Assam: Gajraj corps pay tributes to war heroes in Kargil Vijay Diwas

Assam: Gajraj corps pay tributes to war heroes in Kargil Vijay Diwas

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General Officer Commanding Gajraj Corps Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal layed wreath and paid tributes to the martyred heroes of the Kargil war who sacrificed their lives to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of the country on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas at Gajraj War Memorial in Tezpur.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on Jul 26 to commemorate India’s resounding victory over Pakistan in Operation Vijay in 1999.

Also read: India celebrates the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Kargil war is regarded as a testimony of the Indian Army’s grit and determination, in which the soldiers exhibited dauntless courage, resilience, valour and fought against all odds in inhumane temperatures of the high altitude mountains in Kargil.

Indian Army evicted the entrenched infiltrators from the icy heights and ensured a convincing victory for the country.

PM Narendra Modi paid tributes to the Kargil War heroes in the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh along with Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik, Chief of Defence Staff & Secretary Department of Military Affairs General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria laying wreath to the martyrs at National War Memorial on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  

Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on 26 July. On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in the loss of life on both sides. The war ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory, hence re-establishing the state existing before the war

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes. This day is celebrated in the Kargil–ctor 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 contributions of the armed forces.

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