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Tololing or Point 5140 at Dras in Kargil rechristened as Gunhill

by | Jul 30, 2022 | Defence, India

It is a tribute to the contribution of Gun and Gunners in Operation Vijay: Defence Ministry

New Delhi: To commemorate the victory of the Indian Armed Forces and pay tribute to the sacrifice of the Gunners in “Operation Vijay”, Point 5140 at Dras, in the Kargil sector has been christened as “Gun Hill”, to said Ministry of Defence.

The Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army, with lethal and accurate firepower, was able to have a telling effect on the enemy troops and their defences including Point 5140, which was the key factor in the early completion of operations.

On June 20, 1999, Point 5140 the highest enemy-occupied post in the Tololing complex was recaptured where Captain Vikram Batra who launched a daredevil assault on the enemy at Point 5140 died in the gun battle.

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