On July 26 every year, India pays homage to all the jawans and fallen martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan. The whole nation has flooded social media with condolences and homage to the martyrs and their families. Prime minister of India pays homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate while it is also celebrated in the Kargil – Dras sector through parades and wreath laying ceremony. 2018 marks the 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas.
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, every Indian acknowledges the efforts and gallantry of our Armed Forces. We salute the ultimate sacrifice of the martyrs of Kargil and record our everlasting debt to their families #PresidentKovind
#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 honor of the Kargil War Heroes.
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.
Before moving on with our daily chores, let us know what this day is all about.
On July 26, 1999, India’s ‘Operation Vijay’ became successful as Indian Army defeated a 60 days-long armed war against Pakistan in the Kargil district of Kashmir and also near the Line of Control (LOC). Pakistani soldiers had infiltrated the Indian side of LOC by disguising as Kashmiri militants. It was already a belligerent atmosphere for both the countries as they had started nuclear testing, whose fumes were aired by the constant riots and separatist activities in Kashmir. The Pakistani infiltration was code named ‘Operation Badr’. The aim of the infiltration was to move away from the control of Indian armies over Siachen glacier and break the link between Ladakh and Kashmir. Indian troops found several infiltrations at different places and dates and linked the incidents to realize that the plan of attack was on a larger scale and just not jihadi activities. Governemnt of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Army Chief Ved Prakash Malik responded against the infiltration with 200,000 Indian Jawans. 527 soldiers, according to the official record, sacrificed their lives for Mother India.
Present Day at Dras
The Indian Army will give a befitting reply to any Pakistani misadventure and is fully trained to tackle any contingency, said the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh at Dras. He also stated to the media that the situation in Kashmir is stable with violence parameters better this year. Being questioned on the aspect of human rights, he said, “The Indian Army is carrying out its activities in a professional manner. To the population, I will say that we respect human rights. During the conduct of operations, we ensure minimum collateral damage.”
The commander also warned with a message that no individual with terrorism in his/her mind will live to see another day after crossing the LOC.
Kargil Vijay Diwas: India Remembers Kargil Braves 19 Years On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv1jCnb2WhU
Bollywood has come up with motivational movies on the victorious event like LOC Kargil, Lakshya, Tango Charlie and Kurukshetra. Get a good idea of the scenarios that our brave soldirers had to face.
LOC Kargil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QMAnnjc3i8
Brainfeed salutes to all past martyrs and present heroes who have put their lives at stake to keep every Indian safe in their houses.