New Delhi. 29 January 2019. Major Amit Kumar Dimri joined 14 Rashtriya Rifles (GARHWAL RIFLES) on 30 December 2015. On 20 September 2018, on receipt of information about presence of five terrorists in general area at Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, Operation Shokbaba was launched by the battalion under Major Amit Kumar Dimri.
The officer’s meticulous planning ensured establishment of a compact tight cordon with no escapes routes. On 20 September 2018, the officer personally led the initial search of target complex exposing himself to grave danger and established first contact with terrorists. The officer ensured elimination of two escaping terrorists and trapping of remaining three terrorists inside a single cowshed.
On 21 September after elimination of two more terrorists, Major Amit Kumar Dimri closed in with the cowshed using bullet proof shields under direct fire of the terrorists and using an improvised explosive device created a breach in the wall.
Amit Kumar Dimri charged inside the cowshed through the breach. The terrorist
jumped out and tried to escape. However,
the officer pursued and eliminated him at extremely short range in close
quarter battle. For displaying exemplary leadership and
raw courage under heavy enemy fire, Major
Amit Kumar Dimri is awarded “SHAURYA CHAKRA”