Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: History, Significance

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Kargil Vijay Diwas

This year is the Kargil Vijay Diwas, which is being commemorated for the 24th time. The 2023 Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrates the historic armed struggle between Pakistan and India that broke out when Pakistani soldiers penetrated Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil area (now a part of the Ladakh Union Territory). May to July 1999 saw the Kargil War.

After learning about the initial incursion by neighborhood shepherds on May 3, 1999, the Indian Army launched "Operation Vijay." Operation Vijay's goal was to retake control of Indian territory, especially the Line of Control (LoC), which Pakistani intruders had taken over. "Operation Safed Sagar" airstrikes were carried out by the Indian Air Force on May 26 in support of the Indian Army.

Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Indian Army pronounced Operation Vijay a success on July 26, 1999, after retaking all military positions that Pakistani infiltrators had held in Kargil.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: Significance

As a celebration of the Indian Armed Forces' bravery and valor in making the ultimate sacrifice to protect the country, Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023 is of utmost significance. On this day, numerous ceremonies and events are held around the nation to honor and commemorate the Kargil War heroes. The Kargil War Memorial in Dras, Ladakh, is where the main festivities take place. The Kargil War Memorial hosted a two-day celebration on July 25 and 26 this year, with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh attending as the principal guest.

Cultural presentations, parades, and performances by the military bands are all part of the festivities. The national government has also organized a year-long celebration for the Golden Jubilee of Kargil Vijay Diwas the following year.

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