Kargil vijay diwas

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July 26. 23 years ago ,It was on this day the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistan’s. The kargil war took place between may and july in 1999.

Every year on july 26 th, Kargil Vijay Diwas is commemorated  in India, to observe India’s victory over Pakistan in the kargil war to expel Pakistani Forces from their occupied positions on the mountain tops of Northern Kargil District in Ladakh in 1999.The Pakistani army denied their involvement in the war initially, claiming that it was caused by Kashmiri militants. However  the statements by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif  and Pakistan Army Chief Pervez Mushrraf  and documents left behind by casualties showed the involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces. 

Brief history of kargil war

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  1. Kargil war occured in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir, beside the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan’s army sent its soldiers to take over the area in the name of intruders . Pakistan army’s main objective was to cut the connections between Ladakh and Kashmir to create tensions at the Indian border. Here,  the intruders at that time were on the top, but the Indians were on the downhill slope. so it was easy for them to attack the Indian army . Finally, the war broke out. Pakistani intruders crossed the Line of Control and entered the area where India-controlled.
  2. Pakistan started war when it had infiltrated into the high altitudes in the rocky mountainous region of Kargil On 3rd May 1999 with around 5000 soldiers and captured it. ‘Operation Vijay’ was launched by the Indian army, When the Government got the information about it  to throw back the intruders.
  3. scenario before the Kargil War; During the winter In 1998-1999 , in order to dominate the Kargil region with the goal of claiming Siachen Glacier , the Pakistani Army secretly trained and sent  troops to dominate the Kargil region with the goal of claiming Siachen Glacier. Further, the Pakistan Army exclaimed that they were  the Mujahideen not the Pakistani soldiers. Actually, they wanted international attention on the dispute. So the Indian army could be forced  to withdraw its army from the Siachen Glacier region and also force India to negotiate for the Kashmir dispute.
  4. The story behind the war:  There have been many military conflicts after the Indo-Pak war of 1971. In 1998 Both the countries conducted nuclear tests, which had further escalated tensions. To calm the situation, the two countries signed The Lahore Declaration  in February 1999. In which both countries promised to provide a peaceful and bilateral solution to the Kashmir conflict.
  5. But what really happened was that;  Pakistani Armed Forces started an infiltration code-named “Operation Badr”.They sent  its soldiers and paramilitary forces across the Line of Control into the territory on the Indian side. Kargil war had been the war between two nuclear states.
  1. MiG-2Is, MiG-23s, MiG-27s, Jaguars, and the Mirage-2000 were the planes used by the Indian Army Force for ground attack. . In the war various targets of Pakistan were attacked. Thus, IAF’s MiG-21s and Mirage 2000 were extensively used in Operation Safed Sagar during this war.
  2. Several rockets and bombs were used in the kargilwar..we can say this was the only war after World War II in which such a large number of bomb and nuclear weapons  were carried out on the enemy army. Finally, India won the war with a determined victory.the war ended on 26 th july 1999.

Army heroes of kargil war in India


Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on 26 July, in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes. This day is celebrated all over India. In the national capital, New Delhi, the Prime Minister of India pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate every year. Functions are also organized all over the country to celebrate the contributions of the Indian Armed Forces.

Let us have a look at some kargil war heroes;.


  1. Captain Vikram Batra 

Captain Batra was one of the heroes of kargil war, here need a special mention for him. The country lost one such courageous son, Captain Vikram Batra On July 7, 1999, during the Kargil conflict, who is often termed the ‘Kargil War Hero’.He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the highest bravery honour, for his heroic sacrifice.

  1. Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav
  2. Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey
  3. Lieutenant Balwan Singh
  4. Major Saurabh Kalia
  5. Rifleman Sanjay Kumar
  6. Major Vivek Gupta
  7. Captain N Kenguruse
  8. Lt. Keishing Clifford Nongrum
  9. Naik Digendra Kumar

To honour all our soldiers, Let’s celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022, with Faith in words, Pride in our hearts, Freedom in mind and Memories of our souls.

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The war started on 3rd may 1999 and end on 26 th july 1999

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India won the war with a determined victory

  1. Captain Vikram Batra 
  2. Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav
  3. Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey
  4. Lieutenant Balwan Singh
  5. Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari
  6. Rifleman Sanjay Kumar
  7. Major Vivek Gupta
  8. Captain N Kenguruse
  9. Lt. Keishing Clifford Nongrum
  10. Naik Digendra Kumar
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