Nangal, Jul 27 : Families of five brave soldiers of the Indian Army, who sacrificed their lives, while protecting their motherland in one of the most difficult terrains of the country, have been honoured in Mumbai, on Kargil Vijay Divas, marking 20 years of the armed conflict, fought by India and Pakistan.
Satyapaul Sharma and Usha Sharma, parents of martyr Capt Amol Kalia, who was born in Nangal, were felicitated during an event, to mark the 20th celebration of KVD at Shanmukhananda Hall in Mumbai on Friday.
The event was organised by Atharva Foundation, to commemorate the real heroes of the country.
Families of the other martyrs, who were honoured, included Capt Jintu Gogoi from Assam, Capt Vijayant Thapar from Delhi, Capt Anuj Nayyar from Delhi and Maj Padmapani Acharya from Telangana.
Capt Kalia of J&K Light Infantry, was martyred on June 8, 1999, along with 13 other soldiers. He was an expert in mountain warfare and had been given the task of recapturing Point 5203, at a height of 17,000 feet in the Kargil-Yaldor region, from the soldiers of the Pakistani Army's Northern Light Infantry.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was chief guest on the occasion.(UNI)