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malikseema
July 4th, 2009, 10:27 AM
Today is the day when our indian army conquered TIGER HILLS and lead the base of kargil vijay..........Captain Saurabh Kalia of Jat Regiment was the hero of this conquest who lost his life in this operation. He was kidnapped by pakistan's army with other 4 army men n after kargil war was over their dead bodies were returned to india, n was saying the stories of brutal torucher by pakistan army on their bodies.all their body joints were broken,their faces were cut n eyes were damaged.......
I truly SALUTE the heroism of the 22yr old REAL HERO-CAPTAIN SAURABH KALIA N HIS FELLOW ARMYMEN.
i really want to say
A MERE WATAN KE LOGO JARA ANKH MEIN BHAR LO PANI........
JO SAHEED HUE HAIN UNKI JARA YAAD KARO KURBANI...........

rana1
July 4th, 2009, 10:46 AM
good going seema ji aap n bhout achaa kaam kiya kuch bhai to kargill n bhull hi gaye honge


jai javan jai kissan

ajit2009
July 4th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Today is the day when our indian army conquered TIGER HILLS and lead the base of kargil vijay..........Captain Saurabh Kalia of Jat Regiment was the hero of this conquest who lost his life in this operation. He was kidnapped by pakistan's army with other 4 army men n after kargil war was over their dead bodies were returned to india, n was saying the stories of brutal torucher by pakistan army on their bodies.all their body joints were broken,their faces were cut n eyes were damaged.......
I truly SALUTE the heroism of the 22yr old REAL HERO-CAPTAIN SAURABH KALIA N HIS FELLOW ARMYMEN.
i really want to say
A MERE WATAN KE LOGO JARA ANKH MEIN BHAR LO PANI........
JO SAHEED HUE HAIN UNKI JARA YAAD KARO KURBANI...........


:rockseema ji i also salute this day and all of that heroes :rock
...............because our indian army is like a rock............................
A MERE WATAN KE LOGO JARA ANKH MEIN BHAR LO PANI........
JO SAHEED HUE HAIN UNKI JARA YAAD KARO KURBANI..........

A MERE WATAN KE LOGO,suno aj ke 9jawano ki kahani.....
ma ki sewa khatir, bhartiyo me bhid dikhe diwani........
log rahe jate yunhi dikhte,ma bhi dikhe kuch anjani ..........
bharti hong ,bharti hong bas yahi soch..................log kat dete sari jawani
.............:mad: yahi hai ek anjani bhid ki kahani :mad:............................

Paddy
July 4th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Seema ji, thanks a lot for reminding us our Great heros and their victory. Great start..... keep posting....

navdeepbudhwar
July 4th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Capt. Saurabh Kalia laid down his life in Kargil war at the prime age of 22; serving for a very short period of less than 5 months.destiny played a cruel joke on Capt. Sarabh Kalia — great believer in LORD BAJRANG BALI (HANUMAN JI) — and incidentally he got captured at the BAJRANG POST and laid down his life in the "OPERATION VIJAY’ .Capt. Kalia along with Sq Ldr Ahuja and four others fought the real battle of Kargil unarmed for 22 days undergoing the worst kind of physical torture known in post-war Indian Military History

i salute this heroic and selfless son of bharat maa

jai hind....

suniljakhar
July 4th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Salutations to the people like Capt. Saurabh Kaliya and Major Sandeep UnniKrishanan (Martyr NSG commando in Mumbai attacks) for their bravery and super sacrifice. And so is to so many unsung and unknown heroes who were/are silently but firmly serving our motherland and people…

They are real heros… above any caste or creed!!

My heartfelt solace to the parents of these martyrs.

kulduhan
July 4th, 2009, 04:33 PM
In memory of Vijay Divas,26th July, Let us bow our heads to the great heroes of India who laid down their lives so that we are safe today. FOR THEIR SAKES AND OURS LET US PLEDGE TO GIVE INDIA OUR VERY BEST. EACH TIME AND EVERY TIME.
KARGIL'S FIRST HERO
Lt. Saurabh Kalia

