Captain Anuj Nayyar, MVC
Born: 28 August 1975
Died: 7 July 1999
- He was an Indian Army officer of 17 Jat who was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India’s second-highest gallantry award, for exemplary valour in combat during operations in the Kargil War in 1999.
- In 1999, the Indian Army detected a massive infiltration by Pakistani military and paramilitary forces in the Kargil region of Jammu Kashmir.
- During the entire battle for Pimple Complex, 46 regular members of the Pakistan Army, an unknown number of Pakistani paramilitary troopers and militants, and 11 Indian Army troops, including Capt. Nayyar was killed.
- The securing of Pimple Complex paved the way for the recapture of Tiger Hill which finally forced Pakistan to retreat back across the Line of Control.
- He was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his bravery and leadership in combat.
- His father, S.K. Nayyar, was allotted a gas station in Delhi by the Government of India in recognition of the services of his son. Tejbir Singh, a fellow soldier of the Jat Regiment, named his son Anuj in honour of Nayyar.
- A road in Janakpuri area of Delhi was named as “Captain Anuj Nayyar Marg.”
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