Based on intelligence inputs, regarding the presence of four foreign terrorists in an area in Jammu and Kashmir an operation was launched in March 2018. Lieutenant Colonel Arjun Sharma was entrusted the responsibility for Cordon and Search. During search, four terrorists were seen running towards a Nala. Lieutenant Colonel Adun Sharma with utter disregard to personal safety, leading from the front, jumped into the Nala and chased the terrorists boldly, and established contact.
The terrorists opened heavy fire and lobbed grenades on the Officer at closed range. Displaying uncommon valour and exceptional leadership, the officer eliminated the first terrorist at eight meters. He reoriented the close cordon ensuring the terrorists remain trapped. At approximately 10.00 hours the terrorists tried to escape however the officer immediately engaged and eliminated the second terrorist. Subsequently, the terrorists were engaged with grenades and small arms fire leading to the elimination of four foreign terrorists. Four AK-47 rifles, ammunition and explosives were recovered thus preventing a major terrorist strike. Lieutenant Colonel Arjun Sharma displayed exemplary leadership, swift action, outstanding valour with complete disregard to personal safety.