Captain Vikram Batra was born on 9 September 1974 in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Even as we speak in the village of Ghuggar in Palampur, the oath of his bravery is taken. Captain Batra, who laid down his life for the soil of the nation, was instrumental in profitable the 5 most necessary factors of Kargil. The zeal and braveness have been such that even after being riddled with bullets, he continued to save lots of his companions earlier than dying. Chief of Army Staff Ved Prakash Malik himself had said then that if Captain Vikram Batra had returned alive, he would have develop into the head of the Indian Army. He was martyred at the age of simply 24, however left behind such an ocean of recollections, feelings, in which the thoughts of each Indian needs to take a dip repeatedly.
‘Yeh Dil Mange More…’
The date was June 19 and the yr 1999, beneath the management of Captain Vikram Batra, the military had pushed the Pakistani infiltrators from Point 5140. This was India’s greatest victory in phrases of struggle coverage, because it was the highest level of Kargil. The climb was straight and the intruders hiding above have been firing on the troopers. But Captain Batra didn’t cease after this. He proceeded to the subsequent level 4875, which was at an altitude of 17 thousand toes above sea stage. Captain Batra used to say in the code after each victory, ‘Yeh dil maange extra…’
‘You go away, your spouse is a baby’
There are many tales of Captain Batra’s braveness. Recalling that fateful day of July 7, his colleague Naveen says, ‘I used to be with him in the bunker. There was firing. A bomb exploded close to my leg. I obtained badly injured. The captain instantly took me away from there. My life was saved. Told me to go away, you might have spouse and kids. But half an hour later, the Captain sacrificed his life whereas saving one other officer.
‘Take this with the love of Madhuri Dixit…’
Naveen says that Pakistani infiltrators additionally used to worry him. Once throughout the struggle a Pakistani intruder shouted. Said, give us Madhuri Dixit. We will be mushy. On this, Captain Batra, whereas firing bullets from his AK-47, smiled and said, “Lo with love of Madhuri Dixit.” That infiltrator soldier obtained piled up there. Vikram Batra had said earlier than going to the Kargil struggle, ‘Either I will come after the waving tricolour, or I will come wrapped in the tricolour. But I will definitely come. Eventually his phrases turned out to be true. But as he went, he raised the worth of the tricolor a lot that this nation would at all times be indebted to him.
Joined Military Academy in 1996
Vikram Batra joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in 1996. He was half of the Manekshaw Battalion. After 19 months of coaching, on 6 December 1997, he was posted as a lieutenant in the thirteenth Battalion (13 JAK RIF) of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He was despatched to Jabalpur for additional coaching, from the place he was posted in Baramulla, Sopore in March 1998. Captain Vikram Batra, the third baby of Girdhari Lal Batra and Kamalkant Batra, was promising since childhood. He obtained a inexperienced belt in karate throughout his faculty days. In faculty, he was half of the Air Wing of the National Cadet Corps (NCC). It is said that simply earlier than he was martyred, the final phrases of Captain Batra have been – Jai Mata Di.
Abhishek Bachchan has additionally performed the character
‘Sher Shah’ is the first biopic on Captain Vikram Batra. Whereas earlier than that in 2003, JP Dutta’s movie ‘LOC Kargil’ on Kargil additionally had a personality like Captain Vikram Batra. It was performed by Abhishek Bachchan.