Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023; All about India’s Victory in the 1999 India-Pakistan War

Kargil Vijay Diwas, 26th July, a day to honor India’s victory over Pakistan in the year 1999. It pays tribute to the courage and bravery of Indian soldiers during the battle.

India is celebrating its 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas this year. Due to its geographical location and climatic conditions, the Kargil War was among the most difficult war ever fought. The strategic peaks of Tololing, Tiger Hill, and Point 4875 were among those that the Indian Army recaptured during the conflict. The operation that took place during the war is also known as Operation Vijay.

The Pakistani invasion of Indian territory in the Kargil district of then Jammu and Kashmir (now Ladakh UT) resulted in the start of the armed conflict between the two countries. Kargil War continued from May to July 1999.

On May 3, 1999, local shepherds reported the first infiltration, prompting the Indian Army to launch “Operation Vijay.” Operation Vijay aimed to reclaim the Pakistani infiltrators’ abandoned Indian territory along the Line of Control. In support of the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force carried out the airstrike on May 26 as part of operation Safed Sagar. After recapturing all of the military outposts in Kargil that had been taken over by Pakistani infiltrators, the Indian Army declared Operation Vijay a success on July 26, 1999. 527 soldiers from the Indian Army died during the Kargil War. In order to honor and remember the supreme sacrifice made by the soldiers during the war, this day has since been designated as Kargil War Diwas.

The Kargil Vijay Diwas is a time to celebrate and remember the valour and bravery of the Indian armed forces. Numerous celebrations are held nationwide on this day to honor the soldiers who gave their lives defending the nation. To show gratitude and respect to the Kargil War heroes, numerous ceremonies, parades, and events are held throughout the nation.

The primary ceremony is held at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass, Ladakh. The Indian Army has organisĀ ed a two-day celebration at the Kargil War Memorial, July 25 and 26. This includes cultural events, parades, and band performances by army. Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, will be the event’s chief guest on Wednesday.