A fortnight after he became the face of the Indian soldier in the Kargil war, on July 8, 1999, Vikram Batra died. He was mortally wounded after fighting through the night while recapturing Peak 4875. He was ill, but had insisted that he was fit for the mission and completed it in a manner that put him alongside some of India's greatest military heroes. Eleven years ago, to mark the fifth anniversary of the Kargil war, Rediff.com's Archana Masih and photographer Seema Pant traveled to Palampur ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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Excelsior Correspondent Excelsior Correspondent Jammu, June 17: Sanskritik Yatra-2015, a folk Music and Dance programme was jointly organized by North Zone Cultural Centre and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages at Police ...Daily Excelsior.com, 1 month ago
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