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”I'll either come back after raising the Indian flag in victory or return wrapped in it,” ~ #RememberingKargil & The Sher Shah #Paramvir Capt Vikram Batra, #ParamVirChakra (P)
#RememberAndNeverForget #OnThisDay, 07 July in 1999, the 24-yr-old #Braveheart single-handedly killed 5 enemy soldiers during the capture of Pt 4875 and laid down his life #OpVijay #Kargil1999
Read the saga of his extraordinary bravery:
During Operation Vijay, on 20 June 1999, Capt Batra, Commander Delta Company was tasked to attack Point 5140. Capt Batra with his company skirted around the feature from the East and maintaining surprise reached within assaulting distance of the enemy. He reorganized his column and motivated his men to physically assault the enemy positions. Leading from the front, he in a daredevil assault, pounced on the enemy and killed four of them in a hand-to hand fight.
On 7 July 1999, in another operation in the area Pt 4875, his company was tasked to clear a narrow feature with sharp cuttings on either side and heavily fortified enemy defences that covered the only approach to it. For speedy operation, Capt Batra assaulted the enemy position along a narrow ridge and engaged the enemy in a fierce hand-to-hand fight and killed five enemy soldiers at point-blank range. Despite sustaining grave injuries, he crawled towards the enemy and hurled grenades clearing the position with utter disregard to his personal safety, leading from the front, he rallied his men and pressed on the attack and achieved a near impossible military task in the face of heavy enemy fire.
Capt Batra, however, succumbed to his injuries. Inspired by his daredevil act, his troops fell upon the enemy with vengeance, annihilated them and captured Point 4875.
For his sustained display of bravery & leadership of the highest order in the face of the enemy, Capt Batra was awarded the #ParamVirChakra posthumously.
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