|Captain Pawan Kumar|
|BIRTH PLACE||JIND ( HARYANA)|
|REGIMENT||THE DOGRA REGIMENT|
|UNIT||10 PARA SF|
|DATE OF MARTYRDOM||21Feb 2016|
Capt Pawan Kumar was born on January 15, 1993 and hailed from Jind in Haryana. Born on the Indian Army Day (15 Jan), Capt Pawan Kumar nursed the idea of joining the Armed Forces since his younger days. He pursued his interest and got selected to join the prestigious NDA after his schooling. He graduated from the 123 course of the National Defence Academy and joined the Army on December 14, 2013. He got commissioned into the Dogra Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle exploits.
Capt Pawan Kumar was a die hard soldier and loved adventurous life. Consequently he volunteered to join the elite special forces and got trained as a para commando. In June 2015, he eventually joined 10 Para(SF) battalion, the elite force known as “Desert Scorpions” as officers and jawans of this unit were trained specially for desert warfare. Donning maroon beret and “Balidan” badge, Capt Pawan Kumar was proud to be part of the force that had men of steelwhose physical and mental toughness was beyond compare.
According to Army officials, he had taken part in two successful operations earlier in which three terrorists were killed — including the operation on February 15 in Pulwama in which one terrorist and two civilians were killed.
His last Facebook post said it all,
“Kisi ko reservation chahiye toh kisiko azadi bhai,
humein kuch nahi chahiye bhai bas apni razai”
(Some want reservations, some even freedom, but I want nothing, just my blanket)