Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: History, Significance And Other Things To Know

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023 : It was on this day 21 years ago that the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistan’s army.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: History, Significance And Other Things To Know

The Nation celebrates the Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023 today, July 26, remembering the sacrifice made by soldiers of the Indian Army. On this day, the country commemorates the Army’s triumph over Pakistani troops in Kargil, Ladakh, in 1999, after more than 60 days of battle. The main event was held at Kargil War Memorial in Drass. Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Anil Chauhan, three Service Chiefs, other top Army Commanders, and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Brig (Retd) BD Mishra attended the ceremony at Drass among others. They paid tribute to the bravery and valor of the Indian soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the country during the Kargil War.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023 is celebrated every year to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War in 1999. The day honours the bravery and sacrifice made by Indian soldiers during the intense war. The successful operation against Pakistan was named Operation Vijay. Today, it’s the 24th anniversary of the Kargil War. Honouring the soldier onKargil Vijay Diwas 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on X that they will “always remain an inspiration for the countrymen”. “I bow down and salute him from the bottom of my heart,” he added.

History of Kargil vijay Diwas 2023

The armed conflict between India and Pakistan started after the Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir (now part of the Union Territory of Ladakh). Known as the Kargil War, it continued from May to July 1999.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: History, Significance And Other Things To Know

Significance of the day

It was on this day 21 years ago that the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistan’s army. Since then, July 26 has been observed annually to commemorate the sacrifices made by soldiers in this war.

Captain Vikram Batra, Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey, Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, Major Vivek Gupta and others were among the 527 brave soldiers who gave their lives for the country.

Several event and parades are organised on this day in honour of these soldiers. The main ceremony is at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: History, Significance And Other Things To Know

Ceremonies on the day

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is in Drass in the Kargil district of Ladakh. He laid a wreath at the War Memorial in memory of the soldiers who died in Kargil.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: History, Significance And Other Things To Know

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