Param Vir Chakra

Award / Date of Action Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous) , 07-07-1999
Service Indian Army
Service Number IC-57556H
Unit/Regiments/Corps 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles Regiment
Son Of Girdhari Lal Batra
Mother's Name Kamal Batra
Resident Of (Village/District/State/Domicile) Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
War/Operation/Battle KARGIL WAR / OP VIJAY
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A bust of Param Vir Chakra Awardee Captain Vikram Batra at the National War Memorial in Delhi.   (Source: National War Memorial)

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  13. Sher Shah of Kargil: The Story of Indian Army Legend, Captain Batra ( (Accessed on 31 May 2022)
  14. The Kargil War Veteran recalls how Captain Batra saved his life before getting martyred, ( (Accessed on 31 May 2022)
  15. He still protects Kargil Mountains’: Remembering Captain Batra where he was martyred 20 Years ago. ( (Accessed on 31 May 2022)
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