There are many stories in the Indian army that touch our heart and move us to the core. One such true incident is of Capt Vijyant Thapar, Vir Chakra(Posthumous) who family members fondly call as Robin.
Lt. Vijayant Thapar was conferred the rank of Captain after his supreme sacrifice during the capture of area Knoll in Drass Sector. Vijyant was a benevolent soul and it showed with his actions. Vijyant was commissioned in the Indian Army on 12th December, 1998. His battalion, the 2nd Battalion, Rajputana Rifles which was stationed at Gwalior soon moved to Kupwara, Kashmir.
Militancy and terrorists from other side of the border was common those days. A young girl, just 6-years old, called Rukhsana, her father, Mohammad Akbar was brutally murdered by Sarafi terrorists(militants funded from foreign mercenaries) in front of her eyes and young Rukhsana was shell shocked. She could not react, she could not speak and she stopped doing anything else.
Capt. Vijyant Thapar’s battalion was moved into her school in Kandi village in North Kashmir. Vijyant spoke to the principal of the school and got to know how some terrorists killed Rukhsana’s father and met Rukhsana. Initially, Rukhsana will not speak and had lost her vocal powers due to tragedy. It took lot of efforts of Vijyant and his faithful Sahayak, Sepoy Jagmal Singh Shekhawat for making things normal for Rukhsana.