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Major Mukund Varadarajan (12 April 1983 – 25 April 2014) was an officer in the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army. Major Mukund Varadarajan was born on 12 April 1983 to R.Varadarajan and Geetha. He lived in Chennai, India. Mukund was an alumnus of Officers Training Academy,and after graduating, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Rajput Regiment (22 Rajput) in 2006. He served at the Infantry School in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh and was part of a United Nations Mission in Lebanon.In December 2012, he was deputed to the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles and posted in the Shupiyan district of Jammu and Kashmir.
On 25 April 2014, he led an anti-terrorist search operation to clear village of terrorists. During the operation, his team came under heavy fire. The officer responded swiftly, and killed three terrorists of the Hizb Mujahideen who were responsible for killing election officials 24 hours earlier. However, he was gravely injured during the assault and was evacuated but he died due to the injuries.
For his brave actions during the operation, he was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award in 2014.