Captain Vikram Batra: was born on 9 September 1974 in Ghuggar, Palampur district of Himachal Pradesh. Vikram Batra’s father’s name is GM Batra and mother’s name is Kamalkanta Batra.
Vikram Batra was very intelligent since childhood. He got a green belt in karate in school. In college, he was a part of the Air Wing of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
Captain Vikram Batra Journey
In 1996, Captain Vikram Batra joined the Indian Military Academy, after 19 months of training, on 6 December 1997, he was posted as a lieutenant in the 13th Battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, he was sent to Jabalpur for further training from where in 1998. He was posted in Baramulla, Sopore in the month of March.
On June 1, 1999, he was sent to the battle of Kargil.
After conquering Hump and Raki Nab places, Vikram Batra was made Captain at the same time, after this the responsibility of freeing the most important 5140 peak just above the Srinagar-Leh road from the Pak army was also given to Captain Vikram Batra. Despite being a very difficult terrain, Vikram Batra along with his companions captured the peak on 20 June 1999 at 3:30 am.
Captain Vikram Batra Sacrifice
Captain Vikram Batra, who sacrificed his life for the soil of the country, was instrumental in winning Kargil’s five most important points. He was just 24 at the time and was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the highest gallantry award.
Even after being riddled with bullets, he kept saving his comrades till the last death and Chief of Army Staff Ved Prakash Malik himself had said that if Captain Vikram Batra had returned alive, he would have become the head of the Indian Army. Martyred at the age of 24 but left behind his memories.
Vikram Batra had said before going to the Kargil war that either he would come after the waving tricolor or he would come wrapped in the tricolor but he would definitely come, finally his words proved to be true. But as he went, he brought so much respect to the country.