When a soldier decides to go beyond the call of duty on the battlefield, it is but a split second decision. Such distinguished acts of valour are recognised by the Param Vir Chakra award of the Indian Army, and Subedar Yogendra Yadav and Naib Subedar Sanjay Kumar are the only serving awardees in the Indian Army.
Yadav was only 19 when he received the award. Serving the nation runs in Yadav’s blood—he is the son of a former soldier and was recruited to The Grenadiers, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army when he was only a 16-year-old.
Kumar was a 23-year old jawan, in the 13 JAK Rifles at the time of the Kargil war. Both these soldiers displayed exemplary bravery in the face of seemingly insurmountable danger, and this is the story of the events as they unfolded amongst the snow-capped mountains and deep valleys. Read More