We salute the Kargil War Heros and Martyres who laid down their lives for the sake of our motherland. The Kargil War was fought for more than 60 days during May – July in harsh weather conditions which ended on July 26th 1999.
On this day India took control over all the positions occupied by Pakistani Army.
527 Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives and made Operation Vijaya success.
Let us take few moments to remember the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers. Read the story of Lt.Saurabh Kalia and his five member team who were captured by Pakistani intruders in Kargil. Their mutilated dead bodies were returned to India after torturing them for almost 22 days.
Senior Army officers, war veterans and widows of soldiers who were killed in the Kargil battle offered floral tributes at war memorials in Drass and New Delhi in honour of the 13th anniversary of victory in the 1999 war. The Kargil war– which began in May 1999– lasted for more than two months before Pakistan soldiers, withdrew from the mountain tops it had occupied, overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. In the battle with the Pakistani forces, the Indian Army lost more than 500 officers and soldiers, many of whom were posthumously given gallantry awards.
Soldiers from the three defense forces pay tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil War in New Delhi. AP
On the second day of the two-day celebrations of the 13th anniversary of its victory in the Kargilonflict, the 1999 conflict with Pakistan. AP
Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh pays tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India’s victory in the KargilWar in New Delhi. AP
Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh, left, and Indian Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, right, pay tribute at India Gate war memorial. AP
Defence Minister A K Antony with Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne and Army Chief General Bikram Singh after paying homage to Kargil war martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Vijay Diwas in New Delhi. PTI
Mother of a Kargil war martyr breaks down while paying floral tributes at the Drass memorial on the occasion of Vijay Diwas in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. PTI
Soldiers from the three defense forces pay tribute at India Gate war memorial. AP