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Who is Capt. Vikram Batra?
Captain Vikram Batra was a soldier of the Indian Army who was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra (PVC). He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his exemplary actions in the Kargil War of 1999. His height is 5’7″ and weighs around 75kg.
Captain Vikram Batra was born on Monday, 9 September 1974 (age 24 years; at the time of death) in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
Captain Vikram Batra Wiki / Biography
|Real Name||Captain Vikram Batra|
|Profession||Soldier at Indian Army|
|Date of Birth||9 September 1974|
|Birth Place||Palampur, Himachal Pradesh|
|Age (Before His Death)||25 Years|
|HomeTown||Palampur, Himachal Pradesh|
|Zodiac Sign/ Sun Sign||Virgo|
|School||DAV College, Chandigarh|
|College||DAV College, Chandigarh|
|Educational Qualification||B.Sc in Medical Science|
|Hobbies||Travelling and reading|
|Family||Mother :- Kamal Kanta Batra |
Father :- Girdhari Lal Batra
Brother :-Vishal Batra
Sister :- Seema and Nutan
|Weight||75 Kg ( Approx. )|
|Affairs/ Girlfriends||Dimple Cheema|
|Children||0 Son and 0 Daughter|
Son Name :- ***
Daughter :- ***
He received his primary education from his mother. He did his middle school from the DAV Public School in Palampur. His received his senior secondary education was from Central School, Palampur. Batra was a very popular student and his teachers say that he was respectful to everybody. Batra participated in many sporting and academic events, and he used to win most of them. His classmates stated that he used to sweep almost 75% of all the prizes every year. He had participated in the National Level Table Tennis (Central Schools), representing the North Zone and the National Youth Parliamentary Competition.
Higher Education/ Career
He pursued B.Sc in Medical Science from the DAV College, Chandigarh. In DAV College, he was announced as the Best National Cadet Corps (NCC) for the Air Wing of two zones. It got him selected for a helicopter flight training for 40 days in the Pinjore Flying Club in Gariran, Haryana. Later he was also selected for the 1994 Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.
During his B.Sc course, he was offered to join the Merchant Navy at a company in Hong Kong, however, he declined; in determination to join the Indian Army. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in 1995, he enrolled in the Punjab University for an MA English course. He simultaneously prepared for the Combined Defence Services(CDS) examinations and, he took a job as a part-time manager at a travel agency in Chandigarh. In June 1996, he cleared his CDS exam. He left his course to join the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun.
Captain Vikram Batra belongs to a Hindu Family. He was born to Girdhari Lal Batra and Kamal Kanta Batra. His father is the Principal of a Government school, and his mother is a retired school teacher. He has a twin brother, Vishal Batra, who works at a bank in Chandigarh, and two elder sisters, Seema and Nutan.
Vikram met his girlfriend, Dimple Cheema, in college, who was also studying MA English from Punjab University. They fell in love and had decided to get married after Vikram returned from the Kargil War.
Vikram joined the Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, in June 1996 in the Manekshaw Battalion. After his training, he passed out from the IMA on 6 December 1997. In January 1998, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army. He was posted in the 13th battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles (13 JAK Rif) in Sopore, Jammu Kashmir. Before his posting, he was sent to Jabalpur for regimental training.
In March 1998, he was sent to the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, for the Young Officer’s Course, in which he was awarded the Alpha grade. After that, he was posted in an area with high militant activity. He led many operations and encounters. Once in an ambush, a bullet fired by a militant went past him, slightly touching his shoulders and killing a soldier behind him. Batra knew, that the bullet was meant for him and not the other soldier. He ordered his team to nab all the militants to avenge the soldier’s death. Batra was saddened by this incident, as he knew that his fellow soldier died an unexpected death. In January 1999, he was sent on a Commando Course at Belgaum, Karnataka. It lasted for two months, and he aced this course. He was awarded the highest grade upon completion- The Instructor’s Grade
After the success of Tololing, his battalion was ordered to capture Point 5140; which was a strategically important mountain peak in the Drass region. Under the cover of artillery fire, they started climbing Point 5140 from the rear side of the mountain, which was a steep climb and the only area from where the Pakistani soldiers least expected an attack. They reached the top and attacked the Pakistani Army by surprise. Batra killed 3 Pakistani soldiers in hand to hand combat. His battalion did not suffer a single casualty. They captured Point 5140 and recovered a lot of ammunition and heavy guns. Batra contacted his command post saying the words, Ye Dil Maange More (the victory call of his battalion). After the capture, Batra was promoted to the rank of Captain. His triumph was celebrated across India; as it was being played on millions of television screens.
On 3 July 1999, the 13 JAK Rifles and the 28 Rashtriya Rifles started a mission to capture Point 4875. It was a strategically important peak, as it overlooked 30-40 km of National Highway 1 and the posts of the Indian Army. Batra was not part of this mission; as he was suffering from fever. The battalions started off the mission and proceeded towards the peak with success, but, fell short of soldiers; due to heavy firing. Captain Batra approached his Commanding Officer to seek permission to go on the battlefield. Seeing this, other soldiers requested to go with him too. Batra was allowed to head out to the peak with 25 soldiers. The team at the top was sent a wireless message- Sher Shah (Batra’s Codename) is coming. The Pakistanis intercepted this message. They knew who Sher Shah was, and they broke into the Indian Army’s wireless communications and threatened him. Batra was informed of the threat but he kept going.
Captain Vikram Batra After Capturing Point 5140
He reached Point 4875 on 7 July 1999. They attacked 2 bunkers and destroyed them, but, he was taken by surprise when the Pakistani Army attacked them from behind a ledge. Batra crouched and moved forward, and he threw two grenades to destroy a Pakistani machine gun position. He attacked the ledge and took them by surprise by entering from the narrowest entrance and killed 5 Pakistani soldiers. This ferocious attack by Captain Batra and his men resulted in them gaining the upper hand. Only one Pakistani machine-gun post was left. Batra had sustained severe injuries. He gained control of the post, but, an Indian soldier had gotten injured. Batra asked a subedar to evacuate the soldier, and when they were getting him out, he was shot by a sniper, followed by an RPG which hit him near the head. Batra collapsed and succumbed to his wounds. This outraged the Indian soldiers, following which they captured the point 4875.
Captain Vikram Batra was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. It is India’s Highest Military Honour for bravery or an act of valour or self-sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, sea, or air.
On 26 January 2000, his father received the Param Vir Chakra for his deceased son, from the President of India K. R. Narayanan.
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