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Kargil Vijay Diwas: India celebrates 21 years of victory in Kargil war

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Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated in India on 26 July. In 1999, the Pakistani army crossed the Line of Control in Kargil and tried to capture India’s land. The Kargil war was fought for more than 3 months and ended on 26 July and both the countries lost their many soldiers. The war ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory, hence re-establishing the status quo antebellum. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honor of the Kargil War’s Heroes. This day is celebrated in the Kargil–Dras sector and the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year. Functions are also organized all over the country to commemorate the contributions of the armed forces.

The reason for the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers disguised as Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC, which fills in as the true outskirt between the two states. During the initial phases of the war, Pakistan accused the battling completely for free Kashmiri militants, yet records abandoned by losses and later proclamations by Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff indicated an association of Pakistani paramilitary forces, drove by General Ashraf Rashid. The Indian Army, later supported by the Indian Air Force, recovered a lion’s share of the situations on the Indian side of the LOC penetrated by the Pakistani soldiers and militants. Confronting worldwide political restriction, the Pakistani forces pulled back from the staying Indian situations along the LOC.

Commanders and leaders

President of India: K. R. Narayanan
Prime Minister of India: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Chief of the Army Staff: Gen Ved Prakash Malik
Chief of the Air Staff: ACM Anil Yashwant Tipnis
President of Pakistan: Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
Prime Minister of Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif
Chief of the Army Staff: Gen Pervez Musharraf
Chief of the Air Staff: ACM Pervaiz Mehdi Qureshi

The Government of India reacted with Operation Vijay, an activation of 200,000 Indian soldiers. The war reached an official conclusion on July 26, 1999, in this manner marking it as Kargil Vijay Diwas.

527 soldiers from the Indian Armed Forces lost their lives during the war.

Kargil Vijay Diwas Quotes:

 

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink, It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by The blood of those who died defending it. Kargil Vijay Diwas!

Let us salute to all our soldiers who are brave and protect us all throughout the day and night. Let us remember their fights and toil on this day.

For your tomorrow, We gave our today. Kargil Vijay Diwas!

Freedom in mind. Faith in words. Pride in our hearts. Memories of our souls

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men