New Delhi: India's living legend and Kargil war hero Yogendra Singh Yadav has hit out at Pakistan for the cowardly beheading of Indian soldiers in the Krishna Ghati area of Poonch in J&K.
Yadav, who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, for his role in snatching back the Tiger Hill during the Kargil war in 1999, said that Pakistani soldiers don't have the courage to face the Indian soldiers and that's why they carry out such shameful attacks.
Let them come and face Indian soldiers, he said, adding that Indian soldiers will never commit such an inhuman act.
On how the Indian Army will respond, Yadav said, “Bhai Ka Badla Bhai Zaroor Leta Hain (Brother soldiers will surely take revenge).”
Yadav's Param Vir Chakra citation reads:
18 GRENADIERS (2690-572)
Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav was part of the leading team of a Ghatak Platoon tasked to capture Tiger Hill on the night of ¾ July 1999. The approach to the top was steep, snowbound and rocky. Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav, unmindful of the danger involved, volunteered to lead and fix the rope for his team to climb up. On seeing the team, the enemy opened intense automatic, grenade, rocket and artillery fire killing the Commander and two of his colleagues and the platoon was stalled. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav crawled up to the enemy position to silence it and in the process sustained multiple bullet injuries. Unmindful of his injuries and in the hail of enemy bullets, Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav continued climbing towards the enemy positions, lobbed grenades, continued firing from his weapons and killed four enemy soldiers in close combat and silenced the automatic fire. Despite multiple bullet injuries, he refused to be evacuated and continued the charge. Inspired by his gallant act, the platoon charged on the other positions with renewed punch and captured Tiger Hill Top.
Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav displayed the most conspicuous courage, indomitable gallantry, grit and determination under extreme adverse circumstances