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.

It is most befitting that the gallant actions of #CaptVikramBatra be commemorated by his then CO of 13 JAK RIF now #ArmyCdrNC from the skies, an apt recognition of IAF’s contribution to the ground operations in #OperationVIJAY. @IAF_MCC @adgpi @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/xlIPf0oZCF

— PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defence (@proudhampur) July 7, 2021

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 7th July Capt Vikram Batra @SherShah led the capture of Pt 4875 & made supreme sacrifice. To commemorate his Balidan Diwas, #LtGenYKJoshi, #ArmyCdrNC, the then CO flew over Batra Top in Sukhoi 30 MKI & paid rich tributes to his Kargil War comrade. pic.twitter.com/o6ubKK7FRf

— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) July 7, 2021

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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