About Kargil War
Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated every 26 July in India to represent the victory of India against Pakistan in 1999 Kargil war. Pakistani armed forces occupied mountain tops in northern region of Kargil District. Situated in Ladakh. After defeat Pakistan denied his involvement. Pakistan initially insisted that the attack was carried out by Kashmiri militants. However, after a thorough investigation, it was conclusively proven that Pakistani paramilitary forces were involved in the incident. The army was involved by the order of former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Pakistani army general. Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated every year in Honour of our great warriors. The ones who sacrifice their life for the freedom and autonomy of our nation.
Why Kargil War was fought
In February 1999 Lahore Declaration was signed between the two countries. India and Pakistan signed this regarding harmonic peace and no war. During the winter months, the temperature in Kargil district can plummet to as low as -48 degrees Celsius. Consequently, it becomes exceedingly challenging for the armed forces to remain stationed there and safeguard the region.. THowever, during the winter months, the temperature in Kargil district can plummet to as low as -48 degrees Celsius. Consequently, it becomes exceedingly challenging for the armed forces to remain stationed there and safeguard the region. The hardest peak to capture at that time was point 5353.Additionally, Peak 5353 is the highest peak, also known as Marpo La Peak .It is the highest peak and dominates the entire area on both sides of line of control.
Captain Vikram Batra, Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey, Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, Major Vivek Gupta and others were among the 527 brave soldiers who gave their lives for the country. And over 4000 soldiers from Pakistan armed forces lost their lifes.
Some important and interesting facts about Kargil war and Kargil Vijay Diwas are:
- After Kargil war the Pakistani army denied its involvement in the war and blames Kashmiri militant for this and tries to make it a militancy attack.
- Secretly Pakistani Prime Minister and General deploy Pakistani army in the region of Kargil for capturing the Kargil region.
- Indian air forces destroyed Pakistan’s illegal posts successfully on 26th july.
- Pakistani troop’s dead bodies were found after the war in the region of Kargil.
- The main air of Pakistani army was to cut the region of Ladkah from India and let Indian government follow the terms and conditions and negotiate with Pakistani government.
- Approximately 30,000 troops of Indian army were moved and deployed to Kargil region for operation Vijay against Pakistani army.
- Operation safe Sagar or white sea was launched at the time of Kargil war in 1999 for securing Indian oceans.
- Moreover, the Indian Navy played a crucial role in exerting pressure on Pakistan during Operation Talwar.
- After a significant battle, the Indian army successfully drove out intruders from the Kargil region. Moreover the war of Kargil came to an end on 26th July 1999, and the day has been honored and celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas since then. This day is a remembrance of the great Kargil heroes and an incredible victory against the Pakistani army and Pakistan.
The day honours the bravery and sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers at the time of intense war. The successful operation against Pakistani forces was named as operation vijay and the day was named and celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas.