In the Brave Encounter of Haphruda Jungle of Mohit Sharma:

Major Mohit Sharma as Iftikhar Bhatt at Haphruda Forest

Back in 2008, AC SM Mohit returned to Kashmir, having completed numerous operations and proving himself a dedicated soldier to his homeland.

On the night of March 21, 2009, he received intelligence about a large group of terrorists who had infiltrated the valley through Haphruda forest. Keeping watch over the forest, he set out on patrol with his men. They raided the terrorist hideouts and engaged in gunfire, but the terrorists were more in number then the SF team.

Major Mohit Sharma took charge in the middle heavy gunfire and eliminated four terrorists, but he was also wounded due to the intense firing. A bullet pierced his heart, and the hero bid us farewell forever, having served the nation in the finest tradition of the Indian Army.

You will always remain in our hearts, Major Mohit Sharma; the nation will never forget your supreme sacrifice.

In 2019, the Delhi Metro Corporation renamed Rajendra Nagar Metro Station to Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar Metro Station (Red Line).

Early Life and Education: Mohit was born on January 13, 1978, in a Brahmin family in Rohtak, Haryana. He completed his schooling from DPS Ghaziabad in 1995 and appeared for the NDA exam. During that time, he gained admission to Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon, Maharashtra. He aced the SSB interview and became a part of the National Defence Academy (NDA).

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Major Mohit Sharma

High School



Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering in Shegaon, Maharashtra


NDA Khadakwasla Training in Maharashtra

Iftikhar Bhatt

Military Career:

In 1995, Sharma left engineering to pursue his dream and joined NDA. He excelled in swimming, boxing, and horse riding during his training. His favorite horse was “Indira.” Sharma became a champion in horse riding and also won in boxing under the featherweight category.

Mohit Sharma started his journey at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) back in 1998. He was appointed Battalion Cadet Adjutant at IMA. He had the opportunity to meet the then President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in December 1999.

His first posting was with the 5th Battalion The Madras Regiment (5 Madras) in Hyderabad. After completing three successful years of military service, Major Mohit chose to join the Parachute Regiment and became a trained Para Commando in June 2003, and was promoted to Captain on December 11. Before joining 1 Para (SF), he served with 38 Rashtriya Rifles.

He was then posted to Kashmir, where he showcased his leadership and bravery. He was promoted to Major on December 11, 2005, and was honored with the Sena Medal for his bravery. During his third posting, he was assigned the responsibility of training commandos in Belgaum, where he trained for two years. After that, Mohit Sharma was again posted to Kashmir, where he attained martyrdom in 2009.

Ashok Chakra:

Sharma’s Wife, Major Rishima Sharma, was awarded the Ashok Chakra for the supreme sacrifice made by Major Mohit Sharma during the Kupwara operation. He was honored with the Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, on January 26, 2010.

The President, Smt. Pratibha Devising Patil giving away the highest gallantry award Ashok Chakra to Major Rishima Sharma wife of the Major Mohit Sharma (posthumous) in New Delhi on January 26, 2010.

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