The Kargil Vijay Diwas commemorates the bravery of Indian soldiers. Who fought in the challenging terrain and harrowing conditions of the Kargil region of Ladakh in 1999. The 60-day Indo-Pak war began when the Indian Army launched “Operation Vijay” against Pakistani intruders. The Indian Army lost up to 674 soldiers and 1363 wounded. This is considered as India’s heroes one of the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Captain Vikram Batra, a 24-year-old, received the Param Vir Chakra for battlefield bravery. Batra, also known as “Shershah,” completed the most challenging mission, capturing Point 4875. Ensured the triumph of the Indian armed forces. He was fighting off the Pakistani intruders when he perished in action while rushing out of his bunker to aid Lieutenant Naveen Anaberu.
2023’s Kargil Vijay Diwas will honor Vikram Batra, a hero of India
In addition to Shershah, Batra is referred to as the “Tiger of Drass,” the “Kargil Hero,” and the “Lion of Kargil.” He was said to have shot more than four Pakistani soldiers during the conflict. His fellow soldiers still talk about how courageous and daring he was.
Kargil Vijay Diwas
Kargil Vijay Diwas honors the unwavering strength of the Indian soldiers. These soldiers fought in the challenging terrain and harrowing climatic conditions in the Kargil region of Ladakh 24 years ago.
Indo-Pak Kargil War, 1999- “Operation Vijay”
Indians can be proud of the 60-day Indo-Pak war they fought against Pakistani intruders in 1999. It was a time to hold their spirits high and rejoice in the success of their brave Army.
The tale of the Kargil War begins in 1999, when the Indian Army launched “Operation Vijay”. This was a response to Pakistani troops invading Indian territory in the Kargil district on May 3. The Indian Army lost up to 674 soldiers to the ultimate sacrifice. An additional 1363 claimed to have sustained wounds.
India’s heroes made the ultimate sacrifice for the motherland under the proverb “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” (It is sweet and appropriate to perish for their country).
Captain Vikram Batra: Hero of the Kargil War
Captain Vikram Batra, who was just 24 years old, posthumously received the Param Vir Chakra, the most prestigious honor for battlefield bravery, as one of the courageous individuals.
Born in 1974 in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. He enrolled at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun to receive military training. He headed to the 13th battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, the same regiment that fought Pakistani forces that crossed into India along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kargil.
Captain Batra, alias “Shershah”
Captain Batra completed his most challenging mission, the capture of Point 4875, living up to the given codename “Shershah,” ensuring the triumph of the Indian armed forces.
“Lion of Kargil”
In addition to Shershah, Batra is referred to as the “Tiger of Drass,” the “Kargil Hero,” and the “Lion of Kargil.” He was said to have shot more than four Pakistani soldiers during the conflict, and his fellow soldiers still talk about how courageous and daring he was.
Fearless warriors of the Kargil War
Some of the brave soldiers who fought in the Kargil war include Lieutenant Balwan Singh, the youngest recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, Yogendra Singh Yadav, Major Vivek Gupta, Major Saurabh Kalia, Major Naik Digendra Kumar, Captain Kenguruse, Lieutenant Manoj Pandey, Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, and Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nongrum.