Major Akshay Girish Kumar
Major Akshay Girish Kumar who never hesitated to stand up to his principles from a very early age & he fought all odds with a passion to join the Defence Forces and serve his motherland. Major Akshay Girish had moved to Nagrota (J&K) with his unit in September 2016. On the fateful day of 29th November when terrorists attacked a neighboring Artillery unit in Nagrota and killed four soldiers before entering two residential buildings, Akshay was chosen to lead his unit’s Quick Reaction Team(QRT) to fight the terrorists. Akshay showed exemplary leadership in assessing the danger and moved in with his team to take counter-terrorist action. Major Akshay was martyred in the firefight & made the supreme sacrifice, courage and valour.