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Capt.Vikram Batra
Param Vir Chakra(Posthumous)
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Grenedier. Yogendra Singh
Param Vir Chakra
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RFN .Sanjay Kumar
(Param Vir Chakra)
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Major Padmapani Acharya,
Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous)
Of the 2nd Battalion of The RAJPUTANA RIFLES
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Lieutenant Balwan Singh,
Maha Vir Chakra
Of the 18th Battalion of GRENADIERS Regiment
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Major M Saravanan,
VirChakra,
1 Bihar
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Lieutenant Kanad Bhattacharya,
Sena Medal (Posthumous)(22 YEARS)
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Captain Saju Cherian,
Sena Medal
307 Medium Regiment


And

Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nangrum,
Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous)
Of the 12th Battalion of JAMMU AND KASHMIR Light Infantry


And

Captain R Jerry Prem Raj,
Vir Chakra (Posthumous),
158 Medium Regiment

And

Major Sonam Wangchuk,
Maha Vir Chakra
Of the LADAKH Scouts


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




Moments before the final assault Capt. Vijyant Thapar (Robin) left this letter at the war front base, to be handed over to his family.


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AND AFTER THAT
HE CAME BACK TO 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.

The Jawans celebrating Vijay Divas.



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JAY HIND !!! JAY HIND!!! JAY HIND!!!

Google Collection.//Kuldeep Duhan

aryasatyadev
July 5th, 2009, 04:11 AM
These are some pics of that war.....
http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:rBRv_kWaF0WQNM:http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44714000/jpg/_44714396_kargil_ap.jpg (http://images.google.ht/imgres?imgurl=http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44714000/jpg/_44714396_kargil_ap.jpg&imgrefurl=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7434427.stm&usg=__FSNP0j_RpNT3X7TNXxcmcATfiMY=&h=282&w=226&sz=18&hl=fr&start=26&um=1&tbnid=rBRv_kWaF0WQNM:&tbnh=114&tbnw=91&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkargil%2Bwar%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Dfr%26 lr%3D%26rlz%3D1R2RNWN_en%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20%26u m%3D1)

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:yjy_TTjLbr8iBM:http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Images/0223.jpg (http://images.google.ht/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Images/0223.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blogs.ibibo.com/kevinblogs/love-for-the-country&usg=__6lMorhCvdp1AS43fw7MR5s7rRUc=&h=477&w=611&sz=96&hl=fr&start=32&um=1&tbnid=yjy_TTjLbr8iBM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=136&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkargil%2Bwar%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Dfr%26 lr%3D%26rlz%3D1R2RNWN_en%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20%26u m%3D1)

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:dTuLnIAnpF7b3M:http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/2003/07/27/images/2003072703371001.jpg (http://images.google.ht/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/2003/07/27/images/2003072703371001.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/2003/07/27/stories/2003072703371000.htm&usg=__yp_7NhodkMaSVte7pdBgEfLinTk=&h=389&w=351&sz=23&hl=fr&start=14&um=1&tbnid=dTuLnIAnpF7b3M:&tbnh=123&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkargil%2Bwar%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Dfr%26 lr%3D%26rlz%3D1R2RNWN_en%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1)

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ATbk6cYdoPeCNM:http://lh4.google.com/jaganpvs/RR63ynEfABI/AAAAAAAAABU/46WhfaiYse4/s288/Op%2520Vijay%2520Medal%252002.jpg (http://images.google.ht/imgres?imgurl=http://lh4.google.com/jaganpvs/RR63ynEfABI/AAAAAAAAABU/46WhfaiYse4/s288/Op%2520Vijay%2520Medal%252002.jpg&imgrefurl=http://osmaniac.blogspot.com/2006/10/op-vijay-medal.html&usg=__oCnIZJZ_o5NGT1T_MSd9MicR3yQ=&h=288&w=260&sz=13&hl=fr&start=48&um=1&tbnid=ATbk6cYdoPeCNM:&tbnh=115&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkargil%2Bwar%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Dfr%26 lr%3D%26rlz%3D1R2RNWN_en%26sa%3DN%26start%3D40%26u m%3D1)
Ops Vijay Medal

navingulia
July 5th, 2009, 08:10 AM
When will the countrymen learn lessons from the martyrdom of these soldiers.
1. we litter the streets of the country these men died for.
2. these men fought and died fighting without food and water and we for avoiding a little inconvenience give and take bribes.
3. we spread communal hatred and dislike.
4. we destroy public property.
When will the sacrifices of these soldiers awaken the patriotism of the countrymen to build India to be a strong and prosperous country. That will be a true tribute to these martyrs.

deepika
July 5th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Thousands of war heros sacrificed their lives for our motherland.Politicians dont remember them anymore.For them its history.They dont feel the pain because none of their beloved was a part of operation Vijay.Trust me there will be lot of people who may not be knowing who Saurabh Kalia was and how brutally he was killed.I wish from the bottom of my heart that every person could have such patriotic feeling for the nation.

yudhvirmor
July 5th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Bravery, sacrifice, courage, boldness, passion...

