Jaipur : Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated by Konark Corps on 26 July 2021 at Jodhpur Military Station to commemorate the valour and saga of Indian Army during Kargil War. On the occasion, Lieutenant General PS Minhas, General Officer Commanding Konark Corps laid a wreath at Konark War Memorial to pay obeisance to the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice and made this victory possible.
Kargil Vijay Diwas named after the success of ‘Operation Vijay’, commemorates the victory achieved over Pakistani intruders in the Kargil War of 1999. The operation, launched on 06 May 1999, is a saga of bravery and valour that lasted 80 days and ended with eviction of the intruders. Fighting at daunting altitudes and seemingly unassailable peaks ranging from 13000 to 18000 feet, the achievement of our Indian troops is nothing short of a miracle. The entire nation is proud of this momentous victory of the Indian Armed Forces and Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July each year to commemorate this ‘Glorious Victory’.
Col Balwan Singh, Maha Veer Chakra of 18 Grenadiers and serving personnel of 17 JAT who were part of ‘Operation Vijay’ attended the ceremony. Smt Dhap Kanwar w/o Late Subedar Bhanwar Singh, Sena Medal of 1889 Light Regiment and Smt Santosh Devi w/o Late Sep Kalu Ram Jakhar of JAT Regiment and Kargil War veterans of Jodhpur and nearby places were also present on the occasion.