Service No : IC76583F

Birth Place : Dugoli dist (U'khand)

Service: Army

Rank :Major

Unit : 62 RR/21 Dogra

Arm/Regt : The Dogra Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: Aug 3, 2017

Major Kamlesh Pandey

Major Kamlesh Pandey hailed from Dugoli village in Haldwani district of Uttarakhand. Son of Sri Bhuvan Chand Pande, Maj Kamlesh had got selected as an airman in the IAF and later joined the Army as a commissioned officer. After serving for a couple of years with his parent unit, Maj Kamlesh Pandey was deputed to serve with 62 Rashtriya Rifles battalion deployed in J & K area for counter insurgency operations.


During 2017, Maj Kamlesh Pandey’s was deployed in Shopian district of J & K, and was involved in operations against the militants on a regular basis. On 02 Aug 2017, Maj Kamlesh Pandey participated in yet another such operation in Shopian district.


 Shopian Operation : Aug 03,2017 


On the late night of 2nd August 2017, Maj Kamlesh Pandey’s unit received information from the intelligence sources about the presence of terrorists in Zaipora area of Shopian district. It was decided to launch an operations against the terrorists and deal with the threat. As planned the assault team led by Maj Kamlesh Pandey reached the suspected area and launched the search and cordon operation. At around 2 am on 3rd Aug, while the operation was underway, the troops of 62 RR came under attack from the terrorists, firing from vantage points.


A fierce gun battle ensued thereafter with heavy exchange of fire. Three soldiers including Maj Kamlesh Pandey were injured, who were rushed to Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar. Maj Kamlesh Pandey took five bullets including one on the neck and two on lungs injuring him severely.  Consequently Maj Kamlesh Pandey succumbed to the injuries, en-route to the hospital and was martyred. Maj Kamlesh was a brave and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty, living up to the highest traditions of Indian Army .

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  • Valsan Kunnath

    2017 at 11:42 pm Reply

    You proved the Patriotism in the most inspiring way to the Nation. You will never be forgotten and will always be Saluted for your ultimate sacrifice.
    Salute You Major Sahab – Jai Hind – Vande matharam

  • abhay yadav

    2017 at 2:32 pm Reply

    You sacrifice give lesson to youngsters like me.give us reason to join indian armed forces.Your sacrifice never go vest.

    • Maj Mohit Kathuria

      2022 at 6:03 pm

      I served with him

  • Tharun panithi

    2018 at 10:00 am Reply

    Jai hind

  • Shailesh Rathour

    2019 at 8:48 pm Reply

    You always remember me.. And we all miss you sir, major kamlesh pandey

  • Reeta Jamwal Sumbria

    2019 at 7:52 am Reply

    I salute your valour and supreme sacrifice Brave Heart.God bless your family.Jai Hind.

  • Kandy

    2019 at 5:32 pm Reply

    We used to call him kachua (tortoise)… But guess what.. he won the race…. Dear friend you will always be in heart…. Lot of talks left… Kshitij ke us paar mil kar baat karenge ek din…

  • Deepankar Sengupta

    2020 at 11:05 am Reply

    I met Kamlesh in 24 SSB, Bangalore for IMA 130 course, same course for which he got recommended. During those 5 days, he was my roommate. I remember him sitting on my bed the day before our conference cracking jokes of his day to day life in airforce. A jovial person by nature. It’s a privilege for me to know him in person. Salute to him!

  • Govind singh

    2021 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Miss you brother you are my brave friend

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