In Today’s News:
- Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated on 26th July.
1. Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated on 26th July
Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to those who lost their lives during the Kargil War on the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Hon’ble PM has also cautioned the people not to do anything that might affect the honor of the armed forces serving on the borders. Hon’ble PM Modi said this during his monthly radio broadcast “Mann Ki Baat” on Sunday.
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Kargil Vijay Diwas:
- The Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC).
- During the war, the Indian Army evicted intruders of Pakistan and succeeded in recapturing the Tiger Hill and all other Indian posts as a part of Operation Vijay.
- The Indian soldiers had secured this victory after a three-month conflict that led to a loss of lives from both sides with the Indian side losing nearly 490 officers, soldiers, and jawans.
- In order to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26.
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