Shaheed Captain Vikram
Palampur loses another
From Tribune Reporters
PALAMPUR, July 8
— The town lost another young Army Officer in
Kargil. Captain Vikram Batra (23) son of Mr G.L.
Batra, Principal in Government Senior Secondary
School, here belonged to 13 J&K Rifles and was
on his first posting to Kargil. Last week Captain
Batra had succeeded in capturing 5140 peak in Drass
sector. Only two days ago General V.P. Malik, Chief
of the Army Staff, had personally congratulated him
for his successful mission in capturing 5140 peak.
His name was also recommended for Mahavir Chakra.
The news of the death of
Captain Batra spread like wild fire in the town.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the residence of
Mr Batra and raised anti Pakistan slogans.
Body of the young soldier
is likely to reach here by tomorrow evening and
cremation would take place on Saturday with full
Nation's highest wartime
gallantry award PARAM VIR CHAKRA was awarded to
Captain VIKRAM BATRA on 15th August 1999.
Tribune News Service