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Rohit Shukla

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Rohit Shukla

BornDehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Allegiance India
Service/branchIndian Army
Unit44 Rashtriya Rifles
AwardsShaurya Chakra ribbon.svgShaurya Chakra

Major Rohit Shukla SC, is an Indian Army Officer of 44 Rashtriya Rifles. He received the Shaurya Chakra, the third highest peacetime military award from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind at the Defence Investiture Ceremony–I, at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on March 27, 2018.[1][2] He is currently posted with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles in Pulwama's Shadimarg area in Jammu & Kashmir.[3]

Shukla is an alumnus of St. Joseph Academy[disambiguation needed]. He got into Indian Army by getting selected through NDA examination.[4]

On April 30, 2018, Major Shukla killed the A++ category terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen, Sameer Tiger in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army and Central Reserve Police Force. A day before his encounter, Tiger threatened Indian Army, specifically Major Shukla in a viral video.[5] However, Shukla was critically injured during the encounter.[6][7]

Major Rohit Shukla has commanded more than 40 operations carried out by the Indian Army against terrorists.[8]


  1. "Major martyred in J&K gets gallantry award". Daily Excelsior. March 28, 2018.
  2. "Kirti Chakra & Shaurya Chakra". Press Information Bureau. Ministry of Defence. January 25, 2018.
  3. "The man behind Tiger's hunt: Major Rohit Shukla". eenaduindia. May 1, 2018.
  4. "Family proud of Maj Shukla's heroics". Tribune India. May 4, 2018.
  5. "How Army Major Rohit Shukla killed Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist 'Tiger' in J&K's Pulwama". Zee News. Apr 30, 2018.
  6. Hassan, Ishfaq-ul- (May 2, 2018). "J&K gun battle: Sameer Tiger had dared Major Rohit Shukla 24 hours before death". DNA India.
  7. Hussain, Khalid (Apr 30, 2018). "Army Major who killed Hizbul terrorist Sameer Tiger currently battling for life". DNA India.
  8. Goel, Pallavi (May 3, 2018). "You'll Be Proud To Know What This Indian Army Officer Has Done For The Country!". Topyaps.com.

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