KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on 26th July every year. On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26th July and resulted in loss of life on both the sides.
As always a wreath laying ceremony was conducted at Vijay Smarak, Fort William today to pay homage to the fallen brave soldiers during Kargil War. Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command laid the wreath followed by other senior officers.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed every year on 26th July to commemorate India’s victory on Pakistan in the Kargil War in 1999. All the Pakistani Infiltrators were expelled from India’s soil and the war officially come to end on this day. The war was fought in extremely high altitude and rugged mountains under adverse weather conditions. On this day brave hearts are remembered who laid down their life fighting till there last breath. The victory is an apt testament of Nation Will Power and Resolve.
The aim of this event was to inspire and motivate our future generations and give them an insight into the bravery and sacrificies made by our bravehearts and ensuring national honour and integrity. Our future generations must know the valiant acts and supreme sacrifices made by our brave soldiers in service of the Nation and Tricolour. These events will not only motivate our young minds but will also inspire them to become responsible citizens and contribute towards nation building.
This day is dedicated to all the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives to protect our nation.In this military operation 527 men in uniform were martyred to restore the honour of our motherland.
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee
Inputs & Pics – Indian Army