Kargil Vijay Diwas

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Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated across India on 26 July every year to remember the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay against the infiltration of Pakistani troops in 1999.

Important facts

  • The objective of celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas is to inculcate the spirit of nationalism and patriotism especially among the youth through nationwide campaigns and to pay tribute to the brave soldiers.

  • It was fought between May–July 1999 along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir (now a district in the Union Territory of Ladakh) in which India won.

Operation Vijay (Kargil War)

  • The Kargil War, popularly known as 'Operation Vijay', began on 3 May 1999 and ended on 26 July 1999.

  • It was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place in the Kargil district of Ladakh and other places along the Line of Control (LoC).

  • It was fought for over 60 days (between May and July 1999) and finally India regained control of all its territories.

  • In the 60-day long struggle, the victory of Tiger Hill was one of the significant achievements.

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