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Goosebumps! Kargil War Hero Captain Vijayant Thapar's father climbs 16000 ft to visit the place where his son achieved martyrdom

India TV News Desk Srinagar 11 Aug 2016, 14:48:30 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Colonel (retired) Vijendra Thapar, father of  Kargil war hero captain Vijayant Thapar fulfilled his 17 year old emotional wish to visit the place where his valiant son sacrificed his life fighting Pakistan backed infiltrators.

The 74 year old Thapar climbed 16,000 feet to fulfill his last wish and sit on the mountain rock where his son died fighting for the country.

Junior Thapar was on a mission to capture Knoll in Kargil when a fireball struck him on his head and he fell in the arms of his comrade Naik Tilak Singh. 

Capt Vijayant Thapar was commissioned on December 12, 1998. He  had barely stayed in Gwalior for a month before he was moved to Kashmir. 

He was awarded the Vir Chakra posthumously. The Gautam Budh Nagar administration has also named a road in front of the GIP mall after him.

The senior Thapar lives in Noida . Vijyant's father joined NDA in 1958 and was commissioned into the Maratha Light Infantry in Dec' 62.He saw action at Nathula and also participated in Bangladesh operations. He commanded 14 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He retired finally after 37 years service in 1999 the same year Vijyant was commissioned