KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS
The completion of Operation Vijay on July 26, 1999, led to the end of the 60-day-long Kargil war and marks the day as Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Today, on the 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas, commoners, politicians, celebrities are paying their tributes to the martyrs who gave up their lives for the safety of our nation.
Additional Directorate General of Public Information (Indian Army) shared a photo marking Kargil Vijay Diwas and honouring the martyrs. The post also emphasised on how Operation Vijay was executed.
This is how cricketers commemorated the day:
Shed a small tear of pride for our heroes who fought and who laid down their lives in all their glory for our tomorrow.
They fought at heights over 18k feet, inhospitable rugged terrain ,steep mountains. The Nation rose above their own self. #KargilVijayDiwas ! Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/Tw3tLrOAbp
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 26, 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) July 26, 2018
Bow down to all the mothers who sacrificed her brave sons towards protecting our motherland. Their sacrifices cannot be repaid in this life. Forever indebted #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/dXYGd1QSKy
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 26, 2018
शहादत का सेहरा बाँधे, मृत्यु से विवाह रचाता , जन्मभूमि की रक्षा खातिर,
अपनी भेंट चढ़ाता हूँ मैं तेरा बेटा बनकर आया
इस दुनिया मे मां ,लेकिन भारत मां का बेटा बनकर, इस दुनिया से जाता हूँ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 26, 2018
On #KargilVijayDiwas I bow my head to our martyrs & heroes for their courage & sacrifice! They fought fearlessly for the pride of the nation. Their sacrifices can never be forgotten! Jai hind! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/DuH61bHAwA
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 26, 2018
Remembering and saluting the courage and valour of our armed forces who fought heroically and bravely against intruders and protected our nation. Our soldiers are our real heroes. #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/V2ckH6jMim
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 26, 2018
Let’s all salute the sacrifice, courage & Valour of our hero’s our brave soldiers on #KargilVijayDivas who fought bravely to protect the honor of our country. Jai Hind
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 26, 2018
INDIAN ARMY’S TWEET
26 July immortalized as #KargilVijayDiwas is saga of glorious victory of the Nation during Kargil Conflict in May-July 1999. #IndianArmy soldiers fought legendary battles in Dras, Kaksar, Batalik & Turtok Sectors. #Salute to courage, valour & sacrifice of our martyrs & heroes. pic.twitter.com/pG1gam5xRl
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) July 26, 2018
In winter of 1998-1999, Pakistan armed forces infiltrated the Indian Territory via LOC in an operation named ‘Operation Badr’. The main aim of Pakistanis to sever the link between Kashmir and Ladakh and pressurised Indian forces to withdraw from the Siachen Glacier.
This led to an all-out war in the Kargil- Dras sector between India and Pakistan in which nuclear assault was seen as a possible move from Pakistan side. They responded with Operation Vijay, which included 200,000 Indian troops. The war came to an official end on July 26, 1999, thus naming it as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.
527 SOLDIERS HAD LOST THEIR LIVES
Vijay Diwas also commemorates the sacrifice of 527 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces.
INDIAN ARMY CAME TO KNOW ABOUT IT BY THE PEOPLE
The local people informed the Indian Army about the possible invasion by the Pakistanis who then traced multiple infiltrations in and around Batalik, Dras, and Kaksar sector.
The Pakistani tactic being disturbed, local Kashmiri protestant, was also quickly discovered by India.
The Indian Cricket Fraternity took to Twitter and paid their respects to Indian Armed Forces and celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas.
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