Vikram Batra death anniversary: Reminiscing the Kargil war legend

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Vikram Batra Birth

Captain Vikram Batra was born on September 9, 1974, in Bandla Gaon, Himachal Pradesh, to Girdhari Lal Batra and Kamal Kanta.

The Love for Army

He grew up watching the "Param Vir Chakra" serial and was greatly influenced by the inspiring stories of the awardees.

Best NCC Cadet

During his first year of college, he joined the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Air Wing and was named the best NCC Air Wing cadet of the Punjab Directorate in the North Zone.

For the Country

“Money is not everything in life; I have to do something bigger in life, something great, something extraordinary, which may bring fame to my country.”

In the Army

Capt. Batra joined the Jessore Company of the Manekshaw Battalion in 1996 and was commissioned into the 13 JAK Rifles, a regiment known for its fearless soldiers and numerous battle exploits.

Strike in Baramulla

After being commissioned into the Indian army, he was assigned to Sopore in the Baramulla district of J&K.April 1999.

The Kargil War

Lt. Vikram Batra's unit 13 JAK Rif was deployed in the Drass area of Kargil in June 1999 as part of Operation Vijay, under the operational command of 56 Infantry Brigade.

The Point 5140 peak

The arduous task of capturing Point 5140 in a daring night attack was assigned to Lt Vikram Batra of Delta Company and Lt Sanjeev Singh Jamwal of Bravo Company.

Dil Mange More

Lt Batra sent his victory signal via radio message on June 20, 1999, at 4:35 a.m., saying, -Chanakya... Shershah here to reportThe post has been captured More Yeh Dil Maange.

The supreme sacrifice

After the enemy retorted from their hideout, Capt. Batra launched a frontal attack against the enemy forces in a rare display of extraordinary courage and daredevilry.

The Last Breath

He was hit in the chest by sniper fire while attempting to move the injured soldier to safety. He breathed his last, saying, Durge Mata Ki Jai, or Victory to Goddess Durga.

Param Vir Chakra

Capt. Vikram Batra was posthumously awarded the nation's highest gallantry award, the "Param Vir Chakra," for his supreme sacrifice, which will live on in the annals of Indian military history.

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