The Nation is celebrating 20th anniversary of the victory in the Kargil War today. Two decades ago, on July 26, Indian Armed forces secured one of the most dramatic and hard fought victories in history.
Each year India remembers its brave hearts on 26 July celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas. The country remembers the extreme valour, sacrifice and exemplary courage of Indian soldiers today.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kargil War, President Ram Nath Kovind will visit War Memorial in Drass, to pay tribute to soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice during the kargil war.
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh and the three Service Vice Chiefs will pay homage to Kargil martyrs at National War Memorial in the National Capital on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The central theme of this year’s celebrations is ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’.
PM Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker will launch ‘Tree Plantation’ programme near Parliament Library Building in New Delhi.
The day reminds the country of extreme valour, sacrifice and exemplary courage of Indian soldiers against an adversary which has the advantage of being pitched at an elevated position on the mountain peaks. President Ram Nath Kovind will visit War Memorial in Dras on Friday, to pay tribute to the soldiers who made their supreme sacrifice during 1999 kargil war.
Pakistani Army occupied the Kargil Heights and had plans to permanently extend the stay but they had not factored in the Indian Army’s commitment to gaurd the sovereignty of the country at any cost and the tactical air superiority of Indian Air Force.
Mirage 2000 of the Air Force and Bofors , Howziters of Indian army occupied with the bravery of our soldiers and ensured the victory against all odds.
The Chief of the Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat has assured the nation that Pakistan will not dare any such misadventure now as the Indian armed forces have a better surveillance capabilities and infrastructure to thwart any such attempt.
More than 500 Indian Soldiers were martryed while more than 1300 were injured. On 20th anniversary of Vijay Diwas, the entire nation will come forward to salute the bravery of our soldiers and pay rich tributes to them. Jai HInd.!
KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS: MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION CONCLUDES
As part of 20th ANNIVERSARY celebrations OF KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS A motorcycle expedition commemorating 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay diwas concluded on Thursday.
The motorcycle expedition was conducted by a team from 13th Battalion of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles, which was one of the units of Indian Army that proved it’s mettle in Operation VIJAY, winning two Param Vir Chakras amongst many other gallantry awards.
The expedition team which consisted of 10 personnel of 13 J&K Rifles, traversed a distance of approximately 1850 kms from Mana Pass in Uttarakhand to Dras over a period of 21 days. The expedition was flagged off at the Kargil War Memorial, Dras by Lieutenant General YK Joshi.