Every year on July 26 Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated throughout the country. This day commemorates the Indian Army’s victory in the Kargil War against Pakistan. Pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers during the 1999 conflict and salute their bravery and honor. The wartime military operation is also known as Operation Vijay.
This year is the 24th birthday of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023 : History
Pakistan-India armed conflict began when Pakistani soldiers infiltrated Indian territory in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir (now part of Ladakh Union Territory).The Kargil War lasted from May to July 1999.
On May 3, 1999, the Indian Army launched “Operation Vijay” after receiving information about the initial infiltration by local herdsmen. The goal of Operation Vijay was to retake Indian territories, including Point 5353 (aka Tiger Hill), which was occupied by Pakistani invaders. On May 26, the Indian Air Force conducted airstrikes in support of the Indian Army as part of Operation Safed Sagar.
On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army declared Operation Vijay a success after successfully retaking all military posts in Kargil that had been captured by Pakistani invaders.
Kargil Vijay Divas 2023: Importance
The Kargil Vijay Diwas is an opportunity to recognize the bravery and bravery of the Indian Armed Forces and to commemorate the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.Various programs are organized across the country to honor and respect the war heroes of Kargil. Parades, ceremonies and events are held to express gratitude and honor the brave soldiers.
The main ceremony is usually held at the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, Ladakh. This year, the Indian Army held a two-day event at the Kargil War Memorial on July 25-26. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will be the main presenter on Wednesday’s program.
cultural programs, parades and performances by military bands also mark the celebrations.
The central government has also planned a year-long program to celebrate the golden jubilee of Kargil Vijay Diwas next year.
Remember Kargil Vijay Diwas is a solemn occasion to remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers and to honor their courage and bravery. It is a day of national pride and unity, celebrating victory in the face of great challenges.