Kargil, July 7: Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra’s brother Vishal Batra on Sunday paid homage to the brave officer of the Indian Army. He along with Lt Gen YK Joshi and soldiers of 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles and 18 Grenadiers of the Army climbed 16,000-foot-high Batra Top. As a part of celebrations of 20 years of Kargil victory, commemorative treks were organised to Batra Top and Tiger Hill today. Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Martyrdom Day: Remembering 'Sher Shah' of Kargil War of 1999 on His Death Anniversary.
Exactly 20 years ago, Captain Batra sacrificed his life while re-capturing the point 4875 from Pakistani intruders. The Point 4875 was then renamed as Batra Top. For his bravery, Captain Batra was posthumously awarded Param Vir Chakra. Lt Gen Joshi was then the commanding officer of 13 JAK Rif. The young officer was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1997 in the 13 JAK Rif as Lieutenant. During the Kargil War, he was codenamed as “Sher Shah”. Kargil War Hero Lt Gen Yogesh Kumar Joshi Takes Charge As Commander Of 14 Corps Of Indian Army.
Vishal Batra's Tweet:
Nothing could be better than this to pay homage to our great martyrs... while we celebrate 20 years of KARGIL, let’s remember each and every soldier who secured the motherland back from the enemy without even bothering for their life and their families back home https://t.co/THNE5LspNf
— Vishal Batra (@vishalbatra1974) July 7, 2019
#JammuAndKashmir : As a part of celebrations of 20 years of Kargil victory, commemorative treks were organized by 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles and 18 Grenadiers to Batra Top and Tiger hill today. pic.twitter.com/ryvs7WLz9r
— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2019
Earlier on June 24, the Indian Air Force Force (IAF) recreated the Tiger Hill attack at Gwalior airbase. The aircraft displayed during the 'Operation Vijay' were also displayed. Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa was the Chief Guest at the event. Several gallantry award winners, both serving and retired, who had participated in 'Operation Vijay' also attended the event.