Major Akshay Girish Kumar of Koramangala, Bengaluru, was martyred in Nagortra terror attack, the biggest terror strike since the September 18 Uri attack, in Jammu on November 29.
Major Akshay Girish Kumar from Bengaluru Twitter
Eyewitnesses said terrorists, dressed in J&K Police fatigue, stormed the XVI Corps headquarters around 5:30 am and started firing indiscriminately and lobbed grenades.
The terrorists entered the residential quarters meant for majors, but they engaged in a fierce gun battle by the armymen and a hostage situation was averted.
During the attack, as many as seven soldiers, including two army officers were martyred.
Amit Sonu, former course mate of Major Akshay Girish Kumar, 31, described him as a “true gentleman… always smiling’’.
Akshay is son for fomer IAF pilot and always had a view on issues like OROP. Akshay had in May signed a petition on Change.org, asking the chief minister of Haryana to provide justice to Major Sushil Chhikara whose family had been murdered.
He is survived by his wife Ms Sangeeta Ravinderan and a three year old daughter. His wife and daughter were at Nagrota when the attack took place.
Three AK-47s, 457 Ak bullets, 12 grenades and 20 magazines were among the items recovered by the Army.