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A Salute to Our Heroes - Kargil Vijay Diwas

Common category: Author : Saravana
Posted On : 2016-07-25 17:50:24

The Kargil Vijay Diwas was named after the victory of India in Kargil war (Operation Vijay-199).The Kargil war was fought more than two months and came to an end on 26 of july 1966 with Indian Army regaining their possessions of Kargil and this day is celebrated as - Kargil Vijay Diwas.

This day is commemorated all over India. Our prime minister will pay homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyothi at India Gate every year


Kargil is and its surrounding places are one of the hardest to live during winter season and so it's common among both Indian and Pakistan army to abandon some outposts with extreme cold in the outer rig and they will occupy it again during the summer season which was followed during 1999 also.

But during February of 1999 the Pakistan army reoccupied its abandoned posts and it also sent its troops to capture some of the Indian army posts in the guise of mujahideen, into territory on the Indian side of the LOC. The infiltration was codenamed "Operation Badr".its aim was to sever the link between Kashmir and Ladakh, and cause Indian forces to withdraw from the Siachen Glacier, thus forcing India to negotiate a settlement of the broader Kashmir dispute.

Pakistani intrusions took place in the heights of the lower Mushkoh Valley, along the Marpo La ridgeline in Dras, in Kaksar near Kargil, in the Batalik sector east of the Indus River, on the heights above of the Chorbatla sector where the LOC turns North and in the Turtok sector south of the Siachen area.

India failed to detect intrusions at first due many reasons such regular patrolling was not started at that season and due to heavy shelling by Pakistan army which gave a cover to infiltrators. But the ambushing of an Indian patrol team led by Capt Saurabh Kalia, who acted on a tip-off by a local shepherd in the Batalik sector, led to the exposure of the infiltration. At first army had a view that they are jihadists . After that the army clearly came to know that that they are regular Pakistani paramilitary force by the tactics. The Indian Army started responding swiftly.

Kargil Heroes:

 won war .The whole war became an eminent example for our army's bravery and stood as proof that Indian Army is the king of high terrain modern ware fare. Numerous soldiers lost their life battlefront to serve our nation. 

It's our duty to pay tribute to our nation's hero's who guards us 24/7 and at the hardest climate like siachen to ensure our safety and well being. Jaihind

Kargil War Timeline:

3-May Pakistani intrusion in Kargil reported by local shepherds
5-May Indian Army patrol sent up; Five Indian soldiers captured and tortured to death.
9-May Heavy shelling by Pakistan Army damages ammunition dump in Kargil
10-May Infiltrations first noticed in Dras, Kaksar, and Mushkoh sectors
Mid-May Indian Army moves in more troops from Kashmir Valley to Kargil Sector
26-May IAF launches air strikes against infiltrators
27-May IAF loses two fighters – MiG-21 and MiG-27;. Flt Lt Nachiketa taken POW
28-May IAF MI-17 shot down by Pakistan; four air crew dead
1-Jun Pakistan steps up attacks; bombs NH 1A
5-Jun Indian Army releases documents recovered from three Pakistani soldiers indicating Pakistan's involvement
6-Jun Indian Army launches major offensive in Kargil
9-Jun Indian Army re-captures two key positions in the Batalic sector
11-Jun India releases intercepts of conversation between Pakistani Army Chief Gen Pervez Musharraf, while on a visit to China and Chief of
General Staff Lt Gen Aziz Khan in Rawalpindi, as proof of Pakistani Army's involvement
13-Jun Indian Army secures Tololing in Dras
15-Jun U.S. President Bill Clinton, in a telephonic conversation, asks Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pull out from Kargil
29-Jun Indian Army captures two vital posts: Point 5060 and Point 5100 near Tiger Hill
2-Jul Indian Army launches three-pronged attack in Kargil
4-Jul Indian Army recaptures Tiger Hill after an 11-hour battle
5-Jul Indian Army takes control of Dras. Sharif announces Pakistani army's withdrawal from Kargil following his meeting with Clinton
7-Jul India recaptures Jubar Heights in Batalik
11-Jul Pakistan begins pullout; India captures key peaks in Batalik
14-Jul Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declares Operation Vijay a success. Government sets condition for talks with Pakistan
26-Jul Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. Indian Army announces complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.                                                                              


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