New Delhi. 29 January 2019. Major Imliakum Keitzar was tenanting appointment of Ismali-Di-Deri Company Commander on Line of Control at Keran Sector of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. He successfully led “OPERATION REKHA” in which he showed exemplary tactical acumen and courage beyond the call of duty.
On 09 June 2018, Major Keitzar went in pursuit of terrorists hiding in the inhospitable and snow bound terrain, crawled in the steep and rugged High Altitude terrain ahead of fence and closed in on to terrorists exposing him to their heavy volume of fire. The officer showed extraordinary valour by eliminating three terrorist all by himself one after the other risking his life, time and again beyond the call of duty.
The officer killed the first terrorist by closing in on to him and firing Multiple Grenade Launcher at close range. The officer further moved tactically towards the second terrorist and showing his raw courage shot him on his head risking his life to the terrorist’s spray of bullets. Sensing the presence of yet another terrorist he endangered his life yet again and eliminated the third terrorist.
displaying courage, selfless devotion, leadership and conspicuous gallantry,
Major Imliakum Keitzar is awarded ‘Shaurya