Kargil Vijay Diwas - 26th July

The Kargil War was fought between May - July of 1999 in the Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) along the LoC (Line of Control), in which India got the victory.
Sheena

Updated: Jul 26, 2021 12:05:50 pm

26 July 2021 Current Affairs:Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed each and every year on 26 July 1999 to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil conflict. This year nation is celebrating 22 years of success in the Kargil war. In 1999, a high altitude mountain war broke out along the peaks of Kargil near the Line of Control, the de-facto border that divides Kashmir between the two nations.

History of Kargil War:
♦ The Kargil War was fought between May - July of 1999 in the Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) along the LoC (Line of Control), in which India got the victory. The war was fought for 60 days and more, ended on 26 July. In 1999 Pakistan army taking advantage of the melting snow and betraying the bilateral understanding of both the nations (that the post would remain unattended during the winter season), took command of the high outposts of India. Pakistan army refused the claims that its soldiers were involved in the war and claimed that they were the rebels from Kashmir itself. Still, the ammunition, identity cards, rations stores and other evidence prove that the Pakistan army was behind this cowardly act.

Operation Vijay:
♦ The operation was launched by the Army of India twice in Indian history. The first Operation Vijay was established in 1961, which led to Goa, Anjediva islands, and Daman and Diu. The second operation was launched in 1999. Both the operations were of enormous success. However, the Kargil Vijay However, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is marked on the culmination of the Kargil war. 26 July is celebrated as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” every year to mark the successful completion of “Operation Vijay” that ended the 3-month war along the Line of Control. Nearly 490 Indian army officers, soldiers and jawans were martyrs during the battle.

Operation White Sea:
♦ The operation White Sea was also launched during the Kargil war, 1999. During the process, the Indian Air Force jointly acted with the Indian Army to flush out regular and irregular troops of the Pakistani army.
 
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