Place of birth : Allahabad Dist (UP)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Major
Unit : 45 RR/12 Jat
Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : January 22, 2022
Major Subroto Adhicary hailed from Allahabad (Prayagraj) in Uttar Pradesh. He completed his schooling at St. Joseph College, Allahabad, and thereafter got selected to join the prestigious NDA Khadakwasla in 2005. After passing out of the NDA, he went to IMA Dehradun for further training in 2009. He passed out of the IMA on 12th December 2009 as a Lieutenant at the age of 21 years. He was commissioned into the 12 Jat Battalion of the famed Jat Regiment of the Indian Army and was always very proud of his regiment.
After being commissioned, he was posted to Drass Sector in J&K as his first assignment, followed by a 2-month stint with 34 RR. From there he went on to join the newly raised 22 Jat battalion and became one of the core members of the new raising. Once the newly raised Battalion moved to its first posting, he went for his second stint with the Rashtriya Rifles to 45 RR battalion deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations. He became an integral part of many operations conducted by the 45 RR battalion and proved his mettle as a fine officer with commendable soldierly skills. After serving for some time, he got married to Ms Debashree Banerji.
After completing nearly 30 months in RR, he got posted as an instructor in NCC OTA, Kamptee, India’s unique training institution where teachers and professors from schools and colleges are given rigorous military training and awarded commission as ANO. Fond of traveling and photography, Maj Adhicary had a cheerful disposition and was admired by seniors as well as juniors for his professional competence and dedication to duty. In the year 2020, he joined back his unit, which was deployed in Arunachal Pradesh.
Road Accident (Arunachal Pradesh): 22 Jan 2022
In 2020 Maj Subroto Adhicary was serving with his unit that was depoyed in Arunachal Pradesh. He was functioning as Second-in-Command of the unit and was deeply involved in various operations of the unit. The AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit spanned over remote rugged mountainous terrain with extreme weather conditions, especially in the winter season. The troops were deployed on various forward posts and often undertook patrol to monitor the area in between the manned posts. The mountainous roads in the AOR of the unit were narrow and had steep gradients posing serious challenges to the quick movement of troops.
On 22 Jan 2022, Maj Subroto Adhicary was on his way from Brigade HQs to his unit and was traveling in a vehicle near Rupa, a tehsil/Mandal in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The place, surrounded by three rivers viz. Dinik, Ziding, and Doblo had challenging road conditions with unexpected turns and gradients. On one such turn, Maj Subroto Adhicary lost control and as a result, his vehicle toppled, injuring him severely. Unfortunately, the injuries proved fatal and Maj Subroto Adhicary lost his life in this tragic accident. Maj Subroto Adhicary was an officer par excellence and will always be remembered for his service to the nation.
Maj Subroto Adhicary is survived by his mother Smt Meena Adhicary, wife Smt Debashree Banerji, and a younger brother. Later carrying forward the legacy of her husband, Smt Debashree Banerji joined the Indian Army and was commissioned as an officer in the Army after she completed her training at the OTA in Chennai in September 2023.