India is going to have 22 full years of victory in the war against Pakistani in Kargil war. On 26 July 1999, India raised the flag of victory in the Kargil war and the battle was named ‘Operation Vijay’. The kind of courage and valor shown by Indian brave sons during this war, due to them, this victory was possible. Four brave soldiers were awarded the Param Vir Chakra during the Kargil War. But one of these four brave sons is Rifleman Sanjay Kumar.
Journey to Join Army by Taxi
13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles jawan Sanjay Kumar was once a taxi driver and was rejected thrice by the army. Today, he is the youngest of the three surviving Param Vir Chakra awardees of the Indian Army. During the battle of Kargil War, he was part of the detachment that was given the responsibility of capturing the flat top of Point 4875 in the Mushkoh Valley.
Drive away enemies from point flat top
In the Kargil war, Rifleman Sanjay Kumar was sent on 4 July 1999 to capture the flat top area of Point 4875 in the Mashkoh Valley. As they progressed, the enemy started firing with tremendous automatic guns and in such a situation, the advance of the detachment was finding it difficult.
After this, Rifleman Sanjay killed three Pakistani troops in a direct encounter and moved forward in a blood-stained condition. After this sudden attack from Sanjay’s side, the enemy fled from there and Twe escaped after saving his life leaving his universal machine.
Attack on enemies with machine guns
After this, Rifleman Sanjay took that gun of his and kept attacking the enemies continuously. Seeing this courage of his, the other soldiers of his detachment also got excited and they broke down on all the enemies. But he kept fighting with the enemies until he got Point Flat Top vacated despite being injured in serious condition. For his bravery, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra.
4 July 1999
Rifleman Sanjay Kumar was Scout of the attacking column, tasked to capture area Flat Top of Point 4875. He charged at the enemy & in hand-to-hand combat, killed many enemy soldiers. Awarded #ParamVirChakra https://t.co/5q0pHEBQXG pic.twitter.com/PvsF0Ni5C7
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) July 4, 2020