315 Field Regiment under the command of Col NA Subramanian was the first artillery unit to be deployed in Drass in the initial phase of the Kargil war on 14 May 1999. The very first day when the regiment arrived at the base camp in Drass, they were heavily fired upon. Even though they were unaware of the enemy’s position they fought bravely and retaliated the attack. During that period Maj Dwivedi’s 315 field regiment, was responsible for supporting operations for 1 Naga, 8 Sikh, 17 Jat, and 16 Grenadiers regiments who finally went on to capture Tololing, Point 5140, Black Tooth, Tiger Hill, Point 4875 (Gun Hill), in the Drass – Mushkoh Valley from the intruders. The period between the 14th to 31st of May was the toughest one for the unit as they had to fire at one position and quickly move on to another location to avoid detection continuously. With the responsibility of infantry units on their shoulders, 315 Field Regiment often faced two choices at night —Either they could stop firing and wait till morning or they could keep firing to protect the infantry units. Maj Dwivedi chose the latter and provided a continuous shield to the infantry units.
As part of ongoing operations, 192 Mountain Brigade of 8 Mountain Division commanded by Brig MPS Bajwa was entrusted with the task of capturing "Tiger Hill" by 04 July. A fire plan by the Artillery units was formulated to degrade the enemy defences, before the assault by 18 Grenadiers and 8 Sikh. On the evening of July 2nd, 1999, 315 Fd Regt had the choice — to continue firing or to stop firing. The infantry units (18 Grenadiers and 8 Sikh) would’ve been in serious danger had they stopped. Maj Dwivedi again chose the former, rushing out of his tent and motivating his boys to keep firing, to keep attacking the enemy. He knew how dangerous it could be but it was either protecting himself or protecting a whole unit — he chose the latter. Maj Dwivedi was the only 2 IC who was single-handedly overseeing so many operations in that terrifying war zone.


Maj Dwivedi was at the gunner’s position and was firing at the enemies when a shell landed right next to him. His arm had been hit and some of the shrapnel also entered his body from the side. As a result, he was bleeding profusely, still, he continued firing and directing other guns under his command till his last breath and was martyred. Besides Major CB Dwivedi, the other martyred brave hearts of 315 Fd Regt during the operation included Lance Hav Mallayya, Naik Sarvan Kumar, Naik Bishuni Rai, L/Nk P Gopaiah, Gnr Raj Kumar, and Gnr INC Singha. For his exceptional courage, leadership, and supreme sacrifice Maj Dwivedi was given the gallantry award, “Sena Medal” posthumously. 


Maj Chandra Bhushan Dwivedi is survived by his wife Smt Bhawna Dwivedi, daughter Smt Neha, who is a doctor and married to an Army officer, and younger daughter Ms Diksha, who is running her own business.

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  • Tara Singh (ruphara)

    2024 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Jai hind….salute your courage….

  • Nityananda Roy

    2024 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Salute to you Sir for your supreme sacrifice.

    Jai Hind to the Proud gunner and 2IC.

  • Harshitha

    2024 at 1:28 pm Reply

    I salute you and your family for the sacrifice.

  • Roshan lal

    2024 at 1:28 pm Reply

    We salute to Maj Dwiedi a great hero of country who has sacrificed his life with valour .
    Nation is proud of him .

  • Siddhartha Datta

    2024 at 1:30 pm Reply

    I find you were four years younger than me. You shall never die Major CB Dwivedi. That is also the message from “Ajar Jawan Jyoti” at ” IndiaGate” in New Delhi
    Your dear daughter has written beautifully about the person you were while tributes from a senior Army Colonel from Chandigarh with whom you had the honour to serve the nation speaks volumes about you as an Officer Gentleman who was as adept as a Gunner leading from the front as he was so perfect taking and helping his dear daughter with her Maths lessons.
    My family from Dehradun joins me in Saluting you and your family Major who are as brave as you are. We wish them All The Very Best. You have written so well about your dear father Neha Bitiya. God Bless You All.


    2024 at 1:30 pm Reply

    जय हिन्द

  • Col Jagtar Singh Virk , SM

    2024 at 1:31 pm Reply

    An officer gentleman my first Gun position officer while raising a Battery in Newly formed Regiment , at Patton , in those days peaceful Kashmir valley , Year 1982-84 . Those memories are still fresh in my mind when I saw vibrant young officer in him who would go beyond his means to achieve best results for the unit he was part of . His heroic contribution to Kargil war proves the point that he always lead from the front , the quality which made him likeable and lovable amongst his men and colleagues . The brave heart we will miss always and forever !

  • Shashi

    2024 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Salute sir …
    Your supreme scarifice will always be remembered sir …
    Jai Hind…

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