The Indian Army is the land-based branch of the Indian Armed Forces and is one of the largest standing armies in the world. Its primary responsibility is to ensure national security and defend the territorial integrity of India from external aggression and internal threats. The Indian Army has a rich history dating back to ancient times and has played a crucial role in many of India's wars and conflicts, including the Kargil War, the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Captain Vikram Batra, PVC was an officer of the Indian Army. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War, during which he led one of the most difficult mountain warfare operations in Indian military history.