Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas:

The 23rd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas is being observed on the 26th of July 2022.

  • The day is dedicated to the martyred soldiers of the Kargil war.
  • After the Indo-Pak war of 1971, there had been many military conflicts.
  • Both the countries conducted nuclear tests in 1998 which further escalated tensions and finally the Kargil War in 1999.
  • Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was fought between May-July of 1999 in the Kargil (now a district in the UT of Ladakh) district of Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC) in which India got the victory.

Operation Vijay:

  • In the year 1999, India and Pakistan signed the Lahore Agreement to mutually resolve the Kashmir issue in a peaceful manner.
  • However, the Pakistani troops began infiltrating toward the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) under Operation Badr, hoping to cut off Indian Troops in Siachen.
  • The Indian Army responded by launching Operation Vijay.
  • On 3rd May 1999, Pakistan started this war when it had infiltrated into the high altitudes in the rocky mountainous region of Kargil with around 5,000 soldiers and captured it.
  • When the Indian Government got the information about it, ‘Operation Vijay’ was launched by the Indian army to throw back the intruders who had treacherously occupied Indian Territory.

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