26 July: India celebrates 'Kargil Vijay Diwas'
Kargil Vijay Diwas
Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this day,
26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had
been lost to Pakistani intruders. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60
days, ended on 26 July. and resulted in the loss of life on both sides,
India and Pakistan. Pakistan retreated after international diplomatic
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the
Kargil War's Heroes. This day is celebrated in the Kargil - Dras sector and
the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India, pays
homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyothi at India Gate every year.
Functions are also organized all over the nation to commemorate the
contribution of the Armed forces.
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Saluting Kargil heroes
Soldiers of the armed forces after paying homage to Kargil martyrs at Amar
Jawan Jyoti at India Gate on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi