Kargil Vijay Day
On Kargil Vijay Diwas—a holiday honoring soldiers—Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh celebrated India’s triumph over Pakistan in the Kargil War of 1999.
On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an emotional tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives in the 1999 Kargil conflict, which assisted India in defeating Pakistan.
The Prime Minister emphasized in a tweet in Hindi that Kargil Vijay Diwas serves as a reminder of the incredible bravery exhibited by India’s legendary warriors, who will always be a source of inspiration for the nation’s citizens.
At the Dras War Memorial, Rajnath Singh, the defense minister, laid a wreath in honor of the Kargil War Heroes.
कारगिल विजय दिवस भारत के उन अद्भुत पराक्रमियों की शौर्यगाथा को सामने लाता है, जो देशवासियों के लिए सदैव प्रेरणाशक्ति बने रहेंगे। इस विशेष दिवस पर मैं उनका हृदय से नमन और वंदन करता हूं। जय हिंद!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2023
The two-day commemorative event to mark Vijay Diwas and pay tribute to the 559 troops who gave their lives in the 1999 Kargil war got underway here on Tuesday with a somber ceremony, according to PTI. From Lamochen’s vantage point, battle heroes and the relatives of the deceased warriors came to honor the valiant individuals.
Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, the commander of the Northern Army, attended the event as the chief guest. Gen. Manoj Pande, the Army Chief of Staff, then attended a cultural event.
The Army commander and a large number of current and retired senior army officers attended the evening’s poignant homage at the Kargil War Memorial.
To honor the supreme sacrifice made by the soldiers during “Operation Vijay,” 559 lamps at the Veer Bhoomi were lit, each one representing a soldier.
Army Chief Gen. Manoj Pande met with veterans, “Veer Naris,” recipients of bravery awards, and locals in Ladakh’s Drass on the eve of the 24th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas to thank them.
The Indian Army pronounced “Operation Vijay” a success on July 26, 1999. This occurred following a battle that lasted almost three months in the very cold heights of Kargil, including incredibly high terrain like Tololing and Tiger Hill.
#KargilVijayDiwas 2023— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) July 26, 2023
On the occasion of 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Lt Gen MV Suchindra Kumar #VCOAS, Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh #VCNS, Air Marshal AP Singh #VCAS & Lt Gen JP Mathew #CISC laid wreaths at the National War Memorial #NWM and paid homage to the #Bravehearts of… pic.twitter.com/JfCJ2zK3We
“General Manoj Pande #COAS spoke with veterans, Veer Naris, Gallantry Award Winners, and Awam of #Dras and #Kargil on the eve of #KargilVijayDiwas 2023 and expressed his thanks. During the occasion, there was also a mesmerizing display of military bands and cultural acts reflecting the rich and varied culture of #Ladakh. Tuesday, the Army tweeted, “#IndianArmy.”
Every year on July 26, Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed in remembrance of the Kargil War’s Heroes. Every year, the Prime Minister of India pays tribute to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate on this day, which is observed throughout the country of India and in the nation’s capital, New Delhi. Additionally, celebrations honoring the contributions of the Indian Armed Forces are held around the nation.