India to celebrated the 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY

India is to celebrate the20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY, whichpopularly known as the Kargil War. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions.
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Last Updated: Jun 18,2019 12:23 IST

India to celebrated the 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY

18 June 2019 Current Affairs: India is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY, which popularly known as the Kargil War. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions.
The Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations for the year 2019 will be spread over three days from 25-27 July 2019 and will be organized at Dras and New Delhi. However, as part of the build up to the main event, numerous activities are planned to be organized all over the country with effect from first week of July 2019.
The theme of the day is ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’. The objective of these celebrations is to evoke feeling of nationalism and patriotism through nationwide campaigns especially amongst youth and to pay homage to the valiant soldiers. 

Kargil War:
♦ The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan. It took place in Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). In India, the conflict was also referred to as Operation Vijay.
Cause: The Pakistani soldiers disguised as Kashmiri militants and infiltereted  into positions on the Indian side of the LOC.
♦ Based on information from local shepherds, the Indian Army was able to ascertain the points of incursion and launch "Operation Vijay"
♦ The Army declared the mission successful on July 26, 1999; since then the day has been celebrated annually as Kargil Vijay Diwas.
♦ 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.
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