Cong member raises duplication of code name of operation Vijay

Last Updated: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 23:27

New Delhi: A Congress member in Rajya Sabha on Monday raised duplication in code naming as "operation Vijay" of liberating Goa and fighting Pakistani soldiers in Kargil and sought changing the name.

The matter was raised by Shanta Ram Naik of Congress during discussion on working of defence ministry.

"Operation to liberate Goa and armed conflict against Pakistani soldiers at Kargil are both code named as Operation Vijay which breeds confusion," he said.

"If tomorrow a question is asked in any competitive examination about operation Vijay will the answer be army action to free Goa or Kargil War," he questioned.

To end this confusion, the Defence ministry should correct the code name of the two different historic defence events, Naik told Defence Minister AK Antony, who was present in the House.

Goa was liberated by Indian army from Portuguese in 1961 under operation code named "Operation Vijay."

Kargil conflict between Pakistan and India took place in Kashmir between May and July 1999.

Naik hailed Indian defence forces for its strong commitment towards the country.


First Published: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 23:26

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