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Captain Anuj Nayyar, MVC
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Captain Anuj Nayyar was a junior officer of the 17 Jat Regiment of the Indian Army, who was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India's second highest gallantry award, for his heroics during the Kargil War in 1999. The Jat Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. ... The Indian Army (भारतीय सेना Hindi: Bharatiya Sena) is the land force of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting land-based warfare. ... The Maha Vir Chakra medal The Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) is the second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. ... Combatants India Pakistan Strength 30,000 5,000 Casualties ~600 killed , ~1,400 wounded 4000+ killed The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between April and June 1999 in Kashmir. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

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Early Life

Anuj was born to a middle-class family settled in Janakpuri, Delhi, India. His father, S.K. Nayyar worked as a visiting professor in Delhi School of Economics while his mother, Meena Nayyar, worked for the South Campus library of Delhi University. Anuj recieved his high-school education from the prestigious St. Francis de Sales school in Janakpuri, East Delhi. Anuj was a bright student who consistently performed well in academics and sports. Known in India as the Lotus Temple, the Baháí House of Worship is one of the most famous landmarks in Delhi. ... Delhi School of Economics, started in 1949, is a college affiliated to the University of Delhi. ... University of Delhi,New Delhi The University of Delhi is a university in India. ...


Kargil operation

In 1999, the Indian Army detected a massive infiltration by Pakistani paramilitary forces in Indian-administered Kashmir. The army quickly mobilized its forces to drive out the Pakistani infiltrators from Indian territory. Anuj, a junior commander in the 17 Jat Regiment, was sent to Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, to secure the region surrounding Tiger Hill from Pakistani militants. His first major operation involved securing Pt. 4875, a strategic mountain peak on the western side of Tiger Hill, which was illegally occupied by Pakistani armed forces. Pt. 4875 was an extremely strategic mountain peak second only to the Tiger Hill and securing it from the Pakistani infiltrators was a top priority for the Indian Army. Pt. 4875, which stood at 16,250 feet above sea level, had extremely steep slopes and capturing the peak without aerial support was considered near impossible. But Anuj's Charlie Company decided to secure the peak without any aerial support on July 6, 1999. During the initial phase of assault, the Company Commander of Anuj's platoon was injured after which the command of the company fell on Captain Anuj Nayyar. After the initial setback, the Indian assault split into two groups, one led by Captain Vikram Batra and other by Anuj Nayyar. The Pakistani infiltrators had constructed several bunkers on Pt. 4875. Anuj's company located 4 enemy bunkers and charged the first bunker. During the assault, Anuj fired a Rocket propelled grenade and destroyed the first bunker. The company then charged towards the remaining 3 bunkers during which they came under heavy mortar fire from Pakistani infiltrators. However, under Anuj's leadership, the company cleared two more bunkers. It was while clearing the 4th bunker, that an enemy RPG shell fell directly on Anuj killing him on the spot. During the assault, Captian Anuj Nayyar killed more than 9 Pakistani infiltrators and destroyed 3 to 4 enemy bunkers. Soon after Anuj's death, the Charlie Company successfully cleared the 4th bunker and secured Pt. 4875. The success of this mission was largely due to the bravery and leadership skills of Captain Anuj Nayyar. The success of this mission paved the way for the Indian recapture of Tiger Hill. Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... Kargil was a part of Gilgit-Baltistan before 1947, but now is a town in the Indian-controlled Kashmir. ... Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmiri: جۄم تٕہ کٔشِیر ज्वम त॒ कॅशीर, Urdu:جموں و کشمیر, Hindi:जम्मू और कश्मीर) (often abbreviated as Kashmir), is the northern-most state of Republic of India, lying mostly in the Himalayan mountains. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska (USA) has the largest visible base-to-summit elevation difference on Earth. ... Categories: Stub ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Platoon is a term from military science. ... Captain Vikram Batra, PVC Captain Vikram Batra (September 9, 1974 - July 7, 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, Indias highest award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan. ... An RPG is a hand-held, shoulder-launched antitank weapon capable of firing an unguided rocket containing an explosive warhead. ... US soldier firing an M224 60-mm mortar. ...


Recognition and Legacy

Anuj Nayyar was posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra for his bravery and combat skills. S.K. Nayyar, Anuj's father, was alloted a gas station in Delhi by the Government of India in recognition of the services of his son. Several books and Indian films were made to depict Anuj's life and glorify his contribution to the Indian Army. The Mahavir Chakra is the second highest decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether on land, at sea or in the air. ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known as... The Government of India, officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 28 states and 7 union territories, collectively called Republic of India. ...

  • In 2001, L.O.C Kargil, a Hindi film directed by J.P. Dutta which depicted the endeavours of the Indian Army during the Kargil War, was released in which Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan played the role of Anuj Nayyar.
  • In 2003, Hindi movie named "Dhoop" directed by national award winner, Ashwini Chaudhary, was released which depicted the life of Anuj's parents after his death. Om Puri plays the role of S.K. Nayyar, Anuj's father.
  • The 2004 Hindi film Lakshya (Mission) was a largely fictionalized film based Captain Anuj's exploits and valor during the Kargil conflict.

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See also

Captain Vikram Batra, PVC Captain Vikram Batra (September 9, 1974 - July 7, 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, Indias highest award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan. ... Since both nations achieved independence in August 1947, there have been three major wars and one minor war between India and Pakistan. ... Combatants India Pakistan Strength 30,000 5,000 Casualties ~600 killed , ~1,400 wounded 4000+ killed The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between April and June 1999 in Kashmir. ... The Indian Armed Forces is Indias primary defence organisation. ... The Maha Vir Chakra medal The Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) is the second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. ...

External links

  • Bharat Rakshak biography on Anuj
  • List of Kargil heroes
  • S.K. Nayyar's viewpoint on Kargil
  • An article on Anuj by Lokesh Sopre

 
 

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