His Facebook page intro speaks volumes about his incredible spirit: “Life should be big instead of being long…”
Captain Kundu was martyr in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district along with three other soldiers – riflemen Ramavatar, 28, Subham Singh, 22, and Havilder Roshan Lal, 42. The Pakistan Army fired five or six anti-tank guided missiles, at least one of which hit the bunker in which the soldiers were positioned.
Just six days short Captain Kundu would have turned 23 on Feb 10, he had booked a ticket to go home for his birthday and celebrate with his mother and younger sister.
Captain Kundu joined the army after making it through the National Defence Academy (NDA) in 2012.
On Facebook, Captain Kundu had posted this quote as his favourite: “Run. If you cannot, then walk. If you cannot, then crawl. But do not stop until you achieve your goal.”
Meanwhile, “All 84 Schools located in 0-5 KM along LoC from Sunderbani to Manjakote shall remain closed for next 3 days,” Shahid Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, said.
According to the army, the Pakistanis initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing around 3.30 pm in Bhimber Gali sector in Rajouri, at an altitude of 3,000 feet, in a densely forested part of the Line of Control.
The army is investigating whether Pakistani forces fired an artillery shell directly at the bunker.