Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, which is being observed across the country. On Kargil Vijay Diwas, the nation remembers its war heroes and pays respect to Martyrs.
The day commemorates the success of Indian military forces in Operation Vijay in 1999, when they drove infiltrators supported by the Pakistani army out of high positions in the Kargil area.
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit the Kargil War Memorial in Drass, Ladakh, today to pay tribute to the Indian Armed Forces’ unwavering heroism and sacrifice during the Kargil Conflict in 1999.
The Prime Minister also shared a clip from All India Radio’s Mann Ki Baat show from last year. He stated that India will never forget the circumstances surrounding the Kargil conflict.
On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today paid tribute to the Indian Army’s unwavering courage and sacrifice. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to all those who died while defending our country. President of India Ram Nath Kovind will attend the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil War.
He will be the first President to visit the Kargil War Memorial in Drass and take part in the festivities. Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and Navy Vice Chief Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar also expressed their condolences.
“Operation Vijay was a perfect combination of strong and resolute political, military, and diplomatic efforts that helped us to turn an unfavourable situation into a military and diplomatic victory,” wrote General VP Malik, the Indian Army Chief during the Kargil War, in a 2002 essay.
The Kargil War in 1999 was the world’s first and only conflict between two nuclear-armed states. Every year on Kargil Vijay Diwas, India commemorates the heroism of its defence troops, headed by the Indian Army, which pulled off numerous notable successes in the line of fire.
Despite strategic disadvantages and hostile weather, India successfully pushed back the enemy after a nearly three-month operation that included intense warfare, synchronised political and militaristic pressure, and, most importantly, the sacrifices of many lionhearted patriots who will be remembered for the rest of their lives.