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 Vijay Diwas: "May be I made a wrong decision. I did not get any weightage for my Vir Chakra. Sports persons winning medals are also given higher ranks... I killed a man who was awarded Pakistan’s highest gallantry award. Anyway, God is kind. He kept me alive," Satpal Singh said.
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.
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".
BS Dhanoa said, "The IAF played a decisive role in the Kargil War. The war would have been prolonged with greater losses on the Indian side had it not been for the swift action of day and night bombing by the IAF aircraft."
On July 6, 1999, Sepoy Deep Chand, a Rifleman with the 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment, was killed by enemy sniper fire as his unit tried to capture Point 4875 in Mushkoh Valley in Kargil’s Dras sector.
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).