Archive for May 2010
Captain R Jerry Prem Raj,
Vir Chakra (Posthumous),
158 Medium Regiment
Major Sonam Wangchuk,
Maha Vir Chakra
Of the LADAKH Scouts
Officers & Jawans from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles pray before going into battle, to get back Tololing Top. Behind the jawan in the foreground (with a 5.56mm INSAS rifle) is Captain Vijayant Thapar < http://www.captainvijyantthapar.com/ > < http://www.captainvijyantthapar.com/ > . His face is partly hidden and is seen sporting a beard. Lieutenant Thapar laid down his life, in the capture of Tololing Top and was awarded the Vir Chakra posthumously for his valour.
Major Padmapani Acharya, 2nd Rajputana Rifles, leads his men into battle after the successful capture of Tololing Top. The 2 Raj. Rifles’ next assignment was to capture the Knoll mountain feature in the Black Rock area, which is in the Drass sub-sector. It was here, that Major Acharya laid down his life in the highest traditions of the Indian Army on 29 June 1999. He was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, posthumously .
Making the way through narrow valley
The Leh-Batalik road is as notorious as the Srinagar-Kargil road. At its beginning lie staging areas, at its end fierce fighting and often, death. Jawans patrol the rugged slopes near Batalik. For them, there is little time for rest and little time to think, always poised on the edge of action.
Capt.Vijayant Thapar (Robin)
He Laid down for OUR BETTER TOMORROW
At the age of only 22
His Last Letter to his parents
AND AFTER THAT
HE CAME BACK HOME WITH TRI COLOR DRAPED
jawans from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles, remember their 23 comrades who fell in the decisive battle for the Tololing Top. The battalion earned four Maha Vir Chakras, one of India ‘s highest medals for gallantry, three of them being awarded posthumously.
Captain (Dr.) Rajshree Gupta, Army Medical Corps (AMC), salutes the tricolour-draped coffin of her husband, Major Vivek Gupta of the 2nd Rajputana Rifles, who died fighting the enemies.
Proud to be an Indian-