Digendra Kumar

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Digendra Kumar

Born:  3 July 1969

  • He is a former member of the 2nd battalion of the Rajputana Rifles regiment of the Indian army.
  • He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra on 15 August 1999, for his acts of bravery in the Kargil War.
  • He retired from the army on 31 July 2005.
  • He joined the 2nd Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles on 3 September 1985.
  • After training was complete, his battalion was posted to Kashmir.
  • In 1987 he was selected for the Indian Peace Keeping Force and took part in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka.
  • The nation’s second-highest wartime gallantry award, the Mahavir Chakra, was awarded to Kumar on 15 August 1999, for daring actions and service to his country during the Kargil War, specifically by occupying Tololing Hill.
  • He was awarded the Sena Medal in 1993 for his anti-terrorist operations in the Kupwara area of Jammu-Kashmir.
  • In 1994 his services were appreciated for recapturing the Hazratbal Shrine from terrorists.

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