The Quint: ‘I Wish He Was Here’: The Heartbreaking Love Story of Vikram Batra – The Quint

For India, Captain Vikram Batra had an unflinching love. But there’s another side to the braveheart, who sacrificed his life during the Kargil War to defend the nation and his fellow soldiers.
Meet his then girlfriend – Dimple Cheema.

Speaking to The Quint on his birth anniversary, Dimple remembers her memories with Vikram – now from 17 years ago.
It was in 1995 at Punjab University when Dimple first met Vikram. Little did she know that it was just the beginning of a beautiful story that would stay with her forever.

Dimple fondly remembers the initial months she spent with Vikram in Chandigarh. He eventually left college and moved on to bigger things after his selection to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in 1996.

Their love, however, stayed strong even after Vikram moved to Dehradun. The soon-to-become Captain would come visit her in Chandigarh between his postings.

The love between the two blossomed for four years. They had plans of getting married when Vikram returned from Kargil, but as it turned out, he never did.
But Vikram’s death wasn’t the end of their love story. Dimple after the news decided to return to Chandigarh and live with what she calls “memories worth a lifetime”

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