In the evening of July 2nd 1999, 315 Fd Regt had two choices, to continue firing or to stop firing. The infantry units (18 Grenadier and 8 Sikh) would’ve been in serious danger if they had stopped. Maj Dwivedi again chose the former, rushing out of his tent and motivating his boys to keep firing, to keep attacking the enemy. He knew how dangerous it could be but it was either protecting himself or protecting a whole unit he chose the latter. Maj Dwivedi was the only 2 IC who was single-handedly overseeing so many operations in that terrifying war zone.
Maj Dwivedi was at the gunner’s position and was firing at the enemies when a shell landed right next to him. His arm had been hit and some of the shrapnel had also entered his body from the side. As a result, he was bleeding profusely, still, he continued firing till his last breath and was martyred. For his exceptional courage, leadership and supreme sacrifice Maj Dwivedi was awarded Sena Medal Posthumously.
Maj C B Dwivedi is survived by his wife Bhawana, daughter Neha, who is a doctor and married to an Army officer and younger daughter Diksha, who is running her own business.
His daughter shared some memories on Instagram.
– Aman Agarwal