Kargil Vijay Diwas: The Nation Salutes Our Soldiers For Their Bravery and Sacrifices

The Kargil War took place after Pakistani troops crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and intruded Indian posts on the heights. Kargil Vijay Diwas is the celebration for the same on July 26 yearly. This day, the Indian Army successfully took command over the high post that was invaded by Pakistani soldiers.

The Indian Air Force tweeted, “#KargilVijayDiwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay. On 26 Jul 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts of Kargil, which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War Heroes.”

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 in the honour of Kargil War heroes who got India victory in the 1999 Kargil War with Pakistan. Kargil Vijay Diwas was named after the success of Operation Vijay. The Kargil War in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir took place after Pakistani troops crossed the Line of Control and possessed Indian posts on the heights. It took about three months for the Indian forces to recapture the posts.

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Paying a tribute to the Kargil war heroes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “On #KargilVijayDiwas, a grateful nation pays homage to all those who served the nation during Operation Vijay. Our brave soldiers ensured that India remains protected and gave a befitting answer to those who tried to vitiate the atmosphere of peace.”

In another tweet, he stated, “India will always remember with pride, the outstanding political leadership provided by Atal Ji during Operation Vijay. He led from the front, supported our armed forces and clearly articulated India's stand at the world stage. #KargilVijayDiwas"

Other ministers also paid tribute to the on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

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Sushma Swaraj stated, "Salute to courage, valor and sacrifice of our martyrs and heroes. #KargilVijayDiwas”

International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture on Kargil Vijay Diwas at Puri Beach in Odisha.

Under Operation Vijay, Indian government assembled around 2 lakh troops. In Kargil War, 527 soldiers from the Indian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives. Kargil War Memorial, worked by the Indian Army, is located in Dras, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill. This memorial is located about 5 km away from downtown area across the Tiger Hill. More than 527 soldiers from Indian Army Forces sacrificed their lives during the Kargil War.

by Vijay Singh | Thu, Jul 26 - 03:09 PM

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