maj vivek gupta and digendra

Major Vivek Gupta

13 Jun 1999. Major Vivek Gupta was in command of the leading Company of 2 Rajputana Rifles battalion during attack on Tololing Top, in Drass sector. Inspite of heavy artillery and automatic fire, as soon as the Company emerged in the open, they came under multidirectional intense fire.

Major Vivek Gupta unnerved, reacted immediately and fired a rocket launcher. There after he engaged the enemy in a fierce hand-to-hand combat and managed to kill three enemy soldiers .Taking inspiration form the gallant deed of their officer, the rest of the company charged onto the enemy position and captured it. However, in the ensuing combat, Major Vivek Gupta succumbed to his injuries.

Major Vivek Gupta displayed conspicuous gallantry and inspiring leadership in the face of the enemy, which, ultimately led to the capture of Tololing Top. Maj Vivek Gupta was awarded Mahavir Chakra.


Naik Digendra Kumar

13 Jun 1999. Naik Digendra Kumar was commander of the light machine gun group during his company’s assault on Tololing feature in the Drass sector.

When the assault group was nearing its objective, it came under effective enemy fire. Naik Digendra Kumar was hit by a bullet in his left arm.

Undaunted and unmindful of his own injury, he kept firing with one hand and brought down effective and accurate light machine gun fire on the enemy.

Finally, under his effective covering fire, own troops physically assaulted the enemy position and cleared it after a fierce hand-to-hand fight.

Despite being seriously wounded, it was due to his courageous action that the assault group could finally capture the objective. Naik Digendra Kumar displayed conspicuous gallantry, courage and grit in the face of the enemy and was awarded Mahavir Chakra.

Source: ADGPI