Lt Saurabh Kalia, who was later promoted to captain on the battlefield, was one of the first officers martyred by Pakistani intruders after Pakistan invaded the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir in 9th May 1999.
Sepoy Arjun Ram was only 18. Lt Kalia, only 22. Vaibhav, Lt. Kalia's brother, identified his body when it arrived in a coffin wrapped in the national flag in Palampur. Saurabh's face, he recalls, "was the size of my fingers, his eyebrows were the only visible feature, no eyes, no jaw, there were cigarette burns… it was very bad. My parents couldn't have seen him."
I draw my strength from my son. Our suffering can never exceed the physical torture that he went through," Dr Kalia smiles.
My salute the great brave indian SAPUT!!!!!!!!!!!