21 years since India’s Kargil struggle victory: Defence minister pays tributes at National War Memorial

New Delhi, July 26

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes on the National War Memorial right here on Sunday on the event of the 21st anniversary of the nation’s victory over Pakistan within the Kargil struggle.

On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army had introduced the profitable fruits of “Operation Vijay”, declaring victory after the practically three-month-long battles within the icy heights of Kargil. The nation misplaced greater than 500 troopers within the struggle.

“I congratulate all Indian citizens on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The sacrifices made by soldiers, which helped us win the Kargil war, will always be a source of inspiration for the armed forces,” Singh instructed reporters.

Along with the defence minister, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General M M Naravane, Air Chief Marshal R Ok S Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh additionally paid tributes on the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the National War Memorial.

The Kargil struggle was declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian troopers pushed again the Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring nation’s Northern Light Infantry, from the captured peaks.

The day is noticed as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” to commemorate India’s victory within the struggle.

The Indian and Chinese armies are locked in a bitter standoff at a number of places in japanese Ladakh for the final 10 weeks. The pressure escalated manifold after 20 Indian troopers have been killed by the Chinese troops in a violent conflict in Galwan Valley on June 15.        

The Chinese facet additionally suffered casualties, however is but to provide out the small print. According to an American intelligence report, the variety of casualties on the Chinese facet was 35. —PTI 


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