1999 Kargil War

The Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC). During the war, the Indian Army evicted Pakistani intruders and succeeded in recapturing the Tiger Hill and other posts as a part of Operation Vijay. The Indian soldiers had secured this victory after a three-month conflict that led to a loss of lives from both sides with the Indian side losing nearly 490

officers, soldiers, and jawans. In order to commemorate India’s win in the war, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26.

1999 Kargil War News

Kargil war veteran’s son could be India’s next shining star

At 18, Dhruv, a wicket-keeper and top-order batsman, will lead India in the U-19 Youth Asia Cup in Colombo next month.

20 years after Kargil: ‘Even today when soldiers die in Kashmir, I feel same anger and pain when I lost Vikram’

The Indian Army successfully captured Point 4875 which was named ‘Batra Top’ in his honour.


20 years after Kargil: As war raged, a PCO that became communication lifeline

Remembering the time Hassan says shells from the Pakistan side of border first started landing in the country in landed in 1997 and full-fledged war broke out in 1999.

Kargil Vijay Diwas HIGHLIGHTS: Pakistan can't fight full-fledged war with India, Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha

Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th Anniversary 26th July: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this day reminds us of the "courage, bravery and dedication of our soldiers", as he paid tribute to the "mighty warriors". 

Kargil Day good news for war hero working as traffic cop: Promotion

Job offers have also been made to his 25-year-old son who is an unemployed post-graduate. An educational institutions chain and a multinational beverage bottling company have got in touch with Satpal Singh’s family to offer a job to his son.

Twenty years ago

Undertaking reforms in the spirit of the Kargil committee report will be the best tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives


Kargil Vijay Diwas images: Tributes paid to martyrs from across the nation

Kargil Vijay Diwas images: Tributes poured in from across the nation on the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas on Friday.

Kargil Vijay Diwas: 'We had all odds against us... were not prepared'

On Kargil Vijay Diwas today, celebrating 20 years of India's victory, Major Ashok Sharma (retired), then a senior major commanding independent battery in the infantry, speaks to indianexpress.com about the various uncertainties of what was an "unprepared war".

Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to soldiers, shares pictures from his 1999 visit

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019: The war was fought between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC).

Soldiers who laid down their lives in Kargil are an inspiration, especially to young Indians

The men who never returned from the conflict lived and walked among us 20 years ago. These bravehearts were all young, most just into their 20s and yet their courage was that of veteran warriors.

1999 Kargil War Photos

Kargil Vijay Diwas images: Photos that show how India won the battle

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019: On this day in 1999, the Indian Army successfully completed 'Operation Vijay'. The war was fought between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC).

Kargil Vijay Divas: All about the heroes of the 1999 'Operation Vijay' on its 18th anniversary

A glimpse of the war heroes whose valour and heroism led to the capture of 'Tiger Hill' in 'Operation Vijay' during the 1999 Kargil War.


Lest we forget: The 1999 Kargil War

Every year July 26 is observed as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas'.