It’s 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26 and on the occasion have a look at some of the important points related to this day.

1) Kargil Vijay Diwas was named after the success of Operation Vijay On the day, 26 July 1999.

2) The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in the loss of life on both sides, India and Pakistan and with the India regain possessions of Kargil.

3) This day is celebrated in the Kargil – Dras sector and the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India, pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year.

4) The victory came at a high price. The official death toll on the Indian side was 527, while that on the Pakistani side was between 357 and 453.

5) Because the Pakistani soldiers and terrorists had positioned themselves at higher altitudes, it gave them an advantage in combat, as they could fire down at advancing Indian troops.Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets while another fighter jet crashed during the operation.Pakistan asked the US to intervene, but then President Bill Clinton declined to do so until Pakistani troops were withdrawn from the Line of Control.As Pakistani troops withdrew, the Indian armed forces attacked the rest of the outposts, managing to get back the last of them by July 26.

PM Modi Tweeted Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India’s military prowess & the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe.

Team GCK pays Tribute to those who lost their lives for the nation, Salute to our true heroes.

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