Lamps lit, epic battles retold as Army pays homage to heroes of 'Operation Vijay' - In Pics

Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir's Dras at the Kargil War Memorial on July 25 to commemorate the heroes of the 'Operation Vijay'. On July 26, 1999, India successfully regained command over all the high outposts in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil in 1999. India's war against Pakistan was called 'Operation Vijay', it was fought for more than 60 days.

Zee Media Bureau | Jul 25, 2021, 22:50 PM IST

Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir's Dras at the Kargil War Memorial on July 25 to commemorate the heroes of the 'Operation Vijay'. On July 26, 1999, India successfully regained command over all the high outposts in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil in 1999. India's war against Pakistan was called 'Operation Vijay', it was fought for more than 60 days.

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Kargil Vijay Diwas celebration in Dras

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2021

Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir's Dras at the Kargil War Memorial on July 25 to commemorate the heroes of the 'Operation Vijay'. See pics here

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Kargil Vijay Diwas eve in Dras

Kargil Vijay Diwas celebration

On the morning of July 25, a special event narrating the stories of Operation VIJAY was organized by the Army at Lamochen near Dras. The epic battles on Tololing, Tiger Hill, Pt 4875 and other prominent features were narrated.

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1999 Kargil war heroes commemorated

Kargil war heroes commemorated

A number of military personnel including the gallantry award winners and families of Kargil War heroes attended the event. 

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Kargil War Memorial at J&K

Indian Army at Kargil War Memorial

The narration took everyone down the memory lane showcasing the daring feat achieved by the valiant soldiers of Indian Army. 

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Around 559 lamps lit for bravhearts

Kargil War Memorial

At the memorial, 559 lamps were lit as a reminder of lives sacrificed by 559 bravehearts for the nation.