Kargil Vijay Diwas : Remembering some brave heroes of Kargil War

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Some brave heroes of Kargil war – In the Kargil war, Indian army won the battle but we lost many brave soldiers. A total of 500 soldiers lost their lives during the war, and over 1,500 soldiers were injured.some brave heroes of kargil war

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Let’s remember some of the brave heroes of Kargil war.

Captain Vikram Batra

Captain Vikram Batra, who is known as Sher Shah, played an important role during the Kargil war, recapturing Peak 5140, located at 17,000 ft altitude. This mission was dangerous as Indian soldiers had to climb the peak of the mountain to destroy Pakistani army as the Pakistani army was sitting at the top. Despite all the risks involved, Captain Vikram Batra killed many enemy soldiers.

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar

During the Kargil war, when Rifleman Sanjay Kumar went ahead for the attack, enemy’s automated gun started firing and it became difficult to move forward. After understanding the situation, Sanjay decided that the place should be silenced with a sudden crackdown. With this intention, Sanjay suddenly attacked and killed three enemies in a face-to-face encounter. Due to this sudden attack, the enemy ran away leaving behind its machine gun. Sanjay Kumar started gunning down the enemies. Seeing the act of Sanjay, other soldiers of his troop quickly rushed to attack enemy from more sides. Sanjay Kumar was soaked with blood but he was not ready to leave the battle and fought with the enemy till the top was completely empty from the enemy.

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Captain Puneet Bakshi

Captain Puneet Bakshi is known to have flown jets and helicopters carrying rockets, bombs, missiles, front guns, and loops for more than 5,000 hours. During the Kargil war, he was part of the Forward Area Reconnaissance (FAC), which was active in airstrikes. Not only in Kargil but during the Kedarnath disaster in 2013, Caption Puneet saved 832 lives over three days.

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Major Devender Pal Singh

India’s first blade runner, Devender Pal Singh lost his leg and part of his intestines in the Kargil war. He was only 25 when he was hit by mortar fire and was injured majorly with shrapnel. Initially, he was declared dead by the army surgeon but was later revived. However, his infected leg had to be amputated. Major Singh served in the army for 10 years, joining the 7th battalion in 1997. He retired from the army after his leg injury and started playing sports to train himself. Now he is India’s first amputee marathon runner and holds multiple Limca Records.

Lt Balwan Singh

Former Lieutenant Balwan Singh, now a Colonel, was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for capturing Tiger Hill along with his ghatak platoon during the Kargil war. Singh was asked to report to Kargil within just four months of joining the service. The operation was a challenging one as the terrain was steep and occupied by enemy armed forces. The officer led his team for over 12 hours under heavy artillery shelling and executed the task of reaching their destination.

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Naseem Ahmad

Not a soldier but a tea seller, Naseem Ahmad from Dehradun is a hero who stayed behind in the Battle and served tea to the soldiers. In an interview to India Today, Naseem Ahmad said, “I got many chances to leave Drass but my heart didn’t allow me to leave. Even helpers at my shops fled. There were only a few tea shops in the area. All had closed during the Kargil war. Normal life had come to a halt. I decided to stay in Drass to serve the Indian Army.”

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Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey

Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey played a vital role in the Kargil war. On the night of 3 July 1999, Lieutenant Pandey was asked to clear the interfering enemy positions. He got injuries on his shoulders and legs. Without caring for his injuries, he continued to fight and destroyed the enemy with a grenade, even as he got a fatal burst on his forehead. His last words were “Na chhodnu” (“don’t spare them” in Nepali).

Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav

During the Kargil war, Yogendra Singh Yadav’s task was to take control of the three bunkers on the upper top. To complete this work, it was necessary to cross 16,500 feet high peak. Yogendra took the responsibility, picked up his rope, and started on the campaign. As he reached halfway, the machine guns started firing from the enemy bunker. Despite all this, Yogendra moved upwards and a bullet hit his shoulder and two bullets near his thigh and stomach, but he did not stop and went ahead. Still, sixty feet of standing height was left to cover. He dared to complete the climb, crawled towards enemy bunker, threw a grenade, and piled up four soldiers there. Yadav turned to another bunker and threw grenades on the other side.

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Captain Anuj Nayyar

During his Kargil war, Nayyar’s first campaign was to capture Point 4875 which was on the western side of Tiger Hill. In order to occupy the hill, the team was divided into two. One was led by Captain Vikram Batra and the second by Captain Anuj. Captain Anuj’s team consisted of seven soldiers, together with whom he shot an enemy all-out. Captain Anuj killed nine Pakistani soldiers alone. While attacking the fourth bunker, the enemy threw a rocket-mounted grenade towards them, which fell directly on them. Despite being badly injured, he continued to lead the remaining soldiers. Before dying, he also destroyed the last bunker. Two days later, the enemy army again attacked the peak, which was controlled by Captain Vikram Batra’s team.

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Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja

During the war, Ahuja’s aircraft was within the Indian side of the Line of Control. Ahuja landed safely after ejecting from his plane but was later killed by Pakistani soldiers. There was a penetrating gunshot wound near his right ear and another to his right chest. He had multiple puncture wounds over the left and right thighs, right lung, neck vessels, small intestine, and the left liver. His death was called a cold-blooded murder. Pakistani soldiers captured him and killed him ruthlessly.

Hav Yash Veer Singh Tomar

During the Kargil war, Hav Yash Vire Singh attacked the Pakistani bunkers with grenades. He threw 18 grenades on the bunkers and killed the enemies. He broke his feet and was majorly injured. When the army found his body, he had a rifle in one hand and a grenade in the other. He has been a major contributor in conquering Tololling. He was honored with Veer Chakra.

Capt Saurabh Kalia

Captain Saurabh Kalia was an officer of the Indian Army who was killed during the Kargil War while being held as a prisoner of war by the Pakistan Army. He along with five other soldiers of his patrolling team were captured alive, brutally tortured, and then killed by Pakistan Army.

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Major Rajesh Singh

During the war, Rajesh had to fix a medium machine gun (MMG) behind a rock. He got badly injured and Pakistani army shot him. For his supreme sacrifice, Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his actions in the battle.

Major Vivek Gupta

Despite various injuries during the war, Vivek Gupta kept leading from the front and urged his men forward. On reaching the position he fearlessly engaged the enemy in a fire and hand-to-hand combat and killed three enemy soldiers. Major Gupta was hit by another volley of enemy bullets.

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