Kargil Vijay Diwas Quick Facts

Event NameKargil Vijay Diwas ()
Event LevelNational Day
Observed byIndia

Kargil Vijay Diwas Brief

Vijay Diwas or Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year. The Kargil war lasted for about 60 days and ended on 26 July. In this India won. This day is celebrated to honor the soldiers who died in the Kargil war. After the end of this war, 93,000 Pakistani armies surrendered.

Kargil Vijay Diwas History

Even after the Indo-Pak war of 1971, there were many military conflicts between India and Pakistan. Tensions were further aggravated by Nuclear Tests by both countries. To defuse the situation, both the countries signed the declaration in February 1999 in Lahore. In which the Kashmir issue was promised to be resolved peacefully by bilateral talks, but Pakistan started sending its troops and para-military forces across the Line of Control in hiding and named this incursion "Operation Badr".

Its main objective was to break the link between Kashmir and Ladakh and remove the Indian Army from the Siachen Glacier. Initially it was considered an infiltration and it was claimed that they would be thrown out in a few days. But after a search along the Line of Control and after discovering the difference in the tactics employed by these infiltrators, the Indian Army realized that the attack was planned on a much larger scale.

When the Indian Government got the news of this, the Indian Army launched Operation Vijay, under which 2,00,000 soldiers were sent to war to drive out the Pak army. The Indian Air Force also used MiG-27 and MiG-29 against Pakistan. After this, bombs were dropped wherever Pakistan had occupied. Apart from this, with the help of MiG-29, many targets of Pakistan were attacked with R-77 missiles.

About 2,50,000 Rockets and Bombs were used in this fierce war. At the same time, more than 300 mortars, cannons and rockets were used to fire 5,000 bombs. One round per minute was fired every day during the 17 days of fighting. It is said that after the Second World War, this was the only war in which such a large number of bombings were done on the army of the enemy country.

In this war that lasted for about Two months, the Indian Army had presented such an example of courage and bravery, which every countryman is proud of. In this war fought in Kargil at an altitude of about 18 thousand feet, in this war, about 527 of our Indian soldiers were martyred and more than 1300 soldiers were injured in this war. The war officially ended on 26 July 1999.

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Summary of Kargil War:

  • May 03, 1999: A shepherd informs the Indian Army about the infiltration of the Pakistan Army in Kargil.
  • 05 May: When Indian Army patrolling team reached Kargil to get information, Pakistani Army caught them and killed 5 of them.
  • 09 May: Indian Army's ammunition store in Kargil was destroyed due to Pakistani shelling.
  • May 10: For the first time, Pakistani infiltrators were seen at the entrance of Ladakh i.e. Drass, Kaksar and Mushkoh sectors.
  • 26 May: The Indian Air Force was ordered to act.
  • May 27: In action, IAF also used MiG-27 and MiG-29 against Pakistan and captured Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa.
  • 28 May: A MiG-17 helicopter is shot down by Pakistan and four Indian soldiers are killed.

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Kargil Vijay Diwas FAQs:

Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed every year on 26 July.

Yes, Kargil Vijay Diwas is an National Day that is celebrated every year on July all over the India.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed every year by India.

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