He was the one who saved his 2 associates alone and took the fight with 25 terrorists. Major Mohit Sharma was born on 13 January 1978 in Rasna village in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.
Martyr Major Mohit Sharma’s family wanted him to be an engineer. In such a situation, Major Mohit had passed by giving an engineering entrance exam But the spirit of patriotism was in him from childhood. Therefore he also gave the entrance exam for NDA. He was selected and he joined the service of the armed forces of the country.
He got promoted to Major from Captain in 2009. On March 2009, he was in Kupwara, Kashmir with his team, where he was informed about the camp of terrorists in Hafruda forest. Major Mohit Sharma camped in the forest with his team. There is an incident on 21 March 2009 when the encounter with the terrorists of Major and his troop started. Major Mohit was shot in this encounter.
Major Mohit’s two companions were also injured by the bullet. In such a situation, Major Mohit evacuated both of his team members from there and, despite being shot, he shot down four terrorists by throwing grenades while gaining heroic speed. Eight soldiers, including an army major, were martyred in this encounter. The martyrdom of Major Mohit was conferred with the posthumously Ashoka Chakra medal.
Demonstrating the extraordinary valor and inspiring leadership of Major Mohit Sharma, the terrorists had to face every moment firmly. During another encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, Major along with his comrades raided the terrorists. For which he was also awarded the Commendation Medal by the Chief of Army Staff.
Even today, Major Mohit Sharma, an Officer of Para Special Forces who belonged to Rohtak, Haryana, is remembered from house to house for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice. The martyr, posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, breathed his last in 2009 during a military operation in the Kupwara district of North Kashmir. But, an operation done by him in the year 2004 is still an inspiration for many.