Kargil Victory Day
India will observe the 19th anniversary of the Kargil War on July 26, 2018, a war for which it was not prepared in 1999. Kargil Victory Day is a day to remember India’s Kargil war victory and to salute our soldiers who died during the war. The Kargil war ended on 26 July after fighting for more than 60 days; This war resulted in the loss of many lives on both sides, India and Pakistan and with India recover control of Kargil. Kargil Victory Day is also known as Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July annually in the tribute to the Kargil War Heroes.
“The army is now like Cinderella getting all the love and attention, but it won’t be long before all is forgotten and it starts receiving step-motherly treatment again.” – Anuradha Mathur, 56 APO (India Today, July 26, 1999. Letters.)
History of Kargil Victory Day
The Kargil War was an armed debate between two countries India and Pakistan; this war took place in the Kargil district of Kashmir between May and July 1999. In India, this war is also called as Operation Vijay named after the Indian operation to clear the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Both the countries India and Pakistan lost many troopers, and the Kargil war came to an end on July 26, 1999. India fought and took an order of the outposts that had been lost to Pakistani violaters, More than 520 Indian soldiers died during this hardest war fought against Pakistan at Kargil, Batalik, and Dras districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil Victory Day is celebrated not only in the Kargil-Dras district but also in New Delhi where the Prime Minister of India pays respect to the war soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Other Celebrations on July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018, is also celebrated as
- National Aunt and Uncle Day
- National All or Nothing Day
- National Coffee Milkshake Day
- One Voice Day
- National Chili Dog Day
How to Celebrate Kargil Victory Day
The Indian Army celebrates Kargil Victory Day every year to pay tribute to more than 500 fellow army men who were killed in 1999 during Kargil war. Celebrate the day by praying for those Indian soldiers who lost their lives and post about the day in social media and share it with your friends with the hashtag #KargilVictoryDay.