It is 23 years now, when India made Kargil Victory on July 26, 1999 and started celebrating the day as Kargil Vijay Diwas to honour the valour and martyrdom of its soldiers. The 1999 Kargil War was the latest India Pakistan warfare after 1971 under which also, Pakistan failed miserably attaining its ulterior motives.
Months before the Kargil war broke out in May 1999, Pak military was secretly sending its troops to Indian side in the guise of Kashmiri insurgents and training them. They undertook entire infiltration under a codename ‘Operation Badr’ which had a broader aim of forcing India to settle the Kashmir dispute in their favour. Before that, they sought Indian withdrawal from Siachen by disrupting the only link High Way NH1, between Srinagar and Leh that passes through Kargil township of Ladakh.
Significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day)
The significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas lies in the fact, Indian Military successfully, ousted Pak troops from all illegally occupied positions in Kargil district (Ladakh).
Observing 26 July as Kargil Victory Day recognizes the valour and sacrifices of our soldiers and its boosts morale of all who either are serving or planning their career in Defence.
Significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas also lies in the fact, that the enemy is reminded time and again that any wrong actions will meet the fate of Kargil war. Any secessionist power working against the country do also get a message.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is the occasion when the topmost office bearers of the country pay obeisance to the martyrs of the war regardless of their schedules.
Celebrating the Victory Day in War also becomes significant in the sense that every country honours the supreme sacrifices of soldiers. The grand war memorials with big budgets are only extension to the one-day ceremonial event.
Stats on Kargil War That Led to Kargil Vijay Diwas
1.Date & Year (duration): 3 May 1999–26 July 1999
2. Infiltrating Operation (Pak): Operation Badr
3. Evicting Operation (India): Operation Vijay, Safed Sagar, Talwar
4. Official Casualties: 537(India) 3000 (White Paper, Pak)
5. Total Area Under Ingress: 130- 200 Sqm
6. Areas Under Ingress: Mushkoh Valley, Drass, Kaksar, Batalik, Chorbat La and Turtuk
7. Number of Indian Posts Under Ingress: 130+
8. Mountains in News: Tiger Hill, Tololing Hill, Jubar Heights
9. Points (peaks in News) 5353, 5240 (5245), 4251 and 4875, 5770
10. Sectors in News: Drass, Kargil, Batalik
11.Indian Army Chief: General Ved Prakash Malik
12. Indian Air Force Chief: Air Chief Marshal, A.Y. Tipnis
13. Indian Navy Chief: Admiral Sushil Kumar
14. Indian PM: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
15. Indian Defence Minister: George Fernandes
16. Pak PM: Nawaz Sharif
17. Pak Army chief: General Parvez Musharraf
Indian Operations for Achieving Victory in Kargil War
(a) Operation Talwar (Operation Sword) was the naval operation carried out by the Indian Navy during the Kargil War of 1999.
(b) Operation Vijay was the name of Military Operation headed by Army during Kargil war. Military & Army is used interchangeably but Military is umbrella term for armed forces.
(c) There were three operations launched during Kargil War, Operation Vijay being the main and other two were assisting ones.
(d) Operation Safed Sagar was the codename assigned to the Indian Air Force’s operations during the Kargil Conflict of 1999.
Thrilling Kargil Vijay Diwas Quotes
Here are some of the most exciting quotes on Kargil Vijay Diwas
(a) Victory doesn’t come cheap, we also had to carry some biers… A tribute to the martyrs of India” — Amitesh Sodhiya
(b) If death strikes before I prove my blood, I swear I’ll kill Death” — Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey
(c) We live by chance, we love by choice, we kill by profession” — Officers Training Academy, Chennai
(d) I won’t die in an accident or die of any disease. I will go down in glory.
(e) Nationalism entails laying down one’s life for one’s country in larger interest.
(f) I am a soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
(g) I regret I have but one life to give for my country.
(h) Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.
(i) Real Heroes don’t have a name on the back of their Jersey. They wear their country’s Flag.
(j) Either I will come back after hoisting the Tricolour, or I will come back wrapped in it but I will be back for sure” — Captain Vikram Batra “
(k) Sleep peacefully at your home. Indian Army is guarding the frontiers.
How Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022 is being Celebrated?
Indian Army has got into elaborate arrangements for the 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas, on 26 July 2022. Officially, the Grand commemoration is to take place at the Kargil War Memorial. It is three-day event to mark of India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War in 1999.
Cultural performances are going to be part of event at Kargil War Memorial (also known, Dras War Memorial). The Shershah team is also likely to perform at the event. Also, Choreographed dance performances, and patriotic songs will be the part of celebration.Top dignitaries from armed forces esp. Army, and the gallantry awardees with family are attending the proud occasion.
Prior to the official celebration of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has addressed the nation on July 24th from Jammu & Kashmir. Even prior to this, on July 18th Lt. General BS Raju, Vice Chief of Army Staff, flagged off a motorcycle rally at National War Memorial Delhi. The rally follow two routes viz. Delhi-Srinagar-Zojila-Kargil-Dras & Delhi-Chandigarh-Rohtang-Leh-Dras with both reaching Kargil War Memorial on July 26th.
Several other programmes are underway across country to celebrate the bravery and supreme sacrifices that made Kargil War a success. Schools and community centres are organizing Kargil Vijay Diwas quiz, essay, speech, painting and drawing competitions all in the memory of our bravehearts who laid their lives in Kargil war.
The Best Kargil Vijay Diwas Wishes 2022
Wishes for a day of great historic importance such as Kargil Vijay Diwas shouldn’t sound dull. Instead, it should evoke your emotions and widen your views. Accordingly, team career101 crafted following lines of wishes you can make use of, on this Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Let’s not forget the supreme sacrifices of India’s brave sons who died in the line of duty. Happy 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas!
It was because of their commitment to honour Tricolur, live or dead. Million Salute to Kargil Martyrs. Happy Kargil Vijay Diwas!
The red-letter day of 26 July is for remembering the brave sons of India who had no second thought than to clinch Kargil in return of their lives. Let’s pay homage to the great souls. Happy Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022!
This was not possible without a mother losing her son, a sister losing her brother, a wife losing her husband and a kid losing his father. Let’s stand for them by lighting a candle. Happy Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022
The day couldn’t be a reality without the great souls who held country above the self. Let’s pay obeisance to all. Happy Kargil Victory Day 2022!
Kargil Vijay Diwas WhatsApp Status
Well, here are pieces of status for your whatsApp and other messaging platform, you can make use of, on this Kargil Vijay Diwas
The deepest reverence to all martyrs who made Kargil Victory a reality
Remembering the sacrifices of our Jawans in 1999 War against Pak
Proud to Win Kargil but Sad that we lost our dear ones in those hills
To my countrymen, I’m the shield. To my enemies, I’m the sword.
Salute to all the jawans who laid their lives fighting for our nation
A million salutes to the brave sons of mother India who made Operation Vijay a success.
I dedicate this Kargil Vijay Diwas to the extraordinary gallantry of Armed Forces.