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Greatest underwater portrait of Kargil War Hero Capt Vikram Batra

Bibliometric Details: Issue No: 7 | Issue Month:July | Issue Year:2022

Commemorating India’s 1999 Kargil War Victory (Kargil Vijay Diwas) over Pakistan on Tuesday, 26th July, an Indian Navy Facility unveiled a distinct underwater portrait. Spanning 1500sqft, the portrait featured Kargil War Hero (Late) Captain Vikram Batra who was as soon as killed in action combating Pakistani troops in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir. Making the supreme sacrifice for the nation at the age of 24, Captain Batra was as soon as posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the very ultimate militia decoration of India. 

As section of the Vijay Diwas celebrations, Pangode Militia Fair in the Southern Indian declare of Kerala organized the particular tournament. The Indian Navy, in affiliation with the Scuba team of Bond Water sports Pvt Ltd organized an illustration, the put the portrait of the War hero was as soon as installed on the swimming pool flooring. 

Led by Artist Davinchi Suresh, the 1500sq toes portrait of Capt Batra took eight hours to full, as it was as soon as totally made the exhaust of tiles. A Militia Band Conceal was as soon as furthermore organized as section of the tournament. A ceremonial wreath laying was as soon as furthermore held at the Pangode War Memorial, on the occasion of the Indian militia victory in opposition to neighbour and rival Pakistan.

Captain Batra is remembered for having the exhaust of the slogan, Yeh Dil Maange More! (This Coronary heart needs more) as his signal to talk his mission success. The legendary soldier has been honoured with several landmarks being named after him: The historic take of point 4875 resulted in the mountain being named ‘Batra prime’ in his honour.

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