There are no better words to define India Army. Kudos to you guys...

You guys made sure that we can sit in Air-cons offices & houses and comment on your greatest efforts.

Jai Jawan..

SumitJattan
July 5th, 2009, 12:14 PM
These guys laid their life for the sake our mother land
I salute their heroism and there guts to fight in most adverse environmental conditions.

akbagaria
July 5th, 2009, 02:41 PM
Jai jawan jai kishan!!!

jakharanil
July 5th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Really its a great day for india
JAI HIND ........


Thanks n Rgds

Anil Jakhar

VJ
July 5th, 2009, 07:06 PM
When will the countrymen learn lessons from the martyrdom of these soldiers.
1. we litter the streets of the country these men died for.
2. these men fought and died fighting without food and water and we for avoiding a little inconvenience give and take bribes.
3. we spread communal hatred and dislike.
4. we destroy public property.
When will the sacrifices of these soldiers awaken the patriotism of the countrymen to build India to be a strong and prosperous country. That will be a true tribute to these martyrs.

Gulia Bhaisahab...i am fully agreed with you.....just remembering them and devoting a few seconds out of our schedule is not even comparable to respect they deserve.....

But seema jiji thanks for your sincere effort......:)

ranjitjat
July 6th, 2009, 02:12 AM
When will the countrymen learn lessons from the martyrdom of these soldiers.
1. we litter the streets of the country these men died for.
2. these men fought and died fighting without food and water and we for avoiding a little inconvenience give and take bribes.
3. we spread communal hatred and dislike.
4. we destroy public property.
When will the sacrifices of these soldiers awaken the patriotism of the countrymen to build India to be a strong and prosperous country. That will be a true tribute to these martyrs.

Nice effort by Seema.
Navin said very truth from a noble heart.
We are proud of our martyrs and fauji family like Navin Gulia.
I Visited Navin Gulia his family , parents and friends in Gurgaon
in March this year. Three copy of the book France to Kargil.
Haryana saravkhap martyrs and freedom fighters were presented to
Navin Gulia. I am still waiting for the photoes.
There were 5 Jat martyrs with Lt. Sorav Kalia of 4 JAT BN. We should also remember their names.
See below in a old post of my tribute.

http://www.jatland.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-744.html
Thank you for the noble efforts for a noble cause
I dedicated my book France to Kargil- Shaheed gorav gatha to all Indian martyrs including Lt- Sorav Kaliya and 5 jat martyrs.
Their names are
Sepoy- Naresh Singh
2 Banwari Lal
3-MulaRam
4- Bhikharam Chaudhry
5- Arjun Ram

karan
July 7th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Seemaji
It is not true that all of us have forgotten about our heroes. Some of us who are working in shadows have avenged some of the fallen. It doesn't matter what means are used to justify revenge. Some of those who tortured Capt Kalia and other Jat Soldiers, felt every scream, every cry, every plea, every drop of blood that fell on ground was a tribute to these fallen warriors. Rest Assured, overt war may be over, but covert will keep on going.
:boxing

malikseema
July 26th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Today is VIJAY DASHMI of kargil war.................i again SALUTE our brave soliders n pay my souful reagards to the late soliders who laid their lives on path of india's borders......

bazardparveen
July 26th, 2009, 05:45 PM
i salute the kargil martyrs........JAI HIND

jakharanil
July 26th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I always Saluate the Kargil Hero's
Last night i watch 5th time LOC-Kargil, See the LOC-Kargil, and make a Tribute to the kargil Hero.........

Thanks & Rgds

Anil Jakhar
jakhar.anilk@gmail.com

captparry
August 6th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Here is letter by the brother of another kargil hero....its worth reading

A touching account of the life and making of the legendary Vikram Batra, PVC, by his brother Vishal.
Touching..........sensitively written............... I read with tears swelling...... ..........!!




