Regiment: 3 Punjab Regiment
Ankush Thakur, 21, hailed from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. His father and grandfather had also served in the Indian Army.
He was recruited in the Punjab Regiment in 2018 and was on his first posting to Ladakh. He last visited home about 10 months ago.
“He has attained martyrdom serving the nation… there is also a grief that he was too young to go,” his father said. A government school in Hamirpur will be named after him to commemorate his sacrifice.