To commemorate the “Balidan Diwas” of the Kargil War Hero of 1999, Captain Vikram Batra, his then Commanding Officer and now General Officer Commanding in Chief Northern Command, Lieutenant General Y K Joshi paid homage to his fallen comrade from the sky.
The GOC in Chief Northern Command overflew “Batra Top” in a Sukhoi-30 MKI. This gesture epitomises the enduring relation between a Commanding Officer and his officer. Pertinently, on 07 July 1999, Captain Vikram Batra, a young and brave officer, caught the fancy of the nation and become the icon of Army Officer spirit by his success signal during capture of Point 5140; “Dil Maange More”, made the supreme sacrifice but not before capturing Point 4875 now christened as Batra Top.
Worth to mention, Captain 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 JAKRIF whose contribution to the war effort were recognised by award of Veer Chakra for exceptional leadership in face of the adversary.