Kargil Vijay Divas: 21 years of Kargil Vijay, know everything about it

On 26 July 2020, 21 years of Kargil Vijay Divas (कारगिल विजय दिवस)) have been completed. On this day in the year 1999 and the Indian Army won this war. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, CDS Bipin Rawat and the chief of the three armies paid tributes to the immortal martyrs at Delhi’s National War Memorial.

The Indian Army showed that valor and valor 21 years ago on 26 July, which has no match in history. In this war, more than 500 soldiers in the country were martyred. This day is celebrated as ‘Victory Day’. India celebrates Kargil Victory Day every year in memory of the victory over Pakistan.

What did the Prime Minister say ‘ Mann Ki Baat ‘ program?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program, remembered the heroes of the Kargil war on 26 July and said that Pakistan had tried to put a touch in our back, but then the world saw the strength of our soldiers and India. The Prime Minister said that on this day 21 years ago, our army hoisted the flag of India’s victory. He said that India can never forget the circumstances under which the Kargil war took place.

What did the defense minister say?

Speaking to the press, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that I congratulate all Indian citizens on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The soldiers whose sacrifices we won in the Kargil War will always be a source of inspiration for the armed forces.

What did President Ramnath Kovind say?

President Ram Nath Kovind said in his tweet on the occasion that Kargil Vijay Divas is a symbol of fearlessness, determination and extraordinary valor of our armed forces. I bow to the soldiers who fought the enemy and laid down their lives to protect Mother India. He said that the nation is eternally grateful to him and his family members.

Kargil Victory Day

Kargil Vijay Day is a very important day for all the people of independent India. It is celebrated every year on 26 July in India. The Kargil war lasted for about 60 days in the year 1999 between the armies of India and Pakistan and ended on 26 July and India was conquered in it. Kargil Victory Day is celebrated to honor the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the war.

Kargil Vijay Divas: 21 years of Kargil Vijay, know everything about it
Kargil Vijay Divas: 21 years of Kargil Vijay, know everything about it

Kargil war at a glance

The Kargil war started on 03 May 1999. The war lasted for about two and a half months and ended on 26 July 1999. On the day of Kargil Vijay Day, soldiers, police, and common people also organize patriotic programs all over the country. After the Kargil War, Captain Vikram Batra (posthumously), Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey (posthumously), Rifleman Sanjay Kumar and Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav were honored with Param Vir Chakra, India’s greatest gallantry award.

In a statement issued by India, it was said that in this action, about 527 army soldiers were martyred and about 1363 were injured. This war was fought at an altitude of about 16 thousand feet, which is an introduction to the courage of the Indian Army in the world.

In February 1999, Lahore Agreement was signed between India and Pakistan for peace in Kashmir. At the same time some Pakistani intruders entered the Indian border, the act of infiltration was named ‘Operation Badr’. The Pakistani intrusion was intended to cut off the contact between Kashmir and Ladakh, forcing the Indian Army to withdraw from the Siachen Glacier. These intruders acted in a planned manner. The range of this intrusion was 130 to 200 square kilometers.

To deal with this serious crisis, the Government of India launched ‘Operation Vijay’ and 2,00,000 soldiers were sent for this task. After this operation lasting 60, the Indian Army regained control of its territory. The operation was completed on July 26, 1999. During this time 527 soldiers of the Indian Army were martyred. About 450 Pakistani intruders died in this war.

The timeline

May 4, 1999 : Pakistani intruder Kargil spotted on top

May 5–15, 1999 : Captain Saurabh Kalia, who went to inspect the area , was kidnapped by Pakistan soldiers, killed after being tortured.

26 May 1999 : Infiltrators are attacked by MiG 21, MiG 27, Jaguar and Mirage 2000.

15 June 1999 : The then US President Bill Clinton asks the Pakistani Prime Minister to withdraw his troops from Kargil.

29 June  1999   : Indian Army controls two important locations near Tiger Hill.

4 July 1999 : Use of Artillery, Victory over Tiger.

5 July 1999 : Pakistani Prime Minister announces the withdrawal of troops from Kargil.

11 July 1999 : Pakistani troops begin withdrawal.

26 July 1999 : All Pakistani intruders were driven out of Kargil.


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