Captain Vikram Batra: The Kargil Hero

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Captain Vikram Batra The Kargil Hero
Captain Vikram Batra The Kargil Hero

Who does not know about Captain Vikram Batra. The whole country is remembering Kargil war hero and Paramveer Chakra recipient Captain Vikram Batra on Kargil Vijay Diwas with tearful eyes today. While helping his wounded soldiers in Kargil, he was shot and martyred. When Pakistan had treacherously captured many peaks of Kargil in 1999, the Indian Army launched Operation Vijay to free those peaks, Captain Vikram Batra played the most important role in this war. For his bravery, the Government of India posthumously awarded Captain Vikram Batra the highest and most prestigious award, the Param Vir Chakra.

Kargil war, 5140 peak victory

In this war of Kargil, Captain Vikram Batra rescued the most difficult point 5140 peak and 4875 peak occupied by Pakistan with the help of his Delta Company. Let us tell you that in the Kargil war, Vikram Batra bravely took on the enemy and attained Veergati. Our Indian soldiers fought this war with Pakistan in the snowy mountains of Kargil where the temperature reaches below minus 10 degrees. The Kargil war lasted for about 40 to 60 days.

Details on Captain Vikram Batra

  • Full Name – Captain Vikram Batra
  • Code Name – Shershah
  • Date of birth – 9 September 1974
  • Birth Place – Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Age at the time of Veergati – 25 years
  • Martyr date – 7 July 1999
  • Place of Martyrdom – Point 4875 Complex, Kargil War (J&K) India
  • School – D.A.V. Public School, Palampur (Himachal Pradesh)
  • College – D.A.V. College, Chandigarh
  • Occupation – Officer in Indian Army (from the year 1997 to the year 1999)
  • Service Unit – 13 Jammu Kashmir Rifles (13 JAK RIF)
  • Military honors – Param Vir Chakra

Captain Vikram Batra’s famous quote:
Either I will come hoisting the tricolor on the snowy peak or I will come wrapped in the same tricolor but I will definitely come” – Paramveer Chakra winner Captain Vikram Batra (13 J&K Rifles)

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