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Unique tributes to Kargil Hero Capt Vikram Batra: Army Commander Northern Command pays homage from sky (VIDEO)

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 (19:05 IST)
Jammu: To commemorate 'Balidan Diwas' of Kargil Hero, Captain Vikram Batra; his then Commanding Officer, who is now GOC-in-C, Northern Command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi overflew 'Batra Top' in a Sukhoi-30 MKI on Thursday. 

This gesture epitomises the enduring relation between a Commanding Officer and his officer, Defence spokesman here said.

Lt Gen YK Joshi paid homage to his fallen comrade from the sky, an apt recognition of IAF’s contribution to the ground operations in Operation VIJAY.

Capt Batra continues to motivate the present generation of officers and would do so in perpetuity. It is most befitting that his gallant action be commemorated by his then Commanding Officer of 13 JAK RIF whose contribution to the war effort were recognised by award of VrC for exceptional leadership in face of the adversary.

On Jul 7, 1999, Captain Vikram Batra, a young and brave officer who had caught the fancy of the nation and become the icon of Indian Army Officer spirit by his success signal during capture of Pt 5140; “Dil Maange More”, made the supreme sacrifice but not before capturing Pt 4875 now christened as Batra Top. (UNI)

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