Kargil Vijay Diwas: Do You Know Why this Day is Celebrated on July 26?

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year which marks India’s victory against Pakistani Intruders in 1999. India won the Kargil  on July 26, 1999, a war that continued from May 3 to July 26. 

On this day, the Indian Army re-established control over the Line of Control ( LoC). This day is marked as a tribute to the Indian soldiers who fought and lost their lives to protect our country. 

This year, the Ministry of Defence will plan a year long celebration of the Kargil Vijay Diwas to mark the silver jubilee of the event which will begin on July 26, 1999. 

This war had a major impact in the history of India’s Independence and sovereignty as a total of 527 soldiers were martyred in the Kargil war. One of the other major victories of the Indian Army was the recapturing of Tiger Hill after a night time attack on July 4, 1999.

Indian air force was also called upon and it launched its operation in Kargil on May 26, 1999, the day when the Kargil war began. 

The Indian Army discovered Pakistan’s involvement in the attack when their official documents were found near the dead bodies of the Pakistani soldiers. 

It was crucial as there was major loss of life and resources. On July 14, then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared the operation Vijay a success which was a good news for many. 

Martyr Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey and Captain Vikram Batra were conferred with The Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military award. 

The bollywood movie Shershaah was a tribute to Captain Vikram Batra and the film depicted the Kargil war intensely with a lot of emotions and patriotic feelings. 

Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day to commemorate the sacrifice by the Indian soldiers who were martyred during the war to protect their country.

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