The Kargil War, a major occupant and chapter in India’s recent history, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place in the year 1999, from May to June in the Kargil city of the Kargil district and other nearby places. The cause for this war was the infiltration of Pakistani militants into the Indian side of the border.

Some common names you might have heard of include Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, Captain Vikram Batra etc. They were honoured with Vir Chakra awards, Param or Mahavir based on the service rendered. Out of the many who were honoured, there is a particular Kargil War hero who has gone relatively unnoticed for the gargantuan support he rendered to the Indian contingent.

This unsung Kargil War hero goes by the name Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, leader of the Ghatak Platoon. Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse’s Mahavir Chakra medal citation reads – “He displayed conspicuous gallantry, indomitable resolve, grit and determination beyond the call of duty and made the supreme sacrifice in the face of the enemy, in true traditions of the Indian Army.”

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