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Biography of Lt. Gen Y.K. Joshi – Kargil Vijay Diwas Special

Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi, is a serving General Officer in the Indian Army. He currently holds the position of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command, assuming office from Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on 1 February 2020. His nick name is Lt. Gen. Jo.
During the Kargil War, he showed exemplary bravery and courage that helps us win the battle.

He was a Lt. Colonel during 1999 Kargil War. He led 13th Battalion of the JAK Rif in Dras. His battalion made four attacks, one was successful which was on Pt 4875. Today you know Pt. 4875 as Batra Top after Capt. Vikram Batra who was martyr in action and was awarded the Param Vir Chakra (Posthumously).

The Battalion was also conferred with the title of the ‘Bravest Of the Brave’. His battalion was awarded a total more than twenty five Gallantry medals during Kargil War including two Param Vir Chakras, eight Vir Chakras (including him) and fourteen Sena Medals. He was the commanding officer of Param Vir Chakra awardees Captain Vikram Batra and Rifleman Sanjay Kumar.

Watch his biography that will definitely motivate you to join the Indian Army and serve the nation with pride.

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