Last Updated: 26 Jul, 2023 | Views: 475
Other Profession(s): Army Officer
Famous For: Indian Army officer awarded Param Vir Chakra For Kargil War
Higher Education: B.Sc Medical Sciences ,MA English
Vikram Batra was the captain of an Indian army. Batra did his schooling at the D.A.V. public school, Palampur. He completed his B.Sc in Medical science from D.A.V. College Chandigarh. His father, Girdhari Lal Batra a government school principal, and Kamal Kanta Batra, a school teacher. Batra was born fourteen minutes before his younger brother, and he was the eldest of his twin brother. Batra attended a national-level camp in Manali and received a green belt holder in Karate. In 1999 Batra was killed in action by Pakistani troops around Area Ledge, Point 4875 in Kargil.
In 1992: Batra joined the Air Wing of the National Cadet Corps (N.C.C.) during his first year of graduation.
In 1995: Batra studied M.A English course at Punjab University in Chandigarh. Batra took evening classes at the university and worked part-time as a branch manager of a traveling agency.
In 1995: Vikram Batra was selected for the merchant navy at a shipping company headquartered in Hong Kong, but he was denied because he wanted something extraordinary.
In 1996: Batra cleared Combined Defence Service and received a call for an interview at the Service Selection Board (S.S.B.) at Allahabad. After joining the Indian Military Academy (I.M.A.) at Dehradun, he joined in June 1996 in the Manekshaw Battalion.
In 1997: Vikram Batra completed his 19 months of training courses, and then he graduated from the I.M.A. on 6 December 1997 and was commissioned as a lieutenant into the Indian Army.
In 1998: Batra got his first posting at Sapore in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Awards and Achievements
After his death, Batra was awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War.
In 1999, he was awarded the highest grade — the Instructor's Grade.
During his school days, the captain played sports and represented his school at the national level during the Youth Parliamentary competitions in Delhi.
On 29 June 1999, Batra made the last call to his mother.