Statue of martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan installed

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Udhampur, April 20
A statue of martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan, a brave heart son of Udhampur, who was martyred in an anti-terrorist operation in Kashmir was unveiled at the ‘T’ Morh Junction of Udhampur, today. Tushar, an intrepid army Special Forces Officer who was also an exceptional diver was commissioned into a Special Forces battalion in 2010. The officer made the supreme sacrifice while leading a team engaged in elimination of three terrorists who had taken refuge in the EDI building at Pampore near Srinagar, on February 21, 2016. Leading his team, Captain Tushar, displaying raw courage, stormed the building to flush out the terrorists.
Despite grievously wounded in the firefight, he, with utter disregard to his personal safety, charged at the terrorists and eliminated them at close quarters. The officer exhibited indomitable courage conspicuous gallantry while leading his men from the front in the highest traditions of Indian Army before making the supreme sacrifice for the motherland. The grateful Nation bestowed the Shauya Chakra on the brave heart which was received by his father from the President of India Pranab Mukherjee on March 20, 2017.
The statue is a befitting tribute to the hero of Udhampur due to his heroics and sacrifice displaying unmatched leadership and courage which future generations would strive to emulate.

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