Exactly 18 years from today, Indian Armed Forces had proudly poled the Indian Flag as a mark of India’s triumph over Pakistan in 1999 Kargil war. Today, 26 July is celebrated as Kargil Victory Day in the honour of the brave heroes who fought for the dignity of our nation, this day reminds us that the unsung heroes may have fallen but they are never forgotten.

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to West Bengal, the entire country will pay homage to the unsung martyrs of the 60-day-long armed war against Pakistan at the treacherous heights of Ladakh back in 1999. On 26th July, 1999 – the brave Indian fighter had concluded the war with a victory over Kargil and made the nation proud, but we should never forget the fallen heroes who made supreme sacrifice while they were fighting for the nation at immense heights and brutal glaciated terrains of Himalayan range.

To honour the Amar Jawans of India, a wreath laying ceremony is held every year to pay tribute to soldiers who lost lives in Kargil War at Dras War Memorial.  An homage will be paid by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi, to the soldiers who have laid their lives during the conflict. This is the day to celebrate the bravery of our soldiers instead of mourning for their demise, because they were brave enough to lay off their everything for nations, it is haunting but it is pristine courage. Their sacrifices must be honoured by each and every citizen of India, not just today but each day of our life because they died so that we could live peacefully – this should never be the lest to be forgotten.

 

Kargil conflict was initiated in 1999 when Pakistani troops took over Indian check posts on the Himalayan regions and it took three months for Indian forces to clear off and recapture those posts. On 26th July, 1999 the final post was recaptured and the Indian flags were proudly flown back, this day is the mark of Indian military’s power prowess and how the heroes gallantly fought for the pride and security of our nation. Jai Jawan, Jai Hind.