18 July 2009

My Brother Vikram
It’s been ten years. A lot has changed. And a lot has remained the same. I have much more grey in my hair. Vikram is as youthful as ever. Time cannot touch him

BY Vishal Batra

My dream of visiting Vikram as a commanding officer of a regiment couldn’t come true. But he still commands—in the hearts of the soldiers posted in Kargil and Drass
When I talk about Luv, I don’t know where to begin. Capt. Vikram Batra PVC (posthumous) is Luv, and I, his younger twin, Kush. His identical twin. Ours was a childhood spent in the hills of Palampur making the most of our identical looks—playing pranks, filling in for each other and at times even getting punished for one another’s mistakes. The similarity ran deeper than looks. We also had the same interests. Both of us started playing table tennis at the age of ten. It’s another story that Vikram went on to become the school champion for five consecutive years. But I’d like to believe that I had a big hand in that. After all, I chose to lose to him in the semi-finals in the fifth year so that he could make the school record. But deep in my heart, I know that my brother—Shershah of Kargil—was a winner right from the start.

Shershah of Kargil. That’s what the enemy too called Vikram. That’s the mark he made on them on those unforgiving mountains of Kargil. I don’t know at what stage Vikram marched on way ahead of all of us. We’d grown up as regular kids, making our choices as we went along. The first different choice that I remember is when our father started giving us Rs 50 a month for the school bus fare. I chose to travel to school by bus. Vikram opted to walk it and instead spend those rupees in the canteen. As we grew up, Vikram opted for the Army, and I, rejected thrice by the Services Selection Board, settled for business administration. How thrilled he was when he made it to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun.
It was 6 December 1997. Vikram Batra’s dream came true. He took the oath as an Officer of the Indian Army:
The Safety, Honour and Welfare of your country comes first, always and every time / The Honour, Welfare and Comfort of the men you command comes next / Your own Ease, Comfort and Safety comes last, always and every time. /
Mom and Dad pinned up the stars on his shoulder. He stood there smiling from ear to ear in his crew cut and several kilos thinner after the rigorous training. It was a grand moment. But it wasn’t going to be an easy life and Vikram knew that.
When he’d come home on annual leave, we would talk for hours about the challenges he faced in Sopore—the strife-torn town in Jammu & Kashmir’s Baramulla district—which was his first posting. He had been commissioned into 13 JAK Rif.
We would dream of the day he would command his regiment and I would get a chance to attend some of the regimental functions with his family and children. That dream is lost now.
Never could I have imagined, even in my wildest dreams, that the stories we saw in the famous TV serial, Param Vir Chakra, which we watched at a neighbour’s house in 1985 (we didn’t have a TV at home back then) would one day become so real for me. And Vikram would be the hero. Vikram was awarded the country’s highest gallantry award, posthumously. He was only 24. His famous words from the height of 18,000 feet: “Yeh Dil Maange More,” after victory over the enemy, still ring in my ears.

It’s been ten years. A lot has changed. And a lot has remained the same. I have many more grey strands in my hair. Vikram is as youthful as ever. Time cannot touch him. In these last ten years, I have longed to visit those mountains that he conquered. And then suddenly, out of the blue, I got a call to travel to Kargil and Drass. It was as if Vikram was calling me to have a chat with him. I didn’t look back, packed my bags and set out to meet him.

