Cap. Vikram Batra, the icon of youth

Capt. Vikram Batra was shot at by a sniper while he was trying to rescue a junior officer. He was later posthumously awarded the Paramvir Chakra (PVC) the highest bravery honour in the country.

Armed forces resolutely countered adversaries along borders in 2020

But the military standoff with China at eastern Ladakh that began in April- May is perhaps the biggest challenge the Indian Army has faced in the last few decades. With China continuing with its aggressive posturing against India, the face-off is unlikely to end any time soon.