Rohit Shukla

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Rohit Shukla

BornDehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Allegiance India
Service/branchIndian Army
Unit44 Rashtriya Rifles
AwardsShaurya Chakra ribbon.svgShaurya Chakra
Sena Medal 2.jpg Sena Medal

Major Rohit Shukla SC, SM, 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] Major Shukla was awarded the Sena Medal on January 26, 2018.[4][5]

Shukla is an alumnus of St. Joseph Academy. He got into Indian Army by getting selected through NDA examination.[6]

On April 30, 2018, Major Shukla killed the category A++ 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.[7] Shukla was injured with a bullet wound on his right hand during the encounter and was undergoing treatment as of May 2018.[8][9][10]

Major Rohit Shukla has commanded more than 52 operations carried out by the Indian Army against terrorists.[11]


  1. ^ "Major martyred in J&K gets gallantry award". Daily Excelsior. 28 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Kirti Chakra & Shaurya Chakra". Press Information Bureau. Ministry of Defence. 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ "The man behind Tiger's hunt: Major Rohit Shukla". eenaduindia. 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ "411 Republic Day Gallantry and Other Defence Decorations Announced". Press Information Bureau. 26 January 2019.
  5. ^ "इस जांबाज ने चुनौती देने वाले आतंकी को उतारा था मौत के घाट, सेना मेडल से सम्मानित" (in Hindi). Dainik Jagaran. 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Family proud of Maj Shukla's heroics". Tribune India. 4 May 2018.
  7. ^ "How Army Major Rohit Shukla killed Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist 'Tiger' in J&K's Pulwama". Zee News. 30 April 2018.
  8. ^ Hassan, Ishfaq-ul- (2 May 2018). "J&K gun battle: Sameer Tiger had dared Major Rohit Shukla 24 hours before death". DNA India.
  9. ^ Hussain, Khalid (30 April 2018). "Army Major who killed Hizbul terrorist Sameer Tiger currently battling for life". DNA India.
  10. ^ "Family proud of Maj Shukla's heroics". Tribune India. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ Goel, Pallavi (3 May 2018). "You'll Be Proud To Know What This Indian Army Officer Has Done For The Country!".

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