I landed in Leh at 10:30 in the morning on 2 July, five days before Vikram’s tenth death anniversary. The valley was more beautiful than it is made out to be in books. From the snow-capped hills surrounding it, I could almost sense Vikram looking at me. I then began the road trip to Drass to meet him. The mountain wind blew faster than the speed of the car and in my mind there was just one picture—of the bearded young man who had become a legend for pushing the enemy back at insurmountable heights where even life does not exist.
A little outside Leh, we reached Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. I said a prayer for Vikram and for all those great soldiers guarding those mountains and our motherland. I recalled what Vikram had written in one of his last letters before the attack: ‘Life is at total risk. Anything can happen here. Take care of yourself and Mom and Dad… My picture has appeared in The Times Of India. Keep a copy for me. I want to see it once I’m back.’ The picture had appeared on the front page of The Times of India on 2 July 1999. It showed him standing with an anti-aircraft gun and weapons he had captured from Pakistani soldiers. This was after the first ferocious attack on Peak 5140 launched after they performed pooja at the Ghumri Base Camp with the call of “Durga Mata Ki Jai”.
Vikram and his men captured point 5140 on 20 June 1999, and two weeks later, when his company launched the attack on point 4875 on 5 July, Vikram was fatally wounded—hit by sniper fire. The company captured the peak, but after 11 casualties. Vikram was one of them.
It was months later, at the Western Command headquarters, when I met the junior commissioned officer (JCO) who was with Vikram the day he was fatally wounded. He was the last man to speak with Vikram. Sub Major Raghunath Singh started wailing when he saw me. He solved the mystery of my twin’s death for me: a young officer, Vikram’s junior, was hit and crying for help. The JCO wanted to go out to help but Vikram stopped him. “The enemy was firing heavily. ‘You have a family and children back home, I will do this,’ saahab said. He stopped me with these words and went out,” Raghunath Singh told me as he wept like a baby, inconsolably. But Vikram was hit by sniper fire. Having realised that, the charged company went berserk, mad with rage at their leader being hit, and killed the enemy soldiers. The tricolour was planted atop point 4875—they call it Batra Top now. Vikram reached Palampur before the sun rose on 11 July 1999. He was wrapped in the tricolour, lying calm almost as if he was trying to catch up on sleep he had lost during these arduous assaults on those treacherous peaks.
Was I really so close to those peaks that I could almost see him fighting there? I wanted to reach up there as fast as possible, but the track was treacherous—the rocky mountain on one side and the sheer fall on the other. In some time, we had left the Indus River behind.
It was a breathtaking journey. A place so beautiful and yet caught in the crossfire of war a decade ago. Midway, at one of the military posts, we had lunch with the commanding officer of 4 JAK Rif. I also met an officer six months senior to Vikram—now a major—and a JCO, both of whom had fought the war together with Vikram. “You look so much like Vikram Sir,” the JCO said and hugged me. I’ve been told that a billion times in the last ten years. There are people now who know me as Captain Vikram Batra’s brother. Many of them even walk into my office at ICICI Bank in Delhi and stare at me as if they know me. Some of them even say, “We’ve seen you somewhere.” When I tell them I’m Captain Batra’s twin, they say, “Oh, ‘Yeh Dil Mange More,’” and shake my hand.
My dream of visiting Vikram as a commanding officer of a regiment couldn’t come true. But Vikram still commands. He’s there in the hearts of the soldiers posted in Kargil and Drass. In that mountain named after him (the Batra Top). And in the transit camp in Drass, called Capt Batra Transit Camp, where weary soldiers break their journey in the call of duty.
‘Call of duty’, the mention of these words takes me back to the days he was to be commissioned as an officer. When he was in the IMA, the footnote of Vikram’s letter pad read, ‘If Death comes to me before I prove my blood, I promise I’ll kill Death.’
You kept your word, Vikram. My Brother, My Twin, I salute you.














Today is the day when our indian army conquered TIGER HILLS and lead the base of kargil vijay..........Captain Saurabh Kalia of Jat Regiment was the hero of this conquest who lost his life in this operation. He was kidnapped by pakistan's army with other 4 army men n after kargil war was over their dead bodies were returned to india, n was saying the stories of brutal torucher by pakistan army on their bodies.all their body joints were broken,their faces were cut n eyes were damaged.......
I truly SALUTE the heroism of the 22yr old REAL HERO-CAPTAIN SAURABH KALIA N HIS FELLOW ARMYMEN.
i really want to say
A MERE WATAN KE LOGO JARA ANKH MEIN BHAR LO PANI........
JO SAHEED HUE HAIN UNKI JARA YAAD KARO KURBANI...........

cooljat
August 6th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Salute to great hero of our country.

Indeed, even I've become speechless n' eyes moist to read this emotional letter by his twin.

n Thanks to u Capt for sharing this letter with us!


Here is letter by the brother of another kargil hero....its worth reading

A touching account of the life and making of the legendary Vikram Batra, PVC, by his brother Vishal.
Touching..........sensitively written............... I read with tears swelling...... ..........!!




18 July 2009

My Brother Vikram
It’s been ten years. A lot has changed. And a lot has remained the same. I have much more grey in my hair. Vikram is as youthful as ever. Time cannot touch him

..

...

When he was in the IMA, the footnote of Vikram’s letter pad read, ‘If Death comes to me before I prove my blood, I promise I’ll kill Death.’
You kept your word, Vikram. My Brother, My Twin, I salute you.