On June 19, 1999, under the leadership of Captain Vikram Batra, the Indian army snatched point 5140, from right under the enemy's nose. After this successful operation of Point 5140, Captain Batra volunteered for the next mission to recapture point 4875. This point was 17,000 feet above the sea level and 80 degree steep. On July 7, 1999, in the early hours, he was commanding a mission to rescue an injured officer during an enemy counterattack. He was killed in action while clearing enemy positions and rescuing an injured officer. He was honoured with Param Vir Chakra.