Kargil Vijay Diwas 22nd century is celebrated on July 26 each year. On this day in 1999, India successfully regained command over all the high outposts.
While the day deserves a big celebration and is being celebrated with pomp and valour each year, but this year celebrations are being muted due to ongoing pandemic.
The Northern Command of the Indian Army however organised a two-day motorcycle rally to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas in Jammu and Kashmir, marking 22 years of victory of the Kargil War
Salute our national heroes on Kargil Vijay Diwas by sharing these quotes and wishes:
- Kargil Vijay Diwas, a day to remember the gallant efforts and sacrifices of the Indian Armed Forces.
- Kargil Vijay Diwas, Salute to all brave soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who laid down their lives fighting for our nation.
- For your tomorrow, We gave our today…..Jai Hind…Kargil Vijay Diwas!
- Remembering the sacrifices made by the Jawans during the 1999 War against Pakistan. Jai Hind…Kargil Vijay Diwas!
- Our flag does not fly because the wind moves, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. Kargil Vijay Diwas!
- Born to fight, trained to kill, prepared to die, but never will. Kargil Vijay Diwas! h. Real Heroes don’t have a name on the back of their Jersey. They wear their country’s Flag. Thank you India’s Real Heroes! i. You have never lived until you have almost died, and for those who chose to fight, life has a special flavor, the protected will never know.
10 highlights of the Kargil War:
- In the year 1999, the Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan in Kargil, Ladakh which was earlier known as the Baltistan district and was separated by the Line Of Control after the first Kashmir war.
- Before the Kargil war, India and Pakistan had fought a war in 1971 which had led to the formation of Bangladesh as a separate country.
- The ruling party at the time of the Kargil War was that of NDA which was led by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
- ‘Operation Vijay’ was launched by the Indians to clear the Kargil sector of infiltration by Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants on the Indian side of the Line of Control.
- The war of Kargil took place even after the Shimla Agreement was signed between the two countries that stated that no armed conflict shall take place on the said boundary.
- The major part of the Kargil war was the Indian Air Force’s ‘Safed Sagar’ that used air power at the height of 32,000 feet for the first time. All actions including identifying Pakistani troops and Mujahideens were performed greatly by the pilots and engineers despite only one week of training.
- ‘Operation Vijay’ was declared successful on 26th July, 18 years ago when India won a determined victory. While the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared the operation successful on July 14 and officially declared closed on July 26, 1999.
- India lost more than 500 soldiers in the war while reports from Pakistan claimed that more than 3000 of their soldiers, mujahideen’s and infiltrates died.
- Kargil war is one of the most recent and infamous examples of high-altitude warfare which was considered more dangerous due to the rough terrain and natural habitat.
- Kargil war had been the one where a war was fought between two nuclear states and also the first war between two countries was widely covered by the media.