Crazy! Brave! Inspiring Indian! Name: Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Also known as Sher Shah, Captain Vikram Batra joined the Indian Military Academy in June 1996 at Dehradun. After graduating in December 1997, he joined the army as a Lieutenant of 13 JAK Rifles at Sopore, Jammu & Kashmir. June 1, 1999, his unit proceeded to the Kargil Sector where by now war like situation had erupted. The first task assigned to the young officer was the recapture of Point 5140, which was at an altitude of 17000 feet. Upon reaching the point he got into a cheeky conversation with a terrorist commander on the radio. The enemy commander challenged him by saying, “Why have you come Sher Shah (Vikram’s nick name given by his commanding officer), you will not go back”. Captain Vikram Batra with immense confidence replied, “We shall see within one hour, who remains on the top”. In a short while Captain Vikram Batra and his company of troops killed 8 enemy soldiers and captured a heavy a
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