ISBN 9788170287933,Paramveer Chakra: Profiles in Courage

Paramveer Chakra: Profiles in Courage


Meera Johri


Rajpal & Sons



Rajpal & Sons

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788170287933

ISBN-10 8170287936


Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)

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Yeh dil maange more' was how Capt. Vikram Batra conveyed the conquest of Point 5140 to his Commanding Officer during the Kargil War in 1999. Young, courageous and fearless Capt. Vikram Batra epitomized the best qualities of the Indian soldier, who never shies away from even the most difficult conditions. Just 26 years old, Vikram Batra sacrificed his life and became an icon of heroism and patriotism for millions of young Indians. Like him, Indian history has witnessed countless soldiers who laid down their lives for their country. The time, place and situations varied but not the spirit. The country recognises the courage of its soldiers and honours them with gallantry awards of which the Param Vir Chakra is the highest, given for showing the utmost courage and intrepidity against the enemy in the battlefield. Till date twenty-one officers have received the Param Vir Chakra. Twenty of these recipients are from the Indian Army and one from the Indian Air Force. Fourteen Param Vir Chakra have been awarded posthumously. This book presents the inspiring deeds of all those courageous soldiers who braved hardships and wounds so that the rest of us may know peace, for, as Douglas MacArthur said, 'The soldier above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.'