Kargil Vijay Diwas 2017

India celebrates Operation Vijay of the Indian Armed Forces in 1999 Kargil war.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2017

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18th Kargil Vijay Diwas 2017

Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this day, July 26, 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on July 26, 1999 and resulted in the loss of life on both sides, India and Pakistan and with the India regain possessions of Kargil. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes. This day is celebrated in the Kargil – Dras sector and the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India, pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year. Functions are also organized all over the country to commemorate the contribution of the Armed forces.

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18th Kargil Vijay Diwas — July 26, 2017

18th Kargil Vijay Diwas of India
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18th Kargil Vijay Diwas of India
Indian soldiers in Batalik, JK during the Kargil war
Indian soldiers in Batalik, JK during the Kargil war

Gallantry Awards

The Government of India later awarded four Param Vir Chakra, nine Maha Vir Chakra, 53 Vir Chakra and other medals to felicitate the Kargil War heroes. A few war heroes who earned awards for gallantry are mentioned below:

  • Param Vir Chakra
    • Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers
    • Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Gorkha Rifles, Posthumous
    • Captain Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles, Posthumous
    • Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles
  • Maha Vir Chakra
    • Captain Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT Regiment, Posthumous
    • Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, 18 Grenadiers, Posthumous
  • Vir Chakra
    • Captain Haneef-u-ddin, 11 Rajputana Rifles, Posthumous
    • Major Mariappan Saravanan, 1 Bihar, Posthumous
    • Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, Indian Air Force, Posthumous
    • Hawaldar Chuni Lal, 8 JAK LI
  • Sena Medal
  • Ashok Chakra

Tribute to Kargil War Heroes

Tribute to Kargil War Heroes
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Kargil War Memorial, Dras

The Kargil War Memorial, also known as the Vijaypath, built by the Indian Army, is located in Dras, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill. The memorial, located about 5 km from the city centre across the Tiger Hill, commemorates the martyrs of the Kargil War. The memorial has a huge epitaph with names of all the officers and soldiers who died in war.

Kargil War Memorial, Dras
Main Entrance of Kargil War Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the Indian Armed Forces for their prowess and sacrifices for the country on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas today.

 Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation and the security of our citizens during the Kargil War. 
Narendra Modi on Twitter

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

Published on July 26, 2017 by BJP4India
Tributes to the heroes of Kargil who sacrificed their lives to protect our motherland.

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