CAPTAIN SAURABH KALIAINDIAN ARMYFIRST HERO OF KARGIL WAR
SAURABH KALIA WAS BORN IN30 JUNE 1976 AT AMRITSAR,INDIAHIS FATHER NAME IS DR.N.K.KALIAMOTHER NAME IS MRS.VIJAY
HE WAS SELECTEDIN THE INDIANMILITARYACADAMY,DEHRADUN INAUGUST 1997HE WASCOMISSIONEDONDECEMBER12,1998
He was the firstofficer to detectand informaboutPakistaniintrusion
Pakistancaptured himand his patrolparty of 5brave menalive on May15, 1999 fromthe Indianside of LOC.
They were kept incaptivity for three weeksandsubjected tounprecedented brutaltorture, evident fromtheir bodies handed overby Pakistan Army on June9, 1999.
They evenchopped offvarious limbs andprivate organs ofthe Indian soldiersbesides inflictingunimaginablephysical andmental torture.
After 22 days oftorture, the bravesoldiers wereultimately shot dead.
A detailed post-mortemreport is with the IndianArmy. Pakistan dared tohumiliate India this wayflouting all internationalnorms.
They provedthe extentto whichthey candegradehumanity.
However, the Indian soldiersdid not break whileundergoing all thisunimaginable barbarism,which speaks volumes oftheir patriotism, grit,determination, tenacity andvalor - something all of Indiashould be proud of.
Sacrificing oneself for the nation is an honorevery soldier would be proud of, but no parent,army or nation can accept what happened tothese brave sons of India.
It is a matterof shame anddisgust thatmost of IndianHuman RightsOrganizationsby and large,showed apathyin this matter.
Below is the list of 5other soldiers whopreferred to die forthe country ratherthan open theirmouths in front ofenemy -.