Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas

News: Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day that celebrates India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War of 1999.

What is Kargil Vijay Diwas?
• It is observed every year on 26 July, the date when the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistani forces.
• The Kargil War was an armed conflict that started after Pakistani soldiers and militants infiltrated across the Line of Control (LoC) and took control of several strategic heights in the Kargil district of Ladakh. The Indian Army launched a massive operation, codenamed Operation Vijay, to evict the intruders and restore India’s sovereignty.
• The significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas is to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian soldiers who fought valiantly and laid down their lives for the nation.

Who were some of the heroes of Kargil war?
• Some of the heroes of the war include Captain Vikram Batra, Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, Major Vivek Gupta and many others who were awarded gallantry medals for their courage and devotion to duty. 

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