21st Anniversary Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020: July 26 is a day of pride and importance for every Indian, the day on which the Indian Army literally brought Pakistan to its knees in 1999, the day Kargil Victory Day was proudly celebrated every year. Goes. The war between India and Pakistan lasted for 74 days. The Indian Army finally won on July 26, 1999 and the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee decided to celebrate this day as Kargil Victory Day. Today marks the 21st anniversary of this incident. On this occasion, we will see important information about this day, about the Kargil war and all the brave soldiers who were martyred in it.
-Kargil War is also known as Operation Vijay.
-Pakistani forces were the first to attack Indian troops across the Line of Control (LOC). Four other points, including Colling Heights, Tiger Hill and Point 4875 (Batra Top), were captured by Pakistani forces. The Srinagar-Leh National Highway was able to target Pakistan.
– On 8 May 1999, Pakistani troops and Kashmiri militants captured the peaks of Kargil, with a total of 5,000 Pakistani troops.
– As the movement began, on May 3, a local shepherd named Tashi Namgyal was spotted by suspicious people while searching for his new yak in the Baltic sector.
-After receiving information in this regard, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced Operation Vijay. The war began on May 8.
– This battle was fought at an altitude of 18,000 feet. It also used the Air Force.
– The attack was carried out by Air Force MiG-27s and MiG-29s while the Bofors were being attacked by the Indian Army.
About 2 lakh Indian soldiers took part in the Kargil war in which about 527 soldiers were killed.
– During this war, 2 lakh 50 thousand explosives were attacked. 5,000 bombs were dropped, more than 300 guns and rocket launchers were used. It was the first time since World War II that such a large-scale bombing had taken place.
– In this war, 3,000 soldiers of Pakistan’s army were strangled by Indian soldiers.
Meanwhile, the Indian army was under more pressure in this war because the Pakistani army was attacking from the top of the hill while the Indian army was attacking from the valley. However, with the recapture of their territory, the Indian Army on July 26, LOC, again raised the victory flag.