"The Year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of victory in 'Operation Vijay', popularly known as the 'Kargil War'. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions. The nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory this year in Kargil War with pride, honour and inspiration," the Army said.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year to commemorate India’s victory in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan. On this day, we list all the Bollywood movies which have been set in the backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War.
A statue of Saurabh stands on his favourite rock. Around it, is a tableau of 63 figures representing Indian soldiers and Pakistani infiltrators. Nearby, another boulder depicts Kargil Hill, on which the figure of an Indian soldier stands, Tricolour in hand.
Amol Kalia was an expert in mountain warfare and had been given the task of recapturing Point 5203 at a height of 17,000 feet in the Kargil-Yaldor region, from soldiers of the Pakistani Army’s Northern Light Infantry. He was martyred along with 13 other soldiers.
Although the rough terrain and high altitude of the Himalayan regions made it difficult for the soldiers during the war, the Indian army conducted Operation Vijay, successfully evicted Pakistani soldiers and recaptured the Tiger Hill and other posts in 1999.