Pakistani infiltrators had taken over the Kargil hills by audacity 22 years ago. After this the Indian Army launched ‘Operation Vijay’ against him. This Operation Vijay lasted for 60 days from 8 May 1999 to 26 July 1999 and due to the inaccessible roads, 527 Indian soldiers were martyred and more than 1300 were injured during this war. This battle of Kargil was given the name of Operation Vijay.
In fact, under the Shimla Agreement, both the countries withdraw their troops from the forward posts during the winter, but Pakistan took the wrong advantage of this Shimla Agreement to stab India in the back and occupied its territories. After discovering this, the Indian soldiers retaliated against Pakistan and again found their control over Kargil, driving away Pakistani infiltrators in the war. But all this was possible only because of the amazing valor of Indian soldiers. One of these brave soldiers was Captain Vikram Batra.
Captain Vikram Batra (13 J&K Rifles)
In the battle of Kargil, Captain Vikram Batra presented such an example of valor, whose iron was accepted by Pakistan and he was awarded the name of ‘Sher Shah’. Captain Vikram Batra of 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles from Palampur, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, immortalized himself by changing the tagline of a soft drink advertisement to ‘Yeh Dil Maange More’. It was shown on the national television channel how in his very first heroic exploits in the Kargil war, he had shown valor on the battlefield by snatching the enemy’s machine gun.
He became martyr while fighting the Pakistan Army at the age of 24 in the Kargil war of 1999. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his indomitable courage and sacrifice. Because of his bravery, many names were given to Captain Vikram. He was called ‘Tiger of Drass;, ‘Lion of Kargil’. While Pakistan called Captain Batra as Sher Shah.
I am Capt Vikram Batra! Durge Mata ki Jai. Everything you want is on the other side of fear! If you didn’t get goosebumps watching this you are probably dead! Story, Narration & Creation by @MajorAkhill pic.twitter.com/GOPnGD3p30
— PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defense (@proudhampur) July 7, 2020
Standing on the front, this brave soldier had single-handedly killed many enemies. Despite being injured in the fierce firing from the front, Vikram Batra with his delta detachment attacked the peak number 4875, but in an attempt to get one of his injured fellow officers out of the battlefield, this son of Mother Bharti, Vikram Batra died on 7 July. He was martyred in